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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 28-29, 2022
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

Arthroscopy

Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
November 25-26, 2022
15 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 - Basic Course
November 25-26, 2022
15 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 - Master Course
November 25-26, 2022
15 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

Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Course in Robotic Bariatric Surgery
November 29-30, 2022
    Minimally Invasive and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
    December 1-3, 2022
    • 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
    • Option C : An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

    Colorectal, Transanal & Proctological Surgery

    Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery
    September 5-6, 2022
    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
    Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course
    June 9-11, 2022
    • Option A : 12 CME credits
    • Option B : 20 CME credits
    • Option C : 20 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 3-5, 2022
    • Option A : 12 CME credits
    • Option B : 20 CME credits
    • Option C : 20 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
    June 7-8, 2022
    15 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

    Endoscopic ear surgery
    November 22-23, 2022
      CVS compliant
      Finesse in FESS & Skull Base Surgery
      November 18-19, 2022
      15 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      General Surgery

      Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course
      July 4-8, 2022
      38 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      September 19-23, 2022
      38 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      November 14-18, 2022
      38 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      Gynecologic Surgery

      Advanced techniques in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
      December 12-14, 2022
      21 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Current techniques in endometriosis treatment
      September 12-14, 2022
      22 CME credits
      CVS compliant

      Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

      New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course
      October 27-29, 2022
        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

        Hernia repair

        Inguinal-Ventral & Complex Abdominal Wall Repair (CAWR) Surgery
        December 15-17, 2022
        • 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
        CVS compliant

        Interventional GI Endoscopy

        Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
        November 7-8, 2022
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

        Skull Base Surgery

        360-Degree Skull Base Course
        June 14-17, 2022
        32 CME credits
        CVS compliant

        Thoracic Surgery

        Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery
        September 8-9, 2022
        Not applicable
        CVS compliant

        Upper GI Surgery

        Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course
        October 13-14, 2022
        • Option B : 16 CME credits
        • Option C : 16 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

        Urologic Surgery

        Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
        October 3-7, 2022
        37 CME credits
        CVS compliant
        Holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
        November 30 - December 1, 2022
        Not applicable
        Not applicable
        Not applicable
        Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
        May 30 - June 3, 2022
        37 CME credits
        CVS compliant
        December 5-9, 2022
        37 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 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 surgical endoscopy courses were endorsed by the EAES for training surgeons in flexible endoscopy throughout 2021

        • Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course, May 3-4
        • Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course, November 22-23

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

        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.