First of it's kind: Both an Accredited Section 1 Group Learning Activity and Section 3 Self-assessment Program

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17 November 2017

In partnership with expert Canadian cardiologists, liV developed the Canadian Cardiovascular Societys first Section 1 and Section 3 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) accredited symposium for the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) in Vancouver, British Columbia on Oct 23rd, 2017.

While live group learning programs, specifically symposia, typically obtain section 1 credit, Lets Talk Stroke Prevention Reflection on Treatment Options for Your Patients with Non-valvular AF was designed to enhance learning with an additional opportunity for physicians to integrate self-assessment and action plan development through a section 3* component that goes beyond live attendance.

As a 2-hour case-based breakfast symposium, participants had the opportunity to hear an interdisciplinary Canadian-based specialist panel discuss AF treatment and management with a guest US Speaker, Dr. Erin Bohula, a leading US Clinical Investigator (TIMI Study Group, Brigham and Womens Hospital Instructor, Harvard Medical School). To enhance live audience participation, a custom polling and self-reflection web platform was utilized by participants throughout the symposium. As both an accredited Section 1 group learning activity and Section 3 self-assessment program, participants then had the option to follow up on the same web platform to reflect on their learnings from the session and submit a personal action plan to be reviewed by the programs faculty.

For participants who could not attend the live symposium, or who wish to hear the program in French, a bilingual recording of the symposium is also hosted on the web platform where virtual participants may still engage in polling, and complete the self-assessment action plancreating an additional opportunity for Canadian cardiologists to benefit from the knowledge and content of the session beyond live attendance.

If youd like to learn more about this educational program and how liV can offer innovative and value-add learning programs to meet your identified learning gaps, please contact Namita Vashi by email at

You can also view our capabilities video on symposia at

*The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) announced that starting on or after January 1, 2014, new MOC cycles [Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, required a minimum of 25 credits in each section of the MOC Program during the 5-year MOC cycle.

Section 3 accredited self-assessment programs provide physicians with the opportunity to review their knowledge and clinical judgment with current scientific evidence to identify opportunities to enhance their competencies. Self-Assessment Programs are not tests but assessment strategies to assist physicians to develop an effective continuing professional development plan linked to their professional roles and responsibilities.