Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This live activity is designated for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 CME for ABS MOC II (Surgery)

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery's Continuous Certification program. It is UK HealthCare CECentral's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit. Surgeons completing this course receive 7.50 continuing education credits.

This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1. 0823-H4.5-UKCE24b.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 7.50 hours of participation.


The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.50 nursing contact hours.


Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to,

  1. Patient care: Throughout the symposium presentations and discussions, participants will emphasize the importance of providing care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective in the treatment of spine ailments and in promotion of spine health.
  2. Medical knowledge: Medical knowledge will be imparted on established and evolving spinal treatments and their application in patient care, as based on the biomedical and clinical sciences.
  3. Practice-based learning and improvement: Participants will develop strategies for investigating and evaluating their patient care practices; during this process, they will learn how to assimilate scientific evidence to improve their spine practices.
  4. Employ evidence-based practice: Through their participation in the spine-focused discussions, participants will learn how to employ evidence-based practice; they will learn how to integrate best research with clinical expertise along with patient values to optimize patient care.
  5. Provide patient-centered care: Participants will enhance their appreciation of patient-centered care by developing a better understanding of patients’ differences, values, preferences and expressed needs. Participants will focus on: coordinating continuous care; listening to, clearly informing, communicating with, and educating patients; sharing decision making and management; and continuously advocating for disease prevention, wellness, and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
  6. Work in interdisciplinary teams: Participants will develop strategies for improved cooperation, collaboration, communication, and integration of care in teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.
  7. Systems-based practice: Participants will develop their awareness of and responsibility for larger contexts and systems of healthcare. They will how to better call on system resources to provide optimal care, e.g., coordinating care across sites or serving as the primary case manager when care involves multiple specialties, professions, or sites.

Target Audience

The 2023 Ohio Valley Spinal Symposium targets physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinicians in training. 

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.