Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
CME/CNE activities are almost always geared towards practicing medical professional and are designed to provide information that is both relevant and essential to medical practice. To achieve these aims, successful CME/CNE programmes are based on effective educational principles that promote the acquisition of knowledge while promoting efficiency, professional integrity and high ethical standards.
Example of CME/CNE activities: workshop, congress, course, e-learning, seminar, etc. Register your activities here
Collecting CME/CNE Credits
In order to obtain the CME/CNE credits, the meeting must be accredited by the (inter)national accreditation authority.
The organiser of accredited CME/CNE activity is obliged to issue a certificate of attendance with information on accreditation, i.e. the name of an accreditation body and total number of granted credits.
These certificates can then be presented to the demanding authority.
Therefore before attending the meeting participants should check whether an activity is accredited by advising the website of the meeting, a programme book, contacting their national society or visiting the Accredited CME/CNE Events Calendar.
Whenever you attend a CME event, e.g. conference, congress, meeting, workshop, course, etc., or e-learning – you should receive a certificate of attendance.
If the meeting is accredited it should be clearly stated on the certificate by which institution with the total of granted credit.
The certificate of attendance is the only valid documental proof for granting the CME/CNE credits.
Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Please note that the documental proof must be in ENGLISH.
If the documental proof is only available in the national language, we would like to receive a translation of the proof.
The submitted requests are first thoroughly checked and validated by the EU-ACME office. The requests may be sent for evaluation to a relevant accreditation body. Once the request is approved, the credits will be assigned to the EU-ACME/ACNE member’s account.
Activities eligible for CME/CNE credits within the EU-ACME programme – click here