CME Accreditation

Earning and collecting CME points for WOC2020 Virtual® Live Days (26-29 June)

The World Ophthalmology Congress 2020 Virtual (WOC2020 Virtual®), 26/06/2020-29/06/2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 25 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) for the live sessions which were scheduled from 26 to 29 June. 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.”

Please follow the steps below to collect your certificate of attendance for the WOC2020 Virtual® Live Days (26-29 June):

  1. Click here to access the WOC2020 Virtual® Go to the ICO booth in the WOC2020 Virtual® exhibition and click on completing the survey.
  2. Complete the online survey.
  3. After completion of the survey, your certificate of attendance will be available for download.

Earning and collecting CME points for WOC2020 Virtual® On demand sessions (until 30 September 2020)

Participants will be able to claim their CME points for the on-demand sessions as from 30 September 2020. The credits for the users of the WOC2020 Virtual® on demand sessions will be 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®) for every hour of actual e-learning.

After you have watched a session on the virtual congress platform you will have the option to mark the session as “complete”. Each participant should only mark as “complete” if s/he actually spent the time pertaining to the educational activity in order to collect credits for each session. This data will be used to distribute the CME points as from 30 September 2020 to all participants.

Lastly, participants should hand in their EACCME certificate to his/her national accreditation authority to claim their assigned credits for this e learning activity.

Accreditation statement

The WOC2020 Virtual®, made available on http://icowoc.mp.filtered.com and organized by the International Council of Ophthalmology, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), 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.

Credits Breakdown for the live sessions

Participants can only receive the number of credits they are entitled to according to their actual participation at the event.

Day Maximum Credits
26 June 2020 7
27 June 2020 6
28 June 2020 6
29 June 2020 6
Total Credits 25

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CPD Point Allocation for Attendees

Date Points
26 June 6 Clinical
27 June 7 Clinical
28 June 8 Clinical
29 June 7 Clinical

 

Presenters can be allocated double CEUs when presenting, e.g. if attendees receives one CEU, presenters can get two