FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Does payment have to accompany my registration?
In order for the Office of Continuing Education (OCE) to process your registration promptly, payment must be included with your registration.

Can I register online?
You can register online by going to http://northwestahec.org clicking on your meeting of interest.

I received a postcard. Will I automatically receive the brochure?
For many of the activities we provide, we mail "save the date" postcards. These postcards are generally sent to the same individuals who will receive the brochure.

Does the OCE take registrations by telephone?
Our office does not take registrations by telephone due to high caller volume. Please fully complete the registration form and either fax or mail it to our office. If you feel uncomfortable faxing your credit card number, you may call our office with that information and then immediately fax the registration form. We will complete the form with your credit card number and forward it to the appropriate registrar for processing.

What if I register and need to cancel my registration at the last minute?
On the brochures for all of our activities, we provide a cancellation deadline. The only time that we make exceptions is when there is an emergency. We do understand that situations arise at the last moment; however, if a notice is not received in time, our office still has to pay for course materials, meals and other items related to the event.

May I register "at the door?"
For the majority of our conferences, you may register and pay on-site the morning of the CME activity. However, there are some activities that require pre-registration. We do prefer that you pre-register. This enables us to have enough learning materials, food items, your certificate and nametag prepared before your arrival). Please call (336-713-7700) to confirm that you may register on-site.

How do I get on your mailing list?
Please call 336-713-7700 to be placed on our mailing list.

How much CME do I have to have?
The Office of CME can provide a transcript of all category 1 CME hours earned through Wake Forest School of Medicine or you can go to http://my.ncahec.net.  You can also use a new app called CreditTrakr http://northwestahec.wfubmc.edu/mobileapps/?utm_source=OCMEwebsite

To whom do I report my CME hours?
CME requirements vary by specialty and from state to state. Contact your state license board and/or specialty society for details. North Carolina CME Requirements.

Who keeps up with how much CME I have?
You are primarily responsible for recording and maintaining your CME credit hours. The OCE maintains a record of attendance for WFSM-sponsored activities for six years.

I lost my certificate of attendance for a meeting I attended in the past. What do I do?
Please call (336-713-7700), fax (336-713-7701).  Please be sure to include the title, location, and date of the activity you attended. Also, please include your full name, last 4 digitis of your social security number, daytime telephone number, and current mailing address.

I have misplaced my certificates for all of the CME activities I have attended at WFU School of Medicine. What do I do?
Go to http://my.ncahec.net to print your own transcript or we can print a transcript for you. Please call (336-713-7700), fax (336-713-7701).  Please be sure to include your full name, last 4 digits of your social security number, daytime telephone number, and current mailing address.

Keep your certificate in a file for CME. If you are ever audited by your Medical Board, you will have this certificate as proof of attendance.

How do I, as a physician, coordinate a CME activity?
If you are interested in coordinating a CME activity, please call (336-713-7700) to contact a program coordinator.

I am putting together a conference that is not going to provide CME credit; but, I need help organizing it. Can you help me?
Our office provides meeting support. Please call (336-713-7700) our office to contact a program coordinator.

My company is interested in supporting and/or exhibiting at a CME event. What do I do?
Please contact our office by phone (336-713-7700).

Last Updated: 10-25-2013
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