Accreditation and Designation Statement

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine, as accredited provider,  awards 48 hours of participation (consistent with the  designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM ) to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

Disclosure of faculty financial affiliations

The University of Virginia School of Medicine, as an ACCME accredited provider, endorses and strives to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing education activities under our auspices.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine require that all CE activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the presentation/discussion of its content, theories and practices.

All faculty presenters participating in an accredited CE activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.).  The University of Virginia School of Medicine will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participant.  Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The faculty, staff and planning committee of the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education have no financial affiliations to disclose. The following speakers have disclosed no financial relationship or interest with any proprietary entity producing healthcare goods or services. J.K. Penberthy, J. Schorling, N. Ait-Daoud Tiouririne.

Disclosure of discussion of non-FDA approved uses for pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices

The University of Virginia School of Medicine requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products.  It is recommended that each clinician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.