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Fulfill MOC Requirements at 2015 AAAAI Annual Meeting

The AAAAI is introducing a new member benefit that will elevate the 2015 Annual Meeting experience. Already the premier event in allergy/immunology, members will now be able to satisfy Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for free while visiting Houston.

Recognizing that MOC requirements are sometimes onerous or costly, AAAAI is committed to supporting allergist / immunologists who participate in MOC by providing a variety of opportunities to satisfy the certification requirements, ideally in a manner that avoids placing any burden of additional time or effort on the physicians.

In its recent announcement of updated MOC standards that take effect in 2015, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) codifies the requirement that at least 33% of a diplomate’s annual continuing education credit “incorporate guided self-assessment” (ABMS, 2014).

With this goal in mind, AAAAI President James T. Li, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, dedicated one of his presidential initiatives to the creation of a self-assessment activity that would allow members to earn AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and satisfy MOC Part II self-assessment requirements by participating in existing CME offerings provided by the AAAAI.

The PI Pro: Allergy / Immunology Self-Assessment was created from this initiative and members can satisfy MOC requirements by following these steps:

1. Find your baseline of A/I knowledge. Sign up and complete a baseline assessment of your knowledge and practice efficacy in each of 10 topic areas central to allergy/immunology. The assessment is a 100 question test, split into 10 quizzes. It is available at no charge on the AAAAI Continuing Education Center.

This is a timed exam and is intended to be completed in one sitting without the use of outside resources. You will have a maximum of 10 minutes to complete each quiz; if you do not finish in 10 minutes you will be stopped and instructed to proceed to the next quiz. You will have a maximum of 48 hours from the time you begin the assessment to complete all 10 quizzes.

2. Review feedback. When you complete each section you will receive feedback on which questions you missed. The goal of this activity is to create an accurate measurement of your existing knowledge and practice in each of these areas. There is no penalty for a low score on a section and no way to fail. After receiving your exam results, you will analyze your results to identify areas in which you could benefit from additional study and training.

3. Track additional study and training, including sessions you would regularly attend at the 2015 AAAAI Annual Meeting. As part of the evaluation, you will identify your five lowest scoring categories, select three that you want to address and then identify additional educational opportunities you will complete to address these knowledge and practice gaps. These can include sessions you attend at the upcoming 2015 AAAAI Annual Meeting, journal articles, online courses in the AAAAI Continuing Education Center or other activities related to the areas you identified as your weakest.

4. Gain credit. Use the provided tracking document to identify the learning areas you’ve selected and note when they have been completed.Return this tracking document when at least one credit’s worth of continuing education on each of the three chosen topics has been completed.

Participants will receive 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing the self-assessment, and 5 self-assessment credits from ABAI for also reporting completion of their learning plans.

To see more opportunities offered by the AAAAI to fulfill your MOC requirements, please visit the Continuing Education Center.

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