45th Annual Scientific Meeting
Looking Forward: Achieving Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery for Ourselves, our Learners and our Patients
March 31 - April 3, 2019 | JW Starr Pass | Tucson, Arizona

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the meeting attendees should be able to:

1) Evaluate evidence regarding  when vaginal, laparoscopic or robotic approaches to gynecologic surgery are indicated
2) Recognize the components needed to deliver patient centered care
3) Summarize outcome data of new and innovative gynecologic surgery technologies
4) Apply knowledge of pelvic anatomy and perioperative care best practices to minimize peri-operative complications
5) Practice surgical teaching and mentorship strategies that maximize the educational value to the next generation of surgeons
6) Describe how to conduct and evaluate high quality surgical education research to maximize trainee education
7) Identify health care disparities within gynecologic surgery to minimize biases that can occur in taking care of women of all backgrounds


Accreditation Statement: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 Southern Medical Association and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The 26.25 credits are inclusive of 1) 12.75 credits for Scientific Meeting 2) 2.0 credits for VideoFest 3) 1.00 credit for Academic Roundtable  4) 1.00 credit for Mentorship for Career Development 5) 3.75 credits for Postgraduate Course 2, 3 and 4 6) 8.50 credits for Postgraduate Course 1 7) 1.00 credit for Monday and Tuesday morning Poster Session 8) 1.00 credit for Monday breakfast Symposium.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Disclosure-- Southern Medical Association adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.  Disclosure of the Activity Director(s), Planning Committee Members(s), Speaker(s), Author(s) or Anyone in a Position to Control Content regarding commercial relationships will be made known at the activity.  Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. 

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest-- In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, Southern Medical Association will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve any conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.