American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Credit Claiming Information

The 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL will offer attendees continuing education credits for their participation in this activity.

Please complete the associated evaluations to claim credit after you have watched all the certified sessions of interest to you. You may only complete each session evaluation once to claim credit. Therefore, please do not proceed until you have completed your participation in the certified content for which you wish to claim credit. In order to claim credits, you will also be required to complete the Global Evaluation for the Conference.

You can save your responses and revisit this evaluation and credit claim at a later time by hitting the SAVE button at the bottom of any of the subsequent pages.

All Panel sessions will be awarded .75 credits/hours total for the session, except for Session PS13. Achieving Surgical Quality Together with the C-Suite, which is awarded .5 credits/hours. There are no credits/hours available for Fireside Chats or Abstracts.

Credit Claiming Deadline

Claims for CME/CNE/NCRA (CE)/Certificate of Completion are due no later than 11:59 pm CDT on December 31, 2020.

Please note: Conference content is available through October 31.

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

CME

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

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Program Objectives

This conference:

  • Provides a professional forum to discuss and apply the most recent knowledge pertaining to national, international, and local quality and safety initiatives in the field of surgery.
  • Presents methods used to analyze data from ACS Quality Programs and demonstrate practical ways to use the data for quality improvement.
  • Assists hospitals and providers in managing, analyzing, and interpreting data by providing education on proven methods that will empower hospitals and centers to make a positive impact at their facilities.
  • Enhances the learning experience by offering breakout sessions that educate attendees on the topic areas of their choice and with consideration of their level of programmatic experience.

Please note that not all sessions are approved for CME Credit. Please refer to each session to see if CME Credit is being offered. A Global Evaluation is also required for Attendees to claim CME Credits. Self-assessments and Regulatory Mandates will not be offered for this Conference. In order to streamline claiming CME Credit, complete the session evaluation located to the right of each listing.

CNE

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American College of Surgeons, which is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP 17134).

The 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference - VIRTUAL has been approved to award a maximum of 43.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours per attendee. It is recommended that nurses contact their local nursing regulatory agency or nursing licensing board to determine whether the contact hours being awarded at the 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference - VIRTUAL will satisfy their local or state requirements for continuing education.

Please note that not all sessions are approved for CNE Credit. Please refer to the each session to see if CNE Credit is being offered. A Global Evaluation is also required for Attendees to claim CNE Credits. In order to streamline claiming CNE Credit, complete the session evaluation, located to the right of each listing.

NCRA (CE)

This activity has been approved by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) Credits. The 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference - VIRTUAL has been approved for a maximum of 4.5 CE Credits per attendee.

Please note that not all sessions are approved for CE Credit. Please refer to each session to see if CE Credit is being offered. A Global Evaluation is also required for Attendees to claim CE Credit. In order to streamline claiming CE Credit, complete the session evaluation, located to the right of each listing.

Certificate of Completion

Conference Attendees can claim a Certification of Completion for their participation in the 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference - VIRTUAL. 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.

In order to acquire a Certificate of Completion, complete the session evaluation located to the right of each listing. A Global Evaluation is not required for Attendees to acquire a Certificate of Completion.

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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