European Council of Medical Orders


CEOM adopts a Declaration on Vaccination in Tirana


During the Plenary meeting in Tirana, the challenges of vaccination in Europe were the main topic of discussion. CEOM members adopted unanimously a Declaration on Vaccination that to encourage governments and competent authorities to improve vaccination coverage on the European continent, to raise awareness among health professionals and to work more closely with the European Commission on this issue.

Download the Declaration in PDF here

European Medical Organisations’ Statement on Supporting Vaccination


European medical organisations, including CEOM, reaffirm that the prevention of communicable diseases through vaccination is safe and very effective. Immunisation through vaccination is the best protection we have against serious, even deadly, diseases. European medical organisations call on governments and legislators to assure that vaccination programmes are supported in the best interest of European citizens.

Find the Statement here : European Medical Organisations’ Statement on Supporting Vaccination

CEOM Statement on Violence against Doctors and Health Professionals - Madrid, November 2018

CEOM calls on all stakeholders to protect doctors and health professionals from all types of violence

On the basis of a survey of the situations existing in all European countries, the organizations participating in the CEOM adopted a statement condemning violence against doctors and health professionals. CEOM is urging governments and all concerned parties to be aware of the issue and to take all necessary measures to ensure access to quality care for all patients by protecting the freedom and safety of medical personnel and healthcare facilities.

Download the Statement in PDF version

CEOM supports the recognition of the Doctor-Patient Relationship as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO


CEOM supports and adheres to the initiative promoted by the Forum of the Medical Profession of Spaini and the Portuguese Medical Association to defend and strengthen the Doctor-Patient Relationship by requesting its recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO)

Download the Support Declaration here : CEOM proposal to recognise the Doctor-Patient Relationship as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO

CEOM adopts its Charter on Regulation of the European Medical Profession


Considering the importance of, and the need for, professional self-regulation of physicians, the European Council of Medical Orders (CEOM) adopted in Madrid the Charter on Regulation of the European Medical Profession. The purpose of medical regulation is to protect citizens, ensuring that medicine is practiced by qualified individuals, with credentials that certify their continuing professional competence, generating social trust in medicine.

Download the Charter here : CEOM adopts its Charter on Regulation of the European Medical Profession

CEOM updates its Deontological Guidelines in Madrid


In 2010, the CEOM decided to update the Principles of European Medical Ethics of 1987 by distinguishing between Ethics, meaning the moral thought which subtends action of what constitutes the Deontology, which is a codified concrete action inspired by moral thought. In June 2011, the European Charter of Medical Ethics was adopted. Since then, the CEOM participants draft Deontological Guidelines. In June 2013, the CEOM adopted its first Deontological Guidelines. These Guidelines have been updated in November 2018 during CEOM Plenary Meeting in Madrid.

Download CEOM Deontological Guidelines updated in Madrid here : CEOM Deontological Guidelines - Madrid 2018

Plenary meeting in Madrid hosted by the Spanish Medical Council

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Más de 40 representantes de 17 Órdenes Médicas se reúnen en el CGCOM para abordar las condiciones en las que se ejerce la Medicina en Europa

Más de 40 representantes de las 17 Organizaciones Médicas que integran el Consejo Europeo de Órdenes Médicas (CEOM) se reúnen a partir de hoy y por espacio de dos días en la sede del Consejo General de Colegios de Médicos (CGCOM) para abordar una amplia agenda de temas como las condiciones en las que se ejerce la Medicina en los diferentes países europeos

Fuente Medicos y Pacientes : http://medicosypacientes.com/articulo/mas-de-40-representantes-de-17-ord...

La crisis de la programación de los recursos humanos en el ámbito de la medicina, el acceso a la Atención Primaria durante los fines de semana o las noches, las nuevas contribuciones a la Carta Europea de Ética Médica, un nuevo estudio para el Observatorio Europeo de Demografía Médica, el Observatorio Europeo de la Violencia contra los Médicos, y la propuesta para apoyar la Relación Médico-Paciente como Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad de la UNESCO también forman parte del programa de este encuentro.

Por parte de España participan miembros de la Comisión Permanente del CGCOM, encabezados por su presidente, Dr. Serafín Romero, además del secretario gral. Dr. José María Rodríguez Vicente, delegado habitual del CEOM junto con el Dr. José Ramón Huerta, presidente del Colegio de Médicos de Soria.

HPCB's 42nd Update

Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders

Please find the link to the 42nd edition of the Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB) Crossing Borders Update here.

In this edition we look at the European Commission's analysis of the European professional card and alert mechanism. We also hear from the British Medical Association (BMA) on its Keeping Europe Healthy event, and from the new Joint Tender entitled Support for the hEalth workforce planning and forecasting Expert Network (SEPEN). FEDCAR, CPME/CED and PGEU have also provided us with their views on the new Proportionality Test Directive.


Finally, we are pleased to announce that the next HPCB conference will be co-hosted by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI). More details are to come - don't forget to save the date on 4 February 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.


HPCB strives to contribute to patient safety by working together to promote effective collaboration of cross-border healthcare, and free movement of healthcare professionals.


The Crossing Borders Update is a tri-annual newsletter reporting on key policy news from the European Union and around the world, and outcomes of EU and international meetings and conferences. 


CEOM welcomes the release of all members of the Turkish Medical Association

Physicians have a duty to alert governments to long-term health effects of armed conflict

CEOM learned with dismay the arrest for "treason" and Turkish Medical Associations leaders (TTB) on January 30th.

CEOM fully supports our Turkish colleagues in their public statement that war is a public health problem according to their ethical and humanitarian duties.

CEOM strongly denounces these attacks on freedom of expression, right to health and access to healthcare.

CEOM joins other international medical Associations such as WMA and CPME in calling on the Turkish Authorities to immediately release the TTB leaders, our physicians colleagues and support the following statement: https://www.wma.net/news-post/global-medical-bodies-in-joint-call-to-pre...

Modern Physicians' pledge approved by World Medical Association


A modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath for physicians around the world has been approved by the World Medical Association.

Physician leaders, meeting at the WMA’s annual General Assembly in Chicago, today approved revisions to the Declaration of Geneva, which was adopted by the Association in 1948.

Read here the full press release of the World Medical Association. 

     WMA Declaration of Geneva 

Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983
and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005
and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006
and amended by the 68th WMA General Assembly, Chicago, United States, October 2017


The Physician’s Pledge


I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;

I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

I WILL FOSTER the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;

I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;

I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;

I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely, and upon my honour.


CEOM plenary meeting - 23 June in Modena


All documents and information are in the meetings section 

The CEOM Board members for the 2017-2020 term are : 

Mandate 2017-2020

Dr. José SANTOS, President
Orderm dos Medicos (Portuguese Medical Association)

Dr. Roland KERZMANN, 1st Vice-President
Ordre des Médecins de Belgique (Belgian Medical Council)

Dr. Nicolino D’AUTILIA, Vice-President 
Federazione Nazionale Ordini Medici Chirurghi e Odontoiatri (National Federation of the orders of Doctors and Dental surgeons)

Dr. Monique GAUTHEY, Vice-President
Fédération des Médecins Suisses (Swiss Medical Association)

Dr. Gheorghe BORCEAN, Vice-President
Colegiul Medicilor din Romania (Romanian College of Physicians)

Dr. Patrick ROMESTAING, Secretary General
Conseil national de l’Ordre des Médecins de France (French Medical Council)

HPCB Conference Promoting patient safety across borders


Registration is live and places still available for the Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB) – Promoting patient safety across borders conference, to be held in London on Friday 28 October 2016.  

The conference will focus on professional mobility and patient safety, looking at the implementation of the recognition of professional qualifications Directive, with a focus on the European professional card and alert mechanism.

Keynote speakers include Vicky Ford MEP and the European Commission DG GROW and DG SANCO. Two panels will discuss the implementation of the European professional card and aler mechanism, and ensuring patient safety through CPD and revalidation.

A draft agenda for the conference can be found here: http://www.hpcb.eu/HPCB_conference_programme_20_10_2016.pdf_66631162.pdf 

HPCB are encouraging healthcare competent authorities and regulators in the European Economic Area (EEA) to register now!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the HPCB secretariat at HPCB@gmc-uk.org

POLITICO Annual Healthcare Summit

October 11, 2016 (9:00 AM-3:00 PM)


POLITICO and Le Temps invite you to the “Annual Health Care Summit: Achieving Effective, Innovative and Sustainable Health Care Systems” taking place on October 11th in Geneva. Presented by Ferring, Merck, Roche, AbbVie, Dentons and Weber Shandwick, the program will probe the policy priorities of health care in Europe, including e-Health and big data.

·   How do we integrate data into health care decision making?

·   What policies will make safe and effective drugs accessible to more patients?

·   Will public-private partnerships save the day for effective health care delivery?

·   How do we empower patients to make the best decisions for their health?

The event will gather key speakers including Richard Bergström, Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations; Agnès Buzyn, President, French National Authority for Health; Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Keiji Fukuda, Special Representative for Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization; Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho Bodero, Head of Unit for eHealth, Well-Being & Aging, DG CNECT, European Commission; Peggy Maguire, Director General, European Institute of Women's Health, Board Member and Former President, European Public Health Alliance; Peter Salama, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Program, Word Heath Organization.

Discover all the speakers and the latest agenda here and register here!

Join the conversation at @EventsPOLITICO using #AHCS16

More information : http://www.politico.eu/event/annual-health-care-summit/

Principles of the Latin-Iberoamerican medical profession


On June 9, 2016, in Rome, the Latin-Iberoamerican medical institutions delivered to Pope Francis the Identity Card and Principles of the Medical Profession. Latin-Iberoamerican doctors recall their "unconditional commitment to serve without discrimination of any kind the health needs of patients taking their social determinants into account, with humanism and the most appropriate professional skills, at the service of health, life, and human dignity".


25th Anniversary of the Czech Medical Chamber


On April 14th, 2016, the Czech Medical Chamber celebrated its 25th anniversary in Prague. On this occasion, Czech Medical Chamber President Dr. Milan Kubek recalled the importance of professional autonomy and the independence of doctors. Dr. Otmar Kloiber, World Medical Association Secretary General, stated that the 25 years of the Czech Medical Chamber were the living proof of the democratic stability in Czech Republic.

More information available on the Czech Medical Chamber website.