Continuing Professional Development

Contact Hours

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development (CPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive CPD contact hours for the sessions offered during the program, participants are required to attend the entire session, complete the CPD event evaluation, and complete the evaluation for each session attended. Certificates for attendees, presenters, moderators, and CPD can be retrieved after the online evaluation is complete. The number of contact hours awarded to each participant will be based on the number of evaluations completed for each session attended or poster viewed.

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURES

Conflicts of Interest

The planning committee members, content reviewers, and faculty/speakers/authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest unless otherwise noted prior to the beginning of the educational session.

Commercial Support and Sponsorships

Sigma will inform attendees if a commercial interest has provided financial or in-kind support for the educational activity, including how content integrity is maintained and bias is prevented. This will be done prior to the individual educational session.

Non-Endorsement of Products

Please note: Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider of the educational activity or by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Contact hours will be awarded as follows:

Thursday, 18 February

2:00-3:15 p.m. (1400-1515)
Live Opening Plenary Session 1.25


3:25-3:40 p.m. (1525-1540)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions A01-A06 0.25


4:10-4:25 p.m. (1610-1625)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions B01-B06 0.25


4:35-4:50 p.m. (1635-1650)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions C01-C06 0.25


5:00-5:45 p.m. (1700-1745)
Live Special Sessions w/ Q&A D01-D04 0.75


Thursday total 2.75


Friday, 19 February

8:30-9:15 a.m. (0830-0915)
Live Plenary Session 2 0.75


9:25-9:40 a.m. (0925-0940)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions E01-E06 0.25


10:10-10:25 a.m. (1010-1025)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions F01-F06 0.25


10:35-10:50 a.m. (1035-1050)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions G01-G06 0.25


11:00-11:15 a.m. (1100-1115)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions H01-H06 0.25


12:15-12:30 p.m. (1215-1230)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions I01-I06 0.25


1:10-1:25 p.m. (1310-1325)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions J01-J06 0.25


1:40-2:25 p.m. (1340-1425)
Live Special Sessions w/ Q&A K01-K03 0.75


2:35-3:20 p.m. (1435-1520)
Live Plenary Session 3 0.75


Friday total 3.75


Saturday, 20 February

9:00-9:15 a.m. (0900-0915)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions L01-L06 0.25


9:45-10:30 a.m. (0945-1030)
Live Special Sessions w/ Q&A M01-M03 0.75


10:35-10:50 a.m. (1035-1050)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions N01-N05 0.25


11:05-11:20 a.m. (1105-1120)
Live Q&A Forums Sessions O01-O06 0.25


11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (1125-1215)
Live Closing Plenary 0.83


Saturday total 2.33


Potential Total for Full Live Event*8.83


*Up to 30 CPD contact hours can be earned for on-demand oral presentations, and up to 10 CPD contact hours for on-demand poster presentations.