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MyCME at Clinical Congress

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* A maximum of 38 credits are available for non-ticketed sessions.

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CME Credit Claiming

On-site claiming will be available at the MyCME kiosks. The deadline to claim credit for Clinical Congress 2019 is December 1, 2019.

Residents and allied health professionals are eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

Self-Assessment Credit

Self-Assessment Credit is still required for some individuals. Please refer to the American Board of Surgery (ABS) or other relevant specialty Boards for any questions related to the evolving requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Continuous Certification.

Self-Assessment Credit will be available for most sessions and courses. The process of earning Self-Assessment Credit is voluntary and is not a prerequisite to Claiming CME Credit. Participants are strongly encouraged to complete their self-assessment post-test as soon after attendance as possible. The final deadline is December 1, 2019.

About Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates and Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements

Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates

The majority of state licensing boards have established specific content requirements for CME Credit. State requirements might include Opioid/Pain Management (OPM), Ethics (E), Palliative Care (PA), and/or Patient Safety (PtS). Clinical Congress sessions that include this content are designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates. When claiming CME Credit for these sessions, individuals can select the Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate. This will be documented on the participant’s CME Certificate and Clinical Congress Transcript. Individuals MUST check with their state medical board to verify that the content meets the specific requirements.

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Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements

Institutions that are accredited or verified by the ACS may require staff to earn credits in applicable content areas—Trauma (T), Bariatric (MBS), Breast (BST), Cancer (C)—in order to meet compliance and site survey requirements. Clinical Congress sessions that include this content are designated as Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. When claiming CME Credit for these sessions, individuals can select the Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. This will be documented on the participant's CME Certificate and Clinical Congress Transcript. Individuals MUST check with their institutions or appropriate ACS staff to verify that the content meets the specific requirements.

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How do Regulatory Mandates Impact CME Offerings?

The ACS Division of Education, with the direction of the Chair of the Clinical Congress Planning Committee, has identified Clinical Congress 2019 sessions that include Regulatory Mandated content for CME activities. The corresponding CME activities have been designated as fulfilling Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates or Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. When claiming CME Credit for these sessions, participants may select the appropriate Regulatory Mandates for documentation on their CME Certificate.

*The ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying that the content satisfies such requirements.

Webcast Packages

Participants may customize an ACS Webcast package to help complete content-specific CME Credit required by state or specialty boards. Sessions with CME designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates will be identified for your selection when building the webcast package.

State CME Requirements

The ACS Division of Education has compiled a list of State CME Requirements for your convenience.

Contact Us

Contact the ACS MyCME Team at mycme@facs.org with any questions.