American College of Endocrinology Self-Assessment Program (ASAP 2018)
The ASAP provides a core curriculum with updated information on the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of endocrine disease. Beginning with ASAP 2018, the curriculum will be updated every two years to keep endocrinologists at the cutting edge of the subspecialty. The ASAP provides new and practicing endocrinologists with an updated knowledge base and opportunities to apply their clinical decision-making skills to real-world cases, thereby improving their competence in delivering optimal endocrine care. ASAP also provides an opportunity for endocrinologists to meet part of the state licensure requirements for CME. Moreover, the program assists endocrinologists in preparation for and maintenance of their subspecialty certification.
The ASAP was established in 2001 by a panel of experts in clinical endocrinology. The panel identified the following 10 areas relevant to clinical endocrinologists: 1) Disorders of the Adrenal Gland; 2) Diabetes Mellitus; 3) Hypertension; 4) Hypoglycemic Disorders; 5) Serum Lipid Disorders; 6) Nutrition; 7) Parathyroid and Bone Mineral Disorders; 8) Disorders of the Pituitary Gland; 9) Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders; and 10) Disorders of the Thyroid Gland. The panel of experts identified the knowledge base and associated clinical skills within these areas needed by endocrinologists to provide competent and optimal care for patients with endocrine disorders. The ASAP expanded to include an 11th section on Pediatric Endocrinology in 2008.
Areas of ASAP & Credit Hours:
- Disorders of the Adrenal Gland - 15.0
- Diabetes Mellitus - 12.0
- Hypertension - 4.0
- Hypoglycemic Disorders - 4.0
- Disorders of the Pituitary Gland - 7.0
- Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders - 8.0
- Disorders of the Thyroid Gland - 14.0
- Serum Lipid Disorders - 8.0
- Nutrition Disorders and Management - 5.0
- Parathyroid and Bone Mineral Disorders - 7.0
- Pediatric Endocrinology Disorders - 16.0
Clinical Endocrinologists and Endocrine Fellows-in-Training
After this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Explain the pathophysiology of endocrine diseases
- Recognize the relationship between pathophysiology and approach to evaluation, diagnosis, and management
- Apply updated information to the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases
- Compare and contrast current and new therapeutic options for endocrine diseases
- Improve competence in the diagnosis and management of patients with endocrine diseases
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 and continuing medical education (CME). As part of AACE’s commitment to CME, AACE in conjunction with the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) has established a variety of educational instruments and programs for its membership including the journal, Endocrine Practice, and the ACE Self-Assessment Program (ASAP).
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:
- 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.
- 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.
Date of original release: May 2001, April 2005 (syllabus format), 2008 (first online version)
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