ABC Vascular courses are accredited by the EACCME to provide CME credits which can also be converted to AMA PRA Catergory 1 credits. Start learning now and claim your credits.
ABC Vascular content is CME accredited
As of January 2018 the modules and content of this website, www.abcvascular.com have been accredited by the EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) to provide CME credits. This means learners may earn European CME credits for their activity on ABC Vascular. Learner from the USA may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credits (details below).
One CME credit is gained for 1 hour of e-learning activity when validated by the short quizzes after lessons.
1 CME credit = 1 hour of e-learning activity
Claiming hours of credit
Each healthcare professional should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Learners should complete the module and pass the relevant assessment. The delivery of a certificate of attendance is linked to the completion of this self-evaluation test after the lesson. A grade of 80% or more is required to pass.
The European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME), was set up by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) in response to a growing shift from voluntary to mandatory Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
EACCME’s purpose is to ensure international mutual recognition of quality CME-CPD assessment activities.
EACCME-UMS home page: www.eaccme.uems.eu
To view the ABC Vascular’s listing on the UEMS website, follow the link below and search for “ABC Vascular Ultrasound” in the first column.
Accreditation – EACCME-UMS website.
UEMS, the European Union of Medical Specialists (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes) is a non-governmental organisation representing national associations of medical specialists in the European Union and associated countries.
UEMS-EACCME began its activities in January 2000 with the mutual recognition of accreditation of EU-wide and international CME-CPD activities for live educational events through the awarding of European CME credits (ECMECs) to individual medical specialists, allowing the recognition and exchange of CME credits between all European countries.
In April 2009 the UEMS-EACCME launched the accreditation of e-learning materials. The expression “e-learning” encompasses the delivery of CME-CPD by methods such as educational websites, smartphone apps, recorded video and audio or any mixture of the preceding.
For more detials visit: www.uems.eu
Learners from the USA (PRA Category 1 credits)
Learners from the USA may convert European CME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA). For more details see “AMA Physician’s Recognition Award”.
American Medical Association: www.ama-assn.org
Full UEMS-EACCME statement
The full January 2018 UEMS-EACCME statement referring to the CME accreditation of ABC Vascular and its website www.abcvascular.com, reads as follows:
“ABC Vascular Ultrasound, made available on https://abcvascular.com and organized by Medical Education Global Solutions (MedEd GS), is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.
Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at: https://www.ama-assn.org/education/cme/claim-cme-credit-ama