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Why are CME providers accredited?

CME providers are accredited to assure physicians and the public that CME activities meet accepted standards of education.

Who accredits CME providers?

The Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education of ICOG is an independent accreditation body for institutions and organizations that sponsor CME for ObGyns. The purpose is "the identification, development, and promotion of standards for quality CME utilized by physicians in their maintenance of competence and incorporation of new knowledge, in order to improve quality medical care for patients and their communities."

Who receives accreditation?

Accreditation is granted on the basis of the organizers demonstrated ability to plan and implement CME activities in accordance with the accrediting body's standards. The Society should apply to ICOG with details of scientific programme in order to be directed by ICOG about the number of credit points that would be allotted.

FIGO 2009 – FOGSI-ICOG has accredited 20 credit points for this meet.

How do I know if a CME activity is given by an accredited by ICOG?

This statement is usually included in the promotional materials and on the activity materials. In addition, look for the credit designation statement on promotional and activity materials.

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