Healthcare professionals' organisations involved in the Agency's activities

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This page lists the healthcare professionals' organisations that are involved in the European Medicines Agency's activities.

All of these organisations are eligible to work with the Agency because they fulfil the Agency's criteria:

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European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is an association of clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals, dedicated to improving the health of people affected by allergic diseases.

Representation

With over 7,800 members from 121 countries and 47 National Societies, EAACI is the primary source of expertise in Europe for all aspects of allergy and clinical immunology.

Vision

We aim to provide the most efficient platform for scientific communication and education in the field of allergy and immunology, ultimately striving to ease patients’ lives.

Mission and objectives

The Academy is a non-profit organisation aimed at:

  • promoting basic and clinical research;
  • collecting, assessing and diffusing scientific information;
  • being a scientific reference body for other scientific, health and political organisations;
  • encouraging and providing training and continuous education;
  • collaborating with patients and lay organisations in the area of allergy and clinical immunology.

Last evaluation: April 2014

European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)

The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) exists to promote the health of children and young people in Europe.

Representation

EAP represents the paediatric section of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), which is composed of delegates from European national and specialist paediatric societies that have a political voice for children and paediatricians in Europe.

Vision

EAP wants all infants, children, adolescents and young adults who live in Europe, regardless of race, creed, social condition or environmental circumstances, to attain their optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being, by making sure that there is an adequate workforce of appropriately trained physicians who are capable of administering the best possible care to children. Its vision is to make this possible.

Mission and objectives

EAP's mission is to provide practical assistance in assuring that the physicians who will be taking care of children will be competent to do so. It is to improve the quality of medical care provided to the children of Europe. The strength of EAP lies in the various existing working groups.

It aims to improve standards in training, service and research and to represent the professional interests of paediatricians in the European Union.

Last evaluation: December 2013

European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS)

The European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) is a not-for-profit group of European physicians, clinicians, researchers, nurses and patients with professional activity in HIV / AIDS. It aims to bring together scientists from all over Europe to help exchange the latest medical and scientific knowledge regarding clinical aspects of HIV / AIDS and its complications.

Representation

Physicians, clinicians, researchers, nurses, community workers and patients with professional activity in HIV are invited to become members. The Society currently has more than 800 members in five regions (Europe North, Europe South, Europe East, Europe West and rest of the world). The regions elect regional representatives to the EACS General Assembly.

Vision, mission and objectives

The main activities of the Society are:

  • education and training of medical doctors;
  • editing European HIV treatment guidelines;
  • organising the biannual European AIDS Conference.

Last evaluation: December 2013

European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT)

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) was founded in 1993 as a roof organisation of European societies dealing with clinical pharmacology and rational drug therapy.

Representation

The EACPT consists of 32 European national societies of clinical pharmacology, representing about 4,200 individual members. Many of these are physicians specialised in clinical pharmacology or scientists in medical life sciences related to clinical pharmacology.

Vision

Improving the rational use of drugs and understanding of individual drug action in humans in order to improve drug efficacy and to minimise drug side effects.

Mission and objectives

  • Promoting the use of clinical pharmacological services in healthcare delivery;
  • Improving and harmonising the teaching of the rational use of drugs;
  • Contributing to state policy decisions regarding drug regulation;
  • Arranging scientific meetings, workshops and courses;
  • Increasing the input of clinical pharmacological skills in the evaluation of drugs;
  • Promoting high professional standards in prescribing of drugs, ethical standards in clinical drug research and the exchange of opinions in individual European countries.

Last evaluation: July 2014

European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) was founded in Montecatini, Italy in 1965 with Dr Joseph Hoet as founding president.

Representation

The Association is based on individual membership and embraces scientists, physicians, laboratory workers, nurses and students. The membership currently numbers more than 7,000 individuals from over 110 countries throughout the world. 

Vision

In 1999, EASD increased its commitment to stimulate diabetes research in Europe by creating the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD).

Mission and objectives

The mission of EASD is to promote excellence in diabetes care through research and education.

Last evaluation: July 2014

European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)

The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) is a working community of national associations of hospital pharmacists. Its membership includes representatives of national hospital pharmacy associations in almost all European Union (EU) Member States, in addition to Switzerland, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Representation

EAHP represents hospital pharmacists by continuous corresponding with the EU authorities in Brussels, via the board of EAHP and its staff members. The general assembly also encourages each national member association, through its EAHP delegation, to lobby with its own regulatory and governmental authorities in order to influence policy both at national and at EU level.

Vision, mission and objectives

EAHP mission:

EAHP represents and develops the hospital pharmacy profession within Europe in order to ensure the continuous improvement of care and outcomes for patients in the hospital setting. This is achieved through science, research, education and practice, as well as sharing best practice and responsibility with other healthcare professionals.

EAHP goals:

  • To develop hospital pharmacy in order to promote the best and safest use of medicines and medical devices for the benefit of patients in Europe;
  • To create a platform for the education and training of hospital pharmacists to a level of specialisation and maintain continuing professional development;
  • To uphold the interests and advance the position of European hospital pharmacists within the healthcare systems, the EU and national authorities.

Last evaluation: October 2014

European Association of Urology (EAU)

The European Association of Urology (EAU) was founded in 1972 as a non-profit organisation with the aim to advance all aspects of urological care, and bring organisations together working in the urological field as well as bordering specialties.

Representation

EAU represents around 16,000 urologists and caregivers involved in urological care, also including clinicians working in related specialties, scientists and basic researchers, both in Europe and worldwide.

Vision

EAU will be the leading resource for knowledge and setting standards in the urological field; providing a respected and influential platform for all their membership in national and international forums, aiming to promote public health and reform. 

Mission and objectives

EAU aims to:

  • promote the highest standards of urological patient care, by providing a complete and comprehensive learning environment to all caregivers working in, and interested in, urological care and related specialties;
  • promote science and provide leadership and support, universally accessible to all those working in the urological field.

Last evaluation: July 2014

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is an independent, self-funded association of scientists dedicated to the science and treatment of disorders of the brain.

Representation:

The ECNP represents 1,200 of Europe’s leading scientists and treatment specialists working across the spectrum of basic research, clinical neuroscience and medical practice.

Vision, mission and objectives:

ECNP’s mission is to advance the science of the brain, promote better treatment and enhance brain health.

ECNP executes its mission by:

  • facilitating the discovery and application of novel treatments for improving the quality of life of people suffering from disorders of the brain;
  • providing a broad interdisciplinary platform for enhancing our understanding of the pathogenesis of disorders of the brain;
  • integrating and linking new discoveries from basic research, clinical neuroscience and medical practice.

Last evaluation: March 2013

European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)

The European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) is a scientific organisation formed by bringing together the national societies of internal medicine in each of the European countries, both inside and outside the European Union.

Representation

EFIM currently comprises 34 member Societies representing over 30,000 internists.

Vision, mission and objectives

The purpose of the Federation is scientific. Its objective is to promote internal medicine not only on a scientific plane, but also at an ethical and professional level. To this end, the Federation will publish the outcome of its research and resolutions, seek to bring together European specialists in internal medicine, establish communication between these specialists, organise meetings and European congresses and provide information to private or public organisations about internal medicine.

Last evaluation: October 2014

European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS)

The European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) is an organisation that unites and supports neurologists across the whole of Europe.

Representation

Currently, 45 European national neurological societies are registered members of the EFNS. Thus the EFNS represents more than 19,000 European neurologists.

Vision

  • Excellence in European neurology.
  • A common home for neurological patient care, research, education and partnership in Europe.

Mission and objectives

The mission and objectives of EFNS are:

  • to be a strong organisation for European neurology;
  • to take care of neurological patients in Europe;
  • to ensure high quality of European neurological healthcare;
  • multidisciplinary collaboration and partnership;
  • excellence in clinical neurological research – cornerstone of progression;
  • clinical and basic neuroscience – two interacting themes;
  • high standards in neurological education throughout Europe;
  • a platform for teaching activities at European level;
  • raising public awareness about neurological disorders in Europe;
  • contributing to neurological healthcare worldwide.

Last evaluation: December 2013

European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC)

The European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) was created in 2005 and formally incorporated in 2011. A Board guides the activities of the Forum with current members from UK, Italy, France, Slovenia, Belgium and the Netherlands. The secretarial support is shared by the Jan van Es Institute and NIVEL, both in the Netherlands.

Representation

In 2013 membership stands at 84 institutional members and 44 individual members of local, regional and national organisations from more than 35 countries in Europe. In addition the EFPC has 21 associated members, representing international networks of specific professional groups.

Vision

The Forum intends to improve the health of the population of Europe and equity in health care delivery by strengthening Primary Care. We all can learn from each other and create and seize the opportunities to make sure all countries enjoy the benefits of Primary Care.

Mission and objectives

Strong Primary Care (PC) requires appropriate conditions at the health care system level and in actual practice. The EFPC collects and shares information about what structures and strategies matter. This is a support to practitioners but will also provide the evidence to convince policy makers at different levels that PC needs to be strengthened.

Last evaluation: November 2013

European Hematology Association (EHA)

The European Hematology Association (EHA) is a NGO that promotes excellence in patient care, research and education in haematology, the medical specialty that concerns blood diseases and blood-related diseases.

Representation

With a membership in excess of 3400, an annual congress that attracts over 10.000 haematologists, and a journal (Haematologica/The Hematology Journal) that is the primary general haematology journal in Europe, EHA is the representative of haematologists in Europe. 

Vision, mission and objectives

EHA aims to promotes excellence in patient care, research and education in haematology.

Last evaluation: October 2014

European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) was founded in 1947. Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are among the most prevalent, disabling and costly chronic conditions affecting some 120 million people of all ages of the European population.

Representation

EULAR is the European umbrella organisation that represents 45 national scientific societies in rheumatology, 17 health professionals associations as well as 35 patient organisations from 45 European and neighbouring countries, including all European Union (EU) Member States.

Vision

EULAR is committed to improving the health of European citizens. It believes that high standards in research, diagnosis, treatment and care are fundamental to achieving this overarching objective.

Mission and objectives

EULAR seeks to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases. To this end, EULAR fosters excellence in education and research in the field of rheumatology. EULAR promotes the translation of research advances into daily care and fights for the recognition of the needs of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

Last evaluation: July 2014

European Renal Best Practice (ERBP)

European Renal Best Practice (ERBP)

In an era of fast growing scientific and medical knowledge, there is need for organisations that digest all available expertise and knowledge into evidence based statements and guidance.

Representation

European Renal Best Practice is the guideline producing body of ERA-EDTA, the largest nephrology society in Europe, representing more than 7000 members.

Vision

ERBP believes that a free choice based on optimal information for both patient and health care provider are essential to obtain good health care

Mission and objectives

The ERBP Mission is to improve the outcome of patients with kidney disease in a sustainable way, through enhancing the accessibility of knowledge on patient care, in a format that stimulates its use in clinical practice.

Last evaluation: November 2013

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European professional organisation committed to advancing the specialty of medical oncology and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care.

Representation

ESMO represents 7,000 oncology professionals from 120 countries. The Society has 19 committees and a multidisciplinary faculty of over 300 experts. ESMO’s international network is composed of national, regional and international oncology societies. The ESMO political office in Brussels represents the voice of medical oncology in Europe.

Vision

To advance cancer care and cure through fostering and disseminating good science that leads to better medicine and determines best practice, allowing oncology professionals to provide people living with cancer with the most effective treatments available and the high-quality care they deserve.

Mission and objectives

  • To improve the quality of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive and palliative care, as well as the follow-up of patients with malignant disorders;
  • To advance the art, science, recognition and practice of oncology;
  • To disseminate knowledge in oncology to cancer patients and the public;
  • To educate and train people involved in clinical cancer care and research;
  • To promote education in oncology in order to ensure a high standard of qualification of medical oncologists within the multidisciplinary team;
  • To facilitate equal access to optimal cancer care to all cancer patients;
  • To maintain liaison with other oncology specialties, cancer leagues, universities, patient groups and, where appropriate, the pharmaceutical industry.

Last evaluation: December 2013

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is a professional organisation representing the cardiology community in Europe.

Representation

ESC constituency includes five ESC associations, five councils and 19 working groups, all representing specialties of cardiology and 54 national cardiac societies across Europe.

Vision

ESC's mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe.

Mission and objectives

  • Clinical-practice guidelines: the overall objective of guidelines is to improve the quality of cardiovascular-disease care, lead to better patient outcomes and improve cost-effectiveness, while identifying required areas of research.
  • Education: The continuous medical education of cardiologists is a key priority of ESC.

Last evaluation: December 2013

European Society of Endocrinology (ESE)

The European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) is a membership society supporting research, education and patient care in endocrinology. It achieves this by promoting excellence in endocrine science and medicine and by providing public information on endocrinology.

Representation

ESE has over 3055 members from 96 countries worldwide.

Vision

To create an inclusive community that takes advantage of the diversity found within Europe. It will be an innovative society that responds rapidly to the changing needs of clinicians and researchers. It will also provide authoritative and independent information to the public.

Mission and objectives

The Society’s objectives are to promote research, education and clinical practice in endocrinology for the public benefit, by organising conferences, training courses and publications, by raising public awareness, by liaising with national and international legislators and by any other appropriate means.

Last evaluation: July 2014

European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP)

The European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP)is the leading European professional organisation committed to progressing the speciality of the oncology pharmacy and supporting the optimisation of treatment for cancer patients.

Representation

ESOP was founded in 2000 in Prague and is the largest organisation of oncology pharmacists in the world with almost 3000 members from 46 countries.

Vision

ESOP vision is to build up an innovative an diverse society community, which fulfils the changing needs of oncology pharmacists, provides quick, independent professional information and cares about oncology patients’ needs.

Mission and objectives

The aim of ESOP is to support optimal treatment for cancer patients, to develop and promote clinical and oncology pharmacy practice through education and training, safe handling and administration of drugs, quality management, research and development and pharmaceutical care.

Last evaluation: November 2013

European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO)

The European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO) were founded in 2008 and are a federation of European groups of curse specialists.

Representation

ESNO currently represent nurse specialists in the following areas:

  • critical care;
  • anaesthesia;
  • operating room;
  • diabetes;
  • oncology;
  • dialysis and renal transplant;
  • mental health;
  • neurosciences;
  • paediatrics;
  • nurse educators and directors.

Vision, mission and objectives

ESNO's mission is to:

  • promote and contribute to the health and wellbeing of people in Europe: ESNO will facilitate and enable the political voice of nurses through collaboration with key stakeholders to strengthen the professional status and evidence-based practice of nursing speciality;
  • secure the recognition of specialism in nursing in the European Union (EU) and wider Europe.

Among others, the following are the objectives of ESNO:

  • to network for communication and collaboration between European specialist-nurse organisations and specialist interest groups in Europe;
  • to promote the recognition of and the professional status of the specialist nurse at European level;
  • to represent the Interests of member organisations;
  • to provide expert advice on issues shaping specialism in nursing;
  • to promote the development of specialist nursing education, practice and research;
  • to provide specialist expert opinion in EU social, health, nursing-education and research policy;
  • to respond actively to EU White and Green papers;
  • to respond to EU Recommendations and Directives;
  • to promote effective strategies in recruitment and retainment of nurses;
  • to collaborate with key stakeholders on relevant position papers;
  • to improve collaboration between interest groups;
  • to disseminate information on relevant actions to Its members (website and internal communication structures);
  • to invite experts to speak on political leadership issues at specialist meetings.

Last evaluation: July 2014

European Stroke Organisation (ESO)

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a pan-European society of stroke researchers, national and regional stroke societies,and laypersons' organisations, which was founded in December 2007.

Representation

ESO membership includes specialist stroke societies from Member States as well as regional groups and societies. ESO issues guidelines on stroke management and runs training for middle-grade members. It also liaises closely with the World Stroke Organization.

Vision

ESO aims to improve and harmonise stroke treatment across Europe through education (delivered through a Masters in stroke medicine, summer and winter school and virtual university), publication of guidelines and clinical research.

Mission and objectives

  • To promote awareness, management, teaching and research in stroke;
  • To develop and promote public policy to reduce stroke deaths, and improve the care and quality of life of stroke victims;
  • To reduce the European burden of stroke;
  • To develop and promote professional and public education, and teaching programmes;
  • To foster national stroke organisations, networks and foundations;
  • To promote and support the European Stroke Conference (ESOC).

Last evaluation: October 2014

European Society of Radiology (ESR)

The European Society of Radiology (ESR), with its registered office in Vienna, was founded in December 2005 by merging the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the European Association of Radiology (EAR), thus establishing a single house of radiology in Europe.

Representation

The ESR is the European body representing the radiology profession with over 58,000 individual members. It acts as the umbrella organisation of all national radiological societies in Europe as well as Europe’s sub-speciality organisations in the field of radiology.

Vision

ESR’s vision is to strengthen and unify European radiology and to ensure competitiveness compared to other radiological events and institutions, as well as to safeguard the general interests of European radiology.

Mission and objectives

The Society's mission is to serve the healthcare needs of the general public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of radiology.

ESR is an apolitical, non-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of radiology in all European countries.

Last evaluation: October 2014

European Union of General Practitioners / Family physicians (UEMO)

The European Union of General Practitioners/ Family physicians (UEMO) is an organisation of the most representative national, non-governmental, independent organisations representing general practitioners / family physicians in the countries of Europe.

Representation

Founded in 1967 by the national organisations in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland and Italy, the UEMO quickly grew to encompass organisations from all the current Member States of the European Union as well as from the countries of the European Free Trade Association and other European countries.

Vision, mission and objectives

In accordance with its mission, UEMO aims to study and promote the highest standard of training, practice and patient care within the field of general practice throughout Europe and to promote the interests of European General Practitioners/ Family Physicians as well as to secure their freedom of practice in the interest of their patients. UEMO wishes to guarantee good health care together with the other medical specialties working together for the same goals. Striding towards a common goal with purpose, side by side, united as a single voice greatly increases our chances of success.

Last evaluation: January 2014

European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS)

The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) is the collaborating and coordinating organisation of the national geriatric medical societies of the European Union (EU) Member States and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.

Representation

EUGMS represents all geriatricians working in EU countries and the 3 EFTA countries. EUGMS has the organisations of geriatricians in each country as member.

Vision

To foster geriatric medicine and medicines in Europe.

Mission and objectives

  • To develop geriatric medicine in the Member States of the EU as an independent speciality caring for all older people with age-related disease;
  • To support these services becoming available to all citizens of the EU;
  • To promote education and continuing professional development, in particular a biennial scientific meeting;
  • In conjunction with the geriatric-medicine section of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), to promote geriatric medicine to the European Commission and Parliament;
  • To promote evidence-based guidelines for the most efficacious preventive and treatment strategies for older people in the EU.

Last evaluation: December 2013

European Working Group on Gaucher Disease (EWGGD)

The European Working Group on Gaucher Disease (EWGGD) was launched as an affiliate of the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases (ESGLD) in 1993. It has officially been registered on February 23, 2012, in the Netherlands.

Representation

The EWGGD is managed by an executive committee that is composed of HCP’s and researchers in the field of Gaucher disease. Clinicians and researchers can apply for membership.

Vision

The opportunity for presenting unpublished scientific data as well as free discussion is a central premise of the Group.

Mission and objectives

The aim of the EWGGD is to promote clinical and basic research into Gaucher disease for the ultimate purpose of improving the lives of patients with this disease; it brings together clinicians, scientists and patients in an open forum for discussion on all aspects of the condition. For the dissemination of information a two yearly workshop is organised.

Last evaluation: November 2013

Health Care Without Harm Europe (HCWH Europe)

Health Care Without Harm Europe (HCWH Europe) brings the voice of healthcare professionals to the European policy debate about key issues including chemicals, climate change and health, sustainable procurement, pharmaceuticals and sustainable food.

Representation

HCWH Europe is a non-profit European coalition with 74 members in 25 European countries of which 17 are Member States of the European Union.

Vision

HCWH Europe works to transform the healthcare industry worldwide, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment.

Mission and objectives

HCWH Europe provides European policy makers with guidance documents, briefings and best practices from leaders in sustainable healthcare and we open the debate by demonstrating that change is indeed possible and alternative solutions already exist. HCWH Europe educates the healthcare sector to understand the importance of the environment and presses healthcare leaders and professionals to advocate for broader societal policies and changes.

Last evaluation: August 2014

International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)

The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is an association of physicians and other health professionals working to improve and mobilise educational, research and healthcare resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing and treating persons with epilepsy.

Representation

ILAE has national chapters, an executive committee, journals (Epilepsia and Epileptic Disorders), offices in Ireland and the United States, and a strong regional organisation where Europe occupies a prominent place with 44 chapters.

Vision

To prioritise epilepsy as a major disease carrying a significant burden, and to serve all health professions as the premier resource for current and emerging knowledge on epilepsy care and research.

Mission and objectives

  • To advance and disseminate knowledge about epilepsy in order to reduce the treatment gaps and stigma that still exist across Europe;
  • To develop a comprehensive educational agenda, adapted to the diverse needs in Europe;
  • To improve services and care for patients, including access to antiepileptic drugs and to surgical treatment;
  • To catalyse collaboration on innovative research;
  • To interact on these objectives with the national and European Union structures.

Last evaluation: May 2013

Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) is the European association representing community pharmacists. PGEU represents the pharmacy profession perspective in relation to legislative and policy initiatives at European Union (EU) level, which affect the profession or public health.

Representation

PGEU's members are the national associations and professional bodies of community pharmacists in 35 European countries including EU Member States, EU candidate countries, European Economic Area and EEA/EFTA countries.

Vision

PGEU's vision is that community pharmacists be recognised within national health systems as key health professionals making a dynamic and evolving contribution to improving the health of the communities they serve.

Mission and objectives

PGEU's mission is, as a rigorous, proactive and constructive stakeholder:

  • to promote and develop cooperation in community pharmacy among the European nations;
  • to advocate for the contribution that community pharmacists make to health systems and to public health through the provision of health services and the promotion of the rational and appropriate use of medicines;
  • to ensure the vision of community pharmacy is reflected in EU policy and legislative developments.

PGEU's main objective is to develop the contribution of community pharmacists to European health systems.

Last evaluation: October 2014

Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)

The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) is an international non-profit-making association incorporated in Belgium representing the European medical profession since 1959.

Representation

CPME represents the national medical associations of 33 countries in Europe and works closely with the national medical associations of countries that have applied for European Union (EU) membership as well as observer members and specialised European medical associations. 

Vision

CPME aims to promote the highest standards of medical training and medical practice in order to achieve the highest quality of healthcare for all patients in Europe.

Mission and objectives

The objectives of the Standing Committee, excluding all for-profit aims, are:

  • to study and promote the highest level of medical training, medical practice, health and healthcare within the EU;
  • to study and promote the free movement of doctors within the EU.

CPME is also concerned with the promotion of public health and the relationship between patients and doctors within the EU. 

Last evaluation: July 2014

United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is a professional non-profit organisation, founded in 1992, comprising all major European societies with an interest in diseases of the digestive system.

Representation

UEG's member societies include the fields of medicine, surgery, paediatrics, gastrointestinal oncology and endoscopy, and represent over 22,000 European specialists.

Vision

UEG strives to raise awareness and to expand knowledge of digestive and liver diseases at European level, to foster strong European scientific work and to promote a multidisciplinary approach in education.

Mission and objectives

To continually improve standards of care and promote understanding for digestive and liver diseases. UEG organises a scientific meeting annually (UEG week) with over 14,000 participants. UEG promotes education and training through courses, scholarships and grants. UEG also promotes research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of digestive diseases and public health by organising a public information forum every year at the time of the UEG week and by raising awareness about digestive health issues in the European Commission and Parliament.

Last evaluation: July 2014