The main goals of the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting are
to serve as a primary source of continuing medical education tailored
specifically to the specialty, to advance neuroscience research and to promote
a climate conducive to excellence in clinical practice. The 2017 Annual
Scientific Meeting Committee is dedicated to meeting these goals. The 2017 AANS
Annual Scientific Meeting is the principal mechanism for the transfer of
scientific, technical and intellectual information to the neurosurgical
community. Feedback obtained from the online attendee evaluation survey is an
important factor in determining the program content of this meeting. Special
recognition is extended to the individuals of the 85th Annual Scientific Meeting
Committee and the committees they represent for their perseverance and
commitment to making the 85th
Scientific Meeting a success.
AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The
AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 43.5 AMA PRA Category 1
Credits™. Physicians should claim
only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can
be claimed for general sessions.
CME Credit for Practical
receive a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for all eligible half-day
clinics and 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for
all eligible full-day clinics. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Credit for Breakfast
receive a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each Breakfast Seminar
they attend. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.
CME Credit for Dinner
will receive a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for all eligible Dinner
Symposia. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.
CME Credit for Electronic
may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ directly
with the American Medical Association (AMA) for preparing an electronic
presentation, which is also included in the published abstracts. To obtain
credit from the AMA for this, physicians can either claim them on their AMA PRA
certificate application or apply directly to the AMA for an AMA PRA Category
Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s)™ for viewing scientific
electronic presentations. Physicians should self-claim credit to the AMA on
their AMA PRA certificate application form.
Continuing Education for
Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)
Practical Clinics, Breakfast Seminars and afternoon sessions are designed with the APP in
mind. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) must self-report
their credit on MyAANS.org after completion of the
meeting. PAs may print a certificate of attendance that can be submitted to the
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) for acceptance toward the
Physician Assistant Category I (pre-approved) CME requirement.
Updated Standards for Commercial Support require that anyone in a position to
control the content of this or any CME activity has disclosed all of his or her
financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines a
“commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or
distributing health-care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.
Failure or refusal to disclose will result in the withdrawal of the invitation
to participate in this or any AANS CME activity. Similarly, should AANS be
unable to satisfactorily resolve an identified conflict of interest, this may
result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate in this or any AANS
material presented at the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting has been made
available by AANS for educational purposes only. The material is not intended
to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure
appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather it is intended to
present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty, which may be
helpful to others who face similar situations.
the content (whether written or oral) of any course, seminar or other
presentation in the program, nor the use of a specific product in conjunction
therewith, nor the exhibition of any materials by any parties coincident with
the program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the
views presented, the products used or the material exhibited by the AANS or its
Committees, Commissions or Affiliates.
AANS makes no statements, representations or warranties (whether written or
oral) regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) status of any product
used or referred to in conjunction with any course, seminar or other
presentation being made available as part of the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific
Meeting. Faculty members shall have sole responsibility to inform attendees of
the FDA status of each product that is used in conjunction with any course,
seminar or presentation and whether such use of the product is in compliance
with FDA regulations.
AANS disclaims any and all liability for injury or damages to any individual
attending the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting and for all claims that may
arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such
individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by physicians or any other
person. There may be, on occasion, changes in faculty and program content. AANS
is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed
and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the
registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility
of the registrant.
AANS CME Cycle
AANS CME cycle mirrors the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) cycle for those members who are
participating in MOC. For all other members, the new cycle is Jan. 1, 2017,
through Dec. 31, 2019. AANS FAANS, Provisional and Affiliate members are
required to document receipt of the Continuing Education Award in Neurosurgery
to maintain membership. This award is earned by documenting at least 60 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits™
during each CME