Association for Molecular Pathology                       
Newsletter                                                                
   
May 2009, Volume 15, Number 2 

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
• Economic Affairs Committee
• Membership & Professional
  Development Committee

• Nominating Committee
• Professional Relations Committee
• Program Committee
• Publications Committee
• Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
• Genetics
• Hematopathology
• Infectious Diseases
• Solid Tumors
Special Features
• AMP Leadership Award
• CHAMP

• Member Survey Report
• Web Editorial Board Report
• Show Me the Money!
• Announcements
• Career Opportunities
• Meetings and Upcoming Events
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees

Member Survey Report - Insight into Annual Meeting CME Application Processing
By Mark E. Sobel, MD, PhD
Executive Officer
e-mail: mesobel@amp.org

A frequent criticism is that it takes too long for CME certificates to be sent to attendees after the annual meeting.  This is indeed unfortunate, but is due to auditing requirements.  We are required by the ACCME to verify CME credit hours.  In 2008, we audited over 400 CME applications; more than 10% of CME applicants mis-reported their credit hours.  Most of these individuals requested full credit for concurrent sessions so their applications had to be amended.  The auditing process is time-consuming and is the reason why we announce a 60-day time delay.  We do realize that some CME applicants require certificates by December 31 due to state licensing rules; therefore, the AMP Office will expedite processing of CME ahead of schedule on a special request basis.  We will add a “Special Request Expedite” option on the CME application for future annual meetings.

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Main Article
Demographics
The AMP Organization
The Annual Meeting
   Overview of Survey Responses
   Insight into Decisions – A Report from Maricel Herrera