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104th New England Surgical Society (NESS) Annual Meeting
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Newport, RI

Target Audience
This activity is designed for surgeons practicing in the fields of general surgery, breast, endocrine, thoracic, colorectal, transplantation surgery and surgical oncology. Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity learners should be able to:

Activity Goal
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based learning, Value and Ethics, and Interprofessional Communications.

The accredited provider verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. The accredited provider does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.

The accredited provider adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. All employees in control of content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. The following participants have No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose: Alia Aunchman, MD; Varun Bansal, MBBS; Brendin Beaulieu-Jones, MD, MBA; Maija Cheung, MD; William Cioffi, MD; Josh Drake; Patrick Forgione, MD; Sidhu Gangadharan, MD, MHCM; Piyush Gupta, MD; Gregory Hager, PhD; Abdulrahman Hassab, MD; Daithi Heffernan, MD; Donald Hess, Jr., MD; Kevin Schuster, MD, MPH; Anna Kobzeva-Herzog, MD; Scott Kurtzman, MD; Jennifer Lafemina, MD; Keith Lillemoe, MD; James Lindberg, MD; Dougald MacGillivray, MD; Baird Mallory, MD; D. Mancini, MD; Carlos Marroquin, MD; Pourya Medhati, MD; Marissa Mendez, MD; Thomas Miner, MD; Brian Nolan, MD, MS; Mitch Norotsky, MD; Rocco Orlando, MD; Kartik Pandya, MD; Alex Richard, BS, MS4; Lucy Ruangvoravat, MD; John Sanders, Jr., MD; Lauren Scarpetti, BS; Kevin Schuster, MD, MPH; Paige Teller, MD; Christopher Thompson, MD; Giles Whalen, MD; Brent White, MD; Sandra Wong, MD, MS; Sara Young, MD; George Zhang, MD, MPH

Relevant Financial Relationships
First Last Suffix Commercial Interest Role
Joseph Phillips MD KSQ Therapeutics, Inc Research
Eric Sheu MD, PHD Vicarious Surgical Inc. Consultant
Ali Tavakkoli MD AltrixBio Cofounder, Consultant

ASPS Accreditation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the New England Surgical Society. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Cine-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.

Certificates: To claim your CME/CE credits, complete the online Credit and Evaluation form using the following URL:
This is a one-time credit submission. Credits should be tracked at the completion of the meeting.
Participants will be able to download or print a certificate once the form has been submitted.

This activity is being provided independent of industry support.