AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS - North Texas Chapter
Established in 1952 for the Fellows of the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Welcome to the web site for the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (NTACS). There are 100 chapters of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) across the world.
- The NTACS provides a vehicle from which local Fellows, Associate Fellows, Residents and medical students may more closely interact with the College to carry out the Mission of improving the care of the surgical patient.
- The NTACS chapter reaches out across surgical specialties for improved communication between disciplines.
- The NTACS promotes cooperation with civic groups, third party payers and state government agencies.
- The NTACS Fellows support College activities through its association with:
• The Committee on Trauma
• The Commission on Cancer
The annual meeting of the NTACS not only allows residents to present their data alongside nationally recognized experts, but also provides essential CME credits for practicing surgeons. Your involvement with the NTACS chapter brings you closer to the College. Your support of the chapter helps the NTACS carry out its mission.
Registration is now open. There are two ways to register for the 2014 Annual Meeting:
The 2014 Annual Meeting Educational Program is now available: Download and view program
Conference Evaluation, Verification of Attendance and Self-Assessment CME
All information must be submitted no later than Friday, March 7th to receive CME and/or self-assessment credits.
The North Texas Chapter of ACS is offering the opportunity for Self-Assessment CME from our Annual Meeting held in Texas. All meeting attendees are encouraged to access the system below to fill out a conference evaluation, submit a verification of attendance form, take self-assessment exams (optional), and print an ACS approved credit certificate.
All meeting attendees may log in to the system at the following link:
EMAIL: Your Email used to register for the meeting
PASSWORD: Last Name
Step 1. Verification of Attendance
Once you complete and submit your Verification of Attendance form, you may continue on to Step 2 or 3:
- If you are wanting to claim Self-Assessment credit, select and complete desired Self-Assessment exams (see Step 2).
- If you are not wanting to claim Self-Assessment credit, you may skip Step 2 and complete the Course Evaluation (see Step 3).
Step 2: Self-Assessment Exams
You may elect to take all, part or none of the self-assessment exam. If you choose NOT to take any portions of the exam, go to Step 4 to download your CME Certificate.
A passing score of 75% or higher is required to receive self-assessment credit for a portion of the meeting. Upon submitting your answers, you will immediately find out if you passed or failed, and which questions were answered incorrectly.
You may take an exam an unlimited number of times.
Once you have passed all portions of the exam for which you are seeking credit, your certificate will be available from the site for you to download to your computer (Step 4). If you do not pass all portions of the exam, you will not receive the self-assessment credits for that portion.
*A hard copy of the self-assessment exam is available at the registration desk, if you would like to view the entire exam as a reference.
Step 3. Course Evaluation
Course evaluation form must be completed prior to moving on to Step 4.
Step 4: Download CME/Self-Assessment Credit Certificate
You will NOT receive a confirmation email with your exam results. Therefore, the North Texas Chapter of ACS strongly recommends you print the certificate upon completion of all exams. The North Texas Chapter of ACS will provide confirmation of your completed exam results with our final CME report, submitted to the American College of Surgeons for this program. If you are a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, your CME credit will be posted to your MyCME portal page within 3 months following the event.
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
Download the 2014 Sponsor/Exhibitor prospectus. For more information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming 2014 NTC-ACS Annual Meeting, please contact NTC-ACS Headquarters at or 913-273-1140.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & QUESTIONS?
North Texas Chapter of ACS
5019 W 147th Street
Leawood, KS 66224