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Information for CIDP Exam

Who Can Take the Examination?

The CIDP Knowledge Examination is open to physicians, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals interested in testing their knowledge in CIDP. Grifols personnel who have been extensively trained in CIDP diagnosis and treatment may sit for the exam. Employees of pharmaceutical companies may not take the examination until 2019, unless they are employed at Grifols.


Individuals taking the exam will provide their current employment situation, title, and name of employer. Individuals also agree they understand that passing the CIDP examination does not certify clinical expertise or confer any clinical privileges, and does not qualify the individual to perform or interpret needle EMGs or NCSs.


View our Information for Candidates booklet for full details.
 

 

Will this knowledge assessment examination fulfill my Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for self-assessment?

Yes. Both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) have approved this activity for Self-Assessment MOC credit.


Registration:

Individuals taking the exam will need to complete a Proctor Contract which is due at the time of registration (uploaded).  Online registration will open April 1st.  

Proctors can be, but are not limited to: Lab Medical Director, Supervisor, Physician, or Co-worker.

If your proctor does not fit into one of the above criteria, please contact AANEM at 507.288.0100.

Link to Register is in the grey sidebar navigation.  

Key Dates for 2017

Registration opens April 1
Registration closes May 5
Examination Refund Request and
Proctor Contract Deadline
May 5
CIDP Examination May 18 or 19
(you choose)
Notification of Examination Results   July 15


ADA

The AANEM supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Board will make a reasonable effort to provide qualified candidates who have documented disabilities the necessary auxiliary aids and services that do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge the Board’s program is intended to test or result in an undue burden [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) §309(b)(3)]. Candidates desiring accommodations for documented disabilities must detail, in writing, accommodations requested for test taking. Please e-mail staff at aanem@aanem.org or send to 2621 Superior Drive NW. Rochester, MN 55901. Request must be received no later than May 5, 2017.

Reference Material

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system and the focus of the examination. Information needed for this examination is available in standard textbooks and journals (see below) dealing with neuromuscular disease, peripheral neuropathy, electrodiagnostic studies and general neurology. It may be helpful to attend relevant courses offered at the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) annual meeting. AANEM publications including monographs and course books are also excellent study resources. Please note the AANEM does not necessarily consult these sources when developing examination questions.

The following journal articles have been chosen by the CIDP Examination Committee to be helpful when studying for the examination:

Treatments:

Plasmapheresis in CIDP
IVIG in CIDP
Corticosteroids in IVIG
Other immunosuppressants in CIDP

General review articles:

Corticosteroids in CIDP
CIDP Treatment Update
Review of CIDP treatment
Review of CIDP treatment #2
Broad review of CIDP, including some basic science concepts
Acquired immune demyelinating neuropathies
IVIG in CIDP

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