The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) strives to meet the highest standards in continuing professional development for cardiovascular professionals in Canada. To that end, we offer an exemplary accreditation program. Through our program, we work with innovative partners to develop and deliver relevant and timely interactive programs to our members and the medical community at large, bringing the latest developments on best practices in cardiovascular research and clinical practice. The CCS accredits over 50 programs each year, and is a long-standing recognized accredited provider of Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College). The CCS has adopted the Royal College and the Canadian Medical Association’s Guidelines as the primary principles for the development of all CPD programs.
The CCS periodically implements changes to accreditation processes in response to Royal College revised accreditation guidelines. Please be sure to visit this page regularly to review any recent changes/updates.
Accreditation Application Process:
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Submit a Section 1 Accreditation Letter of Intent to ensure that the topics and educational needs align with the CCS CPD committee’s aims and goals. The review of your Letter of Intent should take no more than 5 working days.
Prior to the development of your educational activity, you must submit the following:
- A Section 1 Accreditation Request form;
- A list of proposed planning committee members*:
- A proposed budget
- A needs assessment (if available)
If the CPD Committee approves the Letter of Intent for accreditation, you will be invoiced for the accreditation fee and may start to develop your educational activity.
* If you are a non-physician organization, a CCS representative will be assigned to your planning committee.
Once your Letter of Intent is approved, you may start the development of your educational content.
Submit a “CCS Accreditation: MOC Section 1 Educational Activities: Policies, Procedures and Application Form” with supporting documentation eight weeks prior to the printing of the final programme.
You must submit the following documentation with the accreditation application:
- CCS Accreditation: MOC Section 1 Educational Activities: Policies, Procedures and Application Form
- Needs Assessment
- Planning Committee and Faculty’s Disclosure of Potential Conflict of Interest forms
- Evaluation form
If you are a non-physician organization, you must also submit the following forms with the accreditation application:
- Honoraria Disbursement Form for Co-Developed Educational Events
- Planning Committee and Faculty Honorarium Forms
The CCS will not accredit any programs that do not align with the Canadian Medical Association’s Guidelines or adhere to the Royal College accreditation standards. The CCS’s accreditation statement may not be used until the educational activity has been approved by the CCS CPD Committee for Section 1 credits.
Receive Section 1 approval letter for your educational activity. You may now promote your educational activity and use the accreditation statement on all program documentation.
CCS will promote your accredited program in the following ways:
- Listing in the CCS Online newsletter
- Posting on the CCS website
- Posting on the Royal College website
Submit post event documentation
One month following the completion of the program, you must submit the following documentation:
- Excel spreadsheet with a list of attendees and their corresponding email addresses.
- A summary of the submitted evaluations, along with the individual evaluation forms.
- Finalized conference and promotional materials distributed to participants. (Final programme, invitations, delegate bag inserts etc.)