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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 2010

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
credits (ECMEC)
Intensive courses in laparoscopic general surgery
February 1-5 March 15-19 May 17-21 July 5-9 September 20-24 November 22-26
Advanced Courses in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
June 25-26 November 19-20
Advanced Course in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
September 17-18
Advanced course in Interventional GI endoscopy techniques
June 28-29
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery: Kidney tumors
March 25-27
Intensive Courses in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
June 7-11 December 13-17
Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
4-8 octobre cours francophone
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Tips and Tricks, Anatomy Suture and More...

March 29-31
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynecological Endoscopy

May 10-12 November 29-December 1
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach: State-of-the-Art

June 21-23
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis

September 6-8
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
New insights in prolapse surgery: vaginal and laparoscopic routes

October 25-27
Advanced Course: Pediatric urology
December 9-11
Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
January 20-22
Other Courses: Arthroscopic surgery "Wrist"
February 26-27 November 26-27
Advanced Courses in laparoscopic digestive surgery
April 22-24 October 28-30
NOTES hands-on courses
May 28-29 October 1-2
Advanced Courses: Single Port Surgery
February 19 July 2 November 5
Single Access in Gynecological Surgery
November 18

EACCME Credits convertible into AMA PRA category 1 Credits™

Surgeons interested in getting AMA PRA category 1 Credits™ credits may contact
EACCME approved credits for e-learning activities are recognized by the American Medical Association for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians may apply to convert EACCME credits into AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by submitting the following form and attaching an EACCME credit certificate, and processing fee. Please click here to download application form for EACCME credit conversion into AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Processing fees directly payable to the American Medical Association are as follows: AMA member $30 and non-AMA member $75 (see information stated in application form).

As a rule, the conversion to AMA category 1 credit(s)™ is 1:1 for all EACCME credit(s).
Further details can be obtained by clicking on the current link.

Instructions for converting EACCME Credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

To apply for conversion of EACCME credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:
  1. Visit the EACCME website to ensure the activity was certified for EACCME credit
  2. Download the Application for EACCME Credit Conversion, and submit:
    • the completed application by fax or mail
    • a copy of the EACCME credit certificate
    • non-refundable processing fee.
A certificate awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be emailed within four weeks.

By fax

Attn: CPPD
+1 (312) 464-4669

By mail

American Medical Association
Continuing Physician Professional Development (CPPD)
515 N. State Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60654
If you have questions, please contact CPPD at

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.