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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

The Canadian Paediatric Society
The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics has been approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society for a maximum of 30 credit hours as an Acredited Group Learning Activity (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.royalcolleage.ca.


American Medical Association (AMA)
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the European Accreditation Council, European Union (EU) physicians who participate in accredited live educational activities held in Canada can convert Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Section 1 – Accredited Group Learning credits to European Continuing Medical Education Credits (ECMECs).

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
The RACP CPD Program is a self-directed and self-reporting program. Physicians record and report on their own CPD activities annually. It is the responsibility of individual physicians to select the activities appropriate for their CPD and to claim the appropriate level of points. Suitable documentation to provide proof of participation includes: program of the event and certificate of completion with actual hours attended.

Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Your CME/CPD certificate will be delivered electronically after completing the educational evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The survey will take 5-10 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of the CME accreditation process and helps us improve future educational offerings. All evaluation responses are anonymous; your name will be requested for the credit claiming and certificate process only.

Before November 30, 2016:

  1. Follow the link in the email notification sent at the end of the congress. Email title is "IPA 2016 Certificate of Attendance and Accreditation"
  2. Complete the online evaluation with your important feedback
  3. Your CME certificate will be emailed to the email address provided after the congress complete the accreditation process. The process will take a few weeks to complete
  4. Retain the certificate for your personal records


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.

All speakers' disclosure statement will be available to review before the start of the congress.


The congress 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 acknowledgment of all supporting organizations is made in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the event.