American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates

Some state licensing boards or health agencies have established specific content requirements for CME Credit. State requirements might include Cultural Competence (CC), End of Life Care (EoL), Ethics (E), Palliative Care (PA), Pain Management (PM), Patient Safety (PtS), and Risk Management (RM). In an effort to help individuals meet these requirements, Clinical Congress sessions that include this content have been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates. These specific content designations, where applicable, are indicated after each session title using the abbreviations listed above. When claiming CME Credit for these sessions, individuals can elect to include the Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates, and it will be documented as part of their CME Certificate and Clinical Congress Transcript. Individuals MUST check with their state or local medical board, hospital, or organization to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements.


Cultural Competency (CC)

Saturday, October 21

9:30 am–5:00 pm

DC04

Global Health Competencies for Surgeons: Cognitive and System Skills

Monday, October 23

11:30 am–1:00 pm

SF06

Global Surgery and Humanitarian Outreach I

1:15–2:15 pm

ME114

Operation Giving Back

2:30–4:00 pm

PS122

Initiates' Program: Celebrating Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity: Where We Are and Where We Need To Be

4:15–5:45 pm

PS128

Ensuring Diversity in the Surgical Workforce

Tuesday, October 24

9:45–11:15 am

PS214

Improving Outcomes by Enhancing and Teaching Cultural Competency and Addressing Bias

2:30–4:00 pm

PS235

Current State of Health Care Disparities in Surgery and Solutions for the Future

Wednesday, October 25

8:00–9:30 am

PS304

Global Engagement

9:45–11:15 am

SF44

Global Surgery and Humanitarian Outreach II

12:45–4:00 pm

PS320

The College's International Scholars and Travelers 2017

2:30–4:00 pm

SF54

Global Surgery and Humanitarian Outreach III

End of Life Care (EOL)

Monday, October 23

1:30–5:45 pm

DC13

Surgical Ethics for the Practicing Surgeon

Tuesday, October 24

12:45–2:15 pm

SF25

Geriatric and Palliative Care I

Ethics (E)

Monday, October 23

1:15–2:15 pm

ME110

From Risk Calculators to Decision Aids: Revolutionizing Surgical Decision Making

1:30–5:45 pm

DC13

Surgical Ethics for the Practicing Surgeon

Tuesday, October 24

12:45–2:15 pm

SF23

Ethics

2:30–5:45 pm

PS228

Ethics Colloquium: Ethical Challenges of Global Surgery

Wednesday, October 25

9:45–10:45 am

NL10

John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture

11:30 am–12:30 pm

ME307

Integrating New Technology into Practice

12:45–2:15 pm

PS316

A View from Both Sides of the Table: The Surgeon as Patient

4:15–5:45 pm

PS333

Clinical Trial: Why and How You Should Incorporate Them into Your Practice

Palliative Care (PA)

Saturday, October 21

8:30 am–4:00 pm

DC02

Management of the Complex Older Surgical Patient: Geriatric and Palliative Care

Monday, October 23

1:30–5:45 pm

DC13

Surgical Ethics for the Practicing Surgeon

Tuesday, October 24

12:45–2:15 pm

SF25

Geriatric and Palliative Care I

Wednesday, October 25

8:00–9:30 am

SF37

Neurological Surgery

Pain Management (PM)

Wednesday, October 25

11:30 am–12:30 pm

ME301

Addressing Chronic Pain Following Inguinal Hernia Repair

Thursday, October 26

8:00–9:30 am

PS407

Postoperative Pain Control: Strategies of Decreasing the Need for Narcotics: Part I

9:45–11:15 am

PS408

Surgeons’ Methods and Responses to Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic: Part II

Patient Safety (PTS)

Sunday, October 22

9:00 am–4:30 pm

DC07

Measure Twice, Cut Once! Optimizing Surgical Systems of Care

Monday, October 23

9:45–11:15 am

PS105

Antibiotic Stewardship: The Key to Avoiding the Loss of Effective Antibiotics in Surgery: Part I

11:30 am–1:00 pm

PS115

Avoidance and Management of Complications Associated with Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face

1:00–5:15 pm

DC12

Achieving Success in Critical Situations: Safety and Teamwork in the Operating Room

1:15–2:15 pm

ME110

From Risk Calculators to Decision Aids: Revolutionizing Surgical Decision Making

2:30–4:00 pm

PS118

Intraoperative Abdominal Complications and Challenges

2:30–4:00 pm

PS119

Getting the Sickest Patients Ready When They Need to Go to the Operating Room

2:30–4:00 pm

PS121

Airway Management in the Intensive Care Unit

4:15–5:45 pm

PS130

Improving Quality and Outcomes through Interprofessional Teams

4:15–5:45 pm

PS131

How to Assess the Operative Skills of Senior Surgery Residents

Tuesday, October 24

8:00–9:30 am

PS203

Teaching Clinical Decision Making

8:00 am–5:30 pm

SC08

Advanced Robotic Surgery for Specialized Gastrointestinal Operations

12:45–2:15 pm

PS217

Crisis Management in the Operating Room

4:15–5:45 pm

PS233

Quality Lessons Learned from Bariatric Surgery

Wednesday, October 25

8:00–9:30 am

PS305

Controversies and the Appropriate Incorporation of Emerging Technologies in Multidisciplinary Treatment of Liver and Pancreatic Cancer

9:45–11:15 am

PS311

Augmented Reality: Advances in Intraoperative Visualization

11:30 am–12:30 pm

ME307

Integrating New Technology into Practice

4:15–5:45 pm

PS334

The Disruptive Surgeon: A Costly Situation

4:15–5:45 pm

PS335

Team-Based Care: How to Ensure Continuity of Care

Thursday, October 26

8:00–9:30 am

PS400

Ten Hot Topics in General Surgery

8:00–9:30 am

PS402

Ten Hot Topics in Surgical Patient Safety

8:00–9:30 am

VE33

New Techniques in Robotic Surgery

Risk Management (RM)

Sunday, October 22

9:00 am–4:30 pm

DC07

Measure Twice, Cut Once! Optimizing Surgical Systems of Care

Monday, October 23

9:45–11:15 am

PS105

Antibiotic Stewardship: The Key to Avoiding the Loss of Effective Antibiotics in Surgery: Part I

11:30 am–1:00 pm

PS115

Avoidance and Management of Complications Associated with Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face

1:00–5:15 pm

DC12

Achieving Success in Critical Situations: Safety and Teamwork in the Operating Room

1:15–2:15 pm

ME110

From Risk Calculators to Decision Aids: Revolutionizing Surgical Decision Making

4:15–5:45 pm

PS130

Improving Quality and Outcomes through Interprofessional Teams

4:15–5:45 pm

PS131

How to Assess the Operative Skills of Senior Surgery Residents

Tuesday, October 24

8:00 am–5:30 pm

SC08

Advanced Robotic Surgery for Specialized Gastrointestinal Operations

9:30 am–5:00 pm

DC15

Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery: Is it Worth It?

12:45–2:15 pm

PS217

Crisis Management in the Operating Room