To this day the EU-ACME Programme already includes over 15,000 participants!

The impact of the EU-ACME programme continues to grow, clearly also amongst national and international societies. Individual urologists are becoming more aware of the significance of this initiative judging from the increase in the number of requests we receive for accreditation of national and international activities.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Continuing Medical Education (CME) are fundamental tools in ongoing development.
CPD and CME help doctors maintain and upgrade their knowledge in the chosen medical field and broaden their personal and professional experience after obtaining the postgraduate degree and becoming specialists. Above all, CPD-CME enhances the quality of patient’s care by constantly improving the physician’s skills, broadening the physician’s professional outlook and helping him/her to keep up with the vast amount of scientific information constantly being generated.
The European Board of Urology (EBU) is aware that a new vision of Continuing Medical Education should be conveyed and that it shall have to move from a credit accumulation system to a system based on confidence and reliance on people.

EU-ACME

1998

Establishment of the EBU CME credit system

In order to achieve the above-mentioned goals, the EBU first instituted a credit system to control CME activities of specialists.

1998

Inauguration of the EBU CME system

The system, applied to CME, was inaugurated in July 1998, at a European School of Urology (ESU) Course in Lisbon, as a pilot study.

2004

Establishment EU-ACME committee

The European Board of Urology (EBU) and the European Association of Urology (EAU) have joined forces to promote CME and CPD amongst all urologists in Europe by founding a new committee – the European Urology- Accredited Continuing Medical Education (EU-ACME), defining the EU-ACME programme and by establishing the EU-ACME office.

2005

First activity accredited withing EU-ACME programme

The first activity accredited within the EU-ACME programme was the Second joint meeting of ESPU and AAP held in Uppsala from June 15th-18th, 2005. This was a great success!

2005

First accredited activity with organised attendance control

The first accredited activity with organised attendance control through scanning the EU-ACME membership cards was the 7th Ankara Uro-Oncology Course held in Turkey from September 22nd-25th, 2005.

EU-ACME:

  • helps urologists keep track of their educational activities, irrespective of the country they practice in or where they have participated in accredited CME/CPD activities.
  • provides accreditation of CME events/E-learning materials following the EBU CME/CPD credit system.
  • assists (inter)national urological societies in the implementation, promotion and organization of the CME/CPD credit management system among European urologists.