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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:

Arthroscopy

Elbow arthroscopy course
February 10-11, 2023
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
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
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
March 3-4, 2023
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
Wrist Arthroscopy - Master Course
November 24-25, 2023
14 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Surgery Course
April 14-15, 2023
  • Option A : Not applicable
  • Option B : Not applicable
  • Option C : 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

Bariatric Surgery

Colorectal, Transanal & Proctological Surgery

Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery
Colorectal Surgery Intensive Course
February 13-17, 2023
40 CME credits
CVS compliant
Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course
June 1-3, 2023
    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
    November 2-4, 2023
      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
      Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course
      May 30-31, 2023
        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

        ENT Surgery

        Laser microlaryngeal surgery
        Obstructive sleep apnea upper airway surgery

        General & Digestive Surgery

        LIVE & LAB for general surgeons Advanced Course

        General Surgery

        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
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        Advanced techniques in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
        December 12-14, 2022
        21 CME credits
        CVS compliant
        Advanced techniques in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
        March 13-15, 2023
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        CVS compliant
        December 11-13, 2023
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        CVS compliant
        Comprehensive hands-on MIS training for gynecological endoscopy
        May 15-16, 2023
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        Current techniques in endometriosis treatment surgery
        September 18-20, 2023
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        Out-of-the box Gynecologic Cancer Surgery Advanced Course
        April 17-19, 2023
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        Sentinel lymph node in gynecologic cancer
        March 27-29, 2023
        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

        Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

        New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course

        Hernia repair

        Inguinal-Ventral & Complex Abdominal Wall Repair (CAWR) Surgery
        December 15-17, 2022
        • Option A : 15 CME credits
        • Option B : 19 CME credits
        CVS compliant
        Inguinal-Ventral & Complex Abdominal Wall Repair (CAWR) Surgery
        October 12-14, 2023
        • Option A : An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        • Option B : An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

        Interventional GI Endoscopy

        Intensive Course on Basic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
        October 23-27, 2023
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
        November 6-7, 2023
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

        Pediatric Surgery

        Laparoscopy in Newborns, Infants & Children Advanced Course
        Pediatric Robotic Surgery Advanced Course

        Skull Base Surgery

        Skull base 360-Degree - The full spectrum Micro-Endo-Radiosurgery
        January 23-27, 2023
          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

          Thoracic Surgery

          Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery
          Advanced Course in Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery - VATS and RATS
          March 16-18, 2023
          • Option B : An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
          • Option C : 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

          Upper GI Surgery

          Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course

          Urologic Surgery

          Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
          Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis Advanced Course
          Exclusive Course in Robotic Urology
          Holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
          October 20-21, 2023
          An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
          Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
          December 5-9, 2022
          37 CME credits
          CVS compliant
          Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
          Traitement chirurgical de l'hypertrophie bénigne de la prostate (HBP)
          May 12-13, 2023
            Not applicable
            Not applicable

            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 for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians may apply for the conversion by submitting the following form and attaching an EACCME credit certificate, and processing fee.

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

            To apply:

            1. Visit the EACCME website to ensure the activity was certified for EACCME credit
            2. Download the credit conversion application form. Submit it by fax or mail a copy of the EACCME credit certificate non-refundable processing fee.

            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.

            Archives

            Surgeons interested in getting MAINCERT, and/or AMA CME credits may contact us.

            By mail

            American Medical Association Continuing Physician Professional Development (CPPD) 515 N. State Street, 7th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60654

            By fax

            Attn: CPPD +1 (312) 464-4669

            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.

            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.