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 25-29 May 23-27 July 4-8 September 12-16 November 14-18
test steph aze
January 11-15
Minimally Invasive Perianal and Transanal Surgery Course
May 18 December 14
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Advanced Course
May 19-21 December 15-17
Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery Advanced Course
October 27-29
New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course
September 22-24
Laparoscopic and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
December 1-3
Advanced Course in Flexible and Hybrid Endoscopic Surgery
October 14-15
Videosurgery in Pediatric Urology Advanced Course
March 10-12
Advanced Course in Video-assisted and Thoracoscopic Procedures
March 3-5
Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
February 1-5 May 30-June 3 December 5-9
Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
03-7 Octobre
Gynecological Surgery Course - Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynecological Endoscopy
March 21-23 November 28-30
Gynecological Surgery Course - Practical Laparoscopic Anatomy for Advanced Gynecological Techniques
April 18-20
Gynecological Surgery Course - Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach - State of the Art
June 20-22
Gynecological Surgery Course - Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis
September 5-7
Gynecological Surgery Course - New Insights in Prolapse Surgery - Vaginal and Laparoscopic Routes
October 10-12
Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
December 12-13
Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
January 20-22 June 8-10
Respiration in Anesthesia and in Intensive Care from Airway Management to Cellular Respiration
November 9-10
Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
February 19-20 April 29-30
Arthroscopic Surgery - Ankle Session
March 17-18
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module EPAULE
28-29 Juin
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module GENOU
30 Juin-1 Juillet
Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee Session
September 27-28
Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder Session
September 29-30
Arthroscopic Surgery - Hip Session
November 3-4
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
November 25-26
Advanced Course in Minimally Invasive Inguinal-Ventral & CAWR Surgery
September 8-9
Advanced Course in Robotic Endocrine Surgery
May 12
Advanced Course in Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery
May 13-14
Esophago-Gastric Surgery Advanced Course
June 23-25
Fluorescence Image-Guided Surgery Course
July 21-22
Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society (RAMSES) Course
April 14-15 November 17-18

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.