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)
Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course
January 26-30 May 18-22 June 29-July 3 September 21-25 November 16-20
Advanced course in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
June 18-20
Minimally Invasive Perianal and Transanal Surgery International Advanced Course
September 11-12
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Advanced Course
November 12-14
Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery Advanced Course
October 15-17
New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course
December 17-19
Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
December 3-5
Advanced Course in Flexible and Hybrid Endoscopic Surgery
November 6-7
Advanced Video-assisted and Thoracoscopic Procedures Advanced Course
February 5-7
Advanced Course in Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis
October 22-23
Laparoscopic and Robotic Treatment of Urological Pelvic Cancers Prostate and Bladder
December 10-12
Intensive Course in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
February 9-13 June 8-12
Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
05-9 Octobre
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Course - Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynecological Endoscopy
March 23-25 November 30-December 2
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Course - Practical Laparoscopic Anatomy for Advanced Gynecological Techniques
April 20-22
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Course - Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach - State of the Art
June 15-17
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Course - Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis
September 7-9
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Course - New Insights in Prolapse Surgery - Vaginal and Laparoscopic Routes
October 12-14
Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
December 14-15
Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
January 21-23
Course in Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base (Neurosurgery - ENT - Skull Base)
June 3-5
Respiration in Anesthesia and in Intensive Care from Airway Management to Cellular Respiration
September 25-26
Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
February 20-21
Arthroscopic Surgery - Ankle Session
March 19-20
Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
May 15-16
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module épaule
23-24 Juin
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module genou
25-26 Juin
Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee session
September 29-30
Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder Session
October 1-2
Arthroscopic Surgery - Hip Session
October 29-30
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
November 27-28
Advanced Course in Inguinal and Abdominal Wall Hernia
May 28-29
Advanced Course in Pediatric Surgery
March 26-28
Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society (RAMSES) Course
November 12-13

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.