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CME accredited education

The EAS aims to promote education and training in the prevention and care of atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations, and equally in basic science, in the atherosclerosis field. The Society's runs both live educational activities, including Advanced Courses and Congress, and hosts online self-teaching via its educational platform, EAS Academy. Some of these educational activities, including the annual congress, have gone through the accreditation process and are granted Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the UEMS.

Better education - better care

Health research is evolving rapidly, and it is essential to keep doctors up to date via continuing and unbiased medical education from recognised medical organisations. The Countinuing Medical Education allows doctors to keep up with the latest developments in healthcare.

EAS is a member of the Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe (BioMed Alliance) and has approved the Code of Conduct of healthcare professionals and scientific organisations. Continuing Medical Education is one of the mutual interests of the BioMed Alliance members.

To learn more about CME and how better education leads to better care, watch the new BioMedAlliance video on the topic:


You may also be interested in the article "The Medical Profession, Industry, and Continuing Medical Education: Finding the Balance That’s Right for Patients" produced by a BioMed Alliance Task Force, published by the American Journal of Medicine.

UEMS-EACCME accreditation

The UEMS-EACCME® is the central body for accrediting events in Europe and the AMA is the central body for recognition of CME credits in the USA. The purpose of the EACCME® is 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. The UEMS-EACCME® has an agreement of mutual recognition of credits with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) for live educational events since the year 2011.

The quality and effectiveness of the accreditation process and of the awarding of international CME credits will be granted at the European level by the European Accreditation Council for CME. The EACCME will liaise with the appropriate UEMS Section for the evaluation of events.

These are the main points of an educational event that are evaluated for CME accreditation:

  1. Objectives of the CME activity
  2. Programme
  3. Provider: The names and relevant data of the programme director who is ultimately held responsible by EACCME for the event including conflicts of interest issues. Relevant qualifications of other lecturers / presenters to the event.
  4. Commercial interest: The provider must assure that the educational programme approved for international CME credit is not influenced or biased by commercial organisations. Educational grants must always be made with "no strings attached" and should always be acknowledged in the printed programme.

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