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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:

 
  • 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.

Educational Objectives 

After participating in this educational event, learners should be able to:

  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan
  • Address infectious disease issues which are at a cutting edge in terms of contributing to childhood morbidity and mortality
  • Identify that infectious disease issues are especially in low income countries at a cutting edge
  • Identify that pneumonia, diarrhoeal disease, malaria, TB and HIV are the top five causes of under 5 mortality globally
  • Evaluate the challenges as well as the progress that has been made in terms of pneumonia, diarrhoeal disease, malaria, TB and HIV
  • Assess the issues of pertussis, both in developing as well as in undeveloped countries
  • Debate some of the controversies in relation to Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Enhance the dialogue between pediatric and infectious disease specialists as a means of further developing individual expertise
  • Discuss how to deal with issues such as management and prevention of infectious diseases
  • Understand the immune and genetic factors which contribute towards the susceptibility of children developing infectious diseases

Target Audience 

WSPID 2013 is a world forum for sharing the latest knowledge and receiving updates on the treatment and prevention of pediatric infectious diseases. The program is geared but not limited to Pediatric and Infectious Disease specialists. 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.

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)  
The 8th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID 2013) 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 8th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID 2013) 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.

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
The 8th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2013 is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to provide the following CPD activity for medical specialists. HPCSA regulates the health professions in the Republic of South Africa in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behavior, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards: http://www.hpcsa.co.za/ 

The 8th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2013 is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 28 General in Level 1 CPD credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 

South African health professionals wishing to receive credit must scan their badges at least three (3) times per day. There will be scanning stations at the entrance to each hall. Attendance records will be kept on file by the event organizer; individual badge scanning reports will not be provided to participants. See below for how to receive your CME/CPD Certificate.   


Credit Breakdown

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

Day

Max EACCME credits

  Max South African credits
Badge scanning required

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

7

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

7

Thursday, November 21, 2013

7

Friday, November 22, 2013

7

Total Credits:

21 

28



To Receive Your CME/CPD Certificate 

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

Before December 20, 2013:

1.     Follow the link in the email notification sent at the end of the event, or visit the CME/CPD Accreditation page on the event website
2.     Complete the anonymous online evaluation
3.     You will be automatically directed to the credit claim system
4.     Login with your unique User ID (included in your registration package, on your badge, or in the email sent after the event)
5.     Indicate the number of hours you attended
6.     Your CME/CPD certificate will be automatically emailed to the address provided
7.     Retain the certificate for your personal records 

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 in CME/CPD activities, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest, whether due to a financial or other relationship. 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. Off-label or investigational use of a therapeutic product is also disclosed.

  • View disclosure information here.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT DISCLOSURE

This event is supported, in part, by funding from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the event.

  • View industry support information here.