CME providers

EBU CME ACCREDITATION

The EBU accreditation entitles a decision by the European Board of Urology  Accreditation Committee that the CME organiser/provider of an event/activity has fulfilled the EBU requirements for a CME/CPD programme. If so, a number of credit points is allocated to a programme in compliance with the EBU regulation – 1 hour equals 1 credit point with a maximum of 8 credits per day.

Within the EU-ACME programme the CME organiser/provider may apply directly to the EU-ACME office online to request accreditation of:

  • national live educational activities in the countries where there is no CME system at all and no accreditation institution/committee,
  • e-learning materials.

The accreditation is provided withing the EU-ACME Programme by the EBU Accreditation Committee and follows the EBU CME/CPD credit system.

WHAT IS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)

CME activities are almost always geared toward practicing physicians and are designed to provide information that is both relevant and essential to medical practice. To achieve these aims, successful CME programs are based on effective educational principles that promote the acquisition of knowledge while promoting efficiency, professional integrity and high ethical standards.

LIVE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

Within the EU-ACME programme a live educational activity is an event, which primary purpose of which is the provision of educational material of a medical nature to medical specialists, with the ail that they will achieve educational benefit. It required presence of a participant on the event’s site or a tele-presence when an event takes place.

Example of such activity – congresses, courses, seminars, symposia. Workshops or other scientific meetings run independently or included in a congress. Live webinars

E-LEARNING MATERIAL

Within the EU-ACME programme a live educational activity is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access an enduring educational content at a time convenient to a learner.

Example of such activity – CD-rom, online course, webinar.

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

In countries where CME systems already exist, accreditation of national meetings is overseen by national authorities or special accreditation committees of scientific organisations.

The EU-ACME office does not interfere with the national accreditation.

The national urological societies affiliated with the EU-ACME programme have their CME systems harmonised with the EBU system.

EBU ACCREDITATION COMPLEMENTS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

The EBU accreditation of CME programmes in urology is complementary to the competence and activities of National Accreditation Authorities, rather than competitive. The accreditation system and procedures are based on EBU regulations. The EBU is the board of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), which formally represents European countries and its credits should therefore be recognized by National Accreditation Authorities.

Register Accredited CME Activity

Within the EU-ACME programme CME/CPD organizer may register already accredited activities to help urologist in collecting the CME credits. Click here