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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Other accreditations

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 Courses European CME
credits (ECMEC)
Intensive Course in Laparoscopic General Surgery
February 4-8 March 11-15 May 13-17 July 1-5 September 23-27 November 25-29
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
June 7-8 November 15-16
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery
October 24-26
Advanced Course New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary Surgery
April 4-6
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
December 5-7
Advanced Course in Flexible Endoscopy
October 18-19
Advanced Course in Advanced Video-assisted and Thoracoscopic Procedures
November 21-23
Urology - Intensive course in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
January 28-February 1 May 27-31 December 9-13
Urologie - Cours intensif en chirurgie laparoscopique urologique
07-11 Octobre
Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynecological Endoscopy
March 18-20 April 15-17 December 2-4
Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach - State of the Art
June 3-5
Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis
September 16-18
New Insights in Prolapse Surgery : Vaginal and Laparoscopic Routes
October 21-23
Advanced course in Interventional GI Endoscopy
December 16-17
Neurosurgery - ENT - Skull Base - Course in Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
January 23-25 June 19-21
Arthroscopic Surgery ''Wrist Basic Course''
February 22-23
Arthroscopic Surgery - Ankle session
April 23-24
Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee session
October 1-2
Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder Session
October 3-4
Arthroscopic Surgery ''Wrist Advanced Course''
November 29-30
Arthroscopic Surgery - Hip session
December 19-20
Hands on POEM - Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy
October 17
Advanced Course in Pediatric Surgery ''Laparoscopy in Neonates and Infants''
March 21-23
Urology - Advanced course in Laparoscopic and Robotic Treatment of Kidney Tumors
April 11-13
Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society (RAMSES) Course
April 19

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.