Clinical Congress 2021 will offer 296.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, with 25 sessions designated as offering Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate, 74 sessions designated as offering Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements, and 18 Postgraduate Courses. Physicians are eligible to claim Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits for sessions they attend during the five-day meeting as well as sessions they complete following the meeting. The Clinical Congress claiming deadline is February 1, 2022. Residents and allied health professionals are not eligible to claim CME Credits and may instead access a Certificate of Completion. Registrants are able to view Clinical Congress sessions at times convenient for them and as often as desired.
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates
More than 40 state licensing boards have established content-specific requirements for CME Credit. Clinical Congress 2021 sessions, including this content, have been identified and designated as offering Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates. Clinical Congress 2021 regulatory mandate content areas include: Cultural Competency (CC), Domestic Violence (DV), Ethics (E), Opioid/Pain Management (OPM), Palliative Care (PA), Patient Safety (PtS), and Risk Management (RskMgmt). You may view the full schedule of sessions designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates to tailor your Clinical Congress experience to meet your state CME requirements. Individuals must check with their state to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements.
Detailed summaries of each state licensing board’s CME requirements can be found on the ACS CME State Requirements website.
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements
Institutions that are accredited or verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) require specified members of the health care team to earn credits in applicable content areas to meet the site survey requirements. Virtual Clinical Congress sessions that include this content have been identified and designated as Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements and include the following content areas: Bariatric Surgery (MBS), Breast (BST), Cancer (C), Geriatric Surgery (GER), Pediatric Surgery (PEDS), and Trauma (T). You may use the Clinical Congress Education Program search tool to find sessions by Credit to Address Accreditation/Verification Requirements content areas.
Visit the ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements website for an explanation of these requirements.
The Clinical Congress 2021 program includes 18 Postgraduate Courses incorporating best practices in education and training. Separate registration is required for participation in these two- and three-part courses. Capacities are limited, and requests will be filled on a first-come, first-processed basis. Postgraduate Course tickets may be purchased during the meeting, subject to availability. Attendees will be able to claim CME for participation in two-part Postgraduate Courses once the session has aired during the scheduled meeting. Participants in three-part Postgraduate Courses will be able to claim CME once the third portion of the course is concluded following the scheduled meeting.
Clinical Congress 2021 will not offer Self-Assessment Credit. The ACS continues to offer Self-Assessment Credit opportunities through the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®), Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS®), online CME activities, and more. Please contact [email protected] for assistance in identifying Self-Assessment Credit opportunities.
Evaluation and claiming process
Registrants must complete the online evaluation and claiming process in order to claim CME Credit and to download or print a CME Certificate, Certificate of Completion, and transcript. The claiming process will include completion of an evaluation for each session you intend to claim CME Credit for, as well as completion of the Global Evaluation. Step-by-step instructions can be found by clicking on the Claim Credit link within the Clinical Congress virtual meeting platform, and Division of Education staff will be available to answer questions via online chats, by e-mail, and by phone through the virtual MyCME Booth.
*Residents and Allied Health Professionals are not eligible to claim CME Credits and may instead access a Certificate of Completion that will include a transcript of sessions and corresponding hours completed.