Post Graduate Continuing Education Accreditation Project Report to UEVP Gen Assembly Hannover November 13-14th. 2008. Promote structured Continuing Education for Veterinarians in practice, that is: Quality assured by accreditation Achievable while in full time practice
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Post GraduateContinuing Education Accreditation Project Report to UEVP Gen Assembly Hannover November 13-14th. 2008
Promote structured Continuing Education for Veterinarians in practice, that is:
Quality assured by accreditation
Achievable while in full time practice
with recognition of completion
. In accordance with chapter 5 of services directive
FECAVA working group on Post Graduate C.E formed spring 2008
Needs and goals identified and refined
Information from FECAVA directors on existing schemes gathered
Liaison and discussion with other interested groups or potential partners
E.g.. FVE, UEVP, Statutory Veterinary bodies some education providers
Seek partners for a pilot scheme –4 Greece , Ireland, Poland and Spain interested .
Aimed at practitioners in full time practice
C.E Needs of a practitioner :
Special interest focus *
NOT a specialist
Candidates wishing to become a Recognised specialist must follow the guidelines of EBVS ie recognised residency programs etc
ECCVT (UEVP/FVE, EBVS, EAVES)(3)
Statutory Bodies (3)
+invited observers e.g. Commission, OIE etc
Nomenclature : EVACE
European Veterinary Accreditation for Continuing Education .
A voluntary accreditation system i.e. quality system
Not a qualification therefore no need for an awarding body
Certificate of completion of an accredited modular course and assessment
Both delivery and content will be quality assured by accreditation
Mutual recognition of existing national statutory system of regulation
In accordance with UEVP position paper on CPD EVACE will provide recommendations and assistance to members countries.
Accreditation system & documentation to be developed
E.g.. Procedures and protocols , Dossier of competencies etc
Curriculum to be developed and trialled
3 pilot countries to test system
Initial meeting of accreditation committee representatives during Hanover meeting
Next meeting March 2009
Work to commence from now
Happy to receive information from members on existing systems
Acknowledge and thanks to UEVP , FVE ,& Statutory Bodies with whom FECAVA are working closely on this project .