The Department of Continuing Education
Harvard Medical School

The Trauma and Critical Care Symposium

November 9, 2010
Posttest, Activity Evaluation

Date of Original Release: November 9, 2010

Credit Expiration Date: November 9, 2011

Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.

Harvard Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in the CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™


Harvard Medical School has long held the standard that its continuing medical education courses be free of commercial bias. Now, in accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, speakers and their spouses/partners, and planners have been asked to disclose any relationship they have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, prosthesis, etc. that might be germane to the content of their lectures. Please note that now in accordance with recent policies from the ACCME, relationships of the person involved in the CME activity must include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. In addition, faculty have been asked to describe any off label uses, they will discuss, of pharmaceuticals and devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide the course director and registrants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given talk. The full disclosure of faculty is listed in the syllabus.


  • - Improve clinical skills in managing critically ill surgical patients
  • - Establish priorities in resuscitation of trauma patients
  • - Learn the evidence that supports decisions and interventions
  • - Receive examples based on real-life cases through expert panel and debate sessions
  • - List important diagnostic test and therapeutic maneuvers that are considered standard of care
  • - Consider new interventions and against-the-dogma techniques that may improve outcome
  • - Understand relevant areas of basic science that provide the foundation for clinical decision-making
  • - Interact directly with local and national leaders in the field of trauma and critical care


  • • This educational activity is a Web format. The Course provides a comprehensive review of selected topics in trauma and critical care. The Faculty is comprised of leaders in the field who will give their perspective on a variety of subjects ranging from growth and development of the skeletal system to an organized review of common and unusual tumors and tumor-like lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
  • • Estimated Time to Complete this CME Program: 19.0  Hours
  • • Evaluation Methods: Participants will complete a posttest and activity evaluation to test knowledge gained from reviewing the program