C-SATS Technical Performance Assessment

5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing stage 1 of 3. 


Target Audience

This online performance-based educational program is designed for surgeons of all specialties who conduct minimally invasive surgery (robotic or laparoscopic surgeries).


Educational Goal

This program is designed to provide surgeons with performance-based practice by submitting performance videos of dry-lab, simulation, or animate surgery.  The videos will be evaluated using the Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotic Skills (GEARS) or the Global Operative Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills (GOALS) validated assessment tool. Learners will review high performance videos that allow them to see best practices among surgeries using the same surgical method (i.e. robotic or laparoscopic).


Learning Objectives

After submitting videos for assessment and reviewing their performance report, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the performance domains for their surgical method.
  2. Identify both their strongest and weakest performance domains.
  3. Analyze their surgical performance against that of expert surgeons.
  4. Recognize the differences among technical skills domains between their performance video and that of an expert surgeon.

Faculty and Disclosures

CMESolutions requires everyone in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant financial conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by CMESolutions for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Thomas Lendvay, MD
Co-Director of the Seattle Robotic Surgery Program
Associate Professor of Urology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Dr. Lendvay has no relevant financial disclosures regarding this activity.


Planner Disclosures

No member of CMESolutions or C-SATS, Inc. has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of CMESolutions and C-SATS, Inc. The CMESolutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The CMESolutions designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Current fees are listed at www.csats.com/cme and will be displayed again upon registration. 


Participation Requirements

Learners must register on this website to participate in the educational activity.  Follow online directions to submit videos, view your performance report and view best-practice video.  Upon completion of Stage 1 of the PI CME, learners will be directed to complete evaluation and download or print credit statement.


Off-label Use

C-SATS Technical Performance Assessment does not contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA.  Please consult the prescribing information for each product.


Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for C-SATS Technical Performance Assessment.



Operating System

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OS X

Browser Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or newer
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest production release
  • Google Chrome: latest production release
  • Apple Safari: latest production release


CMEsolutions, the accredited provider, is required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME (and occasionally by other accrediting organizations) to collect user information that will allow CMEsolutions to issue a CME/CE certificate.