SESATS 13 CME Sponsorship Information
Purpose and Learning Objectives:
provides a comprehensive review of the disorders of the lung, chest
wall, and mediastinum, of acquired and congenital heart disease and of
issues in critical care. Completing SESATS XIII will assess your
knowledge of the cardiothoracic specialty as it relates to the best
available evidence in the field.
After completion of this activity, you should be able to:
- Assess and improve your cognitive knowledge within cardiac and thoracic surgery
- Discuss new innovations in the treatment of cardiac and thoracic diseases and integrate them into practice
- Implement current standards of diagnosis and care for surgical cardiac and thoracic diseases
“Self-Education Self-Assessment in Thoracic Surgery (SESATS)” is
a comprehensive computer-based tool and examination intended to be used
by physicians to study and review essential aspects of cardiac and
thoracic surgery. Completion of the study process and examination is
expected to require approximately 70 hours. You must successfully
complete the entire SESATS activity to receive CME credit. You are
required to report the actual time of participation in the activity. The
computer program tracks your responses and time spent on review and
completion of self-study sessions. This information, analyzed in the
summary performance report, influences the CME hours that can be
To complete this activity and receive credit, the participant should:
- Note the learning objectives
- Study and work through all the questions
- Complete the post-test evaluation and survey questions
- Submit all final data electronically via the internet. You must be connected to the internet to upload your progress.
This activity will no longer be designated for credit after March 1, 2024.
CME certificate will be sent via email within two weeks of receipt of
records indicating completion of the entire SESATS activity.
For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please call Penn State Continuing Education at (717) 531-6483 or email [email protected]. Please reference activity code G6474-20-T.
activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the
Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Penn State College
of Medicine and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS). Penn
State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Original release date: May 27, 2020
Review/approval date: February 7, 2023
Expiration date: No credit will be given after March 1, 2024
Unapproved/Investigational Uses of Products
members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing
off-label or unapproved uses of devices or drugs. Devices or drugs that
are still undergoing clinical trials are identified as such and should
not be portrayed as standard, accepted therapy. Please consult full
prescribing information before using any product mentioned in this
activity. If using products in an investigational, off-label manner, it
is the responsibility of the prescribing physician to monitor the
medical literature to determine recommended dosages and uses of the
drugs. Neither the publisher nor the providers promote the use of any
agent outside of approved labeling.
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this site. CME credit for "Self-Education Self-Assessment in Thoracic
Surgery XIII (SESATS XIII)” is provided by Penn State College of
Medicine. If you register for CME credit for this educational activity,
Echo360, Meta Ingenuity and/or ABTS will forward relevant personally
identifiable information to Penn State College of Medicine so that we
can maintain records concerning credits we issue to you. We may share
data concerning registrations, evaluations, and CME credit on request of
our joint sponsor (American Board of Thoracic Surgery). Penn State
College of Medicine may use the information you provide on this site to
contact you about your CME credit or other examination feedback. For
more information, contact [email protected].
content of SESATS is prepared based on a review of multiple sources of
information but is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore,
health-care professionals and other individuals should review and
consider other publications and materials and not rely solely on the
information contained in this material.
SESATS XIII was
constructed by a panel of practicing surgeons, educators, and experts in
tests and measurement. The statements expressed in this volume reflect
the opinions of the authors and the consensus of the SESATS XIII
committee, but not necessarily the opinions of Penn State College of