The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NEW! ABIM Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 20.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Canadian Accreditation

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

European Accreditation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 20.25 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


This Live activity with a beginning dates of 06/07/18, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 9.25 credits of Risk Management Study. This includes .75 credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management training. Please check with your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming risk management credit(s).

ABMS/ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies:

  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Professionalism
IOM Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) competencies:

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice
Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies.. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.