International College of Surgeons
United States Section
An ACCME Accredited Provider
Overall Course Objectives
The Annual Surgical Update is designed to offer information regarding the latest surgical advancements and technology to address gaps in knowledge that may exist for practicing surgeons in all surgical specialties, residents in training, and allied health professionals. The desired outcome of this program is increased knowledge, better competency in cutting edge treatment modalities, and enhanced treatment decision making. It is the expressed goal of the course to provide enough material that upon completion of the activity the participant can make educated decisions to incorporate the latest surgical techniques and technologies as well as discern when these procedures are warranted to provide optimum patient care.
Topics presented during the Annual Surgical Update have been designed to address and improve the attendee’s knowledge and skills in the following competencies; patient care or patient-centered care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning & improvement, quality improvement and professionalism.
It is the policy of the International College of Surgeons-US Section that any individual who is involved in planning or presenting in a program designated for AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit™ must disclose all relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest prior to being included in the final program. This information is disclosed to the audience prior to the activity. The ICS-US has procedures in place to address a conflict of interest should one arise. Our complete Policy on Commercial Support and Independence is available on FICS Online or by request from Headquarters. Additionally, faculty members are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of a pharmaceutical or medical device occurs.
The International College of Surgeons-United States Section is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
The International College of Surgeons-United States Section designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.