CME Accreditation

The 10th Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders, London, United Kingdom, 14/11/2019-16/11/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 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.

EACCME® credits

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.

In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:

14.11.2019 - 5.00

15.11.2019 - 6.00

16.11.2019 - 2.00

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.

uems eaccme logo The UEMS-EACCME® logo is a service mark of the European Union of Medical Specialists – European Accreditation Council for CME. Only after confirmation of accreditation has been received can the Provider use the UEMS-EACCME® logo on material related to the LEE. The logo may only be used in conjunction with, and in proximity to, the EACCME® accreditation statement and must not be associated with any commercial logo. The logo cannot be used in notices, advertising, or promotion of activities other than in association with the EACCME® accreditation statement.

CME Certificate will be provided after completing the survey. This survey will be sent by e-mail after the conference.

Europe 
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.

USA
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.

Canada
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.