Serono Symposia International Foundation (www.seronosymposia.org) has submitted the main congress program of the “1st World Congress on Controversies in Hematology (COHEM)” (Rome, Italy, September 2-5, 2010) for accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
The “1st World Congress on Controversies in Hematology (COHEM)” (Rome Italy – September 3-5, 2010) is designated for a maximum of 15 (fifteen) hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, please contact the AMA.
Serono Symposia International Foundation has submitted, in compliance with the procedures indicated by the Italian Ministry of Health, the main congress program of this event n. 13776– 10025227 entitled the “1st World Congress on Controversies in Hematology (COHEM)” (Rome, Italy, September 2-5, 2010) to the Italian National Commission for Continuing Medical Education. The Commission has approved this event for 12 (twelve) CME credits.
Following the application submitted by The Academy for Clinical Debates & Controversies in Medicine, the European Hematology Association (EHA), has accredited the “1st World Congress on Controversies in Hematology (COHEM)” (Rome, Italy, September 3-5, 2010) with 18.5 Credit Points. For EHA-CME Credit Claiming Instructions, please click EHA-CME on the left menu.
The CME accreditation is valid for the main congress program only and does not cover the company-sponsored symposia.
ISO 9001 Certification
Serono Symposia International Foundation has received the ISO 9001 Certification of Quality Management Systems. This Quality certification requires all participants to fill in a scientific questionnaire and to evaluate the overall quality of the event. Questionnaires will be distributed onsite during the congress.
CME for USA participants
UEMS/EACCME CME credit recognition
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Under the terms of this agreement, the AMA will convert CME credit certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME credit converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA.
Please link to: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/14348.html