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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
December 9-10, 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

    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
    COI
    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
    December 11-14, 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
      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
      December 9-10, 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

        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
        37.5 CME credits
        CVS compliant
        November 18-22, 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
        December 16-18, 2024
        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
        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
        October 21-23, 2024
        22 CME credits
        CVS compliant
        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
        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
        October 3-5, 2024
        An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
        CVS compliant
        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
        October 1-2, 2024
        • 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
        CVS compliant

        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
          October 30-31, 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
            Diagnostic EUS and EUS-FNA/FNB Advanced Course
            September 9-10, 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
              Endoscopic Management of Surgical and Interventional Complications Advanced Course
              July 8-9, 2024
              15.5 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
              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
              October 28-29, 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
                Place of Endoscopy in Oncology Advanced Course
                September 11-12, 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

                  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
                  November 14-15, 2024
                  An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
                  CVS compliant
                  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
                  40 CME credits
                  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
                  October 17-18, 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
                  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
                  COI
                  October 7-11, 2024
                    CVS compliant
                    TPPT compliant
                    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 GI endoscopy courses for gastroenterologists and surgeons in flexible endoscopy are 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.