International CME Initiatives

One of the ACCME's strategic imperatives is to enhance its outreach and collaborative roles within the national and global CME community.

Throughout the years, the ACCME has supported CME initiatives with the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  in Brussels, and with government, health system, and CME representatives from a wide range of countries, including China, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates.

The ACCME recognizes six CME organizations outside the US as substantially equivalent to the ACCME’s accreditation system: the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (Canada), the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology, the Oman Medical Specialty Board as part of the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman, the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners, and the Federation of the German Chambers of Physicians.

The ACCME was invited to participate in the first US-India Higher Education Summit, held in Washington, DC, in October 2011. Hosted by the US and Indian governments, the summit brought together international leaders in government, business, and academia to discuss their strategic vision for building collaboration between the US and India in the area of higher education. Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive, offered his perspective about how continuing professional education can contribute to this initiative. For more information, see the summit agenda  and the US-India Joint Statement on Higher Education Cooperation .

The ACCME provided consultation during the development of a statement on the use of live case demonstrations at cardiology meetings, issued in 2010 by six cardiovascular societies from around the world.