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ASU Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO) approved by University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) to co-sponsor CME credit for upcoming conference


Pharmacists, physicians and medical professionals, including nurse practitioners and researchers, will be able to receive continuing medical education (CME) credit by attending the Arkansas State University-hosted conference, “American Council for Medicinally Active Plants” (ACMAP), May 23-24, in the Carl R. Reng Student Union.

The CME is jointly sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and ASU Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO).

Pharmacists may receive nine hours and 15 minutes (9.04 hours) of Pharmacy Continuing Education credit by participating for two days of the conference. The Wednesday, May 23, session is $180 (includes lunch) and will provide five hours and 30 minutes of credit. Registration is from 8-9 a.m. with sessions beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:20 p.m.

Three hours and 45 minutes of CME credit can be earned at the Thursday, May 24, session for $120 (including lunch). Registration gets underway at 8:15 until 10:15 a.m., followed by the CE session from 10:15 a.m.-5:10 p.m.

Pharmacists may attend the entire conference (May 22-25) for $300.

Physicians and other medical professionals can receive a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. The conference can benefit these medical groups by updating participants on the use of plants for medicinal purposes.

Cost of the Wednesday, May 23, session is $210, including lunch. Registration is 8-9 a.m. with CME sessions from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday’s schedule includes registration from 8:15-9 a.m., and the CME session is from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The cost is $140, including lunch. Total cost for the full conference is $350.

Topics for all participants include: “Bioactives and Health: Cancer Chemoprevention;” “Natural Compounds as Therapeutic Agents;” “Bioproduction and Purification of Bioactive Plant Products;” “Metabolic Engineering/Genomics and Transcriptomics;” “Characterization and Structure-Activity Optimization of Medicinally Active Compounds;” ”Volatile Oils: Analysis, Medicinal Uses and Production;” “Traditional Medicine from Mexico and South America;” “Micropropagation and Germplasm Conservation/Propagation and Crop Funding Opportunities;” and “Ethnobotany.”

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