CME Accreditation

Jointly Provided by AO North America

Accreditation Statement
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 providership of AO North America, Inc., and AO Spine. AO North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Designation Statement
AO North America designates this Live educational activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Canadian and European Based Physicians Attending AO NA Courses
All live conferences or live courses held outside of Canada can be reported as accredited group learning activities under Section 1 of the MOC Program if they are developed by a university, academy, college, academic institution, or physician organization.

Courses sponsored by AO North America meet the criteria of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for accredited group learning activities.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS) so that physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM to a corresponding number of EACCME credits.

The renewed agreement is in place through July 31, 2022.

Conflict of Interest Statement
When individuals in a position to control or influence the development of the content have reported financial relationships with one or more commercial interests, AO North America utilizes a process to identify and mitigate potential conflicts to ensure that the content presented is free of commercial bias.

AO NA Disclaimer Statement
AONA does not endorse nor promote the use of any product/device of commercial entities. Equipment used in this course is for teaching purposes only with the intent to enhance the learning experience. The opinions or views expressed in this live continuing medical education activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of AO North America or any commercial supporter.

Faculty Disclosure
It is the policy of AO North America to abide by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support. Standard 2: “Disclosures Relevant to Potential Commercial Bias and Relevant Financial Relationships of Those with Control over CME Content,” requires all planners, including course directors, chairs, and faculty, involved in the development of CME content to disclose their relevant financial relationships prior to participating in the activity. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. The intent of the disclosure is not to prevent a faculty with a relevant financial or other relationship from teaching, but to provide participants with information that might be of importance to their evaluation of content. All potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to the commencement of this activity.

Liability Statement
AO North America faculty and staff assume no personal liability for the techniques or the use of any equipment and accessories used for teaching purposes in the laboratory. The certificate provided pertains only to the participants’ completion of the course and does not, in any way, attest to the proficiency of the participants’ clinical experience.

Off Label/Experimental Discussion Statement
Some medical devices used for teaching purposes and/or discussed in AO North America’s educational activities may have been cleared by the FDA for specific uses only or may not yet be approved for any purpose. Faculty may discuss off-label, investigational, or experimental uses of products/devices in CME certified educational activities. Faculty have been advised that all recommendations involving clinical medicine in this CME activity are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.

All scientific research referred to, reported or used in this CME activity in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Accreditation procedure
In order to receive CME credits the fully registered participants will receive a personal link to access the CME questionnaire for online evaluation by email at end of the Congress.

The online CME questionnaire will be available for participants on June 5 at 12pm CET and will remain at disposal until July 5 at 12pm CET. 

Please note that the CME certificate will be sent out by email after July 5 to each requesting participant who has completed the online procedure.

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