The EU-ACME/ACNE accreditation acknowledges that the CME/CNE provider of an event/activity has fulfilled the requirements for a CME/CNE programme.
If so, a number of credit points is allocated to a programme – 1 hour equals 1 credit point with a maximum of 8 credits per day.
Within the EU-ACME programme the CME/CNE provider may apply directly to the EU-ACME/ACNE office online to request accreditation of:
- a national live educational event in the countries where there is no CME/CNE system at all and no accreditation institution,
- e-learning materials.
What is Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
CME/CNE activities are almost always geared toward practicing medical professionals and are designed to provide information that is both relevant and essential to medical practice. To achieve these aims, successful CME/CNE programs are based on effective educational principles that promote the acquisition of knowledge while promoting efficiency, professional integrity, and high ethical standards.
Live Educational Event
Within the EU-ACME/ACNE programme, a live educational event is an event, where the primary purpose of which is the provision of educational material of a medical nature to medical professionals, with the ail that they will achieve educational benefit.
It required the presence of a participant on the event’s site or telepresence when an event takes place.
Example of such activities – congresses, courses, seminars, symposia. Workshops or other scientific meetings run independently or included in a congress. Live webinars
E-learning Materials – Distance Learning Content
Within the EU-ACME/ACNE programme an e-learning activity is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access enduring educational content at a time convenient to a learner.
Examples of such activity – CD-rom, online course, webinar.
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 national accreditation.
EU-ACME/ACNE Accreditation Complements National Accreditation
The EU-ACME/ACNE accreditation of CME/CNE programmes in urology is complementary to the competence and activities of National Accreditation Authorities, rather than competitive.