||The 19th ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Zeist, Netherlands (17-23 June 2017), has been granted 33 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
European Accreditation is granted by the EACCME in order to allow participants who attend the above-mentioned activity to validate their credits in their own country.
- 'ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.
- The 'ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 33 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
- Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
- Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits 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 medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.
Role of ACOE
The Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) was established in 1999. Its primary function is to review and assess European CME events in oncology, more specifically the quality and the educational value of the scientific programme of the activity. In partnership with the UEMS, ACOE reviews and evaluates CME activities in the field of oncology on the basis of a set of criteria fully in line with those of the UEMS / EACCME.
The ACOE accreditation label provides delegates with a guarantee of a high quality and unbiased educational activity.
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