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American College of Endocrinology Self-Assessment Program

Course description

The American College of Endocrinology Self-Assessment Program provides a core curriculum with updated information on the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of endocrine disease. American College of Endocrinology Self-Assessment Program fulfills the cognitive needs of the endocrinologist to be effective and competent in delivering optimal endocrine care and assists endocrinologists in preparation and maintenance of their subspecialty certification.

Areas of ASAP & credit hours:

  • Disorders of the Adrenal Gland - 8.0
  • Diabetes Mellitus -12.0
  • Hypertension - 5.0
  • Hypoglycemic Disorders - 4.0
  • Disorders of the Pituitary Gland - 8.0
  • Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders - 7.0
  • Disorders of the Thyroid Gland - 8.0
  • Serum Lipid Disorders - 6.0
  • Nutrition Disorders and Management - 5.0
  • Parathyroid and Bone Mineral Disorders - 7.0
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Disorders - 6.0

Date of original release: May 2001, April 2005 (syllabus format), 2008 (first online version)

Hardware/Software required for participation: Adobe Acrobat Reader and any web browser with Javascript and cookies enabled.

Method of participation:

  • Register online for ASAP.
  • Read all information included on ASAP main page.
  • Register for a course under ASAP and read information on course main page.
  • Read and study a course section in its entirety.
  • Complete the post activity assessment and get a passing mark of 75% or higher.
    • NOTE: Participants will be given three (3) attempts to pass the post activity assessment per section.
    • NOTE: Participants will be blocked from further attempts after three (3) failed self assessment attempts for a particular section.
    • NOTE: Only those who pass the post activity assessment with a score of 75% or higher will receive credit.
  • Following successful completion of the post activity assessment, you must complete the activity evaluation and claim credit in order to receive the CME certificate for a course section.
  • Following completion of the activity evaluation and credit claim, participants will be able to print his/her CME certificates.
  • Participants will have the option to print the CME certificate every time a section has been successfully completed; or they may print the CME certificate at a later time.
  • This activity expires on November 12, 2017. In order to receive credit, participants must complete the activity before the expiration date. On this date, the activity will no longer be available for credit.
  • Please note that CME credit was designated for each section of ASAP.

Needs Assessment

The mission of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) includes improving the care of patients with endocrine disorders through identification and promotion of best clinical practices, through promotion of clinical endocrine research, and through continuing medical education (CME). As part of the commitment of AACE to CME, AACE has established in conjunction with the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) a variety of educational instruments and programs for its membership including the journal, Endocrine Practice, and the ACE Self-Assessment Program (ASAP).

The ASAP was established in 2001 by identification of the 10 areas relative to clinical endocrinology and by identification of panel of experts in these areas: Disorders of the Adrenal Gland; Diabetes Mellitus; Hypertension; Hypoglycemic Disorders; Serum Lipid Disorders; Nutrition Disorders and Management; Parathyroid and Bone Mineral Disorders; Disorders of the Pituitary Gland; Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders; and Disorders of the Thyroid Gland. The panel of experts identified the cognitive knowledge base and associated clinical skills for these areas needed by endocrinologists to provide competent and optimal care for patients with endocrine disorders. The areas were expanded to include an 11th section on Pediatric Endocrinology in 2008.

The ASAP provides a core curriculum with updated information on the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of endocrine disease. This curriculum has been updated every three years to keep endocrinologists at the cutting edge of the subspecialty. In addition, the ASAP Committee reviews data from learner evaluations and discriminatory reports for each edition and updates content, based on this review. The ASAP fulfills the cognitive needs of the endocrinologist to be effective and competent in delivering optimal endocrine care. ASAP also provides an opportunity for endocrinologists to meet, in part, state licensure requirements for CME. Moreover, the program assists endocrinologists in preparation and maintenance of their subspecialty certification.

Learner Bill of Rights

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge, skill or performance. As part of AACE’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with AACE includes:

CONTENT that:

  • Promotes improvements or quality in healthcare;
  • Is valid, reliable and accurate;
  • Offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias for or against a product/service;
  • Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interests of planners, teachers or authors;
  • Is driven and based on learning needs, not commercial interests;
  • Addresses the stated objectives or purpose; and
  • Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need.

A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT that:

  • Supports learners’ ability to meet their individual needs;
  • Respects and attends to any special needs of the learners;
  • Respects the diversity of groups of learners; and
  • Is free of promotional, commercial and/or sales activities.

DISCLOSURE of:

  • Relevant financial relationships planners, teachers and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity; and
  • Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 76.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Information

CME Accreditation Committee

Dr. Myriam Allende-Vigo reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Dr. David S.H. Bell reports that he has received speaker honoraria from Novo Nordisk A/S, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, and speaker and consultant honoraria from AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Dr. Felice A. Caldarella reports that he has received speaker honoraria from Novo Nordisk A/S and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Stephen R. Crespin reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Dr. Martin Grajower reports that he has received speaker honoraria from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novo Nordisk A/S, and Vivus, Inc.

Dr. Virginia A. LiVolsi reports that she has received histopathology consultant honoraria from Veracyte, Inc.

Dr. Dorothy S. Martinez reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Dr. Fernando Ovalle reports that he has received consultant/research fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Novo Nordisk A/S, and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.

Dr. Andrew R. Reikes reports that his spouse is an employee and stockholder of GlaxoSmithKline plc.

Dr. Peter Thule reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Dr. Joseph M. Tibaldi reports that he has received speaker honoraria from Daiichi-Sankyo company, Limited, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Merck & Co., Inc., and speaker/consultant honoraria from Novo Nordisk A/S.

Dr. Dace L. Trence reports that she is a stockholder of Medtronic, Inc. and  sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC. 

ASAP Editor

Dr. Pasquale J. Palumbo reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Medical Writer

Dr. Stephanie Adams reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Section Editors and Authors

Disclosure information is listed per course.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: How to receive American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit:

  • Register online for ASAP.
  • ASAP course sections have been grouped to form modules that are available for MOC credit. These modules are as follows:
ASAP 2014 ABIM ModulesNumber of Post Test QuestionsMOC Credit
Module 1: Disorders of the Adrenal Gland & Hypertension4213
Module 2: Diabetes Mellitus & Hypoglycemic Disorders5217
Module 3: Nutrition Disorders and Management & Serum Lipid Disorders4515
Module 4: Parathyroid and Bone Mineral Disorders258
Module 5: Disorders of the Pituitary Gland3712
Module 6: Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders268
Module 7: Disorders of the Thyroid Gland3010
  • In order to receive MOC credit for a module, participants must have successfully completed the related post activity assessments for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • Example: In order to receive ABIM MOC credit for Module 1: Disorders of the Adrenal Gland & Hypertension, you must first successfully complete the post activity assessments for the Disorders of the Adrenal Gland and Hypertension sections of ASAP.
  • Once you have successfully completed the post activity assessments associated with a particular module, please allow 2 weeks for MOC points to appear within your profile on the ABIM website.

For questions regarding this CME activity, please contact the AACE CME Department through the Contact Us webform or cme@aace.com.

Provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Copyright 2014, AACE. All rights reserved. No part of this enduring material may be reproduced or transmitted in any other form or by any other means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining written permission from AACE.

Target audience: 

Clinical Endocrinologists and Endocrine Fellows-in-Training

Learning objectives: 

Through this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of endocrine diseases.
  • Recognize the relationship between pathophysiology and approach to evaluation, diagnosis, and management.
  • Review and assess updated information regarding recognition and management of endocrine diseases.
  • Review and assess the current and new therapeutic options for endocrine diseases.
  • Improve current management and care of patients with endocrine diseases.
Credits & accreditation
  • 76.00 AMA
  • 76.00 Attendance
 
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Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
Yes
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Practice Area: 
Adrenal
Diabetes
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia
Lipids
Nutrition
Pediatrics
Pituitary
Reproductive
Thyroid
General Endo
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 76.00 AMA
  • 76.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/12/2014
Course expires: 
11/12/2017
Cost:
$375.00
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