Accreditation Statements

WORLDSymposium™ 2019 Genetic Counselor CEUs

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized WORLDSymposia to offer up to 2.2 CEUs or 22 Category 1 contact hours for the activity 15th Annual WORLDSymposium 2019. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

To claim genetic counselor credits from NSGC, you will need to complete the daily evaluations, which will be sent via email at the end of each day of the conference. There will be 3 total evaluations via Survey Monkey for WORLDSymposium and 1 additional evaluation for Emerging Trends (if you attend the Monday session). In addition, you will need to pay a $25 NSGC fee by credit card or check made out to NSGC. If you have any questions, email Amber Brown at amber@nullgmimeetings.com. Deadline to claim credit will be March 14, 2019.

2019 ACCME Accreditation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
WORLDSymposium 2019 is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and WORLDSymposia.

Target Audience:
This activity has been designed for geneticists, pediatricians, primary care practitioners, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, genetic counselors, and other researchers and health care practitioners involved with the identification of disease mechanisms and potential treatments, or involved with the diagnosis and management of individuals with lysosomal diseases. In addition, the content is designed to be applicable to individuals with lysosomal diseases and their family members, as well as advocacy groups involved with raising awareness.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the key diagnostic features of lysosomal diseases.
  • Utilize recent diagnostic tests for lysosomal diseases.
  • Compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of each therapy currently available.
  • Identify unmet needs of each disease being discussed.
  • Formulate new research ideas for these lysosomal diseases.

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and WORLDSymposia. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 19.2 contact hours.

Emerging Trends – Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Emerging Trends – Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 3.5 contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Americans with Disabilities ActEvent staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Gudrun Echterhoff prior to the live event at gudrun@nullgmimeetings.com