CME-CPD Accreditation


In 2020 ESPID will once again strive to deliver high quality educational programme and apply for CME/CPD accreditation through the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Below you can see the ESPID accreditation history over the past few years:

  • ESPID 2014:  Up to 12 CME Credits
  • ESPID 2015: Up to 18 CME Credits
  • ESPID 2016: Up to 27 CME Credits
  • ESPID 2017: Up to 27 CME Credits
  • ESPID 2018: Up to 35 CME Credits
  • ESPID 2019: Up to 33 CME Credits
  • ESPID 2020 Virtual: TBA



Accreditation Statement & Credit Designation

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)

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):

American Medical Association (AMA)

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC 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. For more information, visit

Educational Objectives

After participating in this educational virtual event, learners should be able to:

  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
  • Discuss the latest updates about respiratory viruses: treatment and prevention.
  • Indicate the latest developments and challenges about vaccines.
  • Discuss the current research projects within ESPID and enhance opportunities for future collaboration between groups of young researchers.
  • Define novelties in diagnostic microbiology in paediatrics.
  • Identify the latest research approaches in the study of tropical infectious diseases.
  • Identify educational resources, networks, and other for the exchange of knowledge and learning about paediatric infections.
  • Discuss the research about infections in children with cancer.
  • Discuss the latest developments in paediatric infectious disease knowledge including microbiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and therapeutics, and primary prevention.
  • Describe diagnostics and treatments of Kawasaki Disease.


Target Audience

ESPID 2020 is a global meeting place for medical and non-medical health professionals and scientists with an interest in paediatric infectious diseases and vaccines, including students, trainees, and career-level professionals working in health services, public health, and international agencies. Because of the diverse, clinically focused educational offering, participants are able to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of international clinicians of all levels of experience.

Credit Breakdown

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Day Maximum Credits
Monday, 26 October 2020


Tuesday, 27 October 2020


Wednesday, 28 October 2020


Thursday, 29 October 2020


Total Credits:



To Receive Your CME/CPD Certificate

The CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process takes about 5 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of CME/CPD accreditation and helps improve future educational offerings.

Before 20th December 2020:

  1. Access the online system via any of the following
  • Visit the following link: TBA
  • Please note that web browsers Mozilla Firefox 2.X or higher, or Google Chrome are recommended
  • Visit the CME/CPD Accreditation page on the event website
  •  Follow the link in the email sent at the end of the event
  1. Complete the anonymous online evaluation
  2. Complete the credit claim form and submit
  3. The CME/CPD certificate will be available for download; retain for your personal records

Kindly note that the ESPID 2020 online evaluation​ will be activated on the last day of the meeting. ​You will then be able to access it and claim your CME/CPD certificate.


Disclosure and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.

  • Disclosure information will be available here at least one week prior to the event.

Industry Support Disclosure

This event is supported, in part, by funding from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgment of all supporting organisations is made in the programme guide, on the event website, and with signage during the event.

  • View a list of all industry supporters here.


Commitment to the Highest Standards in CME/CPD

Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable partner in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, and effective CME/CPD programmes. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organisation contributing to improving health outcomes by:

  • Championing best practice in CME/CPD
  • Maintaining and improving standards
  • Mentoring and educating
  • Working in collaboration with critical stakeholders

Membership in the Good CME Practice Group illustrates Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of medical events.


Stay tuned for more information on this years’ accreditation opportunities.