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Purpose of the EACIC

The central purpose of the European Accreditation Committee in CNS (EACIC) is to promote and encourage the development of CME in CNS mainly neuropsychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology throughout Europe (both Western and Eastern Europe), to establish policies and high standards for CME, and to ensure that CME plays an important role in the process of helping health care workers to provide improved standards of clinical care to their patients.EACIC is mainly concerned with medical educational activities, which will be attended by health care workers from more than one European country. Or, in the case of enduring materials, read by, or used by, health care workers from more than one European country.

 

DEFINITION OF CME
Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities, which have the purpose of maintaining, developing or increasing the knowledge, skills and professional performance of a health care worker. This is not always confined to clinical medicine. For example, a course in educational methodology or ethics is appropriate for health care workers teaching in a medical school, a course in practice management is also appropriate for practitioners interested in providing better service to patients.