Continuing Professional Development Committee
Dr. Shiva Jayaraman (2016-2018)
- Dr. Jacinthe Lampron
- Dr. Wasseem Moussa
- Dr. Carolyn Nessim
- Dr. Ahmer Karrimuddin
- Dr. Hari Ondiveeran
CAGS is an accredited educational provider of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As an Accredited Provider, CAGS can accredit surgical programs across the country that ensure high quality adult learning via accredited Section 1 Group Learning activity and Section 3 Self-assessment programs. CAGS adheres to the Canadian Medical Association guidelines on physician interaction with the pharmaceutical industry and other commercial organizations. In order for CAGS to co-develop CPD events, compliance with the “Standards of Continuing Medical Education” set forth by the RCPSC and adherence to the CMA Guidelines must be ensured. For a full policy and procedures manual of how CAGS accredits educational programs, click HERE.
For an application form to accredit educational programs, click HERE.
Accreditation Requirements For Program Approval Of Section 1 Activities
The primary focus of all educational activities must be learner focused and centered.
The program or course must be developed by a Physician organization. Non-physician organizations are required to Co-develop their programs with a Physician organization. For Co-developed programs, the Physician organization assumes full responsibility for the program and must be prospectively involved in its planning.
Accreditation Requirements For Section 3 Activities
The primary focus of all educational activities must be learner focused and centered. The Self Assessment Program (SAP) must be developed by a Physician organization. Non-physician organizations are required to Co-develop their programs with a Physician organization. For Co-developed SAP programs the Physician organization assumes full responsibility for the program and must be prospectively involved in its planning.
CAGS application and approval process (sections 1 & 3): group a (physician organizations)
A not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, its specialist physicians members through continuing professional development, clinical standards and / or research activities. Examples include, but are not restricted to, faculties of medicine, hospital departments or divisions, medical (specialty) societies, medical associations, medical academies, Health authorities not linked to government agencies and health branches of the Canadian forces.