CME ... Examined

February 1, 2006

One of the nice things about the annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting, aside from the fact that you get to see a fantastic city, pow-wow with your peers and immerse yourself in all aspects of dermatology, is that you can get all this and can meet continuing medical education (CME) requirements, too. This is a great opportunity for physicians, medical students, nurses, office personnel and researchers to expand educational horizons.

One of the nice things about the annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting, aside from the fact that you get to see a fantastic city, pow-wow with your peers and immerse yourself in all aspects of dermatology, is that you can get all this and can meet continuing medical education (CME) requirements, too. This is a great opportunity for physicians, medical students, nurses, office personnel and researchers to expand educational horizons.

Objectives

According to the AAD, upon completion of an activity, you will:

The AAD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education units for physicians. Here are particulars:

Observers

The Annual Meeting Evaluation Task Force requests assistance in the evaluation process for the meeting. Attendees are encouraged to formally observe ticketed sessions for which they have registered. Formal observers are asked to:

Volunteer to be a formal observer by choosing "yes" during registration. Log on to http://www.aad.org/ for further information on volunteering, or contact Chris Presta, accreditation and education manager, Department of Education, at (847) 240-1698 or formalobservers@aad.org
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Disclosure

As a sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Academy of Dermatology must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. The board of directors requires compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding disclosure.

To this end, all Annual Meeting faculty must disclose to their audiences any conflicts of interest, including:

The intent of these disclosures is not to prevent or discourage the speaker with a significant financial or other interest from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information with which to make their own judgments. It is for the individual listeners to determine if the speaker's interests or relationship(s) may influence the presentation.

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