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Meeting Evaluations

Needs Statement

Acute and chronic liver diseases are among the ten leading causes of deaths in the United States. The AASLD Annual Meeting will facilitate the exchange of scientific knowledge from cutting-edge clinical, basic, and translational research in liver transplantation and diseases of the liver and biliary tract. Integrating evidenced-based medicine and new quality concepts into practice is essential to ultimately improve health outcomes. Through networking opportunities and variety of educational and interactive sessions, health care professionals worldwide can effectively diagnose and manage liver disorders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this live activity, learners will be able to:

  • Evaluate recent advancements in groundbreaking basic, translational, comparative effectiveness, outcomes, and clinical research in diseases of the liver and biliary tract that may be readily incorporated into practice.
  • Examine short and long-term patient outcomes following liver transplantation by integrating current evidence-based practice in pre-transplant clinical care, advances in surgical techniques, and state-of-the-art post-operative management.
  • Formulate partnerships and develop comparative effectiveness projects, design clinical trials, and complete on-going investigative efforts to improve the health outcomes in acute and chronic diseases of the liver and biliary tract across the lifespan.

Core Competencies

The AASLD 67th Annual Meeting was planned in the context of the following ACGME/IOM/IPEC competencies: Patient-centered Care, Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, Evidence-based Practice, Quality Improvement, Utilize Informatics, Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning  and Improvement Interpersonal Skills and Communication, Professionalism, Systems Based Practice, Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles/Responsibilities, Teams and Teamwork, and Commitment to Lifelong Learning.

Target Audience

All health care providers with an interest in hepatology will benefit from the information presented at the Annual Meeting, including:

  •  Hepatologists
  •  Gastroenterologists
  •  Nurses
  •  Nurse Practitioners
  •  Pharmacists
  •  Physician Assistants
  •  Transplant Coordinators
  •  Surgeons
  •  Fellows/Trainees
  •  Internal Medicine Physicians
  •  Internal Medicine Residents and Medical Students
  •  Researchers
  •  Cell Biologists
  •  Lawyers who specialize in medical practice
  •  Infectious Disease Specialists
  •  Public Health Workers
  •  Research Coordinators
  •  Nurse Educators
  •  Pharmaceutical Industry Representatives

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Statement

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AASLD Annual Meeting*

This live activity has been approved for 39.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AASLD/ASGE Endoscopy Course

This live activity has been approved for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Basic Science Symposium

This live activity has been approved for 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Postgraduate Course

This live activity has been approved for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AASLD/ILTS Transplant Course

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation

Society (ILTS). The AASLD is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity has been approved for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Select sessions may not be eligible for CME credit, and will be identified on the website and in the Final Program.

 

Select Courses (see below)

Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The following activities will be awarding nurse continuing education contact hours:

AASLD/ILTS Transplant Course – 5.75 contact hours

Postgraduate Course – 6.25 contact hours (includes 1.5 hours pharmacology)

Hepatology Associates Course – 5.25 contact hours (includes 1.5 hours pharmacology)

These activities are co-provided by Amedco and AASLD.

Maximum 17.25 contact hours (includes 3.0 hours pharmacology).

CME/CE Credits

A variety of continuing education evaluations are available to obtain CME/CE credits based on your level of participation. Evaluations may be completed during or after the meeting. Certificates of Attendance are also available for non-credit seeking attendees.

The CME/CE* evaluations are online and can be completed in the following ways:

  • During the Sessions. Download The Liver Meeting® app and evaluate the sessions in real time -- refer to the CME icon to access the evaluation.
  • In your hotel room or at home. Access the evaluation website using your personal device of choice. A link to the CME and CE* evaluation websites will be available at aasld.org/livermeeting.
  • At Tech Connect. Visit Tech Connect to access the evaluation from any available kiosk.

DEADLINE: Be sure to complete the CME and/or CE evaluation for credit before the following dates.

  • CME evaluation - March 31, 2017
  • CE* evaluation - December 31, 2016
    *CE is only available for the Postgraduate Course, AASLD/ILTS Transplant Course and the Hepatology Associates Course.

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance are available to attendees completing The Liver Meeting® evaluation, and may be printed on-site in Tech Connect or after the meeting at aasld.org/livermeeting by March 31, 2017.

Save your badge! Your email address and badge number will be needed to access the CME evaluation, and to print a Certificate of Attendance.

ABIM MOC Points

Successful completion for ABIM MOC points is defined as having completed the following elements:

  • Attending and claiming CME for the designated MOC sessions. (Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.)
  • Passing the online evaluation with a minimum score of 70%

The MOC evaluations are online and can be completed in the following ways:

During the sessions, in your hotel room or at home, and at Tech Connect. Go to LiverLearning® and click on The Liver Meeting® and/or Postgraduate Course to complete the MOC evaluation.

DEADLINE: Be sure to complete the MOC post-test for points at www.aasld.org/liver-learning before the following dates:

  • For points to be submitted for 2016 you must complete the evaluations no later than December 15, 2016. Evaluations completed after that date may not be submitted until 2017 (and MOC points may be credited for 2017 not 2016).
  • MOC evaluations will remain available until March 31, 2017. Requests for MOC after this date will not be honored.

Note: AASLD submits MOC points on behalf of its learners to ABIM. Points are not submitted automatically and will not display immediately on your ABIM MOC Profile upon completion of the MOC evaluation. MOC points will be reported to the ABIM between the 15th and the 20th of each month, for participants who successfully complete the MOC evaluations