Definitions

Committee Learning (CML) – Committee learning is a CME activity that involves a physician learner’s participation in a committee process where the subject of which, if taught/learned in another format would be considered within the definition of CME.

Course (C) – A course is a live CME activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. If a course is held multiple times for multiple audiences, then each instance is reported as a separate activity. Examples: annual meeting, conference, seminar.

Education Planning Representative – An Education Planning Representative is an ACEP member in good standing that serves as ACEP’s official representative during the planning, development, and implementation of activities accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This individual is required to submit a Planning Clinical Content Validation and Review Form (CCRV) related to activity planning.

Enduring Material (EM) – An enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented CME activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a planned activity. In an enduring material the provider creates the content. When reporting the number of physician and non-physician participants for an internet enduring material activity, you should count all learners who completed all or a portion of the activity and whose participation can be verified in some manner. Examples: print product, CD.

Internet Enduring Material (IEM) – An internet enduring material activity is available when the physician participant chooses to complete it. It is “enduring,” meaning that there is not just one time on one day to participate in it. Rather, the participant determines when he/she participates. When reporting the number of physician and non-physician participants for an internet enduring material activity, you should count all learners who completed all or a portion of the activity and whose participation can be verified in some manner. Examples: online interactive educational module, recorded presentation, podcast.

Internet Live (IL) – An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in an auditorium. Once the event has taken place, learners may no longer participate in that activity. Example: webcast, webinar.

Internet Searching and Learning (ISL) – Internet searching and learning activities are based on a learner identifying a problem in practice and then accessing content in search for an answer from sources on the Internet that are facilitated by a provider. For the purpose of ACCME date collection, the ACCME includes AMA-defined point of care CME as a form of internet searching and learning.

Journal Based CME (JN) – A journal-based CME activity includes the reading of an article (or adapted formats for special needs), a provider stipulation/learner directed phase (that may include reflection, discussion, or debate about the material contained in the articles)) and a requirement for completion by the learner of a pre-determined set of questions or tasks relating to the content of the material as part of the learning process.

Learning from Teaching (LFT) - ACEP does not offer credit for Learning from Teaching activities. Credit may be applied for directly from the American Medical Association (AMA)

Main Contact – The Main Contact is the individual responsible for application submission and completion of all activity file requirements.

Manuscript Review (MR) – Manuscript review CME is based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication review process of a manuscript.

Onsite Representative – An Onsite Representative is an individual assigned to moderate lectures whereby the faculty member’s disclosure form reflects a real or perceived conflict of interest. Onsite Representatives are required to submit an Onsite Clinical Content Validation and Review Form (CCRV) attesting content delivery at live activities. There may be multiple Onsite Representatives dependent upon the size and scope of an activity.

Performance Improvement (PI) – Performance improvement activities are based on a learner’s participation in a project established and/or guided by a provider in which a physician identifies an educational need through a measure of his/her performance in practice, engages in educational experiences to meet the need, integrates learning into patient care and then re-evaluates his/her performance.

Planning Committee Member – A Planning Committee Member is any individual (course director, planner, reviewer, staff/manager, etc.) that is in control of content planning and not designated as fulfilling an Education Planning Representative, Pre-Activity Representative or Onsite Representative role.

Pre-Activity Representative – The Pre-Activity Representative is required to submit a Pre-Activity Clinical Content Validation and Review Form (CCRV) related to activity content once it has been finalized. The Main Contact (applicant) will assign this role for live activities and ACEP CME Staff will assign this role for enduring material activities (all types).

Preview Button – The “Preview” button allows you to view/print information you have submitted for an activity and also includes links that will allow you to view disclosure forms for individuals that you have assigned to a role such Main Contact, Planner, Onsite Representative, etc.

Registration Contact – The Registration Contact is the individual that should be contacted for questions related to activity registration and participation.

Regular Scheduled Series (RSS) – A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series when it is planned to have:

  • a series with multiple sessions that
  • occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and
  • are primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization’s professional staff. Examples: Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, and M&M Conferences.

Resolving Conflicts of Interest (RCOI) Form

Speakers – A speaker is any individual delivering content to include authors.

Test Item Writing (TIW) – Test item writing is a CME activity based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication development and review of any type of test-item. Examples: multiple choice questions, standardized patient cases.



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