CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL METHODS AND ATTENDEE OBJECTIVES
The 20th SLS Anniversary Meeting and Endo Expo 2011 employs a variety of educational formats including topical general sessions, the presentation of scientific papers, open forums, posters, and original videos offered in small specialty-specific breakout sessions, and informal gatherings of participants and expert faculty.
The increasing complexity of minimally invasive diagnostics and therapy requires a continuous educational process. The exchange of knowledge and expertise among the physicians taking part in this conference contributes to the continuation of excellence in minimally invasive surgery.
Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:
• Increase comprehension of the basic and fundamental principles of laparoscopic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive techniques, enhancing the participant’s understanding of these techniques;
• Understand the recent advances in laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques;
• Determine the appropriate use of laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive equipment as part of a treatment plan in the care of patients;
• Comprehend the developing technologies that will be available in the future to enhance the standard of patient care; and
• Acquire educational information within the physician’s specialty, which will enhance their professional development and patient care.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROCESS FOR THE SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS
In order to provide a high level of continuing medical education for its members, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) follows the Essential Areas and Criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in planning and developing CME activities. You may view the complete process online at our website, www.SLS.org.