The Medical Educator Consortium has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
The Medical Educator Consortium (MEC) adheres to the Joint Accreditation Criteria and the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. As a Joint Accreditation (JA) provider, decisions in the planning process of this conference were made free of the control of ineligible companies. All persons that will be in a position to control the content of the CE Activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships, regardless of the amount, that they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies. MEC has implemented a mechanism to identify, mitigate and disclose relevant financial relationships prior to the education activity being delivered to learners. A Disclosure Index document outlining this information will be made available to participants prior to the educational activity. The source of all commercial support from ineligible companies will also be disclosed to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity. CE activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias, and designed to improve quality in health care. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence within the medical profession.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contradictions, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contradictions and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.