To start this activity, click Begin at the bottom of this pageAn Update on Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy

Release Date: January 2012

Expiration Date: January 2013

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Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 1 hour

This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and Haymarket Media, Inc.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the needs of nephrologists involved in the treatment of patients with kidney cancer.

Educational Objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:
    • Discuss emerging treatment options for patients presenting with renal tumors.
    • Evaluate the pros and cons of the robotic platform to date.
    • Examine warm ischemia time and the best threshold for preservation of renal function.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented inaccordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Haymarket Media, Inc. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a commercial interest.

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Rosalia Viterbo, MD No financial relationships to disclose

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercialinterests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Content Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Jody A. Charnow, Haymarket Media, Inc. No financial relationships to disclose
Marina Galanakis, Haymarket Media, Inc. No financial relationships to disclose
Victoria C. Smith, MD, MER No financial relationships to disclose

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receivingCME credit for this activity. During the period January 2012 through January 2013,participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest and submit it online. Physicians may register at , and 4) complete the evaluation form online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.