Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

Target Audience

The 2021 NANS Virtual Meeting is designed for neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation practitioners, neuroscientists, engineers, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare professionals actively involved in neuromodulation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the value of clinical research data to help providers in the decision-making process.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of neuromodulation to treat multiple health conditions.
  • Identify the latest engineering and scientific breakthroughs in neuromodulation.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

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 the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Neuromodulation Society. The CNS is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Virtual Meeting Livestream January 15 and 16, 2021:

The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Virtual Meeting On-Demand:

The CNS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 33.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Combination of Livestream & On-Demand:

The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The CNS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 26.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The maximum number of credits for attending live and on-demand is 33.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Note: Credits cannot be claimed for the same session live and on-demand. For example, if you attend Plenary Session 1 during the livestream on January 15, 2021, and claim credits after the session, you will not be able to claim credit for it again on-demand.

Criteria for Successful Completion to Claim CME Credits:

  • Participants must be registered for the meeting.
  • Must attend sessions either:
    • live during the meeting dates.
    • or watch sessions on-demand after the meeting.
  • Achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on a post-test for each session.
  • Complete and an evaluation form for each session.

Please note that post-tests and evaluations will only remain open until April 16, 2021. After this date, the system will not allow participants to complete post-tests or evaluations. CME credits will not be awarded to participants that fail to complete both post-tests and evaluations prior to April 16, 2021.

Disclosures

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as the accredited provider of this activity, must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to the program participants prior to the start of the activity.

CNS is also required to manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. 

It is also each speaker’s responsibility to include the FDA clearance status of any device or drug requiring FDA approval discussed or described in their presentation or to describe the lack of FDA clearance for any “off label” uses discussed.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the NANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.