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Maine Chapter ACS Virtual Meeting

Business Meeting: July 9, 2029    |    Conference CME:  July 10, 2021

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This Educational Activity has been approved for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Learning Objectives:

This activity is designed for physicians. Upon completion of this course, 

  • the physician will become familiar with the activities and resources of several American College of Surgeons commissions and committees.

  • the physician will learn critical surgical techniques and be able to apply the new knowledge and ideas and improve their surgical care.

  • the physician will understand the continuous certification process.

  • Recognize prevalent cross-cultural and underserved issues in primary care, and gain an understanding of how this knowledge can be applied locally.


In compliance 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 has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation. Download complete disclosure list.

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.

Commercial Interest:  The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” 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 a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.