Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education | ASCRS

The program is intended for the education of colon and rectal surgeons as well as general surgeons and others involved in the treatment of diseases affecting the colon, rectum and anus.

Online Evaluation

ASCRS is using an online evaluation for the 2016 Annual Meeting. This system allows you to complete evaluations online for all the certified CME sessions you attend.

You will be asked to enter your Last Name and ID Number in order to complete the evaluations. Your ID Number is located on your Registration Card and Badge and in your My Account data on the ASCRS website. Online evaluations must be completed by December 31, 2016

Accreditation

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 42.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Attendees can earn 1 CME credit for every 60 minutes of educational time.

Successful Completion: Participants must be registered for the conference and attend the session(s). Each participant will receive a username and password for completion of the evaluation form for the ASCRS 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting; participants must complete an online evaluation form for each session they attend to receive contact hours. There are no prerequisites unless otherwise indicated.

Self-Assessment Credit

Many of the sessions offered will be designated as self- assessment CME credit, applicable to Part 2 of the ABS MOC program. In order to claim self-assessment credit, attendees must take a post-test. Information/instructions will be sent to all meeting registrants prior to the Annual Meeting. Additional details and explanations regarding self-assessment is available.  

Annual Scientific Meeting Mission, Goal, Purpose and Learning Objectives

The goal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Meeting is to improve the quality of patient care by maintaining, developing and enhancing the knowledge, skills, professional performance and multidisciplinary relationships necessary for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. The Annual Program Committee is dedicated to meeting these goals.

This scientific program is designed to provide surgeons with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with emphasis on patient care, teaching and research.

Presentation formats include podium presentations followed by audience questions and critiques, panel discussions, ePoster presentations, video presentations and symposia focusing on specific state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities.

The purpose of all sessions is to improve the quality of care of patients with diseases of the colon and rectum.

At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize new information in colon and rectal benign and malignant treatments, including the latest in basic and clinical research.
  • Describe current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
  • Apply knowledge gained in all areas of colon and rectal
  • Recognize the need for multidisciplinary treatment in patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

Target Audience

The program is intended for the education of colon and rectal surgeons as well as general surgeons and others involved in the treatment of diseases affecting the colon, rectum and anus.

Method of Participation

Participants must be registered for the conference and attend the session(s). Each participant will receive a username and password for completion of the evaluations for the ASCRS 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting; participants must complete an online evaluation form for each session they attend to receive credit hours. There are no prerequisites unless otherwise indicated.

Disclaimer

The primary purpose of the ASCRS Annual Meeting is educational. Information, as well as technologies, products and/or services discussed, are intended to inform participants about the knowledge, techniques and experiences of specialists who are willing to share such information with colleagues. A diversity of professional opinions exist in the specialty and the views of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons disclaims any and all liability for damages to any individual attending this conference and for all claims which may result from the use of information, technologies, products and/or services discussed at the conference.

Speakers and times are subject to change.

Disclosures and Conflict of Interest

In compliance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the ASCRS, faculty has been requested to complete a Disclosure of Financial Relationships form. Disclosures will be made at the time of presentation, as well as included in the Program Book and Mobile App. All perceived conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to presentation; and, if not resolved, the presentation will be denied.