Accreditation at the 2021 COS Annual Meeting

NEW THIS YEAR – The online platform will track your session attendance and will transfer your credits directly into your MAINPORT account for all Sections of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program:
Section 1 – Group Learning: Subspecialty Sessions
Section 2 – Self Learning: ePoster and Surgical Video viewing
Section 3 – Self Assessment Programs: Skills Transfer Courses

Enter your Royal College ID number in your profile on the virtual meeting platform to have your credits from the 2021 COS Annual Meeting transferred directly to your MAINPORT account after the meeting.

Virtual Briefcase

From your profile, you can access your personal virtuel briefcase. When you take notes in a session or the ePosters, these are saved to your briefcase. Additionally, any resources in the exhibition hall or handouts from a session, these are saved to your briefcase. Email these resources to yourself or save and print them to review later.

A Certificate of attendance will be generated for you within the platform, based on the sessions that you attend and is available in your virtual briefcase.

Section 1 – Group Learning

The 2021 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 23.5 credit hours.

Section 2 – Self-Learning

Learning from poster presentations and surgical videos may be claimed as a Scanning Activity under Section 2, as defined by the RCPSC. You may claim 0.5 credits per poster or video. To facilitate the documentation process, you can click the credit link/button on the ePoster to add to a list of the posters you’ve viewed, and they will be added directly to your MAINPORT account after the conference.

Section 3 – Self-Assessment Programs

The COS Skills Transfer Courses (STCs) are accredited 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 for 1.25 – 1.75 credits per course. Pre-registration is required to participate in a STC.

Evaluation

Evaluation is a required component of the MOC Program. A link to the overall meeting evaluation can be accessed from the meeting homepage. Additionally, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation at the end of each session you attend.