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Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates

More than 40 state licensing boards have established content-specific Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for physicians. The ACS MyCME CME State Requirements page provides a detailed summary of physician CME requirements for each U.S. state licensing board. The ACS strives to keep this information up to date as CME requirements change.

Clinical Congress 2020 sessions that may meet content-specific state CME requirements have been identified and designated as offering Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates. For your convenience, the anticipated Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 schedule of sessions designated as offering Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates is included below with a list of the states that require the corresponding content area.

Please note: This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. Individuals should check with their state to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements.

Antimicrobial Stewardship (AntiMiC)

States with the requirement: RI

Tuesday

4:00–4:55 pm

PS483

Evidence-Based Use of Antibiotics in Surgery

Cultural Competency (CC)

States with the requirement: CT and NJ

Sunday

12:00–12:55 pm

PS246

Academic Global Surgery: Barriers and Solutions

Monday

10:00–10:55 am

PS326

Promoting Surgical Research in the Global South (Low- and Middle-Income Countries)

Tuesday

12:00–12:55 pm

SL442

ACS Racial Task Force

Tuesday

1:00–1:55 pm

PS454

Global Engagement

Wednesday

10:00–10:55 am

PS525

Reducing Implicit Bias: Best Practice Recommendations for Surgical Organizations

Domestic Violence (DV)

States with the requirement: CT, DC, FL*, KY*, and MA

Tuesday

2:00–2:55 pm

PS462

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Intimate Partner Violence

End-of-Life Care (EoL)

States with the requirement: CA, IA, MA, NJ, and RI

Tuesday

11:00–11:55 am

PS436

A Better Way to Die

Ethics (E)

States with the requirement: DC, MI, NV, PR, RI, and TX

Saturday

4:00–4:55 pm

SF181

Ethics

Monday

12:00–12:55 pm

PS344

Informed Consent Ruling: Contrary to Ethical Standards or Upholding the Primacy of the Surgeon-Patient Interaction?

Tuesday

11:00–11:55 am

PS436

A Better Way to Die

Tuesday

4:00–4:55 pm

PS485

Ethical Considerations for Surgeons Participating in Clinical Research

Wednesday

9:00–9:55 am

NL10

John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture: Microethics: The Ethics of Everyday Practice

Wednesday

10:00–11:55 am

PS521

Ethics Colloquium: Contemporary Challenges to Surgical Informed Consent

Opioid/Pain Management (OPM)

States with the requirement: AL, AK*, AR, AZ, CA, FL*, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY*, LA*, MI, ME, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT*, VT, VA, WV*, WI*, and WY

Monday

12:00–12:55 pm

PS343

Global Practices in the Management of Surgical Pain: Is the Opioid Crisis International?

Monday

1:00–1:55 pm

PS355

The Opioid Problem: What a Surgeon Needs to Know

Monday

4:00–4:55 pm

PS384

The Impact of Marijuana Use in the Surgical Patient

Tuesday

11:00–11:55 am

PS433

Contemporary Management of Perioperative Pain

Palliative Care (PA)

States with the requirement: CA, NY, RI, and VT

Saturday

11:00–11:55 am

SF132

Geriatric and Palliative Care

Tuesday

11:00–11:55 am

PS436

A Better Way to Die

Patient Safety (PtS)

States with the requirement: PA

Monday

12:00–12:55 pm

PS345

Hot Topics in Surgical Patient Safety

Monday

2:00–2:55 pm

PS363

Management of the Airway: All You Need to Know

Monday

4:00–4:55 pm

PS386

Transitioning Back into Clinical Practice: What Every Surgeon Should Know

Tuesday

12:00–12:55 pm

PS443

When and How to Quit Cigarettes, Vaping, and Marijuana Use Prior to Surgery

Tuesday

2:00–2:55 pm

PS465

The Aging Surgeon: New Opportunities and New Challenges

Wednesday

12:00–12:55 pm

PS544

Measuring What Matters: The Patient Perspective

Wednesday

4:00–4:55 pm

PS582

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: Translating Quality Improvement Programs to Bedside Practice

*These state requirements must be fulfilled through a course pre-approved by the state board or include state-specific elements to the requirement. Please visit ACS MyCME CME State Requirements to find a detailed description of each state board’s CME requirements.

Institutions that are accredited or verified by the ACS require specified members of the health care team to earn credits in applicable content areas to meet the site survey requirements. Clinical Congress sessions that include this content have been identified and designated as Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 will offer sessions to meet the following content areas: Bariatric Surgery (MBS), Breast (BST), Cancer (C), Geriatric Surgery (GER), Pediatric Surgery (PEDS), and Trauma (T). Individuals may meet these requirements with relevant AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ awarded by other accredited organizations. It is the responsibility of the individual to verify that the content meets the specific requirement.

The Division of Education staff is available to answer your CME questions and help ensure your Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 experience is rewarding. Please contact us at mycme@facs.org or 866-918-4799.