CME Credit

CME Credit

The goal of the AACS is to promote education and safety to advance the field of cosmetic surgery/aesthetic medicine so that providers can return to their communities and deliver cost-effective, safe care, with more predictable outcomes.

The AACS Annual Scientific Meeting sets the highest standards for ethical, surgical, and non-surgical practices in the field of cosmetic surgery. Advancement of shared knowledge by the lecturers and panelists will lead to improved patient outcomes and safety. Understanding the importance of accreditation will also improve patient safety.



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 American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Award of CME credits by ACS is based on compliance of the program with the ACCME accreditation requirements and does not imply endorsement by ACS of the content, the faculty, or the sponsor of the program. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1. Introduce appropriate procedures and aesthetic offerings to patients with maximum benefit and safety.

2. Distinguish the risks and benefits of surgical vs. non-surgical approaches through appropriate clinical analysis.

3. Apply a contemporary understanding of techniques and research in their cosmetic surgery practice.

4. Evaluate the value of new technologies and strategies for anti-aging effects.

5. Demonstrate existing limitations in their practice and develop judicious plans to overcome them or establish prudent practice restrictions.

6. Describe established techniques and options for various procedures.

7. Improve patient care, safety, and aesthetic outcomes.

8. Diagnose various complications in face and body cosmetic surgery.