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1 Dr. Bernard Maillet Secretary General UEMS - EACCME The role of the UEMS- EACCME in the mutual recognition of credits throughout Europe

2 U. E. M. S. Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes European Union of Medical Specialists European Union of Medical Specialists Umbrella organization National Associations of Medical Specialists located in Brussels

3 1957 EEC Treaty of Rome Foundation of the UEMS in 1958 by the professional organisations of medical specialists of BelgiumFranceGermanyItalyLuxembourg the Netherlands

4 Structure National Medical Associations Sections and Boards EACCME

5 National Medical Associations Are represented in the Management Council Determine the Policy of the UEMS Can adopt or endorse documents presented by other organs of the UEMS to be distributed on to the National Medical Associations For Italy : FNOMCeO

6 Accreditation Two major partners in the process : National Accreditation Authorities National Accreditation Authorities EACCME EACCME

7 Phases of Medical Life UndergraduateUndergraduate 5 years average5 years average Exam/AssessmentExam/Assessment Specialist TrainingSpecialist Training 5 years average5 years average Exam/AssessmentExam/Assessment Professional LifeProfessional Life LifelongLifelong Formal Requirement to show CME/CPD activityFormal Requirement to show CME/CPD activity

8 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Maintenance of Academic Knowledge and Skills

9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Means of Updating, Developing and Enhancing how Doctors apply the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes required in their working lives.Means of Updating, Developing and Enhancing how Doctors apply the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes required in their working lives. The Competence development includes CME + Personal, Managerial, IT, Communication and Social skills.The Competence development includes CME + Personal, Managerial, IT, Communication and Social skills.

10 National Accreditation Authority Ministry of Health – Health Authority Ministry of Health – Health Authority Ministry of Social Affairs Ministry of Social Affairs Professional Bodies Professional Bodies Medical Associations Medical Associations Universities Universities Not existing Not existing

11 E A C C M E Purpose UEMS policy Contribute to quality and harmonization of CME in Europe Contribute to quality and harmonization of CME in Europe To make life easier for our colleagues by easing access to international CME To make life easier for our colleagues by easing access to international CME Developing quality guidelines Developing quality guidelines Maintaining National Authority Maintaining National Authority

12 Procedure Application form Application form Quality Assurance of the activity Quality Assurance of the activity National approval National approval Normally for single events and accreditation is granted only on a case by case basis Normally for single events and accreditation is granted only on a case by case basis Confirmation of European Accreditation Confirmation of European Accreditation

13 Procedure Proof of Attendance Proof of Attendance Quality requirements Quality requirements Administrative expenses of EACCME Administrative expenses of EACCME Registration by the EACCME Registration by the EACCME

14 Quality of CME No scientific proof of efficacy of attending congresses, courses, symposia by individual professionals. No scientific proof of efficacy of attending congresses, courses, symposia by individual professionals. Abundant evidence of rapid improvement of medical practice through utilisation of new developments. Abundant evidence of rapid improvement of medical practice through utilisation of new developments.

15 Quality aspects CME Quality aspects CME Need orientation : – Definition learning objectives – Description target audience – Assessment relevance CME objects – No accreditation promotional activities – No accreditation useless activities

16 Quality Requirements CME Written statement learning objectives Written statement learning objectives Submitting full data provider Submitting full data provider Disclosure potential conflict interest Disclosure potential conflict interest Attendance, mechanism for feed-back Attendance, mechanism for feed-back Report, assessment by Provider Report, assessment by Provider Non-biased education, either commercial or otherwise

17 Requirements for European accreditation Quality assessment by independent professional organization, such as European Boards, national and European Societies (guidelines D 9908) Quality assessment by independent professional organization, such as European Boards, national and European Societies (guidelines D 9908) Assessment and approval by the national CME regulating body of the country where the activity takes place Assessment and approval by the national CME regulating body of the country where the activity takes place Guarantee of recognition of EACCME credits Guarantee of recognition of EACCME credits See UEMS Documents D 0134 and D 0140

18 Mandatory CME Legal :Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland Financial :Belgium, Norway Professional :Germany, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom Voluntary :Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden

19 Financing of CME CME is paid by patients – insurance premiums – hospital and other bills – fees of doctors and other professionals – taxes – prices pharmaceutical products – outside funding is the exception

20 What Activities are recognised? Currently:Currently: Individual EventsIndividual Events ConferencesConferences Scientific MeetingsScientific Meetings Future:Future: CME ProvidersCME Providers Enduring Materials – CD RomEnduring Materials – CD Rom Internet CoursesInternet Courses

21 Event Draft Flowchart Accreditation in Europe European Accreditation Bodies National Accreditation Authorities National International

22 Event Draft Flowchart Accreditation in Europe National Accreditation Authorities National Evaluate the value of the meeting Grant the credits according to the National rules

23 Event Draft Flowchart Accreditation in Europe International European Accreditation Bodies Evaluate the value of the meeting Propose a number of credits National Accreditation Authorities Accept the scientific evaluation by the UEMS Sections and Boards Apply the number of credits relating to the national rules

24 Scientific approval Done by Accreditation Boards of the involved specialty : UEMS Sections and/or Boards UEMS Sections and/or Boards European Specialty Accreditation Boards European Specialty Accreditation Boards

25 European Specialty Accreditation Boards Cardiology :EBACCardiology :EBAC Pneumology :EBAPPneumology :EBAP Infectious Diseases :EBAIDInfectious Diseases :EBAID Oncology :ACOEOncology :ACOE Nuclear Medicine :EBNMNuclear Medicine :EBNM Allergology :EAACIAllergology :EAACI Urology :EBUUrology :EBU Dermatology :EBDVDermatology :EBDV

26 European Specialty Accreditation Boards Delegates from UEMS Section and/or Board Delegates from Scientific Society of that Speciality Working Group Represent the Field in the Speciality

27 Credits Draft Flowchart Accreditation in Europe UEMS suggestion Half day : 3 E(uropean) CME C(redit) ’s Full day : 6 E(uropean) CME C(redit) ’s No additional credits for satellite seminars

28 Credits Draft Flowchart Accreditation in Europe UEMS suggestion Full credits (E CME C) No weighted factors Translation of these ECMEC’s to National credits can follow the rules of the National Accreditation Authority For instance : can have a maximum weighting factors can be introduced nationally

29 Summary Harmonisation Harmonisation Simplification Simplification Same criteria Same criteria Two major partners : Two major partners : – National Accreditation Authority – European Accreditation Boards

30 International agreements on Accreditation Mutual agreement between the AMA and the UEMS-EACCME. Mutual agreement between the AMA and the UEMS-EACCME. Mutual agreement between the AMA and the Canadian and Mexican Accreditation Authorities. Mutual agreement between the AMA and the Canadian and Mexican Accreditation Authorities. Contacts started with the Far East, Middle East, Asia, Oceania and Africa Contacts started with the Far East, Middle East, Asia, Oceania and Africa

31 European Union

32 Greater Europe

33 U.E.M.S. Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes European Union of Medical Specialists European Union of Medical Specialistswww.uems.net


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