The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

In January 2000 the UEMS established the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with the aim of encouraging the highest standards in the development, delivery and harmonisation of continuing medical education (CME) and, later, of continuing professional development (CPD).

The purpose of the EACCME® was to provide accreditation of international CME in Europe and to facilitate the recognition of credits between the various countries in Europe. In order to reach this goal, the UEMS-EACCME® signed agreements of cooperation with countries in Europe, and also outside of Europe.

In order to support this recognition process, the UEMS-EACCME® introduced a common “CME currency”: the European CME Credit (ECMEC®).

In 2009, the EACCME® implemented criteria for the accreditation of e-learning materials.

In 2016, the EACCME® implemented EACCME® 2.0 including new forms of CME/CPD activities.

In 2017, the EACCME® launched its new platform for the accreditation of live educational events and e-learning materials and for the recognition of CPD/CME activities.

In 2017, EACCME in collaboration with the UEMS Section of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has set up a Specialist Accreditation Committee in Cardiology (SACC) for the evaluation and accreditation of live educational events and e-learning materials. This Committee is made up of reviewers coming from both the UEMS Section and the ESC.

The procedure of accreditation is as follows:

Applications in the field of Cardiology will be submitted to EACCME® through the EACCME® portal. The EACCME® criteria for live and e-learning events will apply for the submission, review, and accreditation process and the EACCME® Office will be responsible for managing the process of submission, review, and accreditation.


Both the EACCME® and the ECMEC® are registered trademarks of the UEMS and cannot be used without the prior authorization of the UEMS.