CME-CPD Accreditation

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TO RECEIVE YOUR CME/CPD CERTIFICATE 

The CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process takes about 5 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of CME/CPD accreditation and helps improve future educational offerings.

Before 28 July, 2016:
1. Access the online system via any of the following
              - Visit the following link
              - Please note that web browsers Mozilla Firefox 2.X or higher, or Google Chrome are recommended
              - Visit the CME/CPD Accreditation page on the event website
              - Follow the link in the email sent at the end of the event
2. Complete the anonymous online evaluation
3. Complete the credit claim form and submit
4. The CME/CPD certificate will be available for download; fill-in and retain for your personal records


CREDIT BREAKDOWN

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. ​

Day

Maximum Credits

Monday, 27 June, 2016

6

Tuesday, 28 June, 2016

6​

Wednesday, 29 June, 2016

6

Thursday, 30 June, 2016

3

Total Credits:

21​



​​COMMITMENT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN CME/CPD​

​Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable partner in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, and effective CME/CPD programs. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organization contributing to improving health outcomes by:​

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  • Championing best practice in CME/CPD​
  • Maintaining and improving ​standards​
  • Mentoring and educating
  • Working in collaboration with critical stakeholders​

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Membership in the Good CME Practice Group illustrates the Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, effective and financially viable medical events.​​​

​EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 

After attending this event, participants should be able to:  
- Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
- Evaluate new pneumococcal research outcomes.
- Analyze the latest achievements, emerging controversies and lingering hurdles in the pathway to controlling the consequences of pneumococcal disease on individuals and communities.
- Foster collaboration between ISPPD and all stakeholders.
- Evaluate the most important aspects of pneumococcal treatment and prevention.
- Discuss his/her knowledge of microbial pathogenesis and ecology and its consequence for human disease.
- Enhance the dialogue between experts in pneumococcal biology, diagnostics, treatment, and prevention as a means of further developing individual expertise.
 

TARGET AUDIENCE 

ISPPD 2016 is the global meeting place for scientists, clinicians, academics, public health, industry and policy experts and students in the field of pneumococci and pneumococcal Disease and its sub-specialties. Because of the diverse, educational offering, participants are able to share new knowledge, develop collaborations and learn from each.​


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT AND CREDIT DESIGNATION ​

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
The 10th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD 2016) 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 10th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD 2016) is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 21 European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.  

American Medical Association (AMA)
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​

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca​​​​

European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP)
The International Symp​o​sium​​ on Pneumococci and Pneumococc​al Diseases (ISPPD 2016) is accredited by EBAP for 21 European CME credits covering the whole programme.
EBAP is an independent organisation which accredits different types of international continuing medical education (CME) activities according to the rules set by European bodies such as the UEMS/EACCME. For more information, visit: www.ebap.org/

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DISCLOSURE AND RESOLUTION OF PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.
 
  • Disclosure information is available here​.​



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