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Who accredits Discovery Channel CME programs?

Discovery Channel CME programs are accredited by nationally recognized healthcare institutions and medical schools that are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). When you earn credit for watching a Discovery Channel CME program, you will be awarded credit by the accrediting sponsor, not Discovery Channel CME. A list of CME programs currently available and their accrediting sponsors is below.

CME Program: Effective Strategies to Improve Care of Patients with COPD
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Atrial Fibrillation: Assessing Risk, Controlling Rhythm
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Comparative Effectiveness Research: Plans, Promises, and Pitfalls
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Hepatitis C: Update On Current Treatment And Emerging Strategies
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: When Minutes Matter: Proper Anaphylaxis Treatment
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Optimal Management of the Obesity Related Co-morbidities Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Obesity
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Challenges and Solutions In The Care of Serious MRSA Infections
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Individualized Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Hormone Therapy Options for Contraception and Menopause
Accrediting Sponsors: University of Virginia School of Medicine and Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

CME Program: Critical Issues In Managing Pain With Opioid Therapy
Accrediting Sponsor: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

CME Program: Intensified Insulin To Improve Glucose Control
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Improving Treatment of Chronic Pain
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Bariatric Surgery: Patient Referral And Follow-Up
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Appropriate Use Of Opioid Therapy For Patients With Pain
Accrediting Sponsor: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

CME Program: Vaccine Update: Recent Data And Recommendations
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Metastatic Breast Cancer: Individualizing Treatment
Accrediting Sponsor: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

CME Program: Living with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Accrediting Sponsor: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

CME Program: Prostate Cancer Update: Screening And Prevention
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Risk Assessment And Communication
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Understanding The Role Of Folic Acid In Preconception Care
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Colorectal Surgery: Exploring Minimally Invasive Approaches
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Low Sexual Desire In Women: Breaking The Silence
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: ADHD: Managing the Continuum from Adolescence to Adulthood
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Managing Comorbidities of HIV/AIDS
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Migraine: Relieving The Pain
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Kidney Cancer: New Treatments Bring New Hope
Accrediting Sponsor: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

CME Program: Pets and People: The Power of the Health Connection
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Helping Patients Quit Smoking
Accrediting Sponsors: University of Virginia School of Medicine and Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

CME Program: OCD: Improving Diagnosis, Maximizing Treatment
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Fibromyalgia: From Diagnosis To Treatment
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Effectively Treating Obesity-Related Diabetes
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Metastatic Colon Cancer: The Continuum of Care
Accrediting Sponsor: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

CME Program: Pelvic Health: Optimizing Care
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer: From Testing to Treatment
Accrediting Sponsor: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

CME Program: Healthy Steps to Treating Childhood Obesity
Accrediting Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente

CME Program: HIV/AIDS: From Diagnosis to Treatment
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: Hitting the Targets
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Diabetes: A Global Epidemic
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Effectively Managing Anticoagulation
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Aspirin Therapy: Maximizing the Benefits
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Accrediting Sponsor: Princeton CME

CME Program: Insulin Initiation: Targeting Type 2 Diabetes
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Improving Glycemic Control with Postprandial Glucose Monitoring
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Restless Legs Syndrome: Calming the Storm
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: The Premenstrual Continuum: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Managing the Link Between Depression and Pain
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Eat Right, Live Right... The Power of Simple Steps
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: HPV and Cervical Cancer: Managing the Risk
Accrediting Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Program: Adult Obesity: Reversing the Trend
Accrediting Sponsor: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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How much does Discovery Channel CME cost?

Earning credit through Discovery Channel CME is free.

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Where can I find out more about studies referenced in a program?

A complete list of the studies referenced in our programs is included as part of the reference material for each program. Go to the list of programs by clicking here and click on the show you're interested in. Then, look for the reference link on the left side of the page. You will need to be registered and signed-in in order to access the list of studies.

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How can I find out more about a specific CME program?

Each of our CME programs has its own area of the site. Please see the list of our CME programs by clicking here and then click on the program you would like to learn more about.

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Where do I find a listing of CME programs and airdates?

You can find a listing of our upcoming CME programs by clicking here or by using the "CME Programs" link on the left side of the home page.

A list of upcoming airdates can be found on the right side of either page.

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What hardware do I need to use this site?

You will need a computer with internet access and a web browser in order to use the Discovery Channel CME website. Additionally, if you want to be able to print your CME certificates, you will need to have a printer attached to the computer you are using.

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