Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the 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 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the policy of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) that any individual who is in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by AATS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of pharmaceutical or medical device occurs.
For further information on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, please visit www.accme.org.
The 2018 AATS Aortic Symposium has been rated compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.