The Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) was founded in 1958 to represent the interests of specialist doctors at an international level. The UEMS is a non-governmental voluntary organisation whose members are the national medical organisations that represent medical specialists in the European Union and in associated countries.

In January 2000 the UEMS established the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) to encourage the highest standards in the development, delivery and harmonisation of continuing medical education (CME) and, later, of continuing professional development (CPD).

The purpose of the EACCME® was to provide accreditation of international CME in Europe and to facilitate the recognition of credits between the various countries in Europe. In order to reach this goal, the UEMS-EACCME® signed agreements of cooperation with countries in Europe, and also outside of Europe.

International collaborations:

What is the added value of UEMS-EACCME® accreditation?
All applications submitted to the EACCME® for accreditation are reviewed according to very high-quality criteria and by medical specialists active in the field.
Accreditation by the EACCME® therefore means that the CME/CPD activity provided is of high scientific value, is free of commercial bias and promotes active adult learning.
This is of paramount importance to doctors who need to report to their National Accreditation Authority (NAA) on their CME/CPD activity over a certain period, and this even more now that many national systems are (becoming) mandatory and not voluntary.
As all EACCME® accredited events are published on the EACCME® platform, doctors can easily find an EACCME® accredited event to attend according to their field of interest.
By attending an EACCME® accredited event, they will be able to obtain European CME credits (ECMEC®) which are recognised not only in a majority of European countries (with which the EACCME® has signed agreements), but also in the USA and Canada. By handing in their EACCME® certificate to their National Accreditation Authority, their credits will automatically be recognised and converted into national credits.
EACCME® accreditation is widely recognised and attracts many international participants and learners.

Industry Influence – The EACCME® will NOT consider for accreditation events where the content format or faculty is influenced by industry, submitted by industry or where the industry is the CME provider.

This link is designed to help you search for Live Educational Events activities that are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).