General Information

The material presented at or in any Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California continuing education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Neither the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California nor the faculty endorses or recommends any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency — California AB 1195

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities address cultural and linguistic competency in patient care delivery to meet the concerns of a diverse population through effective and appropriate professional development.

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Planning Committee and Faculty members report the following relationships, which are accurate at the time of release of this activity. Signed disclosures are on file at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Desirable Physician Attributes

As stated in the CME mission of the Keck School of Medicine, our CME activities will be planned in the context of desirable physician attributes as designated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education/American Board of Medical Specialties (ACGME/ABMS) and the Institute of Medicine: (1) Patient Care and Patient-Centered Care, (2) Medical Knowledge, (3) Practice-Based Learning, (4) Interpersonal and Communication Skills, (5) Professionalism, (6) Systems-Based Practice, (7) Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, (8) Apply Quality Improvement, (9) Utilize Informatics, and (10) Employ Evidence-Based practice.