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 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 that any individual who is involved in planning, presenting or is an author on a program designated for AMA Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 Credit™ must disclose any financial interest or other relationship (grant, research support, consultant, etc.) that individual has with any manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) that may be discussed in the individual’s presentation. This information is disclosed to the audience prior to an activity. The AATS has procedures in place if a conflict of interest should arise. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of pharmaceutical or medical device occurs.
For more information on the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, please visit www.accme.org.