Certificate of Attendance

The WMS 2020 Virtual Congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 7 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The certificate of attendance will be available after completing the overall post congress online evaluation. The process takes about 5 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of accreditation and helps us to improve future congresses.

Complete the overall virtual congress online evaluation up until 16th October 2020, using the link in an email sent to registered delegates after the congress. Certificates will then be emailed to delegates approximately 3 weeks post congress.

Please note that CME points are not available for the WMS Industry Day, 28th September 2020 or the Pre-Congress Teaching Course, 29th September 2020.

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

Accreditation by the EACCME® confers the right to place the following statement in all communication materials including the event website, the event programme and the certificate of attendance. The following statements must be used without revision:

“The WMS 2020 Virtual Congress, Virtual Congress, United Kingdom, 30/09/2020-02/10/2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 7 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s 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.”

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME®) credits.

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.

Educational Objectives

Attendees at the WMS Virtual Congress will come away having had many learning opportunities. The Aims of the WMS and therefore its annual congress are:

a) to provide a multidisciplinary scientific forum to advance and disseminate knowledge in neuromuscular field for the benefit of patients.
b) to stimulate, encourage and help to develop programs for professionals working in the neuromuscular field
c) to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration
d) to provide opportunities for young investigators in the neuromuscular field
e) to promote the achievement of standards in clinical practice

This is all achieved through numerous poster discussion sessions throughout the programme where delegates at all stages of their career meet to discuss the latest science and research. Particular focus is placed on making sure the more senior attendees are very accessible to those starting out in their careers.

The virtual networking events are designed to be successful to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration.

After attending the event, participants will be able to demonstrate a greater understanding and knowledge in the neuromuscular field for the benefit of patients.

After attending the event, participants will have had many opportunities and been encouraged to form multidisciplinary collaborations.

After attending the event, young investigators in the field, will have had access to more senior investigators for active learning and discussions.

Target Audience

This is the premier annual congress on neuromuscular disorders, attended by established and young physicians, researchers, therapists, geneticists and neuropathologists from all over the world. The congress also embraces the pharmacists from the industry and incorporates their latest developments into specific aspects of the congress programme. All healthcare professional interested in the neuromuscular field, including the different disciplines involved in the study of neuromuscular disorders and the management of patients with these disorders, are welcomed to the world muscle society annual meeting.

Credit Breakdown

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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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.

- Disclosure information will be available here at least one week prior to the event.

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.

- View detailed programmes for all Industry Sessions here.

For questions or issues, please contact us at office@worldmusclesociety.org

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