CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)

Learning Objectives

Participants should be able to:
1. Recognize the risks and benefits of different approaches to hysterectomy
2. Improve their understanding and knowledge of complex pelvic anatomy and the pathophysiology for certain pelvic floor disorders
3. Apply national safety initiatives into their practice to improve patient safety and quality of care.
4. Perform cystoscopy when indicated to evaluate for urinary tract injury during gynecologic surgery
5. Utilize imaging in their counseling and treatment management of patients with endometriosis
6. Identify resources to enhance surgical skills for low-volume surgeons.
7. Develop techniques to improve teaching surgery if responsible for training future surgeons

Continuing Medical Education Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Medical Association and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA)
Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Disclosure-- Southern Medical Association adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.  Disclosure of the Activity Director(s), Planning Committee Members(s), Speaker(s), Author(s) or Anyone in a Position to Control Content regarding commercial relationships will be made known at the activity.  Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. 

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest-- In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, Southern Medical Association will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve any conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.