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How do I register for a course?

Registering for our courses is easy! You simply need to select the course of your interest, searching for it by “specialty” or by “date” and then click on “Register now”.

You can then customize your purchase by choosing the option, accommodation, etc. All you need to do after that is pay and wait for a confirmation email.

In which language(s) are IRCAD courses?

IRCAD courses are mainly English-speaking, except for 1-2 courses for French-speaking participants.

How many CME credits can I earn by participating in IRCAD courses?

The CME credits you can earn depend on the course you take. You can find this information on the “Accreditations and endorsements” page.

What is the price for a course at IRCAD?

Prices vary from one specialty to another. We offer different options for most of our courses (theoretical, practical on live tissues or anatomical specimens) to suit your educational needs.

What are the different means of payment?

You can pay directly on our website by credit card. Cash or checks are not accepted.

To pay by bank transfer, you must download the registration form from the website and sent it back by email filled out with your detailed contact information. Use the “Contact us” link on the course page.
Upon reception of your form, according to availability, you will receive a corresponding invoice and back references for bank transfer.

Kindly note that registration is definite and confirmed only upon receipt of payment.

Can I pay for a course directly at IRCAD?

Registration for our courses must be made in advance. No payment will be allowed on site.

How can I get an invoice?

You can receive an invoice immediately after payment upon request to the IRCAD course coordinator.

What is the cancellation/postponement policy?

You can find the cancellation policy on each page of the courses section.

Do I need a visa to come to France?

Depending on the country of origin and your nationality, you may have to apply for a short-term visa which will allow you to come to France. For any further information, please visit:

https://www.demarches.interieur.gouv.fr/particuliers/visa-court-sejour-schengen-etranger-france-mois-maximu

How do I use my coupon code?

It’s easy! If you have a coupon code, enter it in your cart and confirm with “Apply coupon”.

What are the terms of use for the coupon codes?

All coupon codes are single-use, non-cumulative, and must be used before their expiration date. No extension and no change will be possible.

My coupon code doesn’t work, what should I do?

Contact us and we will do our best to help you solve your problem.

Can I postpone or cancel my registration for a course because of a border shutdown or a country lockdown?

If you are unable to attend a course due to the health restrictions in your home country, please contact the IRCAD course coordinator.

Do I need to take a COVID test before coming to France?

Depending on your country of origin, a COVID test may be required to come to France. For the latest information, visit the dedicated French government page here:

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/l-actu-du-ministere/certificate-of-international-travel

Which sanitary measures have been implemented at IRCAD to prevent COVID-19?

The respect of social distancing measures at the institute is essential. Wearing a mask is mandatory inside the buildings, and hydroalcoholic gel dispensers have been placed at the different entrances of the institute. Social distancing is maintained in the auditoriums, meeting rooms, and experimental labs.

The cafeteria is also in compliance with sanitary regulations.

What are the accommodation options during my stay at the IRCAD?

IRCAD offers you the opportunity to stay at the prestigious Les Haras**** Hotel at a preferential rate, less than 50 meters away from the Institute and in the middle of the city center. You will have access to the Brasserie run by a Michelin-starred chef, and many more services.

You may however choose to book your own alternative accommodation.

Can I come to the hotel a day early or stay an extra night?

To add an extra night after the course, choose this additional option at the time of your registration and add it to the cart. To add a night before the course, contact the IRCAD course coordinator.

What are the hotel booking requirements for an IRCAD course?

The deadline for hotel booking is 10 days before the course. Unfortunately, IRCAD cannot guarantee room availability past that deadline. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of non-availability, we shall do our best to reaccommodate you in a nearby hotel of equal standard.

What is the cancellation policy when booking at Les Haras**** Hotel?

If you wish to cancel or modify your hotel booking, please do not contact the hotel directly, please contact us.

> Cancellations received earlier than 10 days before the beginning of the course are eligible for full hotel refund.

> Cancellations received later than 10 days before the beginning of the course are eligible for hotel refund – minus a one-night deposit.

How do I register for an online course?

Registering for our online courses is easy! You just need to select the course of your interest in the “E-learning” section, then select “Online courses“. Proceed to online payment and you will immediately receive a confirmation email. Do not forget to check your junk/spam box.

What is the price for an online course?

Prices vary from one specialty to another. Not only does it depend on the duration of live sessions but also on the type of content (live surgical procedures, lectures, discussions, etc.).

What are the different means of payment?

The payment can only be done on our website and by credit card.

Cash, bank transfers, or checks are not accepted.

What is the cancellation policy?

It is not possible to cancel your participation in an online course or to get a refund.

How can I get an invoice?

You can receive an invoice immediately after payment upon request to the IRCAD course coordinator.

How do I use coupon code for an online course?

It’s easy! If you have a coupon code, put it in your cart and confirm with “Apply coupon”.

How do I use coupon code for an on-site course?

If you have participated in a previous online course, you may be eligible for a discount for an on-site course. If you have not received a “Coupon code”, please contact us.

What are the terms of use for the coupon codes?

All coupon codes are single-use, non-cumulative, and must be used before their expiration date. No extension and no change will be possible.

My coupon code doesn’t work, what should I do?

Contact us and we will do our best to help you solve your problem.

When and how can I watch the replay?

You will automatically receive a replay link by email for each online course you have registered for. The replay link will be sent 10 business days after the end of the course.

How many times can I use the link, and can I share it?

Replay links are customized. They cannot be shared between different users. They are active for 6 months. After that period, the videos will no longer be available.

How can I get my certificate of attendance after an online course?

The certificate of attendance will be sent together with the replay link within 10 business days after then end of the online course.

Can I change my certificate?

The certificate is based on the information that you have provided at the time of registration. It cannot be changed. You must make sure that the information initially provided is fully accurate.

How can I reset my account password?

You can connect to your account settings, click on “edit your password and account details”, and follow the indicated steps.

How do I delete my personal data?

According to the right to erasure, you can legally ask for the total deletion of your personal data. More information can be found here: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/reglement-europeen-protection-donnees/chapitre3#Article17

What do you do with my personal data which has been collected?

Your personal data is used to enhance your user experience by providing you with information related to your fields of interest.

Cookie policy

The latest cookie management policy, decided by the GDRP, has been set up on our website.

As soon as you visit the website for the first time, you can manage the use of cookies. You can modify your preferences at any time during your navigation.

Is it possible to host an event at IRCAD?

All of our facilities are available for rent, including auditoriums, meeting rooms, cafeterias, etc. You can check out the “Facilities for rent” page for more information.

How much does it cost to rent the facilities?

The prices may vary depending on the facilities and on the services you need. You can request a quotation by contacting us.

Who should I contact for press relations (articles about the IRCAD, interviews, etc.)

Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How can I stay tuned for the latest news?

You can check out our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube), read the latest articles on our “news” page, or sign up for our newsletters.

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COVID19: IRCAD sanitary measures & health pass

Please note that the IRCAD administrative board and staff are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in France. The health, safety, and well-being of our participants, experts and staff are our top priority!
Despite the current context, the IRCAD stands firmly by your side to help you acquire knowledge and skills. Come and join us !

We would like to draw your attention that the « Vaccine Pass » is now mandatory in France since end of January 2022 and replaces the former « Health Pass » to access places that are open to the public, such as cinemas, museums, cafés and restaurants, hotels as well as the IRCAD Institute which welcomes participants in the framework of its courses and seminars. Thus, a PCR test without vaccination is no longer sufficient to take part in our courses.

The vaccine pass includes a proof of the following (one of the 3 items is sufficient):

  • The vaccination certificate, proving that persons have a complete vaccination (as of January 15, 2022, all persons aged 18 and over must receive a booster dose no more than 7 months after their last injection or Covid infection to receive a valid vaccination pass. As of February 15, 2022, the time limits for keeping the pass will be reduced, you will have to do your booster dose 4 months and no longer 7 months after your 2nd dose to have a complete vaccine schedule and maintain a valid vaccine pass)
  • The result of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid, more than 11 days and less than 4 months
  • The certificate of contraindication to vaccination

Further information about the new vaccine pass can be found at :

We very much hope to be able to count on your kind understanding of those rules which have been set by the French Government and which our Institute is required to apply