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ACCME Information (for US Physicians)

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM). AAEM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
AAEM designates this educational activity on an hour-for-hour basis in Category 1 towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Delegates can claim up to a maximum of 27 hours of Category 1 CME.

Target Audience
This CME activity targets American, European and international emergency physicians and nurses who are seeking didactic education in Emergency Medicine and the opportunity for international exchange of information. This exchange pertains to the advancement of international emergency medical services and education in the world in general, and in the Mediterranean basin and Europe in particular.

Disclosure Policy
All faculty participating in CME programs sponsored by AAEM are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest to the content of their presentations.

Learning Objectives
To understand the history of development of EM as a specialty and the status of various developed, developing and underdeveloped nations in the Mediterranean basin. To comprehend the diversity in the scope of practice and clinical privileges that EM specialists are certified and expected to provide. To understand the general principles in common emergencies such as resuscitation, cardiovascular, pediatric and trauma management. To understand the general principles of disaster and prehospital care and the basic principles of triage and stabilization. To grasp general research principles in the field of EM from the oral and poster moderated presentation of new research presented by attendees.