36th General Thoracic Surgical Club Annual Meeting
March 14-17, 2024
Palm Springs, CA


(available March 17- April 14)

Activity Overview
The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for general thoracic surgeons to learn the most up to date information on research, patient care, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and educational methods to maintain the optimum surgical care of general thoracic patients. This activity is designed to facilitate improved competence, performance-in-practice and patient outcomes.

Target Audience
This symposium is designed for an audience of physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare providers who practice thoracic surgery.

Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

Thursday Events

Robert J. Ginsberg Clinical Trial

  • Review strategies for identifying practice changing questions and test them in real world clinical trials.
  • Discuss how to facilitate enhanced competence, demonstrate improved performance-in-practice, and contribute to positive patient outcomes.
  • Review and highlight current and pending trials activated through the cooperative group mechanism and update members regarding accrual.
  • Review current and pending trials activated through the GTSC trials network and update members regarding accrual.
  • Review active industry trials in thoracic surgical oncology that will be practice changing.
  • Discuss how to facilitate enhanced competence, demonstrate improved performance-in-practice, and contribute to positive patient outcomes.
  • Review landmark papers published in 2023 relevant to thoracic surgery practice.
  • Review and highlight areas in the overall thoracic surgery clinical trials portfolio where we do not currently have studies open and accruing.

Friday/Saturday Events

GTSC Movie Night

  • Review the technical aspects of various general thoracic surgical procedures and provide an open forum for discussion about surgical decision making and techniques.
  • Discuss how to facilitate improved competence, performance-in-practice and patient outcomes.

Abstracts

  • Review new research results in thoracic surgery.
  • Discuss how to facilitate improved competence, performance-in-practice and patient outcomes.

Super Bowl of X-Rays

  • Discuss how to facilitate improved competence, performance-in-practice and patient outcomes.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claim credit form available at www.gtsc.org. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare


 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and the General Thoracic Surgical Club. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Commercial Support
There is no commercial support for this activity.


Disclosures
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Discolsures coming in early 2024

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participants misunderstanding of the content.

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