CME guidelines for the APM documentation
to ensure compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME

Monthly Scientific Meetings Program Announcements: This will include title, faculty and detailed educational objectives of each scientific meeting/extension course/symposium/special lecture. The organizing committee will designate for whom the program is designed and what they should expect to learn from it. (A blanket statement for the entire program is not acceptable.) Two copies of all program announcements will be submitted to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA and kept on file for at least six years.

All promotional materials will contain the details of each program, as outlined above, as well as the following statement with the x stated explicitly.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The American Psychoanalytic Association and the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of X AMA Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

This program is being co-sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine Section on Psychiatry.

Information is on record indicating that participating presenters, lecturers, panelists and those in a position to control planning or content of this CME activity have no significant financial relationships to disclose.

The x number of hours are based on the actual length of each program. For example a 60-minute program would be 1 hour of Category 1 credit. The APM has applied for and been granted two hours of Category 1 credit for the Monthly Meetings.

Monthly Scientific Meetings Reporting Details:

Sign-in Sheets: Each session must collect and keep attendance records which indicate the professional degree of the participant (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., M.S.W.) Two copies of these are then submitted along with the Annual Summary Report to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA no later than July 15th each year and kept on file for at least six years.

Evaluation Forms: Each session must collect evaluation forms and keep track of feedback. The educational objectives of each meeting will be posted as a single list on the APM website for review reference. This feedback is used in planning future programs and as documentation that a process of review of the success of the overall program is in place and quotes from evaluations will be provided in the Annual Summary Report. Two copies of all evaluation forms are also forwarded to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA no later than July 15th each year and kept on file for at least six years.

Faculty Disclosure Forms: Each presenter must complete and have on file a Faculty Disclosure form. These forms will be collected and two copies submitted on an annual basis to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA no later than July 15th each year and kept on file for at least six years.

Annual Summary Report: The Chair of the CME Committee will submit annual summaries of the Monthly Scientific Meetings, complete with a comprehensive program schedule, attendance tally, sample evaluation comments and action taken if necessary in. Two copies of the Annual Summary Report will be submitted to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA no later than July 15th each year and the original kept on file for at least six years.

Sándor Radó Psychoanalytic Seminars (RAPS) Reporting Details:

RAPS Attendance Sheets: Each session must collect and keep attendance records which indicate the professional degree of the participant (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., M.S.W.) These are in turn submitted to accompany the Annual Summary Report to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA no later than July 15th each year and kept on file for at least six years.

RAPS Evaluation Forms: Each session must collect evaluation forms and keep track of feedback. This feedback is used in planning future programs and as documentation that a process of review of the success of the overall program is in place and quotes from evaluations will be provided in the RAPS Annual Summary Report by the Chair of CME Committee and discussed with the Chair of RAPS Committee. Two copies of all evaluation forms are also forwarded to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA no later than July 15th each year.

RAPS Statement of Purpose Forms: Each Chair of the individual RAPS need to complete and have on file a Faculty Disclosure form. These forms will be collected and submitted on an annual basis to the Accreditation Coordinator of APsaA no later than July 15th each year .

Annual Summary Report: The Chair of the CME Committee will submit annual summaries of the RAPS, complete with a comprehensive program schedule, attendance tally, sample evaluation comments and action taken if necessary.

George Sagi, M.D.
CME Chair, the APM
254 West 102nd Street
New York, NY 10025
tel: 212-678-1188

member's paperwork downloads
(please use currents forms as they have been updated, with important information)

RAPS course description aka RAPS Statement (one copy to be filled out by Chair of RAPS)
RAPS course evaluation (to be filled out by each attendee at the end of the academic year and forwarded by July 15)
RAPS attendance sheet (one copy to be initialed by attendees at each meeting)

Monthly Scientific Meetings (Academy) evaluation 2005-06
Monthly Scientific Meetings (Academy) evaluation 2006-07
Monthly Scientific Meetings (Academy) evaluation 2007-08
Monthly Scientific Meetings (Academy) evaluation 2008-09

faculty disclosure form

admninistrative downloads of Annual Summaries (coming)

last updated on Saturday, November 15, 2008