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									      Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences (MCC) Accreditation Information Package
                 (Tool Kit) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  Cancer Care Ontario released “Multidisciplinary Cancer Conference” Standards in June 2006, which describes
  components that are key to the structure and function of a MCC.
  Standards Link: visit http://www.cancercare.on.ca/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=14320

  Purpose
  Providing a forum for the continuing education of medical staff and health professionals is essential for
  fostering the engagement of the required disciplines at MCCs. This document provides further information on
  accreditation of MCCs.

  *Note: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) was contacted for information
  regarding the accreditation process for MCCs. A summary of this information is provided in this document.

  Key Points Included:
     1. Clinicians may accumulate Section 2 credits for their participation in non-accredited MCCs
     2. Clinicians may accumulate Section 1 credits for their participation in accredited MCCs
     3. Pathologists or radiologists can perform a Self Audit (self learning project) based on the preparation
         time for MCCs.

                             Summary of RCPSC Accreditation for MCCs
                                              Continuing
Accreditation                                Professional
                             Activity                           How to obtain points                          Page
   Level                                     Development
                                               Category
                        MCC participation              Section 1 :              Apply to Royal College to
                                                       Accredited group         accredit MCC
                                                       learning projects        (http://rcpsc.medical.org/o
Accredited MCCs                                        No limit on credits      pd/moc-accreditation/self-       2
                                                                                accreditation/registering_
                                                                                e.php)
                                                                                Fill in MAINPORT
                        MCC preparation                Section 4:               Complete template on
                        (pathology/ radiology)         Structured               MAINPORT
Accredited MCCs
                                                       Learning projects        (http://rcpsc.medical.org/o      4
  (Self-Audit)
                                                       No limit on credits      pd/cpd/How-to-
                                                                                PLP_e.pdf)
                        MCC participation              Section 2 : Other        Fill in MAINPORT
                                                       learning activities
Non-accredited
                                                       Maximum 100                                               2
   MCCs
                                                       hours/cycle      (5
                                                       years)
                        MCC participation              Section 4:               Complete template on
Non-accredited          MCC preparation                Structured               MAINPORT
   MCCs                 (pathology/ radiology)         learning projects        (http://rcpsc.medical.org/o      4
 (Self-Audit)                                          No limit on credits      pd/cpd/How-to-
                                                                                PLP_e.pdf)

  For More Information:
  The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,
  Office of Professional Affairs – Membership Services Centre
  Telephone: 1-800-461-9598 or 613-730-6243                      Fax: 613-730-2410
  Email: cpd@rcpsc.edu                                           Website: http://rcpsc.medical.org
  Helpful Links: RCPSC Accreditation Process: http://rcpsc.medical.org/tools/sitemap_e.php#opd
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  Original Version: May, 2009
                                     Frequently Asked Questions

Non-Accredited MCCs

1. What type of continuing professional development activities (CPD) apply to participation in
a non-accredited MCC
Non-accredited MCCs can fall within two sections of the continuing professional development
activities framework:
    a) Section 2: Other Learning Activities or
    b) Section 4: Structured Learning Projects

2. How many continuing professional development (CPD) credits are acquired for
participating in non-accredited MCCs and how is this information reported?
All participating physicians receive one credit per hour if the MCC entry is made under section 2.
There is, however, a maximum of 100 credits per cycle that can be entered in section 2.

All participating physicians receive one credit per hour if the MCC entry is made under section 4.

3. What type of participation documentation is the hospital required to provide to the MCC
attendees?
Documentation does not need to be provided for physicians that enter MCC participation hours in
section 2. Documentation, however, is required for MCC participation entries that are made in
section 4. Documentation is provided in the form of the personal learning project template (details
listed in question 13), which is completed by the physician.

Accredited MCCs

4. Why should a hospital apply to have their MCC accredited?
There are many benefits to applying for MCC accreditation:
       fosters engagement of required MCC team members
       provides incentive for MCC participation
       contributes to the continuing professional development activities of medical staff
       medical staff can enter their MCC participation hours in Section 1: Accredited group learning
       activities

5. What type of learning activity is an accredited MCC?
MCCs are considered to be hospital-sponsored educational events and are self-approved/accredited
by a planning committee. MCCs must be:
        regularly scheduled;
        frequently held in a hospital environment;
        planned and coordinated by a planning committee; and
        registered with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

As a hospital sponsored event, MCCs fall under Section 1: Accredited Group Learning Activities.

6. How does a hospital apply for MCC accreditation?
MCC accreditation is granted by the RCPSC. To review the self-approval tool kit, click on the
following link:
http://rcpsc.medical.org/opd/moc-accreditation/self-accreditation/index.php



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To apply for MCC accreditation, download and complete the self-approval form. The self-approval
form can be downloaded from:
http://rcpsc.medical.org/opd/moc-accreditation/self-accreditation/registering_e.php

Self-Approval requirements for MCCs involve:
    a) having a planning committee;
    b) following guidelines for educational content of self-approved events;
    c) providing an opportunity for participants to give feedback and evaluate;
    d) following Canadian Medical Association (CMA) ethical guidelines; and
    e) providing documentation for credit validation

The following sections of the form need to be completed:
   a) committee chair information;
   b) business mailing address;
   c) name of principal hospital/institution providing MCCs;
   d) other participating or affiliated institutions;
   e) title of MCCs;
   f) approximate number of participants; and
   g) planning committee chair signature and date of submission

Once the form is completed, it should be faxed to the Office of Professional Affairs.

7. Is there a fee for processing the accreditation application?
No.

8. Does a separate application need to be submitted for every MCC disease site?
The number of application forms submitted for MCCs is dependent upon the number of planning
committees involved. If there is one planning committee for all MCC disease sites, then only one
application form needs to be submitted.

9. How long does it take for the application to be processed?
Approximately one month. The applying hospital will receive a confirmation email from the Office of
Professional Affairs, confirming that the application has been approved.

10a. How many continuing professional development (CPD) credits are acquired for
participating in accredited MCCs?
All participating physicians receive one credit per one hour of MCC participation.

b. How are CPD credits reported?
MCC participation hours can be reported under accredited group learning activities (Section 1) within
MAINPORT.

11. What type of participation documentation is the hospital required to provide to the MCC
attendees?
At the end of the year, the program committee chair is required to provide MCC participants with a
credit validation letter. This letter provides written confirmation that specifies the following:
        name of the tumor board
        number of hours the participant attended the MCC
        MCC meets established standards




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The accreditation statement must be part of the written confirmation:

The [name of MCC] is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the
maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Written confirmation should be provided to the participant on hospital letterhead.

12. In what situations would the MCC participant use the credit validation letter?
It is important for the MCC participant to keep credit validation letters on file for future reference. The
MCC participant is not required to submit credit validation letters to the RCPSC. However,
circumstances where the MCC participant may be required to submit their validation letter to the
RCPSC include:
         submitting MCC hours passed the January 31st deadline
         undergoing an audit

Self Audit Option
13. What role does structured learning projects (Section 4) play in continuing professional
development?

MCC hours for both non-accredited and accredited MCCs can be submitted as part of structured
learning projects, under Section 4.

In situations where pathologists and radiologists prepare information for presentation at the MCC
prior to the MCC occurring, one credit per one hour of MCC preparation is awarded.

MCC preparation hours can be reported under structured learning projects (Section 4) within
MAINPORT. As part of this submission, pathologists and radiologists are required to enter the
following information:
        question/topic researched (name of MCC)
        stimulus (reason issue was explored)
        resources used to learn
        learning outcome (how their practice was affected)

Physicians who enter MCC preparation hours in Section 4 are required to provide a start and end
date when completing the template.

Note: For non-accredited MCCs, MCC participation and preparation hours can be submitted in
Section 4. For accredited MCCs, MCC preparation hours can be submitted in Section 4.




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