Welcome to ABIME

For AMA Guides & Other IME Skills training Programs Brochure/Registration Click Below:

2019

AMA Guides 5th & 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - August 15-18, 2019 - Charlotte, NC

AMA Guides 5th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - Sept 8-10, 2019 - Gold Coast, Australia at the 2019 Combined Meeting of Australian Orthopedic Association Medico-Legal Society & Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 

AMA Guides 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - September 13-15, 2019 - Johannesburg, SA

AMA Guides 5th & 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - October 24-27, 2019 - Las Vegas, NV

2020


AMA Guides 5th & 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - March 5-8, 2020 - Orlando, FL 

AMA Guides 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - April 3-5, 2020 - Johannesburg, SA


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    2019 Course Registration Form  ≈  

2019 Brochure & Course Offerings  

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An overview of ABIME's Educational Courses & Exam Schedule

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The training programs offered here are neither authorized nor sponsored by AMA.
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For ABIME Exam Applications Click Here (Application)

The foundation of mission of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) is the belief that certification of independent medical examiners benefits the public good. This belief is based on the tenet that credentialed physicians have demonstrated that they possess the knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities required for the attainment of their certification as a Certified Independent Medical Examiners, (CIME)TM and Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiners, (CICE)TM . Credentials, therefore, are reliable indicators of the professional's capacity to perform independent medical and impairment evaluations according to the profession's performance standards.

 ABIME's Mission therefore is to set the highest credentialing standards for independent medical and chiropractic examiners by developing and conducting periodic credentialing examinations and certifications of doctors as certified independent medical examiners.  To achieve this goal, the organization shall promote, sponsor, and coordinate high quality educational courses for independent medical examiners to enhance their knowledge, skills, and ability in the field of disability medicine including the use of various editions of the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Certification enables the public to make informed decisions regarding the selection and use of independent medical examiners. Independent   medical examinations (IMEs) are evaluations performed by an evaluator not involved in the care of the examinee, for clarifying clinical and case issues.  IMEs are an important component of workers' compensation systems, and are also used to clarify other disability or liability associated cases. Impairment evaluations are often used to provide a more objective understanding of the impact of an injury or illness. The quality of examinations and examiners varies widely, and it has been often difficult to identify skilled, thorough and unbiased examiners, especially before an examination. Training is provided by several professional societies, however before ABIME there has been no national quality certification process. ABIME certification was created to establish and maintain standards of conduct and performance among independent medical examiners. ABIME is recognized by the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, which sponsors state-of-the-art training courses in impairment & disability evaluation.           

 

2019 & 2020 ABIME Training Locations & Hotel Information



Dates

VENUE LOCATIONS

 

 2019

August 15-18, 2019

Charlotte, NC
Double Tree by Hilton Charlotte Airport
2600 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
Phone:1-800-222-8733

HOTEL  INFORMATION:

For reservations under the group block please call the hotel
directly at 1-800-222-8733, then enter the Group Code: IME
under Group/Convention and complete the reservation.

Or Click on the following link to register online directly:
Double Tree by Hilton Charlotte Airport

*Special Room rate at $92.00 per night*
*Group Code:IME*

   
September 8-10, 2019

Gold Coast, Auatralia
Palazzo Versace
94 SeaWorld Drive
Main Beach, QLD, 4217, Australia
Phone: +61-7-5509-8000

   
September 13-15, 2019

Johannesburg, SA
The Mannah Executive Guest Lodge
39 Pomona Road
Pomona, Kempton Park 1630
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA
Phone:011-979-2820

   
October 24-27, 2019

Las Vegas, NV
Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South
7830 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89123
Phone: 702-942-8404

HOTEL  INFORMATION:

For reservations under the group block please call the hotel
directly at 702-942-8404, on the following link
ABIME DISCOUNTED RATES and put in your desired
dates and click "GO" and complete the reservation.

*Special Room rate at $146.00 per night*
*Group Code: ABIME*

 

 2020

March 5-8, 2020

Orlando, FL
Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF
1724 Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: 407-658-9008 or 1-800-465-4329
Fax: 407-381-5456

HOTEL  INFORMATION:

*Special Room rate at $109.00 per night*
*Group Code:ABIME-Medical Examiners*

   
April 3-5, 2020

Johannesburg, SA
The Mannah Executive Guest Lodge
39 Pomona Road
Pomona, Kempton Park 1630
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA
Phone:011-979-2820

  Click here to download ABIME Brochure and Course Offerings

 

Training Courses & ABIME Exam Schedule 



        Days/Times              

Information on AMA Guides Training Courses & Workshops

Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm OVW5 - An overview of the  AMA Guides 5th Edition Training Course (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon MLG - Medicolegal Issues for Independent Medical Examiners Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon CPG - Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon RTW - Return to Work and Fitness for Duty Decisions
             How to Use A Function Based Approach (brochure info
Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm RPT- How to Write Winning Reports Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CAS - Causation, What does the science say? A Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm IEW - A Workshop on Building a Successful IME/Expert Witness Practice (brochure info )
Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AMA5Cs/AMA6Cs - A Workshop on Advanced AMA 5th or 6th Edition Case Studies (see next line-times & day may vary)
   AMA5Cs - 8hrs (brochure info AMA5Cs - 4hrs (brochure info AMA6Cs- 8hrs (brochure info
Saturday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm  RVW - ABIME Certification Review & AMA Guides 6th Edition  Training Course (brochure info)
Sunday, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm RVW - ABIME Certification Review continued
Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  OVW6AMA Guides 6th Edition  One Day Training Course (offered at some locations)

Exam is offered at every
Training Course Location

 Information on ABIME Certification Exams

Sunday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EXM - ABIME CIME/CICE Certification Examination (exam application form)
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  NON-PHY-EXM - ABIME Certification Exam for Non-Physicians (exam application form)
 MASTER CIME APPLICATION ABIME Master CIME (MCIME) - Application Form   Click here
   
   To Register at the ABIME Online Store Click on the following Link:(Register Online)