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Archives CME
July 2000

Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(3):227-228. doi:
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

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 in Other Countries

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.

Earning Credit

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 4 weeks 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 credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.

CME Evaluation

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.

Statement of Educational Purpose

The Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery is a multispecialty journal whose key mission is to provide facial plastic surgeons the most accurate and innovative information available to enhance their patients' quality of life. 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.

The overall learning objectives of this CME activity are to: (1) present new and clinically useful advances in wound repair and other laboratory sciences relevant to facial plastic surgery, (2) present innovative and practical surgical techniques to enable facial plastic surgeons to provide improved care to their patients, and (3) present important public policy and socioeconomic issues applicable to the academic and private practice of facial plastic surgery.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

A New Era of Discovery in Facial Plastic Surgery Article

Educational Objective: To learn about recent advances in molecular biology and wound healing as they apply to facial plastic surgery.

Anatomical Considerations in the Management of the Hanging Columella Article

Educational Objective: To learn the anatomy and dynamics of the hanging columella and a technique to correct it.

Superior Cantholysis for Zygomatic Fracture Repair Article

Educational Objective: To learn the value of superior cantholysis in the management of zygomaticofrontal fractures.

Management of Aggressive Midface and Orbital Fibrous Dysplasia Article

Educational Objective: To learn how to reconstruct midfacial defects following resection for fibrous dysplasia.

The Subgaleal Endoscopic Browlift Article

Educational Objective: To learn the benefits of using the subgaleal dissection plane when performing endoscopic browlifts.

Bipolar Scissors in Facial Plastic Surgery Article

Educational Objective: To learn the advantages of using bipolar scissors in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Experiences With Transconjunctival Upper Blepharoplasty Article

Educational Objective: To learn about the technique of transconjunctival upper blepharoplasty based on experience with 60 patients.

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