Joint-Providership Statement for Continuing Education Credits

The International Panel Physicians Association is in a joint providership with CDC to plan, implement, and evaluate this educational activity.  CDC, in conjunction with ACCME and ANCC accreditation criteria, allows accredited providers and non-accredited organizations to collaborate in the planning and implementation of CE activities through a joint providership, as long as no commercial interests are identified. A joint providership can be two or more organizations working together to plan, implement, and evaluate an educational activity. In a joint providership, CDC is referred to as the provider of the educational activity; and the other provider is referred to as the joint provider. If the joint provider is a non-accredited organization, then CDC must maintain responsibility over all areas of course development.

CDC is responsible for awarding credit or contact hours and for ensuring compliance with the accreditation criteria.  

OBJECTIVES

1. Define Technical Instructions.

2. Apply the Technical Instructions to ensure that U.S.-bound immigrants and refugees are successfully screened and treated for specified diseases.

3. Discuss solutions to logistical and technical issues that commonly arise at the panel sites.

4. Communicate the importance of the medical exam in the visa process.

5. Discuss the panel physician’s role in the exam process.

6. Collaborate with international and in-country partners on the examination and treatment of migrants.

 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

 

CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Panel Physicians Association, Australia Department of Home Affairs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Public Health England, and Immigration New Zealand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

This activity provides 25.1 contact hours.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Panel Physicians Association, Australia Government Department of Home Affairs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Public Health England, and Immigration New Zealand are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

 

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 3.0 CEU's for this program.

 

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 26.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

 

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

 

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Ms. Nduku Ndunda and they wish to disclose she currently receive salary from QIAGEN, a for-profit company that manufacturers a Tuberculosis diagnostic tool that Panel Physicians can choose to use in place of other diagnostic tools.

 

Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Ms. Nduku Ndunda to ensure there is no bias.

 

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

 

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.