2024 ACS Surgical Simulation Summit

On behalf of the ACS-AEI Program Committee and the Division of Education staff, we would like to thank you attending the 17th Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit, in-person at the Swissôtel in downtown Chicago on March 14-15, 2024. The Summit brought together surgeons and simulation center directors, educators, administrators, engineers, and researchers to share best practices, present innovative research, and discuss the latest advances in simulation-based surgical education and training. 

The 2024 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit will offer attendees continuing education credits for their participation in this activity. Physicians are eligible to claim CME Credits. Residents and Allied Health Professionals are not eligible to claim CME Credits and may instead request a Certificate of Completion. 

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION before you are able to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion. Claims for CME/Certificates of Completion are due no later than 11:59 pm CT on May 14, 2024. The course evaluation will close at that time.

For ACS Members: Certificates will be available on the MyCME member portal page.
For Non-ACS Members: Certificates will be available on the course credit page.

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Physicians (MD/DOs)
  • Residents
  • Allied health professionals
  • Educators
  • Simulation center directors, managers, technicians and staff

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve the simulation-based surgical education and training provided to learners at their institutions
  • Implement innovative teaching techniques at their institutions
  • Discuss and apply the most recent research advancements in the field of simulation education
  • Enhance the quality of patient care
     

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us at edinstitutes@facs.org.

For technical questions, please contact us at Learning@facs.org.

 

 

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.25 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
02/09/2024
Course expires: 
05/14/2024

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/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” 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 an ineligible company 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. 

Speaker/Moderator/Discussants/Authors Disclosures

Mark Aeder - Nothing to Disclose                
Christina Alvarado - Nothing to Disclose                
Ananya Anand - Nothing to Disclose                
Nicholas Anton - Nothing to Disclose                
James Bagian - Nothing to Disclose                
Austin Baird - Nothing to Disclose                
Crystal Bencken    - Nothing to Disclose            
Madeline Blackwell - Nothing to Disclose                
Mark Brentnall - Surgical Science; Salary
Nicole Brooks - Nothing to Disclose                
Amanda Burden - Nothing to Disclose                
Berna Buyukozturk - Nothing to Disclose                
Susan Carter - Nothing to Disclose                
Aaron Cheng - Nothing to Disclose                
Julie Clanahan - Nothing to Disclose                
Lou Clark - Nothing to Disclose                
Lisa Clemens - Nothing to Disclose                
Jeffrey Cooper - Nothing to Disclose                
David Cron - Nothing to Disclose                
Joseph Crutcher- Nothing to Disclose                
Shannon DiMarco - Nothing to Disclose                
Timothy Eberlein - Nothing to Disclose                
Eugene Floersch - Nothing to Disclose                
Brenton Franklin - Nothing to Disclose                
Fanny Gabrysz-Forget - Nothing to Disclose                
Jenny Garnett - Nothing to Disclose                
Jesika Gavilanes - Nothing to Disclose                
Destiny Green - Nothing to Disclose                
Koy Gubler - Nothing to Disclose                
Saumya Gupta - Nothing to Disclose                
Julie Hartman - Nothing to Disclose                
Elizabeth Horne - Nothing to Disclose                
Lily Huang - Nothing to Disclose            
Emma Huston - Nothing to Disclose                
Eesha Irfanullah - Nothing to Disclose                
Rachel Jensen - Nothing to Disclose                
Carolina Jirka - Nothing to Disclose                
Alexandra Johns - Nothing to Disclose                
Nicholas Jonas - Nothing to Disclose                
Symon Kasperek - Nothing to Disclose                
Nehal Khamis - Nothing to Disclose                
Samuel Kim - Intuitive; speaker case observation; honorarium
Melinda Klar - Nothing to Disclose                
Laquanda Knowlin - Nothing to Disclose                
Leonard Lamsen - Nothing to Disclose                
Anthony LaPorta - Nothing to Disclose                
James Lau - Nothing to Disclose                
Gyusung Lee - Nothing to Disclose                
Luis Llerena - Nothing to Disclose                
Amy Lu - Nothing to Disclose                
Riu-Min Mao - Nothing to Disclose                
Marco Martinez - Nothing to Disclose                
Tonya Martino - Nothing to Disclose                
Angela Mitchell - Nothing to Disclose                
Alexis Miranda - Nothing to Disclose                
Ravi Nayak - Nothing to Disclose                
Dmitry Nepomnayshy - Microline; Ergosuture, consultant; consultant, Compensation
Ngan Nguyen - Nothing to Disclose                
Daniel Oh - Intuitive; Part-time medical advisor, Compensation
Mary Oh - Nothing to Disclose                
Tamara Owens - Nothing to Disclose                
John Paige - Oxford; SGEA; IAMSE; Springer Nature; Boston Scientifc; Avita; Acell, book; hernia research; teamwork measurement; educational consultant; hernia research; wound research, royalties; honoraria; grant
Eduard Martin Palavecino - Nothing to Disclose                
Alexander Perez - Nothing to Disclose                
Bradley Perry - Nothing to Disclose                
May Pian-Smith - Nothing to Disclose                
Deanna Plewa - Nothing to Disclose                
Alyssa Pradarelli - Nothing to Disclose                
Carla Pugh - Medical Teaching Systems and 10 Newton's Inc; PrecisionOS, Intuitive Foundation, HUED; Medical Examination Teaching Systems, Clinical Assessment and Training Systems, Training System for Tourniquet Application, Tracking and Digital Documentation of Haptic Manipulation; Truinject Founder/Owner; Consultant; Patent Holder; Expert Testimony Ownership Interest; Honorarium; Patent Beneficiary
Samy Ramadan - Nothing to Disclose                
Gazi Rashid - Nothing to Disclose                
Kristen Reede - Nothing to Disclose                
Robert Rege - Nothing to Disclose                
Craig Reickert - Nothing to Disclose                
Mojca Remskar - Nothing to Disclose                
Richard Reznick - Nothing to Disclose                
Caroline Ricard - Nothing to Disclose                
Homero Rivas - Nothing to Disclose                
Victoria Roach - Nothing to Disclose                
Judy Roark - Nothing to Disclose                
Scott Roberts - Nothing to Disclose                
Natalie Rodriguez - Nothing to Disclose                
David Rogers - Nothing to Disclose                
Aram Rojas - Nothing to Disclose                
Deborah Rooney - Fundamentals of Vaginal Surgery, LLC, Partner; Financial interest
Armaun Rouhi - Nothing to Disclose                
Ajit Sachdeva - Nothing to Disclose                
Jorge Salazar - Nothing to Disclose                
Mary Catherine Santos - Nothing to Disclose                
Lisa Satterthwaite - Nothing to Disclose                
Megan Sherman - Nothing to Disclose                
Luke Simmons - Nothing to Disclose                
Douglas Slakey - Provation, Advisory Board Member; Honoraria
Adam Sonneberg - Nothing to Disclose                
Randy Steadman - Nothing to Disclose                
Dimitrios Stefanidis - Beckton Dickinson; Intuitive; Applied investigator; investigator research to support institution; research to support institution; Consulting
Benjamin Stobbe - Nothing to Disclose                
Kenneth Stransky - Nothing to Disclose                
Robert Sweet - Simagine Health; Boston Scientific, Patent Owner/Consultant/Advisory Board; Consultant Ownership
Dawn Swiderski - Nothing to Disclose                
Joshua Sznol - Nothing to Disclose                
Caitlin Tallant - Nothing to Disclose                
Natalia Tarasova - Nothing to Disclose                
Christopher Thomas - Nothing to Disclose            
Areti Tillou - Nothing to Disclose                
Patricia Turner - Nothing to Disclose                
Joseph Vitelli - Nothing to Disclose                
Kevin Weiss - Nothing to Disclose                
Zachary Whaley - Nothing to Disclose            
Rachel Wile - Nothing to Disclose                
Parvathi Wilkins - Nothing to Disclose            
Diana Wu - Nothing to Disclose                 
James Wu - Nothing to Disclose                
Boris Zevin - Nothing to Disclose    
  

Program Committee Disclosures

Amanda Burden - Nothing to Disclose                
Jeffrey Cooper - Nothing to Disclose                
Susan Carter - Nothing to Disclose                
Gladys Fernandez - Nothing to Disclose                
Sally Fortner - Nothing to Disclose                
Steven Houg - Nothing to Disclose                
Amy Johnson - Nothing to Disclose                
Kathleen Johnson - Nothing to Disclose                
Alexander Perez - Nothing to Disclose                
Mary Catherine Santos - Nothing to Disclose                
Robert Rege - Nothing to Disclose                
Ajit K. Sachdeva - Nothing to Disclose                
Cathy Sormalis - Nothing to Disclose                
R.H. “Randolph” Steadman - Nothing to Disclose                
Jose Velasco - Nothing to Disclose    

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

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 14.25 hours meet the requirements for Patient Safety.*

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

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CME Credit Claiming Information

The 2024 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit will offer attendees continuing education credits for their participation in this activity. Physicians are eligible to claim CME Credits. Residents and Allied Health Professionals are not eligible to claim CME Credits and may instead request a Certificate of Completion. 

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION before you are able to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion. Claims for CME/Certificates of Completion are due no later than 11:59 pm CT on May 14, 2024. The course evaluation will close at that time.

For ACS Members: Certificates will be available on the MyCME member portal page.
For Non-ACS Members: Certificates will be available on the course credit page.

This course is available for claiming partial credit, for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Credits Specified for Patient Safety.  

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.25 Certificate of Completion
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To Enroll/Register

You may enroll in the course to claim CME credit for attending the in-person course free of charge. First, you will be asked to register/enroll into the course and provide information to complete the registration process. 

Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the confirmation and course login information. 

 

To Start Course

Once you have completed the registration process, you will see the "Take Course" button above, click on the button to start/access the educational activity and claim CME credit.