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Published 2/1/2017

AAOS Receives Highest Recognition for CME Program

Academy earns "Accreditation with Commendation" from ACCME
The AAOS recently received an accreditation with commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The designation, which is valid until November 2022, recognizes the Academy for its continued commitment to advancing post-graduate medical education in a changing health environment and ranks the AAOS among the most prestigious professional medical societies and medical schools offering continuing medical education (CME).

"The Academy is both proud and excited to learn of this news," said AAOS President Gerald R. Williams Jr, MD. "Our organization was founded on the importance of CME as a way to take the best possible care of our patients. We continue to offer a very robust CME program that advances the profession while demonstrating the impact of education on healthcare professionals and patients."

Academy staff members worked on required materials for more than 18 months to ensure all ACCME requirements were fulfilled, including a detailed self-study report, evidence of performance in practice, and an accreditation interview. The AAOS was recognized as a CME provider that demonstrates compliance in all criteria and the accreditation policies.

"With a variety of different CME programs like webinars, in-person courses taught by world-renowned faculty, or the upcoming 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting, and the introduction of new online courses, there is always something for every learning style or preference," said Evan L. Flatow, MD, chair of the AAOS Council on Education. In addition, with the AAOS Joint Providership Program, the AAOS offers regional, specialty, and state orthopaedic societies the opportunity to offer CME credit for their educational activities.

Earn CME at the AAOS Annual Meeting
Attendees of the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting, to be held March 14–18 in San Diego, will have the opportunity to earn as many as 35.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ beginning the morning of Tuesday, March 14. Educational offerings will include the following:

  • 914 paper presentations
  • 576 posters
  • 88 redesigned scientific exhibits
  • 28 symposia
  • Orthopaedic Video Theater, with more than 100 high-quality videos
  • Specialty Day, featuring 13 society gatherings
  • Technology Theater, with outstanding Electronic Skills Presentations

For more information about the upcoming Annual Meeting, see "The 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting … Focused on You," AAOS Now, January 2017, or visit www.aaos.org/annual