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Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, Louisiana February 9–11, 2012

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CME CERTIFICATION PROVIDED BY THE CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TULANE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

ACCEDITATION

This 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 Tulane University Health Sciences Center and the Southern Regional Meetings. Tulane University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

DESIGNATION

Tulane University Health Sciences Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tulane University Health Sciences Center and the Southern Regional Meetings present this activity for educational purposes only and do not endorse any product, content of presentation or exhibit. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected because of their recognized expertise.

OVERVIEW

The missions of the organizations that make up the Southern Regional Meetings are to foster research from young investigators and provide a forum in which this research can be successfully submitted, discussed, debated and improved with respectful interactions with both peers and mentors. The Southern Regional Meetings bring together researchers, clinicians and students to review the current research and its impact on the future of medical care.

STATEMENT OF NEED

Clinicians and clinician scientists need to increase their competence in providing the best and most innovative treatment modalities for their specific patient populations. Collaboration among peers participating in these research and translational efforts is vital. These clinicians and clinician-scientists need to increase their competence in applying strategies by the clinical guidelines and current research into the treatment of their specific patient populations.

GOAL

The goal of this activity is to improve patient care …

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