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Instructions for Claiming CME

To claim credit for this event:

  • Participate in the sessions in full for which credit is sought;
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation;
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted.

Desired Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the natural history, evaluation, and imaging of aneurysms involving the ascending, arch and thoracoabdominal aorta (competence), and design a management plan for their treatment, including the use of endovascular and open surgical approaches (performance);

  • Implement surgical options for replacing or preserving the aortic valve during aortic root replacement;

  • Evaluate operative strategies for open arch, descending and thoracoabdominal aneurysm procedures, as well as aortic dissection procedures;

  • Discuss approaches to cerebral and spinal cord protection during aneurysm surgery.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live activity for 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.