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Breast Symposium
Virtual Conference
Thursday October 1, 2020
2PM to 5PM


The Annual Dr. Ian Portelli Memorial Trauma Conference
Virtual Conference
Wednesday November 11, 2020
8AM to 12PM


Oncology Teaching Day 
The Culinary Institute of America
Wednesday December 2, 2020

Mission Statement


The mission of Nuvance Health Continuing Medical Education is to assist physicians, and other health care professionals in the interpretation, dissemination, and application of evidence-based knowledge to improve patient safety and enhance clinical outcomes for both patients and the overall health of the community.  The goal is to provide information that will develop, maintain, and increase the knowledge, skill level, professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession, where a need is identified.   Nuvance CME will support the continuous improvement of the high quality healthcare provided by Nuvance Health and the Hudson Valley Healthcare Community.

To further the opportunity for quality education in this region, Nuvance Health Continuing Medical Education will jointly provide educational activities with other health care organizations if the activities are consistent in content and method with the stated mission.   



CME - Nuvance Health is accredited by The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

In accordance with the disclosure policies of Nuvance Health, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities.  These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between faculty and commercial interests that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity.  All faculty members participating in this activity have disclosed all significant relationships — financial or otherwise — with the manufacturers or providers of products or services mentioned in the activity.  The planners of this activity have reviewed these disclosures and have determined that the faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are consistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

Contact Hours - 1 CME = 1 CH

PharmacistsAre Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits from courses approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) acceptable toward my continuing education requirement as a pharmacist?: Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses relevant to the professional practice of pharmacy, such as courses in the pharmacology of new drugs, are acceptable; courses not related to pharmacy practice (e.g., surgery) are not acceptable. The CME certificate issued for completing an AMA program would serve as proof for recordkeeping purposes. We suggest that you also keep a copy of the program outline and objectives as documentation that the course was relevant pharmacy practice.

CME Certificates


Physicians and Allied Health Professionals associated with Nuvance Health can receive statements of CME programs attended, at no cost. These statements are available for attendees thru their EED's account. Credit for activities produced by Nuvance Health-CME is recorded based on conference sign-in to EED's electronic sign in. Activities not produced by Nuvance Health are recorded only if a copy of the certificate issued at the conclusion of the conference is sent to the Nuvance Health or uploaded to EEDs account, and the appropriate accreditation information is included with the paperwork. For further information about this service, please email Michelle Palumbo

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