About CME


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 50.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Scientific Sessions are designated for 20.75 credits, of which 12 are Patient Safety CME. An additional 29.50
credits are designated for special seminars and optional courses. Earn up to
50.25 CME credits by attending a course in every time frame offered and the
entire Scientific Sessions. CME credits are subject to change.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) requires all instructors, planners, reviewers, managers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASAPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. ASAPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.

Please remember to verbally disclose all potential conflicts when participating in a discussion from the floor.

ASAPS Continuing Medical Education Requirements
All ASAPS Active Members must earn 150 credits of Continuing Medical Education (CME) during a consecutive three-year period. Of these 150 credits no fewer than 60 must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, of which 50 of the 150 credits necessary must be earned in plastic surgery activities. Also, 20 of the 150 credits must be earned in patient safety related topics and may be either AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™.

Patient Safety CME - ASAPS educational materials indicate programs that incorporate Patient Safety CME and the number of applicable credits. A broad view of topics applicable as Patient Safety CME are:

  • Prophylaxis measures such as ACLS or complication management
  • Quality assurance activities such as TOPS (maximum 5 hours toward patient safety during the three year CME cycle)
  • All courses related to: Risk Management, Appropriate Patient Selection, Physical Plant Safety and Anesthesia Care
  • Device training (maximum 5 hours toward patient safety during the three year CME cycle)
  • Research on a patient safety topic (maximum 5 hours toward patient safety during the three year CME cycle)
  • Accreditation organizations workshops (maximum 5 hours toward patient safety during the three year CME cycle)

For a complete listing of ASAPS direct and jointly provided educational programs, view the upcoming meetings calendar.
Of the 20 required credits for patient safety CME, ASAPS recommends that 8 be AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™ and the remaining 12 be AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Submitted credits that have been designated for patient safety and risk management may be subject to review.

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