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ACS accreditation

IRCAD is certified as a comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by

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.
More info: https://www.ethicalmedtech.eu/conference-vetting-system/third-party-procedure-training/.

Practice to determine the appropriateness for companies which are members of MedTech Europe and Mecomed to provide financial support to medical education events.

European CME accreditations

Applications have been made to the UEMS EACCME® for the 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:

Anesthesiology

Respiration in anesthesia and in intensive care - from airway management to cellular respiration
November 27-28, 2023
13 CME credits
CVS compliant
Respiration in anesthesia and in intensive care: from airway management to cellular respiration

Arthroscopy

Elbow arthroscopy course
February 9-10, 2024
16 CME credits
CVS compliant
Elbow arthroscopy course
February 10-11, 2023
14 CME credits
CVS compliant
Ultrasound-guided upper limb surgery
January 13-14, 2023
12 CME credits
A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training
Ultrasound-guided upper limb surgery
January 12-13, 2024
13 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
March 3-4, 2023
  • Option A : Not applicable
  • Option C : 14 CME credits
CVS compliant
November 24-25, 2023
14 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
March 3-4, 2023
14 CME credits
CVS compliant
November 24-25, 2023
12 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Arthroscopy - Master Course
November 24-25, 2023
14 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Arthroscopy Course
March 1-2, 2024
  • Option A : 15 CME credits
  • Option B : 15 CME credits
CVS compliant
May 17-18, 2024
  • Option A : 15 CME credits
  • Option B : 15 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Surgery Course
April 14-15, 2023
  • Option A : Not applicable
  • Option B : Not applicable
  • Option C : Not applicable
CVS compliant
Wrist Surgery Course
April 11-13, 2024
  • Option A : Not applicable
  • Option B : Not applicable
  • Option C : Not applicable
CVS compliant

Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Course in Robotic Bariatric Surgery
December 12-13, 2023
  • Option B : 16 CME credits
  • Option C : 16 CME credits
CVS compliant
Minimally Invasive and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
Minimally Invasive and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
December 14-16, 2023
  • Option A : 19 CME credits
  • Option B : 23 CME credits
CVS compliant
Robotic Bariatric Surgery Advanced Course

Colorectal, Transanal & Proctological Surgery

Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery
Colorectal Surgery Intensive Course
February 13-17, 2023
  • Option A : An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
  • Option B : 40 CME credits
CVS compliant
Colorectal Surgery Intensive Course
February 12-16, 2024
40 CME credits
CVS compliant
Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course
June 1-3, 2023
  • Option A : 12 CME credits
  • Option B : 19 CME credits
  • Option C : 19 CME credits
CVS compliant
November 2-4, 2023
  • Option A : 13 CME credits
  • Option B : 21 CME credits
  • Option C : 21 CME credits
CVS compliant
Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course
May 30 - June 1, 2024
  • Option A : 12.5 CME credits
  • Option B : 20.5 CME credits
  • Option C : 20.5 CME credits
CVS compliant
Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course
May 30-31, 2023
14 CME credits
CVS compliant
Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course
May 28-29, 2024
13 CME credits
CVS compliant

ENT Surgery

ENT Surgery course - Vocal fold medialization techniques
May 6, 2024
Not applicable
CVS compliant

General & Digestive Surgery

LIVE & LAB for general surgeons Advanced Course
October 16-18, 2023
  • Option A : 12 CME credits
  • Option B : 24 CME credits
CVS compliant

General Surgery

Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course
May 13-17, 2024
37.5 CME credits
CVS compliant
July 1-5, 2024
38 CME credits
CVS compliant
September 23-27, 2024
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
CVS compliant
Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course
January 30 - February 3, 2023
38 CME credits
CVS compliant
May 22-26, 2023
39 CME credits
CVS compliant
July 3-7, 2023
38 CME credits
CVS compliant
September 25-29, 2023
38 CME credits
CVS compliant
November 13-17, 2023
38 CME credits
CVS compliant

Gynecologic Surgery

Advanced Course in Gynecologic Cancer in Obese Patients
October 9-10, 2023
  • Option B : 16 CME credits
  • Option C : 16 CME credits
CVS compliant
Advanced techniques in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
March 13-15, 2023
19 CME credits
CVS compliant
December 11-13, 2023
20 CME credits
CVS compliant
Advanced techniques in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
Comprehensive hands-on MIS training for gynecological endoscopy
May 15-16, 2023
15 CME credits
CVS compliant
Current techniques in endometriosis treatment surgery
September 18-20, 2023
22 CME credits
CVS compliant
Endometriosis surgery from A to Z
Intensive hands-on training in gynecologic surgery
April 15-17, 2024
18.5 CME credits
CVS compliant
Laparoscopic gynecologic surgery: unveiling the expert's secret
March 25-27, 2024
22 CME credits
CVS compliant
Laparoscopic surgery in gynecologic oncology
November 21-23, 2024
    A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
    A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training

    Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

    New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course
    New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course
    November 30 - December 2, 2023
    • Option A : 16 CME credits
    • Option B : 24 CME credits
    CVS compliant
    Robotic Hepatic and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course

    Hernia repair

    Inguinal-Ventral & Complex Abdominal Wall Repair (CAWR) Surgery
    October 12-14, 2023
    • Option A : 15 CME credits
    • Option B : 19 CME credits
    CVS compliant
    Inguinal-Ventral & Complex Abdominal Wall Repair (CAWR) Surgery Advanced Course
    October 10-12, 2024
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training

      Interventional GI Endoscopy

      Biliopancreatic Endoscopy Advanced Course
      Diagnostic EUS and EUS-FNA/FNB Advanced Course
      Endoscopic Management of Surgical and Interventional Complications Advanced Course
      July 8-9, 2024
      An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training
      Intensive Course on Basic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
      October 23-27, 2023
      35 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
      November 6-7, 2023
      15 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Management of early GI neoplasia Advanced Course
      Place of Endoscopy in Oncology Advanced Course

      Pediatric Surgery

      Laparoscopy in Newborns, Infants & Children Advanced Course
      April 27-29, 2023
      20 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Robotic Pediatric Surgery and Urology Advanced Course
      October 26-27, 2023
      15 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Robotic Pediatric Surgery and Urology Advanced Course
      Videosurgery in Pediatric Urology Advanced Course
      March 14-16, 2024
      20.5 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      Skull Base Surgery

      Skull base 360-Degree - The full spectrum Micro-Endo-Radiosurgery
      January 22-26, 2024
      40 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      June 17-21, 2024
      An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
      CVS compliant
      Skull base 360-Degree - The full spectrum Micro-Endo-Radiosurgery
      June 19-23, 2023
      38 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      January 23-27, 2023
      38 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      Thoracic Surgery

      Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery
      Advanced Course in Video and Robot-assisted Thoracic Surgery - VATS and RATS
      April 4-5, 2024
      • Option B : 15.5 CME credits
      • Option C : 15.5 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Advanced Course in Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery - VATS and RATS
      March 16-18, 2023
      • Option B : 19 CME credits
      • Option C : 19 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      Upper GI Surgery

      Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course
      November 9-10, 2023
      • Option B : 16 CME credits
      • Option C : 16 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      Urologic Surgery

      Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
      October 2-6, 2023
      36 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis Advanced Course
      February 22-23, 2024
      Not applicable
      CVS compliant
      TPPT compliant
      COI
      Exclusive Course in Robotic Urology
      March 23-25, 2023
      20 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Exclusive Course in Robotic Urology
      March 21-23, 2024
      20.5 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      TPPT compliant
      Holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
      October 20-21, 2023
      Not applicable
      CVS compliant
      Holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
      September 6-7, 2024
      Not applicable
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training
      Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
      June 3-7, 2024
      36 CME credits
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
      A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training
      Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
      June 5-9, 2023
      Not applicable
      CVS compliant
      December 4-8, 2023
      36 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      EACCME Credits convertible into AMA PRA category 1 Credits™

      A “certificate” is defined as a record of successful completion of the CME activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing boards.

      EACCME approved credits for e-learning activities are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians may apply for the conversion by submitting an online application here, attaching an EACCME credit certificate, and paying the processing fee.

      If you have questions, please contact CPPD at pra@ama-assn.org

      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.

      Endorsements

      The IRCAD interventional GI endoscopy advanced course for surgeons in flexible endoscopy is endorsed by

      The IRCAD is a World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) recognized Training Center.

      The IRCAD Upper Gi Robotic Surgery course is endorsed by the UGIRA

      The IRCAD advanced course on Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery is endorsed by

      The IRCAD Urologic surgery courses are accredited for the EU-ACME program by

      The IRCAD Gynecologic oncology surgery courses are endorsed by

      The IRCAD Skull base courses are endorsed by 

      The IRCAD course “Respiration in anesthesia and in intensive care: from airway management to cellular respiration” is endorsed by

      Declaration of conflicts of interest and resolution of conflicts of interest

      The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (e.g., Karl Storz, Medtronic, Intuitive Surgical, and many other partners according to the specialties), and for specific courses, some IRCAD Course Directors may have potential conflicts of interest to declare (in receiving proctorship fees, receipt of grants/research supports, receipt of honoraria or consultation fees, participation in a company sponsored speaker’s bureau, stock shareholder, other type(s) of support to a specific commercial company to be specified) and they always comply with declarations of conflicts of interest.

      However, the IRCAD industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during these courses.

      IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.

      Course Director Healthcare professionals always declare that they are fully committed to maintaining professional autonomy and independence in relation with the medical device Industry.

      The content of IRCAD courses is aimed to promote education among its learners, and IRCAD Course Directors always declare that this LEE is fair, balanced, and free of commercial bias.
      Emphasis is placed on current knowledge, best practices and quality improvement IRCAD Course Directors are fully committed to ensuring that innovative learning methods are applied and that decisions are made free of the control of commercial interest. IRCAD course topics and learning objectives are always determined by planning committee members who have no conflict of interest to report and guarantee the impartiality of the course program, and, where appropriate, include subject areas which reflect current practice. Activities are linked to analyses of learner gaps and other needs. Learning objectives are clearly stated at the beginning. Evaluation mechanisms include questions, which serve to enquire whether learners perceived commercial bias in the materials received from the IRCAD Faculty teaching experts. A summary of evaluation forms or feedback report is gathered at the conclusion of each accredited program.
      A comprehensive needs assessment has always been conducted. IRCAD Course Directors and IRCAD Faculty planners have used multiple means of needs assessment to determine the perceived, misperceived and unperceived needs of their learners (e.g., surveys, expert opinions, evaluation results/reports from other educational activities, informal discussions and interviews, focus groups, consensus conferences, epidemiological data, new advances in clinical treatments, thematic analysis of peer-reviewed journals).
      As a general guiding principle, IRCAD Continuing Education (CE) programs are free of commercial influence, based on best scientific evidence and focused on improving the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior of learners.
      IRCAD as a CE provider ensures that teachers deliver current, objective, and scientifically rigorous content.
      IRCAD scientific program planning committee members oversee the needs assessment, program development, compliance with disclosure rules, and the oversight of the activity in general.
      IRCAD CE providers commit themselves to resist any influence or interference that could undermine their professional integrity.
      IRCAD course directors always declare that all marked COIs will not interfere with any scientific activity during the courses.

      IRCAD use of industry partner equipment or devices during hands-on learning sessions does not represent an endorsement of these products. Participants are informed that a variety of similar products are available for their use outside of the course.