CME Information

Accreditation and Designation Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF). The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 51.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians must claim credits by visiting the CME claim kiosks. Credit hours are subject to program changes.

The Scientific Sessions are designated for 22.5 credits. An additional 29 credits are designated for optional courses.

“CREDIT CLAIM/EVALUATION STATION” - IMPORTANT

The AMA requires that you certify the number of CME credits commensurate with your participation. “Credit Claim/Evaluation” kiosks and computer stations will be located proximate to Registration. Attendees are required to visit these stations, click the “CLAIM CREDIT/EVALUATION” button on the screen to access their specific optional education and overall program evaluation/credit claim forms. CME credits, Patient Safety credits, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits are claimed by you for each activity as the data is entered. Attendees will be able to print a letter certifying their attendance and the number of credits earned in specific activities from these stations as well as check email and print course handouts.

There will not be any paper forms for claiming credit or evaluation in the optional education rooms or the Program Book. Be sure to watch for the credit claim/evaluation station. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Credit Claim/Evaluation Station after each Optional education activity, as well as at the conclusion of the Program. These stations will be operational during the entire meeting. It is the attendee’s responsibility to complete an electronic form to claim credit for each educational activity in order to have the credit posted to his or her account. The Aesthetic Society’s Central Office will organize and submit all ASPS member credits to the combined plastic surgery database maintained by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) two weeks following the closing of the quarter in June 2013. Please allow an additional two weeks for ASPS to upload the credits onto your record.

Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery
Earn up to 51.5 CME Credits Towards ASAPS Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery
The Aesthetic Society’s Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery (CAE) is designed to recognize Society members who demonstrate an exceptional level of commitment to their continuing education in cosmetic surgery. A total of 150 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (CME) in cosmetic surgery within a three-year period are required. Sixty (60) of these credits must be in Category 1. Ninety (90) credits may be in Category 1 or Category 2. The certificate is valid for three years from the date of application.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Members who qualify will receive a handsome engraved certificate suitable for display in your office, exam room or patient reception area. Your patients will appreciate knowing that you have earned a recognized level of continuing education in cosmetic surgery and that this credential is updated regularly to reflect your current knowledge in the field.

You may earn up to 22.5 Category 1 CME credits by attending the Scientific Program at The Aesthetic Meeting 2013. Optional courses offer additional opportunities.

For an informational brochure on the ASAPS CAE Program and an application form, call the ASAPS Central Office at (800) 364-2147, or visit the ASAPS Exhibit Booth during The Aesthetic Meeting 2013.

The content of this program is presented solely for educational purposes and is intended for use by medical practitioners in the plastic surgery specialty. This material is intended to express the opinions, techniques, or approaches of the presenters, which may be beneficial and/or of interest to other practitioners. Sponsorship of this program is not to be construed, in any fashion, as an endorsement of the materials presented.