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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 2011

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 7-11 March 7-11 May 16-20 July 4-8 September 19-23 November 21-25
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
December 2-3
Advanced course: Interventional GI endoscopy techniques
April 29-30 December 12-13
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery: Laparoscopic treatment of kidney tumors
March 31-April 2nd
Advanced Courses in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
May 27-28 November 18-19
Intensive Courses in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
January 24-28 June 6-10 October 3-7 December 5-9
Advanced techniques in operative gynecological endoscopy
March 28-30
Tips and tricks, anatomy suture and more...
May 23-25
Gynecological cancer and laparoscopic approach: state of the art
June 20-22
Current techniques in the treatment of severe endometriosis
September 5-7
New insights in prolapse surgery: vaginal and laparoscopic routes
October 17-19
Advanced Course in Pediatric Surgery: Laparoscopy in neonates and infants
March 24-26
Skull Base Surgery Course
January 19-21 June 15-17
Wrist arthroscopy basic course
February 25-26
Wrist arthroscopy advanced course
November 25-26
International Post-Graduate Course in Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery
June 23-25
Advanced Courses: NO-SCAR and Scarless Surgery: NOTES: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery and Single Port Surgery
February 17-19 September 29 - October 1st
Advanced courses in Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery
April 14-16 November 3-5

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.