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Accreditations

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

Arthroscopy

Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
November 24-25, 2023
14 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
November 24-25, 2023
12 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
CVS compliant

Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Course in Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course

Colorectal, Transanal & Proctological Surgery

Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery
September 4-5, 2023
16 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
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
  • Option A : 13 CME credits
  • Option B : 21 CME credits
  • Option C : 21 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
Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course
May 30-31, 2023
14 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

ENT Surgery

General & Digestive Surgery

LIVE & LAB for general surgeons Advanced Course

General Surgery

Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course
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
Advanced techniques in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
December 11-13, 2023
20 CME credits
CVS compliant
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

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

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

Hernia repair

Inguinal-Ventral & Complex Abdominal Wall Repair (CAWR) Surgery

Interventional GI Endoscopy

Intensive Course on Basic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Interventional GI Endoscopy 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

Skull Base Surgery

Skull base 360-Degree - The full spectrum Micro-Endo-Radiosurgery
June 19-23, 2023
38 CME credits
CVS compliant

Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery
September 14-15, 2023
Not applicable
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

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Surgical Treatment (BPH)
December 15-16, 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
    Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
    October 2-6, 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
      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
      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
        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
        December 4-8, 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

          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.

          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.