Accreditation

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 direct providership of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses 

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Nurses who attend a Category 1 CME certified activity can complete the continuing education hours section of the ANCC Professional Development Record in order to document the courses attended and the hours obtained 

Disclosure of Financial Relationships with Any Commercial Interest

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and International Conference Management to require that everyone who is in the position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. Any individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationships exist.

Acknowledgment

This continuing medical education activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants and exhibitor & commercial support from contributing organizations, each of which will be identified in course materials at the conference.