Accreditation

Intended Audience

Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium (Western AFib) is designed for electrophysiology lab professionals, including electrophysiologists, EP fellows, and EP allied professionals (nurses and technicians); cardiologists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians interested in innovations in atrial fibrillation.

Learning Objectives

After participating in Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium (Western AFib), participants should be able to:

Review the latest and currently developing knowledge of the critical issues around atrial fibrillation and related comorbidities and risks such as strokes, GI, and gastroenterology involvement, and post-ablation bleeding
Facilitate a focus on new technologies, recent research findings, and new procedures available for improved patient care
Impact the development and use of cost-effective procedures and treatments including but not limited to anti-fibrotic drugs, new EP techniques, and other pharmacologic agents
Stimulate consensus building on treatment choices for recurrent arrhythmias pre- and post- ablation, mobile health applications, ablation techniques, mapping, and other current and developing technologies and interventions

Continuing Education

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by HMP Education. HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

This live activity has been approved to offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

International Credit Recognition
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society, or college as accredited group learning activities.

Bilateral reciprocal accreditation agreements exist between the Canadian Medical Association and the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The following Countries and Regions have reciprocity with the AMA/ACCME:

  • Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)
  • Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)
  • Canadian Medical Association (Canada)
  • Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
  • French National Medical Council (France)
  • Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)
  • National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Canada)
  • Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)

Nursing

This continuing nursing education live activity has been approved to offer continuing contact hours for nurse professionals. 

Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

HMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This live activity is designated for  AAPA Category 1 credits.

Radiologic Technologists (ARRT Credits)

Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium (Western AFib), taking place from February 24, 2023 to February 25, 2023 will be submitted for approval for ARRT Cat A+ Continuing Education credits by the Association of Vascular & Interventional Radiographers (AVIR).

AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism (RCEEM).

Requirements for Credit

To be eligible for documentation of credit for each session attended, attendees must participate in the full activity and complete the online evaluation form for each session.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609.371.1137.

Grievance Policy

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by HMP Education may contact Samantha Conforti, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609.371.1137, by email at sconforti@hmpglobal.com, or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Conforti will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint.

Privacy Policy

HMP Education protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. HMP Education and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency.

HMP Education maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2022 by HMP Education. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from HMP Education.

ADA Statement

HMP Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609.371.1137.

Educational Grant Supporters

Applications for commercial support from healthcare-related industries are pending. Commercial support will be acknowledged as it is received

Note: Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.