Who Should Attend and Why - American Medical Seminars, Inc. provides a format of weekly half-day, information-intense morning sessions. Your afternoons are free to relax and enjoy with your family and friends while taking in the attractions of beautiful Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota combines world-class beaches, the cultural opportunities of a large city and the comfort and safety of a small town atmosphere. Close enough for day trips to major attractions in Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburg.
Why Choose American Medical Seminars for Your CME?
- Up-to-date, clinical guidelines and evidence-based content
- Content that has a clinical emphasis rather than covering research details of studies
- Case-based, engaging content that is relevant and provides you with practical practice strategies
- 50+ outstanding faculty from more than 25 of the country’s leading institutions
- Comprehensive, appropriately-paced morning sessions that allow for afternoon reflection and relaxation or family time
- Confidence that you will go home energized, updated and refreshed rather than burned out from all-day sessions
99% of our past attendees say they would return here for another course, so come see for yourself why AMS in Sarasota is a premier CME destination!
Our Mission - The purpose of the American Medical Seminars, Inc. CME Program is to develop and deliver clinically relevant, evidence-based CME activities in an effort to align physician behavior with current clinical guidelines and the evidence to improve their competence and the care they provide their patients.
Accreditation - American Medical Seminars, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Certification - AMA - American Medical Seminars, Inc. designates these live activities for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other certifications include:
Go to our Accreditation/Certification page to view additional certifications to include:
- American Academy of Family Physicians Prescribed Credit
- American College of Emergency Physicians Category I Credit
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist Cognates
- American Academy of Pediatrics AAP Credits
- American Academy of Physician Assistants Category 1 Credit
- College of family Physicians of Canada Mainpro M1Credits
Intended Audience - Primary Care Practitioners such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Practice and even Specialists who would like practical and clinically relevant reviews and updates in Primary Care Medicine.
Format and Educational Design - All CME activities are a lecture and problem-based learning format utilizing an audience response system with interactive case vignettes and Q&A sessions for each topic while focusing on practical issues in clinical medicine. Small classroom-style sessions, averaging 70 in attendance, maximize the opportunity for participants to interact with the faculty.
Overall Program Objectives – Our live seminars cover sixteen (16) areas of Primary Care Medicine. The overall objective is to provide the participant with practical and clinically relevant information. Upon completion of these CME activities, through the use of clinical case vignettes emphasizing Guidelines and Evidence-Based Medicine, the physician or healthcare provider should be able to formulate a differential, make a diagnosis and develop a plan for the prevention and/or therapeutic management of the various disorders presented. Each CME activity has its own set of objectives, which are available upon request, included in each syllabus and accessible through this website.
Meeting Site/Host Hotel - All CME activities are on-site at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida with the exception of our Pediatric Emergency Medicine courses, 1/18-22/2016 and 2/15-19/2016, which will be held at the Lido Beach Resort. See Plan Your Trip for further details.
Meeting Schedule - Popular morning sessions allow participants time for study, reflection, family activities, relaxation, and recreation. All CME activities are held Monday - Friday from 8:00am-12:15pm (unless specified otherwise).
Registration Fee Includes - Please see the individual seminar description pages for applicable registration fees. Registration includes: Healthy daily continental breakfast; coffee/beverage breaks; e-syllabus in a PDF format on a flashdrive and downloadable (printed syllabus available for an additional charge), and an AMA certificate of completion from American Medical Seminars, Inc.
Non-Registered Attendees - The continental breakfast and CME activity are for registered attendees only. Non-registered guests (e.g. children, spouse, colleagues, etc.) will not be permitted inside the program. If you require assistance for your guest, please call our office and we will be happy to help you.
Cancellation Policy - To receive a refund (minus a $75.00 administrative fee), cancellations must be received in writing at least 7 days prior to the CME activity starting date. For cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the program, a $150.00 administrative fee will apply. Individuals who fail to attend the course (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund.
We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you.
Program Changes - Although it is rarely necessary, American Medical Seminars, Inc. reserves the right to modify speakers and subject matter. American Medical Seminars, Inc. assumes no liability beyond the refund of the seminar registration fee.
Photography and Video Recording - American Medical Seminars, Inc. reserves the exclusive right to photograph and/or video and/or audio record these sessions. Any and all recording by participants is prohibited.
By their attendance, participants in a Live CME Seminar grant American Medical Seminars, Inc. (AMS, Inc.), its legal representatives, assigns, and those acting under AMS, Inc.’s permission and on AMS, Inc.’s authority, to copyright, publish, and use in all forms and media and manners for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purpose, whatsoever, any depictions of the participants made by AMS, Inc. or AMS, Inc.’s representative, in which participants may be included in whole or in part, alone or in conjunction with other persons, or reproductions thereof, or in derivative works made through any medium, where said depictions may include any or all of still, single, multiple or moving photographic images or pictures, video recordings or audio recordings.
Disclosure Policy - It is the policy of American Medical Seminars, Inc. (AMS) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its directly sponsored educational activities.
The information presented at this CME activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by AMS or its affiliates. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each CME activity participant must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Commercial Support and Conflict Of Interest Policy - All CME activities presented through American Medical Seminars, Inc. (AMS) are free of commercial support. The AMS organization has no in-kind, financial, research, marketing, sales or distribution affiliation with any healthcare product or services entities.
All presenting faculty/planning committee members are instructed and expected to not receive any outside support to include, but not limited to, honorarium, royalties, salary or fees for these presentations other than that provided by AMS.
All presenting faculty/planning committee members are expected to specifically disclose in writing their relevant financial relationships and the nature of the relationships to include type of remuneration and their role maintained by them or their spouse/partner within the past 12 months with any proprietary entities producing healthcare goods or services, with the exception of non-profit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies. When relevant financial relationships and/or interests are identified, this support must not be for these AMS CME activities.
All potential conflicts of interest identified will be resolved prior to their presentations or the presenting faculty/planning committee member will be withdrawn from planning/participating in the CME activity.