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 he/she has 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). 

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 Overture (March 2-6).


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 have to be observed to acquire CME credits for your attendance of the ECR 2022 (July 13-17):

  • You need to be registered for the ECR 2022.
  • You need to attend the eligible sessions from the programme onsite in full length,  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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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.