Beyond learning what’s new in the world of vascular surgery, paid physicians also can earn both Continuing Medical Education credits and Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment credits.
The Society for Vascular Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SVS has designated the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the 29.25 credits, 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ meet the requirements for American Board of Surgery MOC Part 2 self-assessment.
To claim credits, physicians must attend that session and then complete the appropriate self-assessment exam with a passing score of 75%. Access to the exams will be available via a link in the 2016 VAM Mobile App and a link on the SVS website. New this year is the ability to have access to the exams immediately after a session.
Attendees may access the exams and claim CME and self-assessment credits through Dec. 31, 2016.
Separate certificates are issued for postgraduate courses (a total of nine credits are available and people may register for postgraduate courses only and not participate in VAM), the Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation exam course (3.25 CME and 3.25 MOC credits) and for VAM itself (up to 29.25 and 13.25 CME and MOC credits, respectively, depending on session participation). A grand total of 25.5 MOC credits is available to someone who takes three postgraduate courses, participates in two breakfast and all plenary sessions and also completes the RPVI review course.