CME-CPD Accreditation

​​​​​​COMMITMENT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN CME/CPD​

​Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable partner in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, and effective CME/CPD programs. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organization contributing to improving health outcomes by:​

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  • Championing best practice in CME/CPD​
  • Maintaining and improving standards​
  • Mentoring and educating
  • Working in collaboration with critical stakeholders

​​​​​​​​Membership in the Good CME Practice Group illustrates the Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, effective and financially viable medical events.​​​

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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 

After attending this event, participants should be able to:   
  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
  • Discuss the latest research outcomes in the field of psychiatry and mood disorders.
  • Exchange ideas and knowledge in the field of psychiatry and mood disorders across continents, institutions, and individuals.
  • Summarize new results from studies in bipolar and other mood disorders.
  • Review the most important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of Bipolar Disorders.
  • Identify the opportunities to young researchers to present their studies about Bipolar Disorders.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE 

ISBD 2016 is the global meeting place for researchers in the field of bipolar and other mood disorders.  Because of the diverse, clinically focused educational offering, participants are able to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of international clinicians of all levels of experience. Both basic scientists and clinical researchers via short communications and posters; clinicians and other mental health care professionals via keynote sessions, parallel symposia, brainstorming sessions etc.​


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT AND CREDIT DESIGNATION ​

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
The 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders held jointly with the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders 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 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders held jointly with the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 21 European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity​.

American Medical Association (AMA)
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists 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 credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme​

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME ​for ECMEC credits 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. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca​​​


ECMEC CREDIT BREAKDOWN

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 

DayMaximum Credits
Wednesday, July 13, 20166
Thursday, July 14, 20166
Friday, July 15, 20166
Saturday, July 16, 20163
Total Credits:21



ACCREDITATION STATEMENT AND CREDIT DESIGNATION

International Council of Nurses (ICN)

This continuing education activity has been approved by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs). For more information, visit: www.icn.ch/

The 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders is designated for a maximum of 27 ICNECs over the four days of the conference. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity​.​


ICNECs Credit Breakdown

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

DayMaximum Credits
Wednesday, July 13, 20167.5
Thursday, July 14, 20167
Friday, July 15, 20167
Saturday, July 16, 20165.5
Total Credits:27

 

 

To Receive Your CME/CPD Certificate 

The CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process takes about 5 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of CME/CPD accreditation and helps improve future educational offerings.

Before August 10, 2016:
1. Access the online system via any of the following
              - Visit the following link
              - Please note that web browsers Mozilla Firefox 2.X or higher, or Google Chrome are recommended
              - Visit the CME/CPD Accreditation page on the event website
              - Follow the link in the email sent at the end of the event

2. Complete the anonymous online evaluation
3. Complete the credit claim form and submit
4. The CME/CPD certificate will be available for download; fill-in and retain for your personal records​

Kindly note that the ISBD 2016 online evaluation will be active on the last day of the meeting. You will then be able to access it and claim your CME/CPD certificate.

 

Disclosure and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.


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