The Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS 2019), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 18/09/2019-21/09/2019 has applied for the CME points at the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).
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.
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 organisations are fully responsible for the activities taking place or organised 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 organisations 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 organisations are fully responsible for the activities taking place or organised 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.
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