AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for category 1 from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum 4.5 of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
Vassar Brothers Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Vassar Brothers Continuing Medical Education designates this live education activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This activity has been approved for 4.5 hours.
In accordance with the disclosure policies of Vassar Brothers CME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between faculty and commercial interest that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity. All faculty members participating in this activity have disclosed all significant relationship-financial or otherwise- with the manufacturers or providers of products or services mentioned in the activity. The planners of this activity have reviewed these disclosures and have determined that the faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are consistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity. Unless otherwise noted, the planners and faculty participants do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. At this time, no commercial funding has been accepted for the activity. Drs. Choi & Kumar are consultants for Intuitive Surgical. Dr. Swan is on the Speaker's Bureau for Covidien & Ethicon. In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, Drs. Choi, Kumar, & Swan will support their presentations and clinical recommendations with the “best available evidence” from the medical literature, and will refrain from making recommendations, regarding products or services, e.g., limit presentation to pathophysiology, diagnosis, and/or research findings, and he submitted his slides in advance for review. No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.
Vassar Brothers CME gratefully acknowledges the support of the following exhibitors: Hospice, Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, Bayer, IBM Watson Health, Amgen, Health Care Technology, Syneos Health, Insys Therapeutics, Tesaro and Genetech