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Attend didactic and skills-oriented courses at Clinical Congress for Self-Assessment Hours


Didactic and Skills-Oriented Postgraduate and Skills-Oriented Courses with a designated II and III verification level will be offered at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2013 Clinical Congress, October 6-10, in Washington, DC. These courses offer a self-assessment component toward Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2.

The American Board of Surgery requires that at least 60 of the 90 Category I CME hours completed in a three-year MOC cycle include self-assessment activity. All requirements of these Postgraduate Courses must be completed to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(tm) and hours toward self assessment. Find course requirements on the Verification Level chart found with the listing of Postgraduate and Skills-Oriented Courses on the 2013 Clinical Congress website at

Sign up for one of the following courses, complete the requirements, and receive your self-assessment hours:

PG16: Endocrine Surgery Review Course

PG21: General Surgery Review Course

PG25: MOC Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties

PG26: Update in Surgical Critical Care

PG28: Review of the Essentials of Vascular Surgery

SC04: Flexible Endoscopy for General Surgeons

SC06: FAST Ultrasound

SC07: Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound

SC08: Interoperative Decisions in Laparoscopic Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repair

SC10: Measure Twice, Cut Once! Optimizing Surgical Systems of Care

SC12: Practical Applications of Ultrasound in the ICU: ECHO and Thoracic

SC14: Rural Surgery

Verification of completion of Postgraduate and Skills-Oriented Courses will be posted on ACS members’ My CME Transcript, and certificates will be sent via e-mail to nonmembers within six to eight weeks after Clinical Congress.

To register for Clinical Congress, go to the ACS website at

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