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UCNS Update 
June 23, 2021
Eight Subspecialty Fellowship Programs Achieve UCNS Accreditation
UCNS congratulates eight subspecialty fellowship programs and their program directors in achieving UCNS accreditation effective June 1, 2021. Programs attaining UCNS accreditation status offer the core curriculum established by the subspecialty and meet required quality standards established by UCNS and the subspecialty. There are now 218 UCNS-accredited training programs in UCNS-recognized subspecialties. View the list of newly accredited programs here.

Programs interested in pursuing accreditation status will find information available at www.ucns.org/accreditation or contact Amanda Carpenter, Senior Manager Accreditation at acarpenter@ucns.org or (612) 928-6065.
UCNS C-cert Activities Approved for ABPN Self-Assessment Credits
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed the UCNS Continuous Certification (C-cert) activities and has approved the 2021 program as a part of a comprehensive self-assessment (SA) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

Diplomates will now have the opportunity to claim up to 11 ABPN SA credits in addition to up to 11 AMA PRA Category 1 credits after completing the 2021 C-cert requirements and passing their subspecialty quiz. More information is available at www.ucns.org/News.
Certification Comment Period Open for Interventional Neurology
Physicians practicing in the neurologic subspecialty of Interventional Neurology subspecialty and sponsoring and parent organization members are invited to comment on the proposed Interventional Neurology Certification Examination content outline and certification eligibility requirements. Comments will be accepted through Monday, July 12, 2021.

Documents and comment submission links can be found under About at www.ucns.org.
UCNS Certification Approved by Quest Analytics "Better Doctor" Physician Platform
UCNS certifications have been approved to be included in the list of certifications in the BetterDoctor physician profile system. Quest Analytics has approved the UCNS's request after reviewing the UCNS certification and continuous certification requirements to maintain UCNS certification. Get more details here!
What are the new developments in your neurologic subspecialty?
Submit journal articles now for 2022
C-cert Reading List consideration.

What are the recent "must-read" articles for physicians who practice in the subspecialty? What are the subspecialty articles being discussed in your Journal Club? What article(s) caught your attention in a recent peer-reviewed journal that was relevant to your subspecialty practice?

Article submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2021, and are considered in the selection process for inclusion in the C-cert annual reading list that will be released in early 2022.

Important Dates & Deadlines

September 13-17: Neuro-oncology certification examination week
October 4-8: Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology certification examination week
November 1-5: Neurocritical Care certification examination week