Bulletin Brief CME December 14 2021
We are delighted you are using the ACS Bulletin Brief educational content as part of your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
The Bulletin Brief is a weekly newsletter that delivers updates on important advances the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and other stakeholders are making to help provide optimal care.
- Practicing surgeons/physicians
- Medical/surgical educators
- Allied health professionals
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Summarize surgery-related content pertaining to new scientific literature, legislative and regulatory updates, education, and well-being.
- Consider opportunities to apply new knowledge or skills gained to practice and/or patient care.
Bulletin Brief - December 14, 2021
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.
Editorial Committee Disclosures
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Course Completion and Certificate
Eligible physicians can claim CME credit for engaging with the content of the Bulletin Brief. For each issue, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available. CME credit for each month can be claimed for up to one month after completion of the Bulletin Brief activity. To receive CME Credit and a Certificate, participants must:
- Access and engage with the content of the Bulletin Brief issue.
- Complete the Course Evaluation.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 Certificate of Completion
You may enroll in the course free of charge.
You will be asked to register for 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.