CME Credit information

CME Credit information

Accreditation and CME Credit Statements


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Institute for Medical Studies and AutismOne. The Institute for Medical Studies is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Physicians of Osteopathic Medicine — the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits as AOA Category 2-B credit.


Credit for Other Healthcare Professionals

Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit designation as equivalent CE or CEU as long as the topic is in the applicant’s field or discipline. The following list is current to the best of our knowledge. However, it is advisable that if an individual is unsure whether their attendance can be used towards certification or re-licensure they should check with their governing body. Neither AutismOne nor IMS takes responsibility for acceptance of AMA credits by non-MD/DO attendees’ professional organizations.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

 RNs/ APNs- most State Nursing Boards accept CE activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ towards re-licensure requirements. Check with your board to determine whether they will accept this CME activity towards your re-licensure. 

 The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

 Naturopathic Doctors: The California Bureau of Naturopathic Doctors accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

 Psychologists: The Board of Psychology accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for license renewal.


No Commercial Support

This CME activity is being produced without any funding from commercial interests. The activity relies on participant registration fees as its source of funding.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

In accordance with CME requirements, any real or apparent conflicts of interest (or lack thereof) of speakers and planners will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity. Any such conflicts will be resolved prior to the CME activity so that CME content is presented free from any commercial bias.

Valid Clinical Content

All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in this CME activity in support or justification of patient care recommendations will conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. All patient care recommendations in this CME activity will be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.

Advance Questions for the Faculty

In advance of the conference, to ensure that this CME activity meets your needs, you are invited to pose “burning questions” or important points that you would like covered by the faculty. Your questions or comments will be conveyed to the faculty as they prepare their presentations. Please send your questions by email to Note that you will also have the opportunity to submit your questions/comments at the conference as well.