Maine Chapter ACS Virtual Meeting

Business Meeting: July 31, 2020    |    Conference CME:  August 1, 2020

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This Educational Activity has been approved for 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM


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

  • the physician will understand the evolving role of the ABS in continuous education and will be able to exemplify the required ongoing learning skills.

  • the physician will learn critical surgical techniques related to inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and complex hernias and be able to demonstrate appropriate surgical repair options.

  • the physician will be able to assess behavioral health issues in themselves and other surgeons and be better able to empathize with colleagues struggling with behavioral health illnesses.

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.