The ASLMS has designated certain educational activities as Non-CME. This is due to identified faculty/author financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interests. Unfortunately, these disclosed conflict of interest (COI) disclosures cannot be "resolved " per ACCME regulations.
While these educational offerings remain part of the ASLMS 2019 Annual Conference program, they have been designated as separate “Non-CME” sessions and content.
Please understand that a “Non-CME” designation does not invalidate the quality education provided to learners. ASLMS applies the same vetting and quality review processes for the content presented in its programming. ASLMS simply needs to comply with ACCME regulations as an accredited CME provider. The “Non-CME” designation allows us to provide quality content to our learners and continue to function as an ACCME-Accredited provider.
Thank you for your understanding and for your support of our educational mission.
Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS
ASLMS Director of CME