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Register by October 18 for the Postgraduate Courses of the Clinical Congress 2021

Register for Clinical Congress 2021For this year's virtual Clinical Congress, 18 Postgraduate (PG) Courses (Didactic and Surgical Skills Courses) will be offered and will include a longitudinal, multi-part model based on contemporary educational principles. The learning activities of the PG Courses will be offered before, during, and after the five-day Clinical Congress 2021, October 23–27, 2021.

There are specific components for each PG Course. For part 1, each registrant will receive coursework to complete several weeks prior to Clinical Congress. This coursework will include recorded presentations to view, online exercises to complete, as well as resources with web links. Part 2 will involve interactive panel discussions and a live Q&A among faculty and course participants that will be held during the Clinical Congress using Zoom. Additionally, most (but not all) PG Courses will include a part 3, which will be a live, interactive panel discussion held several weeks after the Clinical Congress using Zoom. This multi-part approach will enable learning to be spaced over an extended period to promote greater learning and retention of the course content. It also will enable more interaction over time with the course faculty.

All live panel discussions will be recorded, and links to the recordings and other materials will be posted on the virtual meeting platform for on-demand viewing by course registrants for one year.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for PG Courses may be claimed after completing all requisite parts of a course (four credits for a two-part course; five credits for a three-part course). To claim CME Credits, attendees must complete the course evaluation and attest to having completed each required component of the course. CME Credits for Clinical Congress 2021, including the PG Courses, may be claimed until February 1, 2022.

To participate in the live discussions (parts 2 and 3), you must register by October 18. If this deadline is missed, only the recorded components of each course would be available, and CME Credits may be claimed through February 1, 2022. Descriptions of the PG Courses and may be found in the interactive program planner.

For additional information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at; Richard V. King, PhD, at; M. Jane Burns, MJHL, at; or Scott Miller, MEd, at