The American College of Surgeons (ACS) does not automatically transfer CME data to the American Board of Surgery (ABS). If you would like to electronically transmit your CME data from the ACS to the ABS, use the ACS MyCME Portal. You will need your ACS ID log-in. This will be your membership number or the ACS ID you received when you created your ACS account. If you need assistance with the ACS ID contact Log-in Help.
After your CME credits are sent, you will see a confirmation page. After 24 hours, you can log into your ABS account to confirm the credits are in your ABS CME Repository.
If you participate in an activity that was not accredited by the ACS, you are more than welcome to keep track of those activities inside your MyCME portal as you have done in past. However, we cannot transmit these data to the board. It is recommended the attendee contact the host of the CME activity that was accredited by an external provider to receive information for how to transmit the CME Data. The host of the CME activity may have most likely collaborated with ACCME and the applicable boards to arrange for those data to be transmitted automatically. The host for the activity will most likely know if the data will be automatically sent on your behalf from the board. So, you will not have to do anything else. If you would like additional information regarding ABS and how they will receive credits for courses not accredited by the ACS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.