CME/CPD Accreditation



Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable partner in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, and effective CME/CPD programs. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organization 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 the Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, effective and financially viable medical events.​


After participating in this educational event, learners should be able to:
  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
  • Identify the clonal architecture of MDS, as demonstrated by recent high-throughput gene sequencing techniques.
  • Describe recent research on spliceosome mutations, the most common class of somatic mutation in MDS.
  • Identify mechanisms by which the epigenome in MDS is altered including what genes important in transcriptional regulation are commonly mutated.
  • Utilise newer prognostic systems such as the Revised International Prognostic Scoring System.
  • Discuss new clinical trial designs to expedite evaluation of promising new therapies for MDS.
  • Integrate new knowledge of stem cell renewal and stem cell biology into the management of MDS patients.
  • Manage patients with therapy-related MDS/AML (t-MDS/AML).
  • Identify best practices for disease modifying drug interventions for myelodysplastic syndromes.
  • Discuss recent technical, clinical, and basic research with potential to improve patient care and outcomes.
  • Evaluate evolving methods for MDS diagnosis, including flow cytometry and molecular profiling.
  • Provide expert guidance and explain available web-based tools for patients with MDS.
  • Discuss and strength the relevant role of nurses in the care of MDS patients. 
  • Identify relevant health economics and outcomes research (especially those patient-centered) influencing care of patients with MDS nowadays and in short-term future.


MDS 2017 designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists involved in the care of patients with cancer: Haematology, Paediatrics, Medical Oncology, Oncology Nursing and Surgical Oncology. 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.


European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
The 14th International Symposium on Myelodysplasic Syndromes is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):
The 14th International Symposium on Myelodysplasic Syndromes is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 18 European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.  

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:​. ​​​​

UEMS/EACCME Credit Breakdown

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

DayMaximum Credits
Wednesday, May 3, 20173
Thursday, May 4, 20176
Friday, May 5, 20176
Saturday, May 6, 20173
Total Credits:18




European Hematology Association (EHA)
The program of the 14th International Symposium on Myelodysplasic Syndromes has been reviewed and approved for CME accreditation by the European Hematology Association CME Unit:
The European Board for Accreditation in Hematology (EBAH) has approved this educational activity for a maximum number of 20 CME credits. Each physician should only collect credits for time that she/he actually spent in the educational activity.


Please note that in order to obtain your EBAH CME Credit points, you will have to access and complete the online evaluation. Please visit the following link

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 June 3, 2017:

1. Access the online system via any of the following
              - Visit the following link
              - 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

2. Complete the anonymous online evaluation
3. Complete the credit claim form and submit
4. The CME/CPD certificate will be available for download; fill-in and retain for your personal records

Kindly note that the MDS 2017 online evaluation will be active 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.

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