New CME opportunities available today

Over 40 virtual Clinical Congress sessions offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will launch during today’s schedule. Tuesday’s diverse programming includes 10 sessions designated as offering Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates. These sessions have been identified as including content that may meet the content-specific requirements of various state licensing boards. To maximize your educational experience and Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities, we encourage attendees to:

  1. Identify your CME needs: Visit the ACS CME State Requirements website to review a detailed summary of your state’s CME requirements. Additionally, the College has compiled the CME requirements of American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) specialty boards and ACS Accreditation/Verification Programs.
  2. Find Clinical Congress Sessions that meet your CME needs: You may use the Find a Session tool to identify sessions designated as offering Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates or Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements, and to identify sessions in your specialty/practice area. Visit the Clinical Congress 2020 Regulatory Mandate page for a full schedule of the designated sessions.
  3. Add relevant sessions to your Itinerary: Take a moment to add sessions that may meet your various CME requirements to your Clinical Congress 2020 Itinerary. Whether you attend the session as it is launched or engage with the content during the weeks following the meeting, you will find your personalized list of sessions in one location.
  4. Claim your CME or Certificate of Completion: ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE EVALUATION AND CLAIMING PROCESS. Eligible registrants (practicing MDs/DOs) must complete session evaluations and the final Global Evaluation to claim CME Credit. Residents and Allied Health Professionals are not eligible to claim CME Credits and may instead complete the Global Evaluation to access a Certificate of Completion. Attendees who are not CME eligible may complete session evaluations if they wish to receive a transcript of sessions and the corresponding hours completed. Please visit the Credit Cart tab of the meeting site for detailed instructions. Division of Education staff are available via live chat, email, and phone through the virtual MyCME Booth.

The list below provides a list of Tuesday’s sessions designated as offering Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates and a list of states that require CME in that content area. Individuals must check with their state board to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements. Please note the session entitled Contemporary Management of Perioperative Pain launches at 11:00 am CDT on Channel 3. More than 30 states require physicians to earn CME Credit addressing Opioid/Pain Management. Additional sessions designated as offering Credit to Address Opioid/Pain Management may be found by using the Find A Session tool.

All times are Central Daylight Time.

Antimicrobial Stewardship (AntiMiC)
States with the requirement: RI
PS483 Evidence-Based Use of Antibiotics in Surgery
4:00 pm–4:55 pm


Cultural Competency (CC)
States with the requirement: CT and NJ
SL442 ACS Racial Task Force
12:00 noon–12:55 pm

PS454 Global Engagement
1:00 pm–1:55 pm

Domestic Violence (DV)
States with the requirement: CT, DC, FL*, KY*, and MA
PS462 Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Intimate Partner Violence
2:00 pm–2:55 pm

End-of-Life Care (EoL)
States with the requirement: CA, IA, MA, NJ, and RI
PS436 A Better Way to Die
11:00 am–11:55 am

Ethics (E)
States with the requirement: DC, MI, NV, PR, RI, and TX
PS436 A Better Way to Die
11:00 am–11:55 am

PS485 Ethical Considerations for Surgeons Participating in Clinical Research
4:00 pm–4:55 pm

Opioid/Pain Management (OPM)
States with the requirement: AL, AK*, AR, AZ, CA, FL*, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY*, LA*, MI, ME, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT*, VT, VA, WV*, WI*, and WY
PS433 Contemporary Management of Perioperative Pain
11:00 am–11:55 am

Palliative Care (PA)
States with the requirement: CA, NY, RI, and VT
PS436 A Better Way to Die
11:00 am–11:55 am

Patient Safety (PtS)
States with the requirement: PA
PS443 When and How to Quit Cigarettes, Vaping, and Marijuana Use Prior to Surgery
12:00 noon–12:55 pm

PS465 The Aging Surgeon: New Opportunities and New Challenges
2:00 pm–2:55 pm

*These state requirements must be fulfilled through a course pre-approved by the state board or contain state-specific elements to the content requirement. Please visit, ACS MyCME CME State Requirements, to find a detailed description of each state board’s CME requirements.