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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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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 live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physician 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 14.25 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. Individuals physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.

Certificate of Completion

Attendees who are not eligible for CME can claim a Certificate of Completion for their participation in the 2024 ACS Surgical Simulation Summit. Hours will be awarded to attendees based on the extent of their participation in the activity.  Many credentialing boards for healthcare professionals will accept a Certificate of Completion for conversion of hours to the specific type of credit required.

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 provided 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.
  • Examine how surgeons, anesthesiologists, and members of the quality, safety, and risk management departments can work together to improve quality and safety at their institutes using simulation.
  • Enhance the quality of patient care.

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Physicians (MD/DOs)
  • Residents
  • Medical Students
  • Allied health professionals
  • Educators
  • Simulation center directors, managers, technicians, and staff

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/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible Company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” 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. 

 

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company 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.