JACS Manuscript Review CME – March 2021

The purpose of the JACS Manuscript Review is to give peer reviewers the opportunity to claim CME credit for time spent evaluating articles submitted to JACS. This session is ideal for faculty, program directors, residents, and medical students learners will become more competent in current surgical literature and up-to-the-minute surgical research and techniques. Participants may only claim a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per month for JACS Manuscript Review. CME credit for each month can be claimed for up to one month after completion of the manuscript review. For example, if you complete a review in March, you may claim CME until April 30, 2021.

Target Audience

  • Practicing Surgeons
  • Physicians
  • Allied health professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Gain improved understanding of the most up-to-date surgical literature and techniques

  • Evaluate the merits of new surgical literature in an anonymous, objective peer review process


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

JACS Manuscript Review 
March 2021
Chicago, IL 

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. 

Editorial Committee Disclosures

Timothy J. Eberlein, Editor-in-Chief - Nothing to disclose
Ronald J. Weigel, CME Editor - 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 manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3.00 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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CME Credit Claiming Information

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION in order to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion. The course evaluation will appear once you take and complete this course. The following requirements will need to be completed:

  • Review all course materials 
  • Course evaluation

Participants may only claim a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per month for JACS Manuscript Review.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Certificate of Completion
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