Monday, April 27, 2015 | 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
*Bryan Meyers, Chair, ABTS MOC Committee
*Richard Shemin, Chair, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
In response to changes instituted by the American Board of Medical Specialties, and in accordance with trends seen in all other member certifying boards, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery has fine-tuned the requirements for Diplomates who face a 5-year and 10-year Milestone in the Maintenance of Certification process. This Early Riser Session will clearly outline expectations that Diplomates may face during this process. This session will be useful and pertinent to all ABTS Diplomates, but it will be most useful for those in the 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th year of the ABTS MOC cycle. Potentially, 40% of AATS members who are ABTS certified will have important duties with regard to MOC in the next 6-18 months. An important change is occurring this year with regard to the MOC Part III secure examination that is required in the 8th, 9th or 10th year of the cycle.