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ABMS Conference 2017: Call for Sessions

ABMS invites prospective conference attendees to submit sessions that will advance our community and support our collective mission of improving patient care through Board Certification. The conference is expected to attract more than 400 health care professionals and leaders from ABMS Member Boards, hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, specialties societies, and continuing medical education and continuing professional development communities. Find out more

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ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Adds the American College of Cardiology

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program). Under the program, ACC members who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program can now earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for their involvement in selected ACC improvement activities. Read more

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Human Diagnosis Project Named Semi-Finalist in MacArthur Competition

ABMS is a partner in the “Specialty Net” proposed by the Human Diagnosis Project, which is a semi-finalist in the 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Read more

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Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Board of Medical Specialties to Transition MOC Directory

In 2015, as part of its commitment to improve access to relevant Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), developed an online repository of MOC activities - the ABMS MOC Directory, powered by MedEdPORTAL®.

In 2017, the AAMC will be transitioning to a new technical platform and updating its suite of online products and services. As a result, AAMC will no longer provide the Continuing Education and MOC Directories as a service offering, effective April 1, 2017.

ABMS will continue to support the MOC Directory, which has proved to be a valuable resource for its Member Boards’ diplomates and the continuing professional development (CPD) community. The AAMC and ABMS are working together during this transition and will provide additional information on the future of the MOC Directory in the coming months. However, during and after the transition, ABMS Member Board Diplomates and its partners in the CPD community can be assured that:

  • All MOC activities currently indexed in the ABMS MOC Directory will retain their MOC approval status and respective MOC statements.
  • All MOC activities will remain in place and are available for diplomates to access.
  • ABMS will continue to invite and accept new MOC activity submissions to insure the MOC Directory remains a valuable resource for the Boards Community.

For more information regarding the MOC Directory transition, please contact John Nash, Operations Manager, MedEdPORTAL at or Susie Flynn, ABMS Director, Academic Services at

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