Virtual Conference - Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference - CME

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Earn up to 21 CE Credits for MD/DOs and

Other Healthcare Professionals*

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

The content of CE is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.


Accreditation (ACTIVITY # EN223-0920)

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 21.0 contact hours.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based CPE activity for 11.0 contact hours for pharmacists.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live activity for 21.0 Continuing Education credit(s).

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 21 CPEUs.



* What other professions can claim ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™?

Physician Assistant: The American Academy of Physician’s Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 21 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program. Please check with your medical society/credentialing agency/governing body to confirm CE eligibility.

Certified Nurse Midwife: The American Midwifery Certification Board accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME, as credits towards CEU’s for certification. Please visit for more information.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada: Mainpro+® (Maintenance of Proficiency) is the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) program designed to support and promote the continuous professional development for family physicians. Mainpro serves three key functions. (1) To provide CPD participation guidelines and standards for Canadian family physicians, (2) To enable family physicians to conveniently track and monitor their CPD participation, (3) To ensure high-quality, ethical CPD programming through a rigorous peer-review accreditation process.

CFPC members and other Mainpro+ users may claim the equivalent number of Mainpro+ certified credits for any AMA PRA Category 1 credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits. For more information on Mainpro+ or to confirm credit eligibility please visit or call 1-800-387-6197 +1, ext 560.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada members can claim credit for this CPD activity under guidelines. To learn how to claim credit for this unaccredited activity, please contact the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada directly or refer to the following web page for information.

Many other disciplines including but not limited to researchers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers request credit memos for re-licensure or recertification. Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as equivalent CE or CEU as long as the topic is in the applicant’s field or discipline. However, it is advisable that if an individual is unsure whether their attendance can be used towards certification or re-licensure, they should check with their governing body.

Please contact us at or (561) 810-6713 with questions about CE credits.

FOR THOSE THAT REGISTERED FOR AND ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE AND ARE SEEKING CME'S, below is general information regarding claiming CME’s as well as details regarding approved CME credits.

On or before October 14, 2020, you will receive an email with specific instructions for claiming CME’s.  You must follow the instructions in that email to claim credit.  However, listed below are a few general points.

 For any sessions watched LIVE or ON-DEMAND before October 14, 2020:

  • We encourage you to watch as many sessions as possible LIVE at the time of streaming, but you may also watch ON-DEMAND sessions and submit for CME credit.
    • All sessions viewed LIVE or ON-DEMAND before October 14th will automatically be eligible for CME’s and WILL NOT require you to pass a multiple-choice assessment (quiz) at the completion of the sessions.
    • For any ON-DEMAND session viewed after October 14, 2020, you WILL be required to pass a multiple-choice assessment (quiz) after viewing all the sessions (see below).
  • After evaluating the content and execution of the conference, you will need to enter the type and number of credits you are claiming. Make sure you claim credits properly.  Some notes:
    • You may submit credits for any sessions you watch live. If you watch all sessions live you are all set to submit for CME.
    • You may submit credits for any on-demand session you watch before October 14, 2020. If you watch ALL sessions on-demand before October 14, 2020, you are all set to submit for CME.
    • You may submit credits for any combination of LIVE and ON-DEMAND sessions so long as you watch the ON-DEMAND sessions before October 14, 2020. If you watch some combination of live and on-demand sessions before October 14, 2020 you are all set to submit for CME.
    • If you watch on-demand sessions after October 14th, you may still submit for CME credits. However, you will be required to take and pass (75%) a assessment (quiz) after viewing all of the sessions.  
  • All sessions viewed live or on demand between September 11 and October 14 are considered “LIVE”. You may only submit for THESE CREDITS once.  Once you claim THESE credits, you will not be able to go back and claim additional credit for sessions watched between September 11 and October 14.  After the submission of credits, the only way to claim additional credit would be by following the instructions for “enduring material credit” as outlined below.  So please wait until after you have viewed all intended sessions before submitting for “LIVE” credit.  Again, since the conference is considered a live event up until October 14, 2020, attendees should only claim credit once they have finished all of the “LIVE” activities.
  • Also important to note is that pharmacists only have 60 days from September 11, 2020 to report your credit. So we need pharmacists to claim credit for the courses they attended by October 28, 2020.  This gives us a little cushion to upload the data and make sure there are no loose ends that need follow-up.
  • All attendees need to complete a short on-line evaluation regarding the content and execution of the conference (different from the session quiz). After this, your certificate will be generated.

For sessions watched ON-DEMAND after OCTOBER 14, 2020:

  • If you wish to submit ON-DEMAND sessions for CME credit, you will need to take and pass (75%) a short, multiple-choice assessment at the conclusion of viewing all of the sessions.  This assessment will appear at the conclusion of the final session.  This is a CME requirement to confirm that content has been viewed and absorbed.
  • At the conclusion of viewing an ON-DEMAND session AND passing the assessment, you will be given instructions on how to submit for CME credits for the conference.
  • Additionally, you will need to complete a short on-line evaluation regarding the content and execution of the session. After this, your certificate will be generated.
  • These credits are considered ENDURING MATERIAL CME and are not considered LIVE CME.

Please contact us at or (561) 810-6713 with questions about CME credits.