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NCCAM Online Continuing Education Series: Accreditation

 

Overview

This activity consists of seven modules. Each module includes a lecture video by one author on complementary health approaches. At the end of each module, the learner is required to complete a short post-test. Post-tests must be completed with an accuracy of 70% or better in order for the learner to receive continuing education credit.  Each module will take about 1 hour to complete.

Release Date: May 26, 2005
Updated: December 1, 2010
Expires: September 1, 2015

Target Audience

This activity was designed for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals interested in research and learning about complementary and alternative medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Define approaches to complementary health practice
  • Discuss the principles of complementary health
  • Describe uses of complementary health practices
  • Identify research needs within the field of complementary health.

Note: Each module has content-specific learning objectives.

Activity Goal

Discuss complementary health approaches of interest to health care providers and the public.

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies:

Faculty

The following are subject matter experts who provided and reviewed content for this activity.

Marc R. Blackman, M.D.
Chief of the Endocrine Section (FORMER POSITION)
Laboratory of Clinical Investigation
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Josephine Briggs, M.D.
Director
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Margaret A. Chesney, Ph.D
Deputy Director (FORMER POSITION)
National Center for Comprehensive and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health

Paul M. Coates, Ph.D.
Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D.
Research Director at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology
Oregon Health and Science University
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H.
Vice President of Palmer Chiropractic University Foundation
Director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

David Spiegel, M.D.
Jack, Lulu & Sam Willson Professor in the School of Medicine
Associate Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dawn Wallerstedt, RN, CRNP
Research Nurse Practitioner (FORMER POSITION)
National Institutes of Health
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Office of the Scientific Director for Clinical Research
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: All Ciné-Med employees in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of Ciné-Med, Inc. and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Ciné-Med, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Ciné-Med, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each chapter is designated for 1 CE credit hour.

Nurses

Ciné-Med, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program is approved for 10 contact hours for nurses.

Support

This activity is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).

Hardware / Software Requirements

Adobe Flash Player is required to view some lectures.

Questions About This Activity

If you have a question about the CME lectures or experience a technical problem, please contact the NCCAM Clearinghouse.