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ASPS Joint Providership Program

Since 1994, ASPS has served as the accredited provider for jointly provided meetings held with other regional and sub-specialty plastic surgery organizations.

If you are interested in applying to ASPS for joint providership, information and forms are provided below. If your application is approved, ASPS, as the accredited provider, must ensure that the jointly provided activity is in compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria and the Standards for Commercial Support. At this time, ASPS will only consider joint providership of live activities.

Important Information

If you are interested in partnering with ASPS to jointly provide an activity, contact ASPS as early as possible in the planning process.

We recommend you first contact ASPS 12 months before the activity start date: ASPS can not accredit an activity with less than four months’ notice.

ASPS is your partner and your resource in planning an accredited activity. Our accreditation team will work with your staff and volunteers to plan the educational program and to secure commercial support and educational grants.

As the accredited provider, ASPS must review and approve all contracts with companies providing educational grants or other commercial support before they are finalized.

Upon review of the activity educational program, ASPS will determine how many AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ physicians will be able to claim for participation.

For additional information, contact Michelle Sirois at

General Information

Note: ASPS must approve ALL materials (printed or electronic) that pertain to registration, educational program content, exhibits and marketing PRIOR to materials being printed, posted or distributed outside the joint provider organization. Failure to abide by this can result in a cancellation of the joint provider agreement and forfeit of application fees.

Accreditation Forms

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