May 13, 2020
Announcement for Candidates for September and October 2020 Specialty and Subspecialty Initial Certification Exams
Currently, the ABPN does not plan to make any changes to the Fall Exam Schedule. By early July, the ABPN will reassess the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the availability of testing dates at Pearson VUE facilities and make a determination if any changes or adjustments to the schedule need to be made. We will continue to keep you updated through this website and by email.
Thank you for your patience with this evolving situation.
April 16, 2020
ABPN Grant Allows Diplomates Complimentary Access to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Spring Highlights Meeting 2020 (updated May 7, 2020)
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the ABPN have collaborated, through an unrestricted educational grant from the ABPN, to provide diplomates with complimentary programming to satisfy ABPN Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment CME activity requirements. ABPN diplomates have complimentary access to recordings and slide downloads for all presentations given at the APA’s Spring Highlights Meeting 2020, a virtual event held April 25-26, 2020.
Diplomates can also access the APA’s 2020 Annual Meeting Self-Assessment activity for free and earn up to eight hours of MOC Part II credit.
Additionally, APA is providing CME credit and access to select articles included in ABPN’s MOC Part III journal-based pilot project. Click here to learn more.
Registration is required to receive CME and MOC credit.
ABPN Grant for AAN 2019 Meeting Programming Allows Diplomates Complimentary Access
On April 2, 2020, ABPN announced it has collaborated with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), through a grant from the ABPN, to provide diplomates with complimentary access to 2019 AAN meeting programming. Click here to read our announcement.
ABPN Announces Donation to #GetUsPPE Initiative
ABPN has made a donation to #GetUsPPE, a coalition working to build a national, centralized platform to enable communities to get PPE to healthcare providers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The monetary donation helps fund protective equipment purchases and delivery to healthcare workers in need. To learn more or to donate, go to getusppe.org.
April 13, 2020
The ABPN is announcing additional support for our diplomates during this difficult time. Effective immediately, the Continuing Certification requirements have been updated to add more flexibility to the Continuing Certification (CC)/MOC Program. ABPN will provide the following options if a diplomate is unable to sit for their scheduled Continuing Certification (CC)/MOC exam in 2020 or complete CC/MOC activity requirements in 2020 due to the current healthcare crisis:
For those diplomates who have certificates expiring in 2020:
We want to reassure our diplomates that their certification status will not be negatively impacted by this healthcare crisis. The ABPN remains committed to supporting you and thanks you for all that you do to care for your patients and for each other.
April 2, 2020 Announcements
March 27, 2020 Announcements
March 18, 2020
From ABPN President and CEO Larry Faulkner, MD
ABPN senior leadership has been actively monitoring the events and circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the impact on our candidates, diplomates, and volunteers. After several large medical institutions announced domestic travel bans and acknowledging the uncertainty of an evolving level of public concern, extremely difficult decisions had to be made that resulted in the postponement and cancellation of some planned events.
We appreciate your patience during this chaotic time. We will continue to carefully evaluate the situation as it evolves.
As of today:
We want everyone to be aware that their certification status will not be negatively impacted by this healthcare crisis. We will continue to post updates on this page.
We are committed to supporting you during these challenging times and thank you for all that you do to care for your patients and for each other.
Larry R. Faulkner, MD
President and CEO
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