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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Disclosure Policy Statement
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all instructors, planners, reviewers, managers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.

Faculty Disclosures
Faculty disclosure information will be provided as a separate hand-out, prior to the start of the program.

Intended Audience
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgeons, residents and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient care and outcomes.

Program Overview
The overall educational objective for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons is to disseminate current and advanced knowledge in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery among professionals who are involved in this specialty.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate improved competency in both restorative and aesthetic surgical techniques that have been discussed during the panel and abstract sessions.
  2. Gauge the effectiveness of various existing and evolving treatment options.
  3. Identify key factors in selecting the appropriate treatments for patients.
  4. Discuss the pitfalls/technical challenges in the use of new technologies and techniques.

ABMS Core Competencies
The Annual Meeting of the AAPS addresses the following ACGME/ABMS competencies:

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Professionalism

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. The ASPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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