2011 Anesthesiology Continuing Education Program (ACE)

Course Description

ACE is a self-study CME program that covers established knowledge in the field of anesthesiology, including subspecialty content tailored to the generalist. With the ACE program you can assess areas of strength and weakness in accepted anesthesiology knowledge and target ongoing education in these areas. Credits earned through ACE can be used to help fulfill the CME requirements for the Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) program.

The ACE program is available online or as a booklet. The format consists of two issues, one each in April and October. Each issue presents 100 questions with answers, detailed discussions explaining the rationale for each answer and references for further study. Subscribers complete the program at their own pace and submit the answers online to receive CME credit.

Visit the ACE website to purchase this program.

The purchase includes both volumes.

  • Issue 8A
    Please note that the deadline to claim CME credit for ACE Issue 8A was 05-31-2012.
    Credit-claiming for ACE Issue 8A is now closed.
  • Issue 8B
    Activity Release Date: 10-2011
    Activity Expiration Date: 12-31-12

NOTE: ACE CME credit will display in your Education Center Transcript within 6 weeks after you complete the course.

Booklet - Issue 8B - 30 CME Credits Only

SKU: 30702-11CE-Book
Regular Price: $415.00
Member Price: $125.00

Web - Issue 8B - 30 CME Credits Only

SKU: 30702-11CE-WEB
Regular Price: $415.00
Member Price: $125.00

If you are a returning ACE subscriber, or have received confirmation of your ACE subscription (User ID and Password), please CLICK HERE to sign in. Please note, a subscription is annual, and you must resubscribe each year.


Learning Objectives:

After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to assess the current state of his or her knowledge of fundamental and subspecialty anesthesia topics and identify knowledge gaps; develop a strategy and measure progress in filling identified gaps using resources provided as references within the program; demonstrate increased ability to answer types of questions similar to those appearing on the MOCA® Cognitive Examination of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Faculty & Credentials:

Edwin A. Bowe, MD, Editor‐in‐Chief, Lexington, KY • Ian R. Carroll, MD, Stanford, CA • Susan S. Eagle, MD, Nashville, TN • Regina Y. Fragneto, MD, Lexington, KY • Kevin W. Hatton, MD, Lexington, KY • Leslie C. Jameson, MD, Denver, CO • Joel O. Johnson, MD, PhD, Madison, WI • Mark T. Keegan, MD, Rochester, MN • Sean C. Mackey, MD, PhD, Stanford, CA • John A. Thomas, MD, Winston‐Salem, NC • David A. Young, MD, Houston, TX

Core Competencies:

Medical knowledge

Target Audience:

Anesthesiologists in clinical practice

CME Credit:

60.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 60.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1.00 Non-physician Credit

Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 60.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Two issues per year that are currently available in two formats: printed booklets and online, each of which covers the same 100 self‐study questions, answers, and discussions;
references are also provided. Read a question, answer the question, and read the discussion.

Required Hardware / Software:

This program uses the following Web technologies: JavaScript, AJAX, and pop‐up windows. Subscribers need to be sure to set their browsers to allow these technologies to function on their computers before using this program. This program was tested using the following browsers: Internet Explorer 7–9, Firefox 3.x, and Google Chrome (current release) on Windows platforms and Firefox 3.x, Safari 3.x–5.x, and Google Chrome (current release) on Macintosh platforms. Performance on other browsers and/or platforms may vary. Adobe Reader is also required.