Course accreditations

ACS accreditation

EACCME Accreditation

EACCME accredited activities for 2017

Types of EITS courses European CME
credits (ECMEC)
Advanced Course in Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis
(January 12-13)
Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
(January 18-20)
(June 7-9)
Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course
(February 6-10)
(June 12-16)
(December 4-8)
Wrist Arthroscopy - Basic Course
(February 24-25)
(April 28-29)
Advanced Course in Video-assisted and Thoracoscopic Procedures
(March 2-4)
Gynecological Surgery Course - Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynecological Endoscopy
(March 6-8)
(November 27-29)
Pediatric Surgery Laparoscopy in Neonates & Children Advanced Course
(March 16-18)
Percutaneous Image-Guided Surgery Course
(March 20-22)
Gynecological Surgery Course - Practical Laparoscopic Anatomy for Advanced Gynecological Techniques
(April 10-11)
New Horizons for Anti-Reflux and Bariatric Surgery - Surgical Endoscopy
(May 11-12)
Gynecological Surgery Course - Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach - State of the Art
(May 22-24)
Minimally Invasive Perianal and Transanal Surgery Course
(May 31)
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Advanced Course
(June 1-3)
(November 2-4)
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module EPAULE
(27-28 Juin)
Not Applicable
Cours National d'Arthroscopie - Module GENOU
(29-30 Juin)
Not Applicable
Gynecological Surgery Course - Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis
(September 4-6)
Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course
(September 18-22)
(November 13-17)
Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique
(02-6 Octobre)
Gynecological Surgery Course - New Insights in Prolapse Surgery - Vaginal and Laparoscopic Routes
(October 9-11)
New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course
(October 26-28)
Respiration in Anesthesia and in Intensive Care from Airway Management to Cellular Respiration
(November 9-10)
Wrist Arthroscopy - Advanced Course
(November 24-25)
Robotic Bariatric Surgery Advanced Course
(November 29)
Laparoscopic and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
(November 30-December 2)
Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course
(December 11-12)
Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course
(December 13)
Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery Advanced Course
(December 14-16)

EACCME Credits convertible into AMA PRA category 1 Credits™

Surgeons interested in getting AMA PRA category 1 Credits™ credits may contact
EACCME approved credits for e-learning activities are recognized by the American Medical Association for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians may apply to convert EACCME credits into AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by submitting the following form and attaching an EACCME credit certificate, and processing fee. Please click here to download application form for EACCME credit conversion into AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Processing fees directly payable to the American Medical Association are as follows: AMA member $30 and non-AMA member $75 (see information stated in application form).

As a rule, the conversion to AMA category 1 credit(s)™ is 1:1 for all EACCME credit(s).
Further details can be obtained by clicking on the current link.

Instructions for converting EACCME Credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

To apply for conversion of EACCME credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:
  1. Visit the EACCME website to ensure the activity was certified for EACCME credit
  2. Download the Application for EACCME Credit Conversion, and submit:
    • the completed application by fax or mail
    • a copy of the EACCME credit certificate
    • non-refundable processing fee.
A certificate awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be emailed within four weeks.

By fax

Attn: CPPD
+1 (312) 464-4669

By mail

American Medical Association
Continuing Physician Professional Development (CPPD)
515 N. State Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60654
If you have questions, please contact CPPD at

EU-ACME CME accreditation

  • The accreditation is in compliance with EBU/UEMS regulations - 1 credit per hour, with a maximum of 6 credits per day and a maximum of 18 credits for the whole event.

EBU - European Board of Surgery

MAINCERT / AMA CME accreditation

As an organisation accredited to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for Physicians, by both the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education of the United States, the Continuing Health Sciences Education Program at McMaster University designates these educational programs as meeting the criteria for:
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    Most of the EITS courses are approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (MAINCERT). Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
    Most of the EITS courses are designated as meeting the criteria for the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
McMaster University

MAINCERT / AMA CME accredited activities by McMaster University for 2009

Types of EITS courses AMA Category 1
CME credits™
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
(September 10-12)
Intensive Courses in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
(June 8-12)
(December 7-11)
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Tips and Tricks, Anatomy Suture and More...

(April 6-8)
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Advanced Techniques in Operative Gynaecological Endoscopy

(May 18-20)
(November 30-December 2)
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach: State-of-the-Art

(June 22-24)
Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:
Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis

(September 14-16)
Advanced Courses in laparoscopic digestive surgery
(April 16-18)
(November 5-7)
Option A: 15.25
Option B: 22.75
Advanced Courses in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
(March 27-28)
(May 29-30)
(November 13-14)
Option A: 16.75
Option B: 16.75
Intensive courses in laparoscopic general surgery
(February 2-6)
(March 9-13)
(May 11-15)
(September 21-25)
(November 23-27)
NOTES hands-on courses
(January 16-17)
(March 6-7)
(October 2-3)
Option A: 16.75
Option B: 16.25
Advanced course in Interventional GI endoscopy techniques
(April 27-29)
Option A: 14.25
Option B: 21.75
Advanced Course: Pediatric endosurgery
(March 19-21)

Surgeons interested in getting MAINCERT, and/or AMA CME credits may contact us.