The 17th World Congress on Public Heath and the 56° Congresso Nazionale SItI have been granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).
“The 17th World Congress on Public Health – 56° Congresso Nazionale SItI, Rome, Italy, 02/05/2023- 06/05/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.” “Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities. “Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”
Each participant is entitled to a number of credits equal to the number of hours of actual participation. The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of ECMEC® credits per day equal to:
02.05.2023 – 1.00
03.05.2023 – 6.00
04.05.2023 – 7.00
05.05.2023 – 3.00
06.05.2023 – 1.00
EACCME® Appreciation Evaluation: Online Only
For the purposes of awarding ECMEC® credits, it will be necessary to fill in the satisfaction questionnaire to be carried out exclusively online.
The questionaire must be completed after the end of the Congress by 21 May 2023.
The questionaire will also be sent to all participants by e-mail. If you do not receive the email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The certificate will only be downloadable from your personal “Download Area” page after you have completed the satisfaction questionnaire. The certificate will only show the number of credits equal to the hours of actual participation.
In order to receive the credits, each participant must have his or her badge scanned by the hostesses at the entrance and exit of the rooms where the accredited sessions of the event will be held.
Doctors must only claim ECMEC®s for those LEES, or part of LEES that they have attended, in accordance with their home country’s criteria.
In order to require the recognition of ECM credits, Italian healthcare professionals can submit to their professional order the useful documentation (ID, ECMEC® certificate, programme of the event and dedicated request form). The professional order will evaluate the event and the possible recognition of the credits.
The EACCME® has signed agreements with the majority of European countries. For a full and updated list of signed agreements in Europe please visit www.eaccme.eu
The countries with which the EACCME® has signed agreements will recognise EACCME® credits. All the other countries may recognise EACCME® credits on a voluntary basis. For these countries you will also need to apply to the central or relevant regional accreditation authority.
The UEMS-EACCME® has had an agreement of mutual recognition of credits with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live educational events and for e-learning materials since the year 2000. The agreement was renewed in 2014 for another 4 years.
The issue of territoriality is very important; both organizations are fully responsible for the activities taking place or organized within their remit. The UEMS-EACCME® is the central body for accrediting events in Europe and the AMA is the central body for recognition of CME credits in the USA.
E-learning activities need to be certified for credit by the process in place where the CME provider is based, i.e. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for U.S. CME providers and ECMEC® credit for organizations in countries that are represented by the UEMS.
The UEMS-EACCME® has an agreement of mutual recognition of credits with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) for live educational events since the year 2011.
The issue of territoriality is very important; both organizations are fully responsible for the activities taking place or organized within their remit. The UEMS-EACCME® is the central body for accrediting events in Europe and the RCPSC is the central body for accrediting events in Canada through its accredited providers.
For participants who come from countries outside Europe and with which EACCME does not have a recognition agreement, they may submit their CME credits to their national medical accreditation authority, that can recognise the credits on a voluntary basis.