CME Accreditation

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

European Accreditation Council on CME (EACCME®)

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

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.”

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

How to collect your certificate of attendance?

You can collect your certificate of attendance following the below procedure.

Your feedback is important to us and we value your inputs. We therefore kindly ask you to complete an online survey to collect your certificate of attendance. The online survey is available at the ICO Booth of the virtual exhibition of WOC2020 Virtual®. To enter the platform, click here.

How to earn and collect your CME points?

The CME certificate will be available after completing the online survey. The process will take about 5 minutes. We thank you in advance for your feedback as it is an important part of the CME accreditation process which helps improve future educational activities.

The CME certificate will also act as a certificate of attendance.

Steps you will need to follow:

  • Access the online survey available at the ICO booth of the WOC2020 Virtual® exhibition. Click here to access the platform.
  • Complete the online survey.
  • After completion of the survey, your certificate will be available for download, which you can use to collect your CME points.

Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

The International Council of Ophthalmology also applied for the accreditation of the on-demand sessions which will be available via the platform until September 30, 2020. This application is now under review. More information will be published soon.