Course accreditations

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MedTech compliance

MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, from diagnosis to cure.

The Conference Vetting System (CVS)
CVS is a centralised decision-making system that encourages transparency and consistency in medical education events. it is an independently managed system which reviews the compliance of third-party educational events with MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice and Mecomed Code of Business Practice to determine the appropriateness for companies which are members of MedTech Europe and Mecomed to provide financial support to medical education events.

Third Party Procedure Training (TPPT)
MedTech Europe members may provide direct sponsorship to Healthcare Professionals for IRCAD courses classified by Medtech Europe as a Third-Party Procedure Training.
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EACCME accredited activities for 2009

Applications have been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of IRCAD events.
The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) is an Institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists.

You will find below IRCAD courses which have already been accredited, with their respective number of credits:
Specialties Types of EITS courses European CME
Intensive courses in laparoscopic general surgery
February 2-6 March 9-13 May 11-15 September 21-25 November 23-27
Advanced Courses in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
March 27-28 May 29-30 November 13-14
Advanced course in Interventional GI endoscopy techniques
April 27-29
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
September 10-12
Intensive Courses in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
June 8-12 December 7-11
Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
5-9 octobre cours francophone
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Tips and Tricks, Anatomy Suture and More...

April 6-8
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynaecological Endoscopy

May 18-20 November 30-December 2
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach: State-of-the-Art

June 22-24
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis

September 14-16
Advanced Course: Pediatric endosurgery
March 19-21
Advanced Courses in laparoscopic digestive surgery
April 16-18 November 5-7
NOTES hands-on courses
January 16-17 March 6-7 October 2-3
Advanced Course: Single Port Surgery
October 30

Surgeons interested in getting EACCME credits may contact

EU-ACME CME accreditation

  • The accreditation is in compliance with EBU/UEMS regulations - 1 credit per hour, with a maximum of 6 credits per day and a maximum of 18 credits for the whole event.

EBU - European Board of Surgery


Surgeons interested in getting MAINCERT, and/or AMA CME credits may contact us.