Obtaining credits for attending ARVO's CME-certified activities.

Last chance to get credit for ARVO 2017

The deadline to claim credit for attending ARVO 2017 has been extended until December 31, 2017. If you purchased CME credits, please login today to claim your credit. Otherwise, please complete and return the CME payment form. 

Download the full ARVO 2017 CME details and list of sessions included in the CME program.

Instructions to receive a CME certificate or a Certificate of Participation

Ophthalmologists and other physicians interested in claiming AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  for attendance at the Annual Meeting and/or a CME-certified pre-conference education course must pay the CME credits and certificates fee as part of their Annual Meeting registration. This can be done online via the add session function on the registration form. 

Optometrists and other healthcare providers interested in receiving a Certificate of Participation that documents the number of CME hours attended should also pay the CME credits and certificates fee. Continuing Education (CE) accrediting agencies may award equivalent CE credit when presented with a Certificate of Participation from an activity that offered AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Check with your accrediting agency for information.

Upon receipt of payment, an account in our CME credit claiming site will be created and instructions sent via email. 

Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of Attendance are available free to all attendees. These certificates state that one has attended the Annual Meeting, but do not offer credit tracking. They are available for pick-up onsite at the meeting registration desk and ARVO Central in the exhibit hall.

If you need assistance, please email

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ARVO has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded accreditation for four years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ARVO delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.

The ACCME System employs a rigorous process for evaluating institutions' CME programs according to standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in healthcare. Through participation in accredited CME, clinicians and teams drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.