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Frequently Asked Questions

What CME Credit is available at Clinical Congress 2020?

Clinical Congress 2020 offers:

  • Up to 219.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • More than 35 sessions designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates
  • More than 70 sessions designated as Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements

Who is eligible to claim CME Credit?

MDs and DOs who have completed their residency training are eligible to claim CME Credit at Clinical Congress. Residents and Allied Health Professionals have access to a Certificate of Completion.

How do I claim CME Credit?

  • The Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 claiming and evaluation site will be online.
  • Complete individual session evaluations and the overall meeting Global Evaluation.
  • Residents and Allied Health professionals are eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

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What is the deadline to complete the Clinical Congress 2020 evaluation and claiming process?

Evaluations and claims for CME will be accepted through February 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST. Please note that content will be available for viewing through February 1, 2021.

Can I access a Certificate of Completion to serve as documentation for my attendance at the Clinical Congress

All attendees must complete the Global Evaluation to access and print their Clinical Congress 2020 Certificate of Completion. Attendees not eligible for CME may complete sessions evaluations commensurate with their participation to include a transcript.

What is partial credit? When is it appropriate? How do I claim partial credit?

Per the American Medical Association, physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Partial credit allows you to claim credit for the amount of time you participated in a session. Partial credit is only given in increments of 0.25 credit hours; therefore, for every 15 minutes of participation in a session, you may claim 0.25 CME Credits. You will have the option (on the Session Evaluation) to claim partial credit for all sessions offering CME Credit.

I am a speaker. Can I claim credit for my session?

Yes. Speakers for Clinical Congress activities can claim CME Credit for the session, minus the time used to speak or lead that session. For example: if you were a speaker for a course offering 1.0 CME Credits (60 minutes), and you spoke for 30 minutes, you may claim 0.5 CME Credits for attending the course (1.0 Available CME Credits, less .5 for the 30 minutes speaking = 0.5 CME Credits)

Contact the ACS MyCME Team at or 866-918-4799 for questions related to individual CME requirements and claiming.

Contact Liz McAllister at for questions related to regulatory mandated CME requirements.