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 Meeting sets the highest standards for ethical, surgical, and non-surgical practices in the field of cosmetic surgery. The 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 25.00 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.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Apply a contemporary understanding of techniques and research in their cosmetic surgery practice.
  2. Demonstrate existing limitations in their practice and develop judicious plans to overcome them or establish prudent practice restrictions.
  3. Improve patient care, safety and aesthetic outcomes.
  4. Diagnose various complications in face and body cosmetic surgery.
  5. Describe established techniques and options for various procedures.
  6. Introduce appropriate procedures and aesthetic offerings to patients with maximum benefit and safety.
  7. Distinguish the risks and benefits of surgical vs. non-surgical approaches through appropriate clinical analysis.
  8. Evaluate the value of new technologies and strategies for anti-aging effects.

Faculty Disclosures

Faculty Disclosure List

New Process for CME

The American College of Surgeons, our joint provider for CME credits, has instituted new rules as they pertain to claiming CME credits. We are required to report the data by the set deadline of the American College of Surgeons, in accordance with ACCME standards. Late submissions, unfortunately, cannot be accepted.


To claim credit, you must complete the online form titled, “Evaluation & CME Claim Form” by March 20, 2024. No exceptions.

Main meeting = 21 CME credits max
Pre-meeting BBL workshop = 4 CME credits max
TOTAL MEETING = 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

STEP 1: To assist you in determining the number of CME credits for which you are eligible, see the CME Credit Calculation Worksheet below.

CME Credit Calculation

STEP 2: Once you have determined your credits, complete the Evaluation & CME Claim Form at the link below.

Evaluation & CME Claim Form