New to planning an educational event?
It is important that you answer the following questions before you get started. Knowing some basic guidelines will ensure that the planning process can proceed a little more effortlessly.

  • Is this event going to be awarding continuing medical education credits?

    No – Please see our conference and management services guide to see how we can help design and facilitate your event here.

    Yes – Accreditation is our specialty! Continue reading for quick tips on accreditation. For more information on accreditation visit Event Accreditation here.

  • What are the requirements of the planning committee?

    For accredited events, members of the planning committee must reflect the target audience and declare any conflict of interest prior to the planning process. It is essential that the program is based on an assessment of the needs of the target audience and the objectives of the program are a reflection of those needs.

  • Can the University of Manitoba accredit both Royal College and CFPC credits?

    Yes. The CPD Medicine program may assign Section 1 MOC Royal College credits and CFPC Mainpro + certified credits to successful applicants. However, a designated member of the CPD Medicine program must have substantial involvement in the planning of the event for any CFPC credit allocation.

  • How do I contact the CPD Medicine Program to plan an event?

    Request our Conference and Event Planning Services here.

    Or contact:

    Business Manager – Meghan Ward

  • Who do I contact for more information on accreditation?

    Please contact:

    Jeffrey Toews M.Ed.


    Lenore Chipman

CPD Planning: National Standard for Support of CPD

An overview of the National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the College des Medecins du Quebec for University of Manitoba CPD Planners.