CME credits accreditation
The 'European Society of Human Genetics' 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 'European Society of Human Genetics' is designated for a maximum of 20 hours of European external CME credits.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system isbased on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.
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 Creditsâ„¢. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
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.
What is European Accreditation?
European Accreditation means thatby the decision iof UEMS-EACCME® a CME event has fulfilled the UEMS-EACCME® quality requirements. A CME activity will be accredited by UEMS-EACCME® if it has a high quality scientific content, if it is free of commercial bias and has an appropriate educational approach.
What is the added value of UEMS-EACCME® accreditation?
On the basis of UEMS-EACCME® accreditation, the approval from the NAA of the country where the event takes place will be recognised in all the other European countries.
CME accreditation granted by the UEMS-EACCME® also provides a guarantee to participants from all over the world that the content of the CME provided is of a high quality, unbiased and didactic and, for European doctors, that this quality will be recognised in their home country.
Recognition of UEMS-EACCME® accreditation
Since the UEMS-EACCME® is an institution of the UEMS which formally represents European countries, its credits are recognised by National Accreditation Authorities in Europe. As UEMS-EACCME® accreditation concerns only EU-wide and international CME-CPD activities, it is not competitive but rather complementary to the competence and activities of National Accreditation Authorities.
EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician”˜s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Presence at Posters
In order to enable discussion and interaction with other participants, the presence at your poster board of you or one of your group will be mandatory between:
- 10.30 and 11.30 hrs on Sunday, June 9 for posters with odd numbers
(e.g. P01.001, P01.003 - this refers to your final poster board number - not the abstract control number!)
- 10.30 and 11.30 hrs on Monday, June 10 for posters with even numbers
(e.g. P01.002, P01.004 - this refers to your final poster board number not the abstract control number!)
- The usable surface on the poster board will be 90 cm width x 150 cm height (approx. 35 x 59 inches).
- Only adhesive tape can be used to mount posters. Material will be made available.
- Due to new EACCME regulation, authors are requested to disclose possible conflict of interest on the poster.
- Adding your passport photograph may facilitate contacts during the congress.
- The lettering of the poster heading should be at least 2.5 cm high. Detailed information should be provided in a smaller type, but remember that your text must be easily readable from distances of at least 1 meter.
- As you know, an effective poster should in fact be self-explanatory.
- If you are not able to present your talk for any reason, you are kindly requested to contact the organising office immediately and to notify them of any change of presenter or withdrawal.
The chairpersons of your session will be strict in allowing no more than the time allotted to your paper. Remember to allow some time for the changeover of speakers and chairperson's introduction, and for questions and discussion.
- For 15 minutes slots (in concurrent sessions) a maximum of 12 minutes speaking time.
Please rehearse your talk to make sure it will fit comfortably into the available time.
Please note that, as a rule, presenters can show a (final) slide with all acknowledgements, however, in view of the short time available, names cannot be read to the audience.
Due to new EACCME regulation, authors are requested to disclose possible conflict of interest on the final slide. This may be combined with the acknowledgements.
Make yourself known to the chairpersons and/or the room assistant in your session room before the beginning of the session.
Projection and Technical Setting
PowerPoint is the only communication tool available in all session halls. Overhead projection, slide projection or flipcharts is not available.
- Speakers are kindly asked to observe that only computers provided by the congress may be used for showing your presentations. All PowerPoint presentations must be handed in at the preview centre.
- All presentations are loaded into a PowerPoint handling system that will store and distribute your presentation to the session hall in time for your session.
- All PowerPoint presentations should be handed in at least 2 hours before the session starts.
- Please check your presentation carefully on the preview room computer assigned by the staff before the final sign off.
- The professional staff of the preview centre will load your presentation into the system so that it will be available on the computer in your session hall when you come to speak.
- If you are doing more than one speech during the congress, you may upload all your presentations at the same time and they will be sent to their corresponding session halls at the time of your sessions.
- The PowerPoint handling and distribution system is optimized for MS PowerPoint 2007 (Office 2007) and “*.pdf” (Adobe Acrobat)-files. The uploading of “DVD-Movies” is not supported.
- The supported data media are: Floppy Disk, CD, DVD (as Data-storage-medium) and USB-Memory Key. You may want to carry a second key/CD as a back-up in case there is any insoluble technical problem.
All needed files (including the movie files!) - have to be saved on the data media.
Presentations can also be taken off speakers notebooks at the Preview centre.
- The fonts that are used in the presentations should be "Latin-based fonts“. If the speaker needs special fonts, they should be stored as "embedded fonts“ with the presentation (File -> save as "name of presentation“ and under "tools“ ->save options mark the checkbox "embed True type fonts“ and select "embed all characters“).
- When using mathematical symbols please use these which are available under Latin fonts (unicode or DOS: Western Europe). These can be shown without any problems in Office 2007.
- As format for embedded movies “MPEG2 - movies” are preferred (but can also be *.avi, *.wmv ). If Codecs are used, the Code package DIVx in the current version, which can be found under www.divx.com, should be chosen.
- Presentations should be saved as "*.ppt“, “*.pptx” ( = PowerPoint) or "*.pps“,*.ppsx“ (=PowerPoint Slideshow) - file and movies as separate files on the data media.
- The computers and projectors will be set up and optimised for 1024 x 768 resolution (ratio 4 : 3).
These guidelines should be seen as a matter of improving the effectiveness of the Preview System and in consequence also the speakers comfort.
General hints and tips
Like all of us, you will have sat through many conference talks, some good and some bad. We have all been to talks which failed to communicate their message because the speaker spoke impossibly fast, perhaps in a very indistinct way, or flashed through large numbers of slides so crammed with detail that nobody could follow them. So please:
- Remember that the vast majority of the audience are not native English speakers - speak clearly (whether or not English is your native tongue) and not too fast
- Plan an average of no more than 1 slide per minute, in most cases
- Keep your Powerpoints simple. In text slides, use no more than seven lines per slide, with ample space between the lines, and no more than seven words per line in suitably large lettering
- Leave sufficient space between the text and the edge of the slide/screen. Some data projectors may not display the very border of the slide/presentation.
- Geneticists have no excuse to forget that one male in 12 is red-green colour blind.