The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount that create a conflict of interest and that occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that the individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. A conflict of interest is created when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. AATS has mechanisms in place to identify and resolve conflicts of interest. Relevant financial relationships, or the absence thereof, are disclosed to all learners prior to the start of the CME activity.
For further information on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, please visit www.accme.org.