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CME Information

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


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 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 5.25 hours meet the requirements for Patient Safety.*

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

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My CMEThe 2020 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit Research Presentations will offer attendees continuing education credits for their participation in this activity. Currently, credits are only available to those who participate in real-time and will not be awarded by watching the recording of the three-day meeting afterwards.

Physicians are eligible to claim CME Credits for each day of the meeting they attend. Residents and Allied Health Professionals are not eligible to claim CME Credits and may instead request a Certificate of Completion. ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE GLOBAL EVALUATION in order to claim a CME Certificate of a Certificate of Completion. The link to the global evaluation will be e-mailed to participants after the final session concludes on November 4. Claims for CME/Certificates of Completion are due no later than 11:59 pm CT on December 4, 2020. The global evaluation will close at this time.

For ACS Members: Certificates will be available on MyCME 1–2 weeks following the close of credit claiming.

For Non-ACS Members: Certificates will be e-mailed to you 3–4 weeks following the close of credit claiming.

Program Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve the simulation-based surgical education and training they provide to learners at their institutions
  • Implement innovative teaching techniques at their institutions
  • Discuss and apply the most recent research advancements in the field of simulation education
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a "commercial interest" as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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