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The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • General Session - maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Optional Workshops - maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
    • Pre-Conference Workshop – 3.5 credits (Monday, Feb. 20, "Mindful Self Compassion")
    • Post-Conference Workshop – 2.0 credits (Friday, Feb. 23 "Beyond the MMSE – Using Neuropsychological Assessments in Your Practice")

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

APA: (Full attendance is required) The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

BBS: Course meets the qualifications for up to 20.75 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (UCSD Provider Number PCE 683)

BRN: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 20.75 hours of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).

GERIATRIC MEDICINE: The approved credits include 20.75 credits towards the requirements of California Assembly Bill 1820. Known as the Geriatric Medical Training Act of 2000, it mandates that "All general internists and family physicians who have a patient population of which over 25% are 65 years of age or older shall complete at least 20 percent of all mandatory continuing education hours in a geriatric medicine or the care of older patients." All other physicians are encouraged to take a course in geriatric medicine, including geriatric pharmacology, as part of their mandatory CME.

LAW AND ETHICS CREDIT: 3.0 hours of CE available in Law and Ethics, participants must attend Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30am.

NAADAC: The University of California, San Diego is approved by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse counselors to provide continuing education for NAADAC certified counselors. This course is approved for up to 20.75 credits. (NAADAC approved provider #849)

NHAP: The UC San Diego School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education is an approved CE provider for Nursing Home Administrators in the state of California. This conference has been approved by the Nursing Home Administrator Program for 21.0 hours of continuing education "P" credit – NHAP#: 1612022-2583/P

RCFE: The 2013 West Coast Geriatric Psychiatry Conference has been approved by the CDSS for 20.0 hours of continuing education units for administrator recertification. Vendor Number: RCFE 2000069-740-2. Course Approval Number: 069-2121-25440

Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.


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