AANA’s Commitment to Education

AANA is committed to offering quality, nonbiased Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians. As part of this commitment, AANA provides the below resources to enable faculty to share their expertise according to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines and in a manner that is clear, engaging and informative.

Additional resources are included to assist faculty with understanding various AANA policies, following consistent formatting and more.


Faculty Resources

AANA CME Mission and Related Information

CME Mission Statement

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is a provider organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The organization exists to promote, encourage, support and foster the development of continuing medical education activities that are free of commercial bias and designed to disseminate knowledge, competence and performance as well as improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injury to the musculoskeletal system.

Disclosures of Interest

In accordance with ACCME guidelines, it is AANA policy that faculty and planners disclose to learners all financial relationships during the past 24 months with any ineligible company (any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care products used by or on patients). All disclosures will be listed in the final programs, agendas and/or onsite materials that are distributed during designated activities. In accordance with AANA policy, faculty participation is predicated upon timely submission and review of disclosures. Noncompliance results in faculty being stricken from the program.

Content Disclaimer

The material presented in AANA CME activities is available for educational purposes only. Presented material is not intended to represent the only methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed; rather, it is intended to present a faculty member’s approach, view, statement or opinion which may be helpful to others who face similar situations. Neither the content (whether written or oral) of any portion of a CME credit designated activity, nor the use of a specific product in conjunction therewith, nor the exhibition of any materials by any parties coincident with the activity, should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented, the products used or the materials AANA or its committees, commissions or affiliates exhibit. AANA makes no statements, representations or warranties (whether written or oral) regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) status of any product used or referred to in conjunction with any part of the designated activity. Faculty members have sole responsibility to inform learners of the FDA status of each product that is used in conjunction with any part of the designated activity and whether such use of the product is in compliance with FDA regulations.

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