JACC Expands Continuing Education Offerings

Select articles now eligible for European Continuing Medical Education Credit

Contact: Nicole Napoli, nnapoli@acc.org, 202-375-6523

WASHINGTON (Aug 14, 2018) -

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) now offers European Continuing Medical Education (ECME) credits for clinicians participating in online activities for select articles. The Journal is offering two ECME credits per month upon successful completion of related self-assessment questions for each article.

“ACC recognizes that with JACC’s global readership it is essential that we provide continuing education opportunities that fit the needs of European cardiovascular team members,” said ACC Vice President for Education Janice Sibley. “JACC subscribers throughout Europe now have the opportunity to get ECME credit for the latest science they study in JACC, which opens up a wealth of new opportunities for maintaining individual continuing education requirements.”

In total, for our U.S.-based audience, JACC Journals now offer 84 dual CME/MOC credits per year with activities available for all six JACC Journals and, for our European audience, 24 ECME credits per year. ECME credits will likely be offered for JACC specialty journals in the future. Visit www.acc.org/JACCECME to see certified activities.

"Independent and peer-reviewed CME articles represent an excellent source of information and are a cornerstone in the CME portfolios of individual physicians," said EBAC CEO Robert Schäfer, MD. "EBAC is pleased to extend its cooperation with ACC and facilitate recognition of CME in JACC for European cardiologists. This has been made possible by an agreement on mutual recognition of substantial equivalency of accreditation systems between EBAC and ACCME."

The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. JACC is the flagship for a family of journals—JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and JACC: Basic to Translational Science—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at JACC.org.


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