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 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. 


After attending this event, participants should be able to:
- Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
- Describe sexual reproductive health in women with bipolar disorder.
- Discuss the latest research outcomes in the field of bipolar disorders.
- Identify new canmat and isbd guidelines for management of patients with bipolar disorders.
- Discuss emerging research about improving treatment for people with bipolar disorder.
- Exchange ideas and knowledge in the field of mood disorders across continents, institutions, and individuals.
- Describe psychosocial aspects of cognitive dysfunction in bipolar disorder.


he 20th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders is the global meeting place for psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers in the field of bipolar and other mood disorders. Because of the diverse, clinically focused educational offering, participants can tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of international clinicians of all levels of experience. The international target audience includes international, regional and national psychiatrists and specialists from related disciplines including primary care doctors.


European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
The 20th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD 2018) 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 20th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD 2018) s designated for a maximum of, or up to, 25 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:

Credit Breakdown

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


DayMaximum Credits
Wednesday, March 7, 20187
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Friday, March 9, 20186
Saturday, March 10, 20185
Total Credits:25



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 April 7, 2018:

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 ISBD 2018 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.

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