IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis granted EACCME accreditation

As of 2008 participants of annual Lyon course will be entitled to Continuing Education Credits

The IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis, an annual course held in Lyon, France which as been running successfully for 16 years, has been granted accreditation from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The EACCME credits are also recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) with one EACCME credit being equivalent to one AMA credit.

Continuing Medical Education has become increasingly important over the past few years with more and more institutions/ hospitals asking their staff for re-certification or re-licensing in order ensure patients are provided with optimal care. Attending CME activities is considered a cornerstone to ensuring that daily professional practices are in accordance with the best evidence-based guidelines available.

Strict quality control of the accreditation process has been established, based on the
following criteria and requirements:

  • Quality and objectivity of the program on offer
  • Educational aims and methods
  • Expertise, qualifications and experience of the speakers
  • Absence of conflicts of interest

The IOF course’s accreditation will be applicable from the [link 130]17th IOF Advanced Training Course,[/link] which will take place from 29-31 January 2008 in Lyon, France. Each course participant will be granted 15 European CME credits for attending the entire course.

IOF invites all health professionals who wish to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of osteoporosis to register as soon as possible since participation is limited.