Annual Meeting Accreditation Information

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practicioners, healthcare executives, pharmacists and laboratory technicians engaged in the area of patient blood management.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Utilize strategies to minimize all modalities of blood loss and enhance blood production.
  • Employ strategies to optimize coagulation to mitigate the risk of excessive blood loss or development of thrombosis.
  • Relate the latest research-based recommendations for the detection, evaluation and treatment of anemia in hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients.
  • Explain the rationale for quality, safety and financial metrics for successful patient blood management programs.
  • Evaluate the elements of patient-centered decision-making as it relates to patient blood management.


  • Pierre Tibi, MD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center
  • Sherri Ozawa, RN, Englewood Health
  • Prakash Patel, MD, FASE, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Additional faculty to be listed soon.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 28 contact hours.

P.A.C.E.® Continuing Education

P.A.C.E.® Accreditation Statement Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This program is approved for up to 28 ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® contact hours.

Perfusionist Continuing Education

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) will allot the following Category I CEUs to perfusionists who attend the meeting:

  • Wednesday, September 18: 10.0
  • Thursday, September 19: 6.3
  • Friday, September 20: 8.1
  • Saturday, September 21: 5.5
  • Total Possible: 29.9 CEUs

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact staff prior to the live event at or (928) 551-6400.