The Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To demonstrate compliance with requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery to have any individual who is in the position to control or influencethe content of an educational activity (i.e. planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers and staff) disclose to AATS all relevant financial relationships prior to the activity.
These requirements are designed to ensure that accredited continuing medical education (CME) provide a safe place for learning –independent of commercial interests and commercial influence-and that educational content and recommendations involving clinical medicine are evidenced-based, objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous.
AATS has procedures in place to disclose relevant financial relationships, or the absence thereof, to learners prior to the educational activity. For further information on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, please visit www.accme.org[link to www.accme.org].