How Do You Get CME Credit Through the IDSA?

To obtain continuing medical education credit through the Infectious Diseases Society of America, participants must complete the organization's Lyme disease case study course or attend IDWeek, explains the website for the IDSA. Participants may also complete maintenance of certification modules related to infectious diseases or HIV to receive CME credit.

The Lyme disease case study course includes six case studies. Participants must complete at least four case studies, earn 70 percent or higher on the exam, and complete an online evaluation to receive CME credit, reports the IDSA. Available online, this free course provides information about the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. IDWeek is an annual event that features courses and seminars teaching the latest medical treatments and therapies for a variety of infectious diseases. After attending IDWeek, participants must log in to the IDSA website to claim CME credit.

As of 2015, the maintenance of certification modules available include infection control, adult vaccines and HIV medicine in clinical practice. Participants earn credit for each module completed. Additional ways to earn CME credit through the IDSA include viewing all online abstracts in the IDSA archives. The IDSA also awards CME credit to participants who review articles for publication in The Journal of Infectious Disease or Clinical Infectious Diseases. Participants must request CME credit prior to reviewing articles, according to the IDSA.