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Jointly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Disclosure Policy Statement
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all instructors, planners, reviewers, managers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.

Faculty Disclosures
Faculty disclosure information will be provided as a separate hand-out, prior to the start of the program.

Intended Audience
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgeons, residents and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient care and outcomes.

Program Overview
The overall educational objective for the Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council is to disseminate current and advanced knowledge in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery among professionals who are involved in this specialty.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss clinical and basic science research in the fields related to plastic surgery.
  • Identify new research methods and results that are most likely to improve the practice of plastic surgery; including current methodologies for clinical outcome studies in evidence based medicine.
  • Contribute to open discussion and critique of presented information.
ABMS Core Competencies
The Annual Meeting of the PSRC addresses the following ACGME/ABMS competencies:
  • Professionalism
  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider-ship of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC). The ASPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 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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