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Accreditation Information

Royal College MOC Program

Section 1 – Group Learning

The 2024 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 28.25 credit hours.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association (AMA) and the RCPSC, the 2024 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. To claim credits, you must enter the title of each poster reviewed along with one learning outcome per poster. You may claim 0.5 credits per poster with a documented learning outcome in MAINPORT.

Section 3 – SAP & Simulation

The COS will offer 6 Surgical Skill Transfer Courses (STC) as Simulation Activities (Section 3) and 6 Self-Assessment Programs (Section 3) as defined by the MOC Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Participants can claim a maximum of 1.5 hours for each course (credits are automatically calculated).

Allied Health 

CSORN – Certificate of participation provided in the Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (CSORN) package. CSORN doesn’t have an accrediting body. The 2024 COS Annual Meeting Certificate from the evaluation site may also function to claim credits.




CPD Evaluation

Evaluation is a required component of the Royal College MOC Program. You can complete the evaluations online for the Annual Meeting and each of the sessions you attended from your PC, tablet or mobile device. A Certificate of Attendance is available for download with the evaluation and will also be sent out after the meeting.