CME Information

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 provider ship of Amedco and the Society for Vascular Medicine. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (Annual Meeting). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit is also available to physician assistants, nurse
practitioners and doctors of osteopathy. CME hours may also be used for RVT and RVS credentials.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational
activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from
organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state
medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 21.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Amedco is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses. Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16031 for 21.0 contact hours.

Vascular Technologists, Sonographers:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hours may be used to fulfill
the continuing education requirements for the RVT credential of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and the RVS credential of Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and toward the continuing education requirements of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission — Vascular Testing Division (formerly ICAVL) and the American
Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

Other Health Care Professionals:
Other health care professionals who participate in this CME
activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the Amedco to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CME activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest.

In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.

It is understood that presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Faculty use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. The speaker will make every effort to ensure that data regarding the company’s products (or competing products) are objectively selected and presented, with balanced discussion of prevailing information on the product(s) and/or alternative treatments.

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a
certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Physicians / Nurses
In support of improving patient care, this activity has
been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC
and Society for Vascular Medicine. Amedco LLC
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. Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 21.00 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education
Course Director
Course Director Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, FSVM, asks all
individuals involved in the development and presentation of continuing medical education (CME) activities to disclose to participants all relationships with commercial interests.

Claim Your CME Credits Online
For your convenience, it’s all online. To claim your credits and obtain your certificate, go to,
click on the “2018 Annual Scientific Sessions” link, and complete the survey and your CME certificate will be emailed to you.

Questions? Email

Amedco requires faculty and members of the Scientific Program Committee to disclose whether or not they have any relevant commercial relationships or if they will be discussing unlabeled and/or investigational uses of any products, pharmaceuticals, or medical devices. This must be made known in advance to the audience in accordance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support guidelines. Individuals marked with “S” are speakers and those marked with “PC” are on the Scientific Program Committee.


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