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 23-27 May 15-19 July 3-7 September 18-22 November 13-17
Minimally Invasive Perianal and Transanal Surgery Course
May 31
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Advanced Course
June 1-3 November 2-4
New Horizons for Anti-Reflux and Bariatric Surgery - Surgical Endoscopy
May 11-12
Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course
December 13
New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course
October 26-28
Robotic Bariatric Surgery Advanced Course
November 29
Laparoscopic and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
November 30-December 2
Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
December 11-12
Biliopancreatic Endoscopy Advanced Course
October 13-14
An application has been made
to the UEMS EACCME® for
CME accreditation of this event
Advanced Course in Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis
January 12-13
Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
February 6-10 June 12-16 December 4-8
Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
02-6 Octobre
Gynecological Surgery Course - Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynecological Endoscopy
March 6-8 November 27-29
Gynecological Surgery Course - Practical Laparoscopic Anatomy for Advanced Gynecological Techniques
April 10-11
Gynecological Surgery Course - Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach - State of the Art
May 22-24
Gynecological Surgery Course - Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis
September 4-6
Gynecological Surgery Course - New Insights in Prolapse Surgery - Vaginal and Laparoscopic Routes
October 9-11
Laparoscopy in Neonates & Children Advanced Course
March 16-18
Advanced Course in Video-assisted and Thoracoscopic Procedures
March 2-4
Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
January 18-20 June 7-9
Respiration in Anesthesia and in Intensive Care from Airway Management to Cellular Respiration
November 9-10
Percutaneous Image-Guided Surgery Course
March 20-22
Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
February 24-25 April 28-29
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module EPAULE
27-28 Juin
An application has been made
to the UEMS EACCME® for
CME accreditation of this event
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module GENOU
29-30 Juin
An application has been made
to the UEMS EACCME® for
CME accreditation of this event
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
November 24-25
Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery Advanced Course
December 14-16

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.