AROC 2018 Program Goals and CME Credits Global goals for AROC 2018 are designed to illustrate the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons commitment to provide independent, needs-based education that fosters change in physicians’ knowledge, competence and performance to ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Offer a core curriculum of clinical education, including comprehensive reviews of established practice patterns as well as new developments in diagnosis and treatment
Provide updates of available pharmaceuticals, medical devices and management strategies
Disseminate information related to practice management, quality of care, ethical practices and non-clinical topics that contribute to desired patient outcomes
Provide a forum for analyzing and critiquing new medical information
Foster the translation of evidence-based science into daily clinical practice.
Provide training in clinical diagnostics and procedures, including osteopathic manipulative techniques, presented in self-paced and hands-on format.
Promote professional exchanges between and within specialty groups with similar clinical and/or educational interests
Target Audience AROC 2018 is intended for all professionals involved in delivering patient care, with particular emphasis on physicians. Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants, as well as medical students, will also benefit.
Accreditation The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for AOA Category 1-A CME credits and by the Medical Society of New Jersey for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) for continuing medical education.
Education Mandates The AROC 2018 program offers attendees mandatory education credits:
HIPAA — HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules is an annual training requirement for all healthcare professionals at HIPAA covered entities.
New Jersey — End-of-life patient care/POLST. Two (2) Category 1 credit hours are required for biannual New Jersey license renewal beginning June 2015 for physicians and advance practice nurses.
Florida — Five (5) mandatory hours are required as part of biannual Florida license renewal. Individual credits earned are included on your Florida credits report; credits are submitted to Florida electronically if a license number was provided.
Pennsylvania — Twelve (12) patient safety/risk management credit hours are required for Pennsylvania biannual license renewal.
"professional resources for the successful clinician"
AROC is annually hosted in Atlantic City by the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS). Founded in 1901, NJAOPS is a member-supported professional medical association that represents the interests of over 3,600 osteopathic physicians, residents, interns and medical students in the state. This year, the association proudly celebrates 118 years of service to New Jersey’s medical community.