Continuing professional development

Section 1 – Group learning

The 2017 COS Annual Meeting is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1 of the MOC Program as defined by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and has been approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Participants may claim up to 31 credit hours.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association (AMA) and the RCPSC, the 2017 COS Annual Meeting, as a live educational activity, qualifies for AMA PRA category 1 credits.

Live educational activities, occurring in Canada, recognized by the RCPSC as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC.

Section 2 – Self-Assessment

Poster viewing: Learning from poster presentations may be claimed as a Scanning Activity under Section 2, as defined by the RCPSC. You may claim 0.5 credits per poster with a documented learning outcome in MAINPORT.

Section 3 – Simulation

The Skills Transfer Courses are Accredited Simulation Activities (Section 3) as defined by the MOC Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.

CPD evaluation

Evaluation is a required component of the RCPSC’s MOC program. You will be asked to complete an evaluation of each session you attended in order to claim your CPD credits. Your feedback is valuable in shaping future meetings and CPD opportunities.

Evaluation stations are available on the fifth floor at the Palais des congrès and the evaluation can also be found online at http://cos2017.ca

  1. Login with the email address used during registration (if unknown, contact education@cos-sco.ca)
  2. Evaluate and claim credits for the sessions you attend.
  3. After evaluating all of the attended sessions, download, print or email a copy of your Certificate of Attendance from the evaluation site.
  4. The evaluation site will close on July 28.After August 4, 2017, login to MAINPORT to claim your credits from your holding area and record your learning needs.

Paper Certificates of Attendance are available on request at the registration desk.

You may claim your CPD credits online

Credits will be transferred to the Royal College beginning on August 4, 2017. You will be required to log into MAINPORT to verify the credits in your holding area and record your learning outcomes.