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January 25, 2022

Final Week to Claim CME Credits and Credits to Fulfill State Regulatory Mandates through Clinical Congress 2021

The deadline is fast-approaching to claim Category 1 CME Credits and credits to address state regulatory mandates through participation in the recorded sessions of Clinical Congress 2021. Registration remains open, and these credits may be claimed until February 1, 2022.

Clinical Congress 2021 was designated for a maximum of 297 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. In addition, Residents and Allied Health Professionals may seek Certificates of Completion that will include a transcript of sessions and the corresponding hours completed.

The CME Credits that may be earned through participation in the Clinical Congress program address a range of regulatory mandates, including state requirements for licensure. The sessions of Clinical Congress 2021 that may meet specific state CME requirements have been designated as offering "Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates." A summary of Credits to Address Regulatory Mandates and the corresponding CME Credits appears below.

  • Cultural Competency
    • 8 CME Credits for unticketed sessions, 5 CME Credits for ticketed sessions
  • Domestic Violence
    • 1 CME Credits for unticketed sessions
  • Ethics
    • 7 CME Credits for unticketed sessions, 5 CME Credits for ticketed sessions
  • Opioid/Pain Management
    • 1 CME Credits for unticketed sessions, 5 CME Credits for ticketed sessions
  • Palliative Care
    • 1 CME Credits for unticketed sessions
  • Patient Safety
    • 6 CME Credits for unticketed sessions
  • Risk Management
    • 1 CME Credits for unticketed sessions

Credits claimed through participation in the appropriate sessions will appear on each attendee's transcript. We request you verify that this content meets your state's specific requirements; state licensing boards' CME requirements are available on the ACS website for your convenience.

Additionally, Clinical Congress sessions have been designated to offer CME Credits to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification requirements in the following domains: Bariatric, Breast, Cancer, Geriatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Trauma. Note that individuals may meet these requirements with relevant AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ awarded by any institution, and it is the responsibility of the individual to verify that the content meets the specific requirement.

Additional helpful resources on the ACS MyCME Pages include:

  • At-a-glance charts indicating all recorded CME Credits
  • State licensing board CME progress charts
  • Specialty board certification CME progress charts
  • Printable transcript and access to CME Certificates
  • CME summaries by year with accompanying CME Certificates
  • Option to add CME earned through activities not sponsored by the ACS
  • Transcript of all ACS Credits of Excellence earned
  • An educational planning resource

For more information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at asachdeva@facs.org; Alisa Nagler, JD, MA, EdD, at anagler@facs.org; or Elizabeth C. McAllister at mycme@facs.org.

Prof. Sir Murray F. Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS, MAMSE, to Join Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Fireside Chat

The College is pleased to announce that the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators will offer a virtual Fireside Chat with Professor Sir Murray F. Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS, MAMSE, 7:00–8:00 pm CT on Thursday, February 17. As an internationally renowned oncology surgeon and a Founding Member of the Academy with a stellar career that includes a lifetime of accomplishments, Dr. Brennan has much to share about his life and illustrious career during this Fireside Chat. A sizable portion of the hour will be devoted to answering questions from the audience.

The Academy Fireside Chat is available to all members of the surgical community at no cost. The session also will be recorded and available for viewing on the Academy's web page.

Register today: Fireside Chat with Professor Sir Murray Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS, MAMSE

For additional information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at asachdeva@facs.org; Alisa Nagler, JD, MA, EdD, at anagler@facs.org; or Susan Newman, MPH, at snewman@facs.org.