Continuing Medical Education (CME)

An application has been made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for CME accreditation of this event. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS, www.uems.net).

Medical specialists should only claim those hours of credit actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the UEMS and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credits to AMA credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada that are recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for European CME credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Conflicts of Interest of the Members of the Scientific and Organising Committees

In accordance with criterion 24 of document UEMS 2012/30 “Accreditation of Live Educational Events by the EACCME”, these are the potential conflicts of interest of the members of the Scientific and Organising Committees for the last three years:

Francesco Bandello, MD
University Vita-salute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Receipt of honoraria/consultation fee from the commercial companies Allergan, Alcon, Alimera Sciences, Bausch and Lomb, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Farmila-Thea, Genentech, Hoffmann La-Roche, Novagali Pharma, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, Santen, Sifi, Sooft, Thrombogenics, Zeiss

Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, MD
University Vita-salute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
No potential conflict of interest to report

Neil M. Bressler, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Receipt of grant/research support from the commercial companies Bayer, Genentech/Roche, Lumenis, Novartis, Optovue, Regeneron, Samsung

Borja Corcóstegui, MD
Institut de Microcirurgia Ocular (IMO), Spain
Receipt of honoraria/consultation fee from the commercial companies Allergan, Bausch Lomb

Bruno Falcomatà, MD
Azienda Ospedaliera “B.M.M.”, Reggio Calabria, Italy
No potential conflict of interest to report

Giuseppe Guarnaccia, MD
European School for Advanced Studies in Ophtalmology, Lugano, Switzerland
No potential conflict of interest to report

Antonia Joussen, MD
Charité – Universitätismedizin Berlin, Germany
Receipt of research support and honoraria or consultation fees from commercial companies Bayer, Novartis