CME Accreditation Information


CME CREDIT INFORMATION

For the 22nd Congress of the Michael E. DeBakey International Society

 

Description:

The 22nd Congress of the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society is designed to address changes in the fields of Cardiac, General, Trauma/Critical Care and Vascular Surgery.  Lecture format and abstracts will provide those who attend with new concepts and strategies concerning patient care, treatment, and outreach.

 

Educational Objectives:

Following this conference, participants should be able to:
• Identify patients who may benefit from minimally invasive cardiac surgery, candidates for limb salvage.
• Recognize the impact of natural disasters and their effect on Hospitals
• Modify surgical techniques to effectively teach skills from novice to advanced in adult patient care
• Apply concepts in optimizing outcomes in trauma patients and apply these principals to patients
• Evaluate own practice and guidelines for preventing DVT and ulcers and modify to meet current standards
• Implement ABCDEF bundle in their ICU.
• Implement at least one way to support the community and healthcare system either through education such as Stop the Bleed or additional medical support

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the WVU School of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society. The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing education activity has been provided by the WVU School of Nursing for 23.8 contact hours. The WVU School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Legislative Rule #19CSR11-4 under provider number WV-1996-0120RN.

Target Audience:
This conference will educate physicians, residents & fellows, nurses and allied health professionals in the advances in the areas of Cardiac, General, Trauma/Critical Care and Vascular Surgery.

Disclosure Statement:
It is the policy of the WVU School of Medicine Office of CME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.  All faculty/authors/planners participating in our programs are expected to disclose any relevant relationships they may have with commercial companies.  For this conference, Dr. Coselli has indicated he has received royalties for speaking and serving as a consultant for Vascutek Terumo, and Dr. Buckley has indicated he has received an honorarium for being a proctor for Torax Medical.  All others have indicated that they have no relevant interests to disclose.

These relationships, along with the educational content of this program, will be reviewed and any potential conflicts of interest will be resolved to the satisfaction of the WVU School of Medicine Office of CME prior to the activity.  If a conflict cannot be resolved, the person involved will be removed from control of content.