Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for Category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery issue toward the AMA Physician 's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 3 months of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of Category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received. Questions about CME processing should be directed to the Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
For a complete description of the ARCHIVES ' mission statement, please refer to the table of contents.
A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by the journal 's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Reader 's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Microvascular Free Flap Reconstructive Options in Patients With Partial and Total Maxillectomy Defects Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the free flap reconstructive options for patients with partial and total maxillectomy defects.
Hemangiomas in Infants and Children: An Algorithm for Intervention Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the role of steroids, laser therapy, and surgery in the management of hemangiomas in children.
Comparison of the Aesthetic Facial Proportions of Southern Chinese and White Women Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the differences between the aesthetic facial proportions of southern Chinese women and white women.
Cost Considerations of Converting to Digital Photography Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the costs of converting from 35-mm to digital photography.
Reconstruction of the Frontal Sinus and Frontofacial Skeleton With Hydroxyapatite Cement Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the use of hydroxyapatite cement to repair frontal bone defects.
Evaluation of Acellular Dermal Graft in Sheet (AlloDerm) and Injectable (Micronized AlloDerm) Forms for Soft Tissue Augmentation Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the histological and clinical properties of subdermally implanted Alloderm sheets and injected micronized Alloderm compared to bovine collagen.
Carbon Dioxide Laser Abrasion: Is It Appropriate for All Regions of the Face? Article
Educational Objective: To learn that some areas of the face respond better to CO2when implemented for acne scarring.
The Extended Abbe Flap in the Reconstruction of Complex Midfacial Defects Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the extended Abbe flap and its uses.
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(2):155-156. doi: