Accredited Continuing Education
The Heart Rhythm Society provides a comprehensive array of educational options to best meet your learning needs. Many of HRS' educational activities provide Accredited Continuing Education (ACE, formerly known as CME).
HRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and is awarded Accreditation as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that HRS delivers education that is relevant to clinicians' needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.
HRS supports its members commitment to education through a variety of activities that offer accredited continuing education (ACE) and maintenance of certification (MOC) points.
New Term Introduction
At the end of 2020, the ACCME had introduced new terms to some of the common names and acronyms. The following terms have changed.
- The term accredited continuing education (ACE) will replace continuing medical education (CME). This change is to explicitly differentiate between accredited and nonaccredited education providers and education.
- Ineligible company replaces the term commercial interest. The new term is intended to clarify that eligibility for accreditation is not based on whether an organization is for-profit or nonprofit but is based on its primary mission and function.
These terms will begin to take effect on January 1, 2022.