Annual Conference

Main Content

Continuing Education Information

Health care professionals in the following disciplines may have the opportunity to earn up to 21 Continuing Education (CE) Hours. 

  • Nursing (21 hours)
  • Social Workers (15 hours: 12.5 General, 2.5 Cultural Competency)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (21 hours)
  • Physical Therapists (21 Continuing Competence Units)
  • Occupational Therapists (21 hours)
  • Speech-Language Pathologists (15 hours)
  • Audiologists (15 hours)
  • Nursing Home Administrators (number of hours dependent upon registration type. See below)
  • Mental Health Professionals (21 hours)

Continuing Education Process 

REGISTRATION 

Participant completes electronic registration on UMMC Conference site or Mississippi Nurses’ Association site (nurses only) prior to or day of Conference. 

SIGN-IN AND SESSION ATTENDANCE/COMPLETION 

In-Person Attendees: Conference Registrants who attend the in-person conference will be required to sign-in at the CE registration table in the lobby upon entrance to the conference venue at the beginning of each day. Participants will be asked to identify/confirm the areas of CE credit they are seeking at sign-in.  

Virtual Livestream Attendees: Conference Registrants who choose the Virtual Attendance option will be given a password-protected login to a secure website containing the links to the livestreamed conference sessions which will be available on Zoom. During each live Zoom session, participants will be provided a link in the In-Meeting Chat to a short, sign-in form which they will be required to complete for each session to receive CE credit.  

Pre-Recorded, On-Demand Sessions: All Conference Registrants will be given a password-protected login to a secure website with the library of pre-recorded, on-demand sessions. Upon clicking on the link to the on-demand session, the participant will see a link under the video to a short, sign-in form which they will be required to complete for each on-demand session to receive CE credit.  

NOTE: Links to the on-demand sessions will be available until midnight on Friday, September 10, 2021.  

SESSION EVALUATIONS 

Participants will be required to complete an online evaluation and attestation form for each in-person or virtual, live session and each on-demand session attended/completed and will be given a password-protected login to a secure website containing links to the evaluation forms. Nurses will be required to complete the online evaluation forms on the Mississippi Nurses’ Association website. The online evaluation forms will be available for completion until midnight on Friday, September 10, 2021 (unless an alternate date is stipulated by the CE provider for the attendee’s respective discipline). 

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION 

Participants will receive a CE certificate of completion by email approximately 4 – 6 weeks after the conference concludes (provided all CE course evaluations/attestations have been completed). 

Participants seeking credit for Speech Language Pathology/Audiology through ASHA must view the on-demand sessions during the timeframe indicated in the Conference Agenda. Participants may choose any two On-Demand Sessions to view. Session evaluation forms should be completed immediately following completion of the Session.   

Nursing:

The Mississippi Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This activity is approved for up to 21 contact hours for Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Social Workers: 

This activity has been approved for up to 15 hours (12.5 General, 2.5 Cultural Competency) for Social Workers by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (MSBOESWMFT). Approval # 21.14. Sessions NOT approved for credit will be indicated in the Session Agenda section of the Conference Program. 

Marriage and Family Therapists: 

This activity has been approved for up to 21 general hours for Marriage and Family Therapists by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (MSBOESWMFT).  Approval # MS21-26.  

Physical Therapists: 

This program has been approved for up to 21 clinical continuing competence (CC) units by the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy.

Occupational Therapists: 

This activity has been approved for up to 21 clinical contact hours by the Mississippi Department of Health Division of Professional Licensure. 

Speech-Language Pathologists: 

The University of Mississippi Medical Center – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is an ASHA CE Approved Provider. This activity has been approved at the Intermediate Level for 1.5 ASHA CEUs.   

Audiologists: 

The University of Mississippi Medical Center – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is an ASHA CE Approved Provider. This activity has been approved at the Intermediate Level for 1.5 ASHA CEUs.   

Nursing Home Administrators: 

This event has been approved for up to 20 Continuing Education Hours by the Mississippi Board of Nursing Home Administrators, approval # 2203. The number of allowable hours will vary by registration type: 

  1. In-Person Registration: up to 12 in-person learning hours; up to 9 hours virtual learning by viewing On-Demand sessions. Total number of hours NOT to exceed 20 hours.
  2. Virtual Registration: up to 10 hours virtual learning.

Participants must sign-in for each session through the Livestream Virtual Session sign-in sheet and On-Demand Session sign-in sheet respectively.  

Please be advised that the rules and regulations of this profession only allow 10 hours of virtual learning per renewal period. 

Certificate of Attendance:   

A Certificate of Attendance may be provided to conference attendees who are not seeking continuing education credits upon request.  In order to receive a certificate of attendance, participants will be required to sign in at the CE Registration table for live attendance, or virtually through the online sign-in tool during each session, and complete session evaluations. 

Mental Health Disciplines Credit: Mississippi Department of Mental Health  

Region 8 Mental Health Services may provide DMH-approved CEs to anyone who is certified or licensed through the Department of Mental Health, Division of PLACE. One CE hour is equivalent to 60 minutes spent face-to-face with a qualified instructor.

For additional information regarding continuing education for Mississippi Department of Mental Health disciplines contact:  

Nena Williams, LMFT 
Clinical Director  
Region 8 Mental Health Services 
Phone: 601.824.0342 | Email: nwilliams@region8mhs.org  

For additional continuing education information contact:

Kathy Van Cleave, LMSW, LCMHT
Conference Chair
Director of Education and Outreach
The MIND Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Phone: 601.815.4256 | Email: kvancleave@umc.edu

A list of speaker financial and non-financial disclosures can be found on the conference website: umc.edu/alzconf.

Mississippi Nurses Association logoRegion 8 Mental HealthASHA CE Approved Provider