Academy VGR: Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) in the Age of Competency-based Surgical Education
This virtual Grand Rounds organized by the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators will feature three panelists with a great deal of expertise on EPAs and the requirement of the American Board of Surgery for General Surgery residents beginning in July 2023. The discussion will cover the history of EPAs and the practical implementation by General Surgery Residency Programs.
Participation in the Academy Virtual Grand Rounds is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Hospital administrators faculty
- Program directors
- Clerkship directors
- Practicing surgeons
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Comprehend the requirement of EPAS for the American Board of Surgery for General Surgery residents beginning in July 2023.
- Learners will also be able to explain the history of EPAs and the practical implementation by General Surgery Residency Programs.
- If you have any questions about the course, please contact Caroline Roth, Administrator, Academy at 312-202-5435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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.
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 and Moderator Disclosures
Jo Buyske, MD – Nothing to Disclose
Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee Disclosures
Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Ajit Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME - Nothing to Disclose
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM - Nothing to Disclose
Anthony Atala, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Kathryn Spanknebel, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Continuing Medical Education Credit Information
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 enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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