Frequently Asked Questions about Cutting Edge Webcasts

Who is the intended audience for this program?
This intermediate-level program is geared towards clinical pathologists, laboratory medicine physicians, laboratory directors, laboratory managers, and laboratory supervisors.

What does the registration fee include?
Fee includes access to three (3) online webcast presentations within a clinical topic, a multiple-choice quiz, references, and continuing education credits (CME/SAM and ACCENT®). A minimum passing score of 80% on the quiz is required to obtain continuing education credits.

How does the program work?
After registering, you will receive an email message with a link to the AACC online learning system. Here you will be able to view the three presentations (approximately 60 minutes each). These presentations can be viewed at any time, and you may start and stop to accommodate your schedule. 

After viewing all three webcasts, you will take a quiz made up of 10-12 multiple-choice questions based on the presentations.  A minimum passing grade of 80% on the quiz is required to obtain continuing education credits for the program. You will have a total of three chances to achieve a passing quiz grade.

After passing the quiz, you will go to an online system where you will evaluate the program and obtain your continuing education credits. You will also recieve recommended references from the speakers.

How many attempts am I given to pass the quiz?
You will have three chances to pass the quiz. You must pass the quiz to obtain continuing education credits for this program.

What type and how many continuing education credits can be obtained from this program?

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
AACC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The AACC designates this enduring material for up to 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification
This program meets the requirements of the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).  AACC is approved by the ABP as a provider of SAM credits.

ACCENT® credit hours
AACC designates this enduring material for 3.5 ACCENT® credit hours. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC, and NRCC.

What are the technical requirements for participating in this program?

Internet Access and Browser
You must have Internet access and an Internet browser software installed on your computer to view the program materials. The following Internet browsers and browser settings are recommended:

  • Internet Explorer: Version 7 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox: Version 10 or higher
  • Chrome and Safari: Either of these browsers should work

Computer Screen Resolution
For best viewing, your screen resolution should be 1024 x 768 or higher.

Audio Speakers
You will need speakers attached to your computer to hear the presentations.

How long do I have to complete a program?
You have until the program end date to view the webcasts and complete the quiz. The end date is specified in the webcast program description on the AACC website.

How long do I have access to the webcasts and quiz?
Your access to the webcasts ends on the program end date (mentioned above), so before that date, you should print any materials you may want to access at a later time. 

What is the cancellation policy for this program?
Cancellations and refunds are not available for the Cutting Edge Webcast program.


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