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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
13 CME credits
CVS compliant

Arthroscopy

Elbow arthroscopy course
February 10-11, 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
Ultrasound-guided upper limb surgery
January 13-14, 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
Ultrasound-guided upper limb surgeryOLD
January 13-14, 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
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
November 25-26, 2022
15 CME credits
CVS compliant
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
March 3-4, 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
    November 24-25, 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
      Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
      November 25-26, 2022
      15 CME credits
      CVS compliant
      Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
      March 3-4, 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
        November 24-25, 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
          Wrist Arthroscopy - Master Course
          November 25-26, 2022
          15 CME credits
          CVS compliant
          Wrist Arthroscopy - Master Course
          November 24-25, 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

            Bariatric Surgery

            Advanced Course in Robotic Bariatric Surgery
            November 29-30, 2022
            • 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
            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
            CVS compliant

            Colorectal, Transanal & Proctological Surgery

            Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery
            September 4-5, 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
              Colorectal Surgery Intensive Course
              February 13-17, 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
                Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course
                November 3-5, 2022
                • Option A : 12 CME credits
                • Option B : 20 CME credits
                • Option C : 20 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

                      Endoscopic ear surgery
                      November 22-23, 2022
                      An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
                      CVS compliant
                      Finesse in FESS & Skull Base Surgery
                      November 18-19, 2022
                      15 CME credits
                      CVS compliant
                      Laser microlaryngeal surgery
                      Obstructive sleep apnea upper airway surgery

                      General & Digestive Surgery

                      LIVE & LAB for general surgeons Advanced Course
                      October 16-18, 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

                        General Surgery

                        Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course
                        November 14-18, 2022
                        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
                        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 11-13, 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
                        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
                        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
                        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
                        October 27-29, 2022
                        • Option A : 16 CME credits
                        • Option B : 24 CME credits
                        CVS compliant

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

                        Interventional GI Endoscopy

                        Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
                        November 7-8, 2022
                        13 CME credits
                        CVS compliant

                        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 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
                          October 13-14, 2022
                          • Option B : 16 CME credits
                          • Option C : 16 CME credits
                          CVS compliant
                          Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course
                          November 9-10, 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

                            Urologic Surgery

                            Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
                            October 3-7, 2022
                            37 CME credits
                            CVS compliant
                            Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
                            Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis Advanced Course
                            Exclusive Course in Robotic Urology
                            Holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
                            November 30 - December 1, 2022
                            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
                            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 surgical endoscopy courses is endorsed by the EAES for training surgeons in flexible endoscopy

                              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.