CME/CPD Accreditation

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Commitment to the Highest Standards

Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable pa​rtner 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



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 participating in this educational event, learners should be able to:

- Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan

- Exchange ideas and knowledge in the field of Atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular conditions across continents, institutions, and individuals

- Discuss the latest scientific advantages in the field of Atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular conditions

- Identify possible programmatic collaborations to more effectively address regional, national and local responses to Atherosclerosis around the world and overcome barriers that limit access to prevention, care and services

- Summarize the latest research outcomes in the field of Atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular conditions​

Target Audience

Specialists in the field of clinical chemistry, diabetes, endocrinology, primary care and more. 

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
The 83rd Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society 2015 is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 15 hours of External CME credits. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). 
 
Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

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​

Credit Breakdown

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

 

DayMaximum Credits
Monday, March 23, 20156
Tuesday, March 24, 20156
Wednesday, March 25, 20153
​Total Credits:15

 

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EBAC Accredited Educational Programmes will be taking place on Sunday 22nd March:
  • EBAC Accredited Educational Programme: FH Studies Collaboration:
    Symposium at EAS 2015 Glasgow
    22nd March 2015, 10:00-11:45
In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed or indicated potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organizing Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities.​

  • ​EBAC Accredited Educational Programme: Hypolipidaemic therapy: past, present and future.
    22nd March 2015, 12:00-13:30  
In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed ​or indicated potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organizing Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities.
This session is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer.
 
  • ​EBAC Accredited Educational Programme: New aspects of imaging, lipoproteins and lipid targets in cardiovascular prevention.
    22nd March 2015, 14:00-15:30  

In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed or indicated potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organizing Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities.
This session is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.​

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 April 22, 2015:

1. Access the online system via any of the following

              - Visit the following link​
              - 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

 

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.

    • Please click he​re to view the Speaker Disclosure Form Results..

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