CME for ECR 2022 (July 13-17)

General Information

The ECR 2022 programme (July 13-17) has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and by the Österreichische Ärztekammer (Austrian Medical Chamber).


Europe

For Europe, the ECR 2022, Vienna (ONSITE & ONLINE), Austria, 13/07/2022-17/07/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) for a maximum of 34 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

A maximum of 8 CME per day, can be obtained by watching live or on-demand sessions. The total credits for the congress will not exceed the accredited 34 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) does not grant half credits.

Please note that the number of CME credits may differ from the maximum number of credits your national jurisdiction approves for your continuous medical education.

The Österreichische Ärztekammer (Austrian Medical Chamber) has granted a maximum of 40 DFP (Diplom-Fortbildungs-Programm der Österreichischen Akademie der Ärzte) credits for the ECR 2022.


USA and Canada

Through an agreement between the UEMS 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® credits to AMA credits 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.

 

Worldwide

CME points claimed at the ECR are accepted by the majority of national CME authorities worldwide, where CME is mandatory for physicians. Please consult your national jurisdiction for the maximum number of CME points that will be approved following your attendance at the ECR 2022 (July 2-6).

CME Acquisition Procedure

The following criteria must be observed to acquire CME credits for your attendance of the ECR 2022:

  • You need to be registered for the ECR 2022.
  • You need to attend the eligible sessions from the programme in full length,  onsite or online either live or on-demand, throughout the period of July 13 (0:00 CET) to July 18, 2022 (23:59 CEST).
  • To prove onsite session attendance a QR code, displayed in front of each lecture room, needs to be scanned with the ECR App before each session. Online attendance is tracked automatically.
  • The maximum number of CME credits that can be obtained per day is 8 and the overall total maximum CME credits are 34.
  • You need to complete the electronic evaluation questionnaire for each session you attend and for those for which you would like to claim CME credits. This can be either done via the ECR app or on ESR Connect once the session has ended.
  • You need to complete the electronic “Overall Congress Evaluation” questionnaire. To do so, please go to the section “My Evaluation” in the ECR app or on your ESR Connect account. The link will be listed at the top of this page.
  • You need to consent to your personal data being processed for the purpose of the CME acquisition process when downloading the CME Certificate on ESR Connect.

On-demand views of CME accredited sessions

During the period of July 13-18, 2022, CME credits can be claimed for watching sessions on-demand according to the following rules:

  • The maximum number of CME credits that can be obtained per day is 8 and the overall total maximum CME credits are 34
  • CME credits will be added to the daily quota of the respective day on which you have watched a session on-demand
  • CME credits will only be added to the daily quota if the maximum number of CME credits has not been reached yet with live or on-demand watch time.
  • No CME points can be granted for the following sessions: Opening Ceremony, Highlights of the Day, Industry Symposia and Workshops, Industry activities of the AI Theatre and The Cube, some Round Table Sessions with industry participation. To see which sessions are CME accredited, use the section CME Accredited Sessions on this page or the filter “CME ACCREDITED” in the programme.

Please note that the evaluation of the sessions you attend is only possible until July 18 (23:59 CEST), 2022. After this end date, evaluation will not be possible and no CME credits can be obtained. Please make sure to submit your evaluations of the sessions and the overall congress evaluation questionnaire during this period! Each session can only be evaluated once.

Confirmations

Two confirmations can be obtained after ECR 2022: Confirmation of Attendance and CME Confirmation.
 

Confirmation of Attendance

This document confirms attendance at ECR 2022 without listing specific sessions you have attended and without listing obtained CME credits.

  • Available to every ECR 2022 participant who attended  the event during July 13-17, 2022
  • Your Confirmation of Attendance is available from July 13 in the “My Certificates” section of your ESR Connect account.


CME Confirmation

This document lists in exact detail all the sessions you have attended (live or on-demand) and evaluated during ECR 2022. It also states the number of hours attended and the number of CME credits you have been awarded.

  • Your CME Confirmation is available from July 19, 2022 in the “My Certificates” section of your ESR Connect account
  • Your CME Confirmation is available for download until December 31, 2025


Detailed information
Each ECR delegate meeting the CME requirements described under the above section “CME acquisition procedure” has access to the confirmation of all activities attended via the document ‘CME Confirmation’. From July 19, 2022 delegates can go online any time to the “My Certificates” section in their ESR Connect account and print out their ‘CME Confirmation’ document. This document lists in exact detail all the sessions attended live or on-demand and evaluated until July 18,2022 as well as the related number of hours.

The number of hours is identical to the number of CME credits awarded. If you tally the listed hours yourself and there is a discrepancy to the ‘Total hours earned’ position, this may have several reasons.

The UEMS-EACCME® has accredited the ECR 2022 with a maximum of 34 European CME credits (ECMEC®s), So, the ‘Total hours earned’ position on your CME Confirmation document will never show more, even if the sum of all hours attended may be greater.

The printout of your CME Confirmation should be submitted to your national jurisdiction (usually responsible for accreditation) for approval of your CME credits. Please note that the CME Confirmation will be issued only to the participant. It will not be supplied to any accreditation agency or other organization.

In case of questions, please contact ESR’s CME support at [email protected].