WHAT ARE THE EACCME® CREDITs?
The Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) was founded in 1958 with the aim of representing the interests of specialist doctors at an international level.
The UEMS is a non-governmental voluntary organisation whose members are the national medical organisations that represent medical specialists in the European Union and in associated countries.
In January 2000 the UEMS established the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with the aim of encouraging the highest standards in the development, delivery and harmonisation of continuing medical education (CME) and, later, of continuing professional development (CPD).
The purpose of the EACCME® was to provide accreditation of international CME in Europe and to facilitate the recognition of credits between the various countries in Europe. In order to reach this goal, the UEMS-EACCME® signed agreements of cooperation with countries in Europe, and also outside of Europe.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
HOW TO OBTAIN A CME CERTIFICATE
Participants of the congress get their CME credits and print their CME certificates by completing the congress program evaluation questionnaire which will be available at the registration desk during the event or online after the meeting. Additionally, physicians may indicate the accredited sessions they’ve attended and print out a course listing with hours of participation.
NEW CODE OF ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICE
With the new Code of Ethical Business practice, direct industry sponsorship will no longer be supported for all Companies members of MedTech Europe. As MedTech Europe announced, “Grants can only be provided to PCOs but never to individuals”. PCOs (for Professional Conference Organizer) are “third-parties of trust”, and they will receive financial support from industries to provide educational grants to practitioners.
Com&Co Events is the official PCO operating on behalf of SEUD and as a third-party of trust, will manage the participation to this event providing the means to sustain SEUD vision of enhancing HCPs.
(HealthCare Professionals) clinical skills for the benefit of the patient.
More information on the Medtech Europe Code website: https://www.medtecheurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170315_MTE_Code_Training_sales_business_0.pdf