Accreditation Requirements - CME Activities

ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS - CME ACTIVITIES

Within the EU-ACME programme the accreditation of all CME programmes is performed on-line from the EU-ACME website - accessible through the 'Accreditation Services' button. The activity must be evaluated and accredited beforehand.

To be accepted as the CME activity, an activity must meet requirements as CME:

  • Clearly state educational objectives
  • Fulfil a recognised professional need in the field, as defined in the statement of objectives
  • Present subject matter that attains the stated objectives
  • Make use of current teaching and learning techniques
  • Indicate selection criteria for presenters
  • Award certificates of attendance and course completion
  • Be free of commercial bias
  • Be national and organised in a country where there is no CME system at all and no accreditation institution/committee.

Complementary Requirements

The EU-ACME expects the CME provider to:

  1. Include in brochures and/or promotional materials information on:
    – the learning objectives,
    – the targeted audience,
    – any possible or disclosed conflicts of interest
    – and sources of commercial support.
  2. Prepare the programme of the event in such a way that any possible accompanying satellite sessions and/or commercially sponsored (social) events do not interfere, nor compete with, the accredited CME event.
    Information that satellite symposia (if any) are excluded from the EU-ACME accreditation need to be placed in the programme.
  3. Publicly announce or indicate before the programme, existence of any financial interest or other relationship, a faculty member, or a CME provider has with the sponsoring company or any commercial products discussed during the CME course.
  4. Organise daily an attendance control and clearly communicate to participants how attendance control is organized. Participants should at least once a day sign a list of participants or scan the EU-ACME membership card.
  5. Deliver, at the end of the programme, an Attendance Certificate to participants.
    Those certificates should contain the standard EU-ACME accreditation statement, and indicate the number of CME credits that the participant earned during the activity.
  6. Distribute among the audience Evaluation Forms, which participants should be urged to complete.
  7. Existence of any financial interest or other relationship, a faculty member, or a CME provider has with the sponsoring company or any commercial products discussed during the CME course, must be publicly announced or indicated before the programme.
  8. Complete and send the EU-ACME Event Report to the EU-ACME office.
  9. Send signed list of attendance and/or scanners to the EU-ACME office.