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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.

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Desired Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the etiology of lesion(s) of valve disease;
  • Interpret the underlying disease pathology;
  • Choose appropriate surgical technique(s);
  • Recognize surgical complications and apply appropriate treatment course;
  • Correlate guidelines with clinical practice of mitral repair;
  • Apply guidelines for timing of mitral repair in clinical practice;
  • Use relevant diagnostic tools (echocardiography) in aiding correct decision-making regarding diagnoses and surgical treatment;
  • Employ the knowledge acquired through the workshop in clinical practice to improve patient care and ultimately outcomes.

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 educational activity for 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.