From our early days to our current status as a leading institution in the field of accreditation, this page offers a comprehensive look at the journey that brought us to where we are today.
The Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) was founded in 1958 with the aim of representing 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®) with the aim of encouraging 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.
Establishment of EACCME® and adoption of LEE
criteria by UEMS Council
Start of EACCME® accreditation activities
Implementation of the accreditation criteria
for E-Learning Materials (ELM)
First EACCME® conference on CME/CPD in Brussels
Implementation of revised criteria for Live
Educational Events (LEE)
Adoption of EACCME® 2.0 including new forms of
Implementation of EACCME® 2.0 and launch of the
new EACCME® platform
Adoption of EACCME® 3.0 and implementation of
EACCME® 3.0 and launch of the new EACCME® website and platform
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