Breast Imaging CME Opportunities

The Society offers several options for earning the required CME for both certification and recertification in Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast Procedures.

Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Courses

  • Breast Ultrasound Introductory Course
    • 2016 Course – 7.5 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 7.5 Credits
    • 2018 Course – 7.25 Credits
    • 2019 Course – 7.25 Credits
  • Advanced Breast Imaging
    • 2015 Course – 8.25 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 7.25 Credits
  • Emerging Technologies in Breast Disease Management
    • 2016 Course – 9 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 8.25 Credits
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Introductory Course*
    • 2015 Course – 8 Credits
    • 2016 Course – 8 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 7.25 Credits
    • 2018 Course – 7.75 Credits
    • 2019 Course – 8 Credits
    *Stereotactic Certification and Recertification Only

Annual Meeting General Session

The breast imaging content varies each year. The last several general sessions have included 2 to 3 hours of CME which may be counted toward the certification criteria for both certification programs.

  • 2015 General Session – 2 Credits
  • 2016 General Session – 3 Credits
  • 2017 General Session – 3 Credits
  • 2018 General Session – 3 Credits
  • 2019 General Session – TBD May 2019

Breast Education and Self Assessment - BESAP I and II

  • BESAP I – 6 Credits
  • BESAP II – 7 Credits

Selected Readings in Breast Surgery Program

Through the Society's Selected Readings program, participants are eligible to earn a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ per article. To apply credit toward certication and recertification, the articles must include breast ultrasound or imaging content.

Recertification in Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic - Category 2 Credits

Recertification CME criteria includes the allowance for 5 credits of Category 2 CME credits.

The American Medical Association (AMA) defines Category 2 CME as all educational activities not designated for Category 1 that: comply with the AMA definition of CME; comply with the AMA ethical opinions on Gifts to Physicians from Industry and on Ethical Issues in CME (ie, are not promotional); and a physician finds to be a worthwhile learning experience related to his or her practice.

Examples of such activities include:

  • Teaching residents, medical students or other health professionals
  • Unstructured online searching and learning (ie, not Internet PoC)
  • Reading authoritative medical literature
  • Consultation with peers and medical experts
  • Group discussions
  • Self-assessment activities
  • Medical writing
  • Preceptorships
  • Research
  • Participating in live activities not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Questions?

Inquiries related to CME requirements may be directed to Maribeth Girard at mgirard@breastsurgeons.org.