Education (CME/MOC)

 

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Accreditation
The Society for Vascular Surgery® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

2017 Vascular Annual Meeting

Designation of Credit
The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Overall Learning Objectives
The Vascular Annual Meeting is designed to provide a variety of learning opportunities in vascular surgical practice, research and science that support individual educational needs and lifelong learning. After the meeting, participants should be able to apply the knowledge acquired to enhance patient care.

Target Audience
The Vascular Annual Meeting is designed for:

  • Vascular surgeons
  • Physicians in related specialties
  • Fellows/residents in vascular surgery and general surgery training programs
  • Interventional radiologists working in the vascular imaging and intervention field
  • Physician assistants and nurses involved in the care of vascular surgical patients
  • Vascular technologists and vascular lab administrators
  • Researchers, administrators, practice managers, and allied health professionals with an interest in the science and treatment of vascular disease
  • Medical students with an interest in vascular surgery

MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment Credit
Of the 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are counted toward MOC part 2.

Each of the seven plenary sessions has individual self-assessments. To claim self-assessment credits, attend a plenary session, which run from Thursday through Saturday, and complete the self-assessment exam for each session attended with a passing score of 75%. Self-assessment exams are available immediately following the session.
 
Please visit vascular.org after the close of the meeting to access the self-assessment exams and claim CME and self-assessment credits. The 2017 self-assessment exams then will be available online until December 31, 2017.

2017 Postgraduate Courses

Designation of Credit
The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Overall Learning Objectives
The postgraduate courses are designed to provide a variety of learning opportunities in vascular surgical practice, research and science that support individual educational needs and lifelong learning. After the meeting, participants should be able to apply the knowledge acquired to enhance patient care.

Target Audience
The postgraduate courses are designed for:

  • Vascular surgeons
  • Physicians in related specialties
  • Fellows/residents in vascular surgery and general surgery training programs
  • Interventional radiologists working in the vascular imaging and intervention field
  • Physician assistants and nurses involved in the care of vascular surgical patients
  • Vascular technologists and vascular lab administrators
  • Researchers, administrators, practice managers, and allied health professionals with an interest in the science and treatment of vascular disease
  • Medical students with an interest in vascular surgery

MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment Credit
Of the 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are counted toward MOC part 2.
 
To claim self-assessment credits, attend a postgraduate session and complete the self-assessment exam for each session attended with a passing score of 75%. Self-assessment exams are available immediately following the session.
 
Please visit vascular.org after the close of the meeting to access the self-assessment exams and claim CME and self-assessment credits. The 2017 self-assessment exams then will be available online until December 31, 2017.

Ultrasound Physics and Vascular Test Interpretation - Physician Vascular Interpretation Examination Review 

Designation of Credit
SVS designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Overall Learning Objectives 

  1. Demonstrate advanced interpretation skills for various noninvasive vascular tests.
  2. Describe normal and abnormal spectral Doppler waveforms from the major vessels.
  3. Identify various ultrasound artifacts.
  4. Discuss ultrasound physics principles.
  5. Apply the knowledge related to vascular ultrasound interpretation to successfully complete the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination.

Target Audience
The Ultrasound Physics and Vascular Test Interpretation - Physician Vascular Interpretation Examination Review is designed for:

  • Vascular disease specialists: vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, vascular medicine physicians
  • Vascular specialists involved in the administration/management of vascular laboratories
  • Medical staff involved in interpretation of vascular laboratory examinations
  • Vascular disease trainees preparing for the RPVI examination

MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment Credit
A total 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is counted toward MOC part 2. A completion of a self-assessment exam with a passing score of 80% after the meeting is all that is needed. Self-assessment exams for claiming CME and self-assessment credits will be available online after the close of the meeting until December 31, 2017.