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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 Other activity (virtual - live and enduring) for a maximum of 218 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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CME Credit Claiming

Physicians are eligible to claim CME Credits for sessions they attend during the five-day meeting as well as sessions they view following the meeting. Residents and Allied Health Professionals are not eligible to claim CME Credits and may instead access a Certificate of Completion that will include a transcript of sessions and corresponding hours completed. ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE EVALUATION AND CLAIMING PROCESS in order to claim CME Credit, download or print a CME Certificate, Certificate of Completion, and transcript. The claiming process will include completion of an evaluation for each session you wish to claim CME Credit for, as well as completion of the Global Evaluation.

Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates

Over 40 state licensing boards have established content-specific requirements for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit. Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 sessions including this content have been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates. When claiming CME Credit for these sessions, individuals may select the Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates. This will be documented as part of one’s CME Certificate and Clinical Congress Transcript. Individuals must check with their state to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements.

Detailed summaries of each state licensing board’s CME requirements can be found on the ACS CME State Requirements website.

Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 regulatory mandate content areas include: Antimicrobial Stewardship (AntiMic), Cultural Competency (CC), Domestic Violence (DV), End-of-Life Care (EoL), Ethics (E), Opioid/Pain Management (OPM), Palliative Care (PA) and Patient Safety (PtS). 

Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements

Institutions that are accredited or verified by the ACS require specified staff to earn credits in applicable content areas—Bariatric (MBS), Breast (BST), Cancer (C), Geriatric Surgery (GS), Pediatric Surgery (PEDS), and Trauma (T)—in order to meet compliance and site survey requirements. Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 sessions that include this content are designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. When claiming CME Credit for these sessions, individuals can select the Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. This will be documented as part of one’s CME Certificate and Clinical Congress Transcript. Individuals may meet these requirements with relevant AMA PRA Category 1 Credits awarded by any institution. It is the responsibility of the individual to verify that the content meets the specific requirement. 

Visit the ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements website for an explanation of these requirements.

Self-Assessment Credit

Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 will not offer Self-Assessment Credit. The ACS continues to offer Self-Assessment Credit opportunities through the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®), Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS®), online CME activities, and more. Please contact mycme@facs.org for assistance in identifying Self-Assessment Credit opportunities.

Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 CME Evaluation and Claiming FAQs

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