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Continuing Medical Education Information

Continuing Medical Education Mission Statement

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is dedicated to ensuring high-quality patient care by advancing the science through research and education for prevention and management of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.

Annual Meeting Scientific Meeting Goals, Purpose and Learning Objectives

The goals of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting are to improve the quality of patient care by maintaining, developing and enhancing the knowledge, skills, professional performance and multidisciplinary relationships necessary for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. The Program Committee is dedicated to meeting these goals.
 
This scientific program is designed to provide surgeons with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with emphasis on patient care, teaching and research.
 
Presentation formats include podium presentations followed by audience questions and critiques, panel discussions, e-poster presentations, video presentations and symposia focusing on specific state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities.
 
The purpose of all sessions is to improve the quality of care of patients with diseases of the colon and rectum. At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize new information in colon and rectal benign and malignant treatments, including the latest in basic and clinical research.
  • Describe current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
  • Apply knowledge gained in all areas of colon and rectal surgery.
  • Recognize the need for multidisciplinary treatment in patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
This activity is supported by educational grants from commercial interests. Complete information will be provided to participants prior to the activity.
 
ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.


Continuing Medical Education Credit

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendees can earn 1 CME credit for every 60 minutes of educational time.

CME credits are subject to change.

Continuing Nursing Education Accreditation
ASCRS will apply for approval for CE credit for nurses through Synaptiv. SynAptiv is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16031.  The total number of approved credits will be announced.

Self-Assessment
 
Information about Self-Assessment sessions to be offered that are eligible for credit will be posted soon.
 
Credit Verification
 
ASCRS will provide information to participants regarding the method of claiming CME and Self-Assessment credits in the near future.