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 the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Neuromodulation Society. The CNS is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may be earned for general sessions only.
CME Credit for Pre-Meeting Courses:
Advanced Practice Provider Course (PAs, NPs, Nurses) The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Intrathecal Therapy: Case-Based Learning The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians of Osteopathic Medicine: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM as AOA Category 2-B credit.
In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as the accredited provider of this activity, must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to the program participants prior to the start of the activity.
CNS is also required to manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.
It is also each speaker’s responsibility to include the FDA clearance status of any device or drug requiring FDA approval discussed or described in their presentation or to describe the lack of FDA clearance for any “off label” uses discussed.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the NANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.
Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.