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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities are offered by the National Institutes of Health with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as the CME provider. A unique CME code is announced at the start of each lecture. You can receive CME credit for live lectures only, either in person or via NIH VideoCast; we apologize that we cannot offer CME credit for archived lectures.

To claim CME credit, you must first create a user profiile by linking to and clicking the “Sign Up Now” button. Once you have registered, you can pair your account to our mobile phone. Then, to receive credits, you can text the CME code to 443-541-5052 during or up to 8 hours after the lecture.

If you have any questions about CME, contact the WALS Office at 301-594-6747 or

Activity Description

The weekly Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) provides a mechanism for presentations on state-of-the-art discoveries.

Who Should Attend

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series target audience includes M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.D.S. or equivalent doctoral level scientists with professional and research backgrounds that allow them to benefit from lectures on current topics in laboratory and clinical research.


After attending the activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to: (1) Define options, alternatives, and new practices that will guide the conduct of research. (2) Evaluate practical information presented about laboratory, clinical, and population-based research principles based on state-of-the-art scientific discovery and achievements. (3) Analyze information and opportunities to increase and improve collaboration among investigators and move scientific frontiers forward, especially to bridge areas of laboratory, translational, and clinical research.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for 1 credit per session for a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the NIH that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity materials.

Videocast Information

The Center for Information Technology (CIT) makes special NIH events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers on the VideoCast web site. VideoCasting is the method of electronically streaming digitally encoded video and audio data from a server to a client. Streaming files are not downloaded, but rather are broadcast in a manner similar to television broadcasts. The videos are processed by a compression program into a streaming format and delivered in a staggered fashion to minimize impact upon the network and maximize the experience of the content for the viewer. When users request a streaming file they will receive an initial burst of data after a short delay (file latency). While content is being viewed, the streaming server machine and software continues to "stream" data in such a manner that the viewer experiences no break in the content. 

Reasonable Accommodations

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the WALS office at 301-594-6747 or

The page was last updated on Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 4:16pm