How can I obtain CMEs for ECR 2019?

ECR uses a fully digital CME acquisition system. Visit sessions and evaluate them afterwards via your smartphone, tablet or laptop or via one of the 130 laptops on the 1st level in the ECR Online and EPOS™ Lounge. For more details, see below.

If you have purchased a ‘Participate from home’ ticket you can use the ECR app or the online evaluation platform via your web browser.

    Online Evaluation System

    How do I use the online evaluation system?

    Access the online evaluation system at eval.myESR.org. You must

    • Log in with your Username & Password or Last name & Personal ID (printed on your badge).
    • Complete the electronic questionnaire for each session you attended in full in order to claim CMEs.
    • Complete the electronic "Overall Congress Evaluation" questionnaire.

    Where can I complete the online evaluation at the congress centre?

    Evaluation and CME acquisition will be possible:

    • Via the ECR 2019 app (available here).
    • On more than 130 laptops in the ECR Online & EPOS™ Lounge located on the 1st level.

    When is the deadline for completing evaluations?

    Online evaluation of the sessions is possible February 27 – March 03 (23:59 CET), 2019. No evaluation is possible and no CME credits can be obtained after this date. Note that the respective evaluation sheets are available only after the session started. Make sure to submit your evaluations of the sessions during the congress!

     

    Whom can I talk to if I have questions or problems with the online evaluation system?

    You can contact our staff onsite at the “App & CME Helpdesk” in the entrance hall or in the ECR Online & EPOS™ Lounge on the 1st level.

    If you participate from home, please reach out to us via email.

    CME acquisition in general

    How many CME credits can I earn for ECR 2019?

    • You are only entitled to CME credits for sessions which you attend in full and which you evaluate online.
    • Please note that no CME credits can be provided for attendance of industry workshops, satellite symposia and activities in The Cube.
    • Europe: For Europe, ECR 2019 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 39 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
      The Österreichische Ärztekammer (Austrian Medical Chamber) has granted a maximum of 48 DFP (Diplom-Fortbildungs-Programm der Österreichischen Akademie der Ärzte) credits for ECR 2019.
    • 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 CreditsTM.
      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.

    Where can I find my Confirmation of Attendance?

    Each ECR delegate has access to a general Confirmation of Attendance via myESR.org/MyUserArea.

    To log in, please use your username and password (in case you do not remember them, please use your Last Name and Personal ID as indicated on your badge).

    From March 1, printing stations will be available to print out this confirmation onsite in the registration area. Note that this document is available in the myUserArea also after the congress. You can print it any time at home.

    Where can I find my CME Confirmation and what information is on it?

    Your CME Confirmation lists in exact detail all the sessions visited and evaluated during the congress as well as the number of hours attended.

    Your CME Confirmation is available from March 11, 2019 via myESR.org/MyUserArea.

    Why is the list of sessions not identical to the total amount of CMEs earned?

    This may have several reasons:

    • ECR 2019 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 39 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. According to the UEMS-EACCME® accreditation, a maximum of 8 CME credits can be awarded each for Wednesday to Saturday and up to 7 CME credits for Sunday. The maximum for the entire congress is 39 CME credits, 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.
      So if you, for example, attend 10 hours of sessions on a given day this will be listed on your ‘CME Confirmation’, but only 8 credits will be calculated into your total.
    • Please note that there are 0 CME credits for industry workshops, satellite symposia and The Cube, although they are also listed on the ‘CME Confirmation’.
    • Although participants may partially attend multiple concurrent sessions, the total number of hours limits the credit to the equivalent of a single session during that time slot.

    Definition of CME & CPD

    Continuing Medical Education (CME)

    Continuing Medical Education in Diagnostic Radiology is a programme of educational activities to guarantee the maintenance and upgrading of knowledge, skills and competence following completion of postgraduate training. CME is an ethical and moral obligation for each radiologist throughout his/her professional career, in order to maintain the highest possible professional standards.

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    This deals with the acquisition and maintenance of new knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, in order to ensure that radiologists are able to maintain and improve their competence to practice in their specialist area, as well as in any area of additional responsibility in education or management. This improves the overall quality of service to patients.

    Contact us

    For any questions, please contact the ECR CME Support.