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Sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Patient Safety Credit: 4.0
Release Date: 10/01/2012
Expiration Date: 12/31/2013
Minimum Post-test Score to Claim Credit: 60%
Estimated time to complete this course:
1) Breast & Cosmetic Module: 4 hours
2) Comprehensive Integument Module: 4 hours
3) Craniomaxillofacial Module: 4 hours
4) Hand & Extremities Module: 4 hours
This activity is intended for plastic surgeons and other healthcare professionals.
This activity has been designed to enhance the participant’s clinical knowledge base of plastic surgery in four clinical component areas:
1) Breast & Cosmetic, 2) Comprehensive Integument 3) Craniomaxillofacial, 4) Hand & Extremities
It is intended to serve as a self-assessment tool. The contents include a selection of questions, critiqued responses, and references from recent In-service Examinations for plastic surgeons. All practice and test questions were reviewed and found to be objective and supported by appropriate review of the literature and align with evidence-based research. Content in this educational activity has been reviewed by peers and professionals to determine that the content is fair, balanced, and unbiased.
At the successful completion of each module (passing score is 60%), participants earn 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Participants may choose to study all modules or only those that are educationally relevant to their practice and professional interests. Thus, participants can earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. The contents include a selection of questions, critiqued responses, and references from recent In-Service Examinations for plastic surgeons.
Use of these materials are provided with the understanding that utilization and completion of the questions does not imply or guarantee a successful outcome on maintenance of certification efforts.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Utilize the most up-to-date information on the core curriculum of plastic surgery to improve patient care and obtain better outcomes in practice.
2. Identify their knowledge base of the four clinical component areas covered: comprehensive integument, aesthetic and breast, craniomaxillofacial, hand and extremities.
3. Establish a benchmark for areas of focus needing further concentrated educational efforts.
4. Formulate a continual learning plan to participate in appropriate educational activities based upon results of this self assessment activity
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. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
All identified conflicts of interests have been resolved.
- Jerome Chao, MD: Speaker for Covidien and Synovis; recipient of research support from Covidien
- William W. Dzwierzynski, MD: Consultant for Allergan
- John B. Hijjawi, MD: Speaker for LifeCell
- Jeffrey E. Janis, MD: Speaker for LifeCell; consultant for Snowden Pencer; advisor to Mentor, Ethicon, Integra, and LifeSciences
- Scott Lifchez, MD: Recipient of honorarium from Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
- Martin Newman, MD: Speaker for Synovis, Mentor, and Novadaq; consultant for Synovis and Novadaq
- David Staffenberg, MD: Consultant for Medtronic and Biomet Microfixation
- Michael Wong, MD: Recipient of research support from Biomet Microfixation
All other planners, committee members, authors, reviewers, chairs and sub-chairs as listed above have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. The ASPS staff members have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.
ASPS In-Service Examination Committee
Overall Committee Chair: Sheri Slezak, MD
Breast & Cosmetic
Philip D. Wey, MD, Chair
Devra Becker, MD
Lawrence S. Glassman, MD
Tad Grenda, MD
David M. Kahn, MD
Firas R. Karmo, MD
Mary Kim, MD
Joshua M. Korman, MD
Anthony N. LaBruna, MD, FACS
Stephen E. Metzinger, MD
Martin I. Newman, MD
Elsa M. Raskin, MD
Ali Sajjadian, MD
Kamal Sawan, MD
Michele A. Shermak, MD
Mia Talmor, MD
Anne Taylor, MD
Sarvam TerKonda, MD
Jason Wendel, MD
Karol A. Gutowski, MD, Chair
June S. Chen, MD
Ernest S. Chiu, MD
Umar Choudry, MD
Arin Greene, MD
Eric Halvorson, MD
Charles Scott Hultman, MD
Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Bernard T. Lee, MD
Gordon K. Lee, MD
Stephen M. Milner, MD
Reza Mirali Akbari, MD
Devinder Singh, MD
Mary Snyder, MD
Matthew H. Steele, MD
Michael Suzman, MD
Benjamin Van Raalte, MD
Stephen A. Chidyllo, MD, DDS, FACS, Chair
Lisa R. David, MD, FACS
Joseph J. Disa, MD
Brian Gastman, MD
John A. Girotto, MD
Paul M. Glat, MD
Negin Noorchashm Griffith, MD
Matthew M. Hanasono, MD
Babak J. Mehrara, MD
Gary F. Rogers, MD
Davinder J. Singh, MD
David A. Staffenberg, MD
Helen E. Tadjalli, MD, FACS
Peter J. Taub, MD
Hand & Lower Extremity
Sean M. Bidic, MD, FAAP, FACS, Chair
Kodi Azari, MD
Glenn A. Becker, MD
Steven L. Bernard, MD
Jerome D. Chao, MD
Andrew Chen, MD
William W. Dzwierzynski, MD
John R. Griffin, MD
Scott Hansen, MD
John B. Hijjawi, MD
Scott Lifchez, MD
David T. Netscher, MD
Zubin J. Panthaki, MD
A. Neil Salyapongse, MD
Bradon J. Wilhelmi, MD
Michael S. Wong, MD