Serono Symposia International Foundation (www.seronosymposia.org
) is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net
The Congress “The 3rd World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy-3)” (Prague, Czech Republic, May 13-16, 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.
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.
For the Italian participants
This program the 3rd World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, May 13-16, 2010, will be submitted for CME accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health.
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