2017 Fall Courses - Chicago, Illinois

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ACNS CME Mission Statement

Purpose

The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) is a professional association dedicated to fostering excellence in clinical neurophysiology and furthering the understanding of central and peripheral nervous system function in health and disease through education, research, and the provision of a forum for discussion and interaction.

Content

ACNS is committed to providing continuing medical education to its members and others interested in clinical neurophysiology. Educational objectives include 1) Reviewing current knowledge of clinical neurophysiology including: electroencephalography, evoked potentials, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, intraoperative monitoring, polysomnography and other sleep technology, quantitative neurophysiological methods, magnetoencephalography, sleep disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, brain stimulation, brain-computer interfacing, and related areas; and 2) Informing course and meeting attendees of recent technological developments and their implications for clinical practice.

Target Audience

The Society’s educational activities are directed to clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, trainees in these disciplines and other physicians and researchers who utilize clinical neurophysiological techniques and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of the nervous system.

Expected Result

Attendees will improve competence in clinical neurophysiology procedures and incorporate new technological advancements into their practice.

Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME's Updated Standards for Commercial Support, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity discloses all financial relationships with any commercial interest (defined below). Relationships with governmental agencies (e.g., the NIH) and organizations that do not make or own FDA-regulated drugs or devices do not have to be disclosed. If an individual has received honoraria (or fee-for-service) or consulting funds from a CME provider, even though those funds may have been provided through an educational grant from a commercial interest, they do not have to disclose those honoraria or fees.

Should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship, individuals will be contacted and methods to resolve the conflict will be discussed.

Failure to provide disclosure information in a timely manner, refusal to disclose a conflict, or the inability to resolve an identified conflict will result in disqualification from this activity, at the discretion of the ACNS CME Committee.

A Financial Relationship is a relationship in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

A Commercial Interest is any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients, with the exception of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.

Relevant Financial Relationships: ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines "'relevant' financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months.

Conflict of Interest Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

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