Accreditation

Purpose

The purpose of The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA®) is to provide evidence-based education and resources to support a continuum of professional development needs, regulatory requirements, continuous quality improvement, based upon identified clinical practice gaps for physician anesthesiologists and members of the anesthesia care team.

Definition of Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

Source: www.accme.org

Statement of Need

The program content is derived from a member needs survey feedback and post-meeting evaluations over past conferences. The educational focus informs attendees on current issues in anesthesiology and updates across multiple disciplines.

Global Learning Objectives

This comprehensive activity provides learners with opportunities to:

  • Assess the potential applications of emerging scientific advances that affect the practice of anesthesia.
  • Integrate technical knowledge about state-of-the-art procedures, advanced therapeutic agents, and medical device use into practice.
  • Apply contemporary practice management skills and knowledge of regulatory issues to the efficient and safe delivery of patient care.
  • Translate expanded knowledge into improvements in practice; short-, medium- and long-term patient outcomes; and patient satisfaction.

NOTE: Each session has its own specific learning objectives which are included within each session.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for anesthesiologists and the members of the anesthesia care team. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.

Accreditation

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has approved this program for 27 AOA Category 2-A CME credits.

European Union of Medical Specialists

The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA) signed an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credits between Europe and the USA whereby:

  • European physicians attending an event in the USA had their credits recognized in Europe.
  • American physicians attending an event in Europe had their credits recognized in the USA.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the 2020 Anesthesiology Annual Meeting. These credits can be converted by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) into European CME credits (ECMEC’s) and into National Credits by the European National Authorities.

ACHE

ASA is authorized to award 15 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select "My Education Credit" to log hours earned.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Disclosure Statement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.