Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
The World of Microbiome: Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy 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 World of Microbiome: Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 16 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/education/cme/uemseaccme-cme-credit-recognition.
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/rcsite/cpd/providers/international-accreditation-agreements-e.
Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
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After attending this event, participants should be able to:
· Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
· Review the potential for patient treatments to be individualized with the use of microbiome and clinical data.
· Discuss key issues regarding inflammatory bowel disease and the microbiome of the reproductive tract during pregnancy.
· Articulate key topics in microbiome for birth, with a focus on preterm birth.
· List critical microbiome issues for fetal and maternal health during the neonatal period.
· Debate the latest scientific findings on microbiome and breastfeeding.
· Explain the importance of probiotics and prebiotics in pregnancy and early infancy.
· Interact with core QIIME 2 and microbime bioinformatics results (alpha and beta diversity, taxonomic summaries; discuss and use multi-omics plugins and longitudinal microbiome exploration in their research).
· Discuss pregnancy and Pregnancy Complications - in Inflammatory Bowel Disease; influence of the genes and the environment; gut microbiome; oral probiotics.
· Assess probiotics in pregnancy and early infancy.
· Recognise the microbiome significance during the birth mode - viginal microbiome; vaginal seeding post C-section.
· Describe the neonatal period - influence of antibiotics and hygiene; brain development and gut microbiome in preterm infants.
· Summarize the effects of probiotics and prebiotics in pregnancy and infancy.
· Enhance new relationships with physicians with common interests throughout the world.
· Review the latest achievements in clinical and translational research in fields that intersect with fetal, neonatal and infant health & development, maternal health and microbiota.
· Identify future directions for the field of microbiome.
The First World of Microbiome: Pregnancy, Birth & Infancy Conference (WoMPBI 2019) is the meeting place that brings together professionals across microbiology, immunology, ob-gyn, neonatology and pediatrics, to push forward this emerging area in microbiome. Scientists, clinical researchers, representatives of a start-up or an established industry company would have the opportunity to network and discuss the latest findings and their potential impact with international representatives of all levels of experience, including with the pioneers.
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 November 30, 2019:
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; retain for your personal records Kindly note that the WoMPBI 2019 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.
- Please 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 organisations is made in the programme guide, on the event website, and with signage during the event.
- View a list of all industry supporters here.
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 programmes. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organisation 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 Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of medical events.