Plastic Surgery - The Meeting

Plastic Surgery The Meeting CME and PTS Credits

Earn up to 48.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 20.75 patient safety credits by attending Plastic Surgery The Meeting and pre-conference symposia.


Intended Audience

Plastic Surgery The Meeting is intended for plastic surgeons, residents and other health care professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient care and outcomes.


Overall Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify current and emerging issues and advances affecting the diagnosis and delivery of treatment for plastic surgical problems and assess their potential practice applications;
  • Incorporate into practice technical knowledge in state-of-the-art procedures and drug and medical device uses;
  • Communicate current practice management and regulatory issues necessary for the efficient and safe delivery of patient care;
  • Translate expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes and satisfaction;
  • Safely implement fat grafting harvesting, processing and injection techniques for the breast, face, buttocks and other areas of the body.

ACGME/ABMS Competencies

Plastic Surgery The Meeting will address the following competencies:
  • Professionalism
  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Systems-Based Practice


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 48.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

20.75 of the 48.00 credits have been identified as applicable to patient safety.

Additionally, of the 21.50 credits designated for the General Sessions, a total of 7.25 have been identified as applicable to patient safety.

This activity is supported by Allergan, Baxter, Canfield Imaging Systems, Ethicon, LifeCell Corporation, Medicis Aesthetics, Inc., Mentor Worldwide LLC and Sientra.


Total AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available

Plastic Surgery The Meeting and Pre-Conference Activities
Day Session Total AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Available
 Concurrent Pre-Conference Activities  
                              ASMS Symposium 7.50
                              AAAASF Workshop 4.00
Friday  Concurrent Pre-Conference Activities
                              ASPS/Rhinoplasty Society
                              Building Your Virtual Practice 4.00
                              Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery 5.00
Saturday- Tuesday
 Plastic Surgery The Meeting
 General Sessions, Abstracts,
Saturday p.m.  
 Instructional Courses
 Courses 200-213
Sunday a.m.  Instructional Courses
 Courses 300-311
Sunday p.m.  Instructional Courses
 Courses 320-333
Monday a.m.  Instructional Courses
 Courses 400-411
Monday p.m.  Concurrent Instructional Courses
                               Courses 420-427 2.00
                               Courses 440-445 3.00
Tuesday a.m.  Instructional Courses
 Courses 500-511
Total credits an attendee can claim for this meeting (including sessions and pre-conference symposia and courses). 48.00 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITS

Continuing Medical Education Record

Membership records for Active and Candidates for membership will be updated by the ASPS/PSF Executive Office based on designated credit and applicable course attendance. Membership records will be updated once ASPS/PSF has confirmed that applicable course and program evaluations and credit claim materials have been submitted through the online evaluation system.


ASPS Membership CME and Patient Safety Requirements

All ASPS Active Members and Candidates for Membership must earn 150 credits of Continuing Medical Education (CME) during a consecutive three-year period. Of these 150 credits no less than 60 must be in Category 1, of which 50 of the 150 credits necessary must be earned in plastic surgery activities. Beginning in 2005, 20 hours of the 150 credits must have been earned in patient safety related topics and may be in either Category 1 or Category 2. The number shown inside this symbol indicates the amount of credit with a presentation or activity that has been identified as applicable toward the patient safety CME requirement.

  • Additional patient safety credits can be earned by attending instructional courses where the symbol appears.

Online Evaluation and Credit Claim System at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in New Orleans

In compliance with AMA requirements, physicians are ethically obligated to only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in a CME activity. ASPS will utilize an online system for Plastic Surgery The Meeting to allow attendees to evaluate and claim CME credit for the scientific program session andinstructional courses.

After Plastic Surgery The Meeting has concluded, a link to the Plastic Surgery The Meeting evaluation and credit claim form will be emailed to you. This link will provide access to the online evaluation and credit claim forms to complete at your convenience in your office. There will not be any paper evaluations or credit claim forms. Once you have completed the online evaluation and credit claim form, CME credit, Patient Safety Credits, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits will be automatically updated to your record.