The UEMS-EACCME® and the AMA recognize each other’s CME credits since 2000.
In 2002 the UEMS-EACCME®® and the AMA signed an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credits between Europe and the USA whereby European physicians attending an event in the USA have their credits recognised in Europe and American physicians attending an event in Europe have their credits recognised in the USA.
This agreement was renewed in 2006 and in July 2010, each time for a further period of 4 years.
An important development of the 2010 renewal is the inclusion of e-learning materials in the agreement.
E-learning activities need to be certified for credit by the process in place where the CME provider is based, i.e. AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for U.S. CME providers and ECMEC credit for organizations in countries that are represented by the UEMS.
The issue of territoriality is very important; both organizations are fully responsible for the activities taking place or organized in their remit. The UEMS-EACCME® is the central body for accrediting events in Europe and the AMA is the central body for accrediting events in the USA.
European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s by attending live events :
US physicians can earn their AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by attending live events :
A procedure for the conversion from ECMEC®s into AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is in place (go to http://www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme) and a procedure for the conversion of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ into ECMEC®s will be installed when appropriate.