2016 Annual Meeting Continuing Education Credits

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2016 Annual Meeting Archive > 2016 Continuing Education Credits

Joint Accreditation

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. SGO designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, ANCC contact hours, or CPE credits. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in Sunrise Seminars, Scientific Plenary Sessions, Focused Plenary Sessions, Education Forums, Special Interest Sessions, Lunch and Learns Surgical Forums and Symposia.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 30.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 4 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

CME Compliance

SGO has earned full accreditation from the Joint Accreditation Council, which includes the ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC. Acquiring this status ensures that SGO’s educational activities and products are free from commercial bias and based on valid content by the healthcare team for the healthcare team. Activities that are designated with CME/CNE credit assure the medical community and the public that such activities provide medical practitioners with information that can assist them in maintaining or improving their practice of medicine. An important element of Joint Accreditation compliance is disclosing and resolving any potential conflicts of interest between a presenter and a corporate entity. Policies approved by the SGO Board of Directors state that all individuals participating in an accredited continuing medical education activity must disclose any financial relationships. All conflicts will be resolved through a mechanism included in SGO’s Conflict of Interest Resolution Policy. Protecting and maintaining SGO’s accreditation status is vital for the continued success of SGO’s educational offerings. Activities and products with accreditation attached equate to a fair and balanced educational experience.