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Claim CME Credit

Eligible physicians can now claim CME credit for engaging with the content of the Bulletin Brief. For each issue, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available.

How to Claim

To receive CME Credit, please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the ACS Learning Management System.
  2. Select an Issue that you wish claim credit for (listed by date of release).
  3. Complete the registration process to access the Bulletin Brief activity.
  4. Complete the CME evaluation.
  5. Claim 0.5 CME credits. Your CME Certificate will be available immediately through MyCME following completion of the activity.

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Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize surgery-related content pertaining to new scientific literature, legislative and regulatory updates, education, and well-being.
  • Consider opportunities to apply new knowledge or skills gained to practice and/or patient care.

Release, Review, and Termination Date

June 22, 2021–September 14, 2022

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as "ineligible companies", defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an "ineligible company" as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Editorial Committee Disclosures

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose

Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose