CME-CPD

CME certificates

To receive your CME certificate 

  1. Access the online system before November 20 by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASRACCRA17.
  2. Complete the anonymous online evaluation.
  3. Indicate the number of hours you attended (credit will be verified against registration).
  4. Your certificate will be sent to the e-mail address provided approximately 3 weeks after submission.
  5. Thank you for your feedback!

Educational objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the basic principles of ultrasound imaging, equipment, functionality, aseptic technique and local anesthetic selection for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.
  • Identify and describe the surface and ultrasound anatomy.
  • Apply peripheral nerve block ultrasound scanning and needling techniques.
  • Perform peripheral nerve blocks with superior dexterity.
  • Assess billing and economic issues related to ultrasound guided regional anesthesia.
  • Fulfill knowledge base and technical skills requirements for the Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio.

Target audience

The course is designed for physician regional anesthesia practitioners currently using or wishing to use ultrasound technology in the administration of regional nerve blocks. The course is designed to meet the varied educational needs from those just starting to use ultrasound-guidance in regional anesthesia to the more practiced clinician with a broader experience base.   

Accreditation and credit designation statements 

Credits by Day

Maximum

Saturday

10

Sunday

6.5

Total Credits:

16.5

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®

Credit Reporting to the ABA: ASRA is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA members and participants, CME credits are reported to the ABA. Participants must include their correctly formatted ABA ID number (34567890) during the online evaluation and credit claim process available at the conclusion of the activity. Once the online evaluation and credit claim process is closed, certificates will be issued and credits reported to the ABA. After this time, participants may request their CME certificate by contacting asrameetings@asra.com, but ASRA will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility. 

ASRA-ASA Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio

The Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Education and Clinical Training Portfolio is a joint ASRA - ASA initiative designed for anesthesiologists who wish to distinguish themselves in the field and provide evidence of training and experience.  The portfolio guides participants through a comprehensive educational and training experience that fulfills current recommendations for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA). This ASRA course has been approved for knowledge base and technical skills components of the portfolio. For more information and approved sessions, visit the ASA website. 

International credits

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events.  You may submit your CME certificate directly for credit recognition of this accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME): The UEMS-EACCME has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events.  Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net  

Commercial support disclosure

Click here to view all industry supporters (coming soon!). This course is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the meeting.  View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.  

Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

Click here to download all faculty disclosures. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and related policies, ASRA is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME/CPD activities. Those in control of the educational content disclose all relevant relationships (financial or other) with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partner have had within the past 12 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from participating. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants are asked to evaluate the objectivity and independence. Off-label or investigational use of a therapeutic product is also disclosed.