CME Certificates

CME credits from all sessions, including ticketed sessions, must be self-reported online in MyAANS in order to receive credit and a CME certificate. To self-report online, go to MyAANS and log in with your username and password. Click on My CME on the upper tabs. Click on the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting event name. Enter the CME credits for the sessions you attended. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page. Scroll back up to the top of the page and print out a copy of your CME certificate for your records.

Please note that certificates will not be mailed or emailed after the meeting. The online certificate program is the only source for this documentation. Please contact the AANS at cme@aans.org for any questions. The AANS asks that you complete your self-reporting for the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting no later than May 1, 2019.

ACCME Policies

The main goals of the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting are to serve as a primary source of continuing medical education tailored specifically to the specialty, to advance neuroscience research and to promote a climate conducive to excellence in clinical practice. The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Committee is dedicated to meeting these goals. The 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is the principal mechanism for the transfer of scientific, technical and intellectual information to the neurosurgical community. Feedback obtained from the online attendee evaluation survey is an important factor in determining the program content of this meeting. Special recognition is extended to the individuals of the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Committee and the committees they represent for their perseverance and commitment to making the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting a success.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 48.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. *A maximum of 37.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed for general sessions.

CME Credit for Practical Clinics

Attendees will receive a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for all eligible half-day clinics and 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for all eligible full-day clinics. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Credit for Breakfast Seminars and Sunrise Sessions

Attendees will receive a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each Breakfast Seminar they attend. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Credit for Dinner Symposia

Attendees will receive a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for all eligible Dinner Symposia. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Credit for Electronic Presentation

Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ directly with the American Medical Association (AMA) for preparing an electronic presentation, which is also included in the published abstracts. To obtain credit from the AMA for this, physicians can either claim them on their AMA PRA certificate application or apply directly to the AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™ certificate. Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s)™ for viewing scientific electronic presentations. Physicians should self-claim credit to the AMA on their AMA PRA certificate application form.

Continuing Education for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) must self-report their credit on MyAANS.org after completion of the meeting. PAs may print a certificate of attendance that can be submitted to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) for acceptance toward the Physician Assistant Category I (pre-approved) CME requirement.

Disclaimer

The material presented at the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting has been made available by AANS for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather it is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

Neither the content (whether written or oral) of any course, seminar or other presentation in the program, nor the use of a specific product in conjunction therewith, nor the exhibition of any materials by any parties coincident with the program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented, the products used or the material exhibited by the AANS, or its committees, commissions or affiliates.

The AANS makes no statements, representations or warranties (whether written or oral) regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) status of any product used or referred to in conjunction with any course, seminar or other presentation being made available as part of the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Faculty members shall have sole responsibility to inform attendees of the FDA status of each product that is used in conjunction with any course, seminar or presentation and whether such use of the product is in compliance with FDA regulations.

The AANS disclaims any and all liability for injury or damages to any individual attending the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, and for all claims that may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by physicians or any other person. There may be, on occasion, changes in faculty and program content. AANS is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not Confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.

CME Cycle

AANS FAANS, Provisional and Affiliate members are required to document receipt of the Continuing Education Award in Neurosurgery to maintain membership. This award is earned by documenting at least 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ during each CME cycle. Your CME cycle dates are defaulted in your MyAANS account, in MyCME, and then in CME Transcripts.

ACCME Corporate Logo Policy

All AANS CME activities must be in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Commercial Support Acknowledgment Policy. All educational materials that are part of a CME activity, such as slides, abstracts and handouts, cannot contain any advertising, corporate logo, trade name, or product-group message of an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

Disclosure of commercial support must never include the use of a trade name, a product-group message, or a logo of an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempts to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all faculty, planners of educational content and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclose any relationship they have with commercial interests which may be related to the content of their lecture. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.