European Council of Medical Orders


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.

Public consultation on the regulation of professions


On May 27th, the European Commission published a public consultation on the regulation of professions. The consultation invites professionals and consumers to share their views on the proportionality of regulation in Member States’ National Action Plans set in the framework of mutual evaluation of regulated professions.

The consultation is accessible on the European Commission website until August 19, 2016.

“European Semester”: publication of country recommendations


On May 18th, the European Commission published its country recommendations, offering economic guidelines to the EU Member States for the next 12 to 18 months. The European Commission focuses on strengthening the recovery of Member States’ economies by boosting investment, implementing structural reforms and pursuing fiscal responsibility. Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility stated that “Only by ensuring that social considerations are better integrated in all EU policy areas we will truly achieve a Social Europe”.

Country recommendations are accessible on the European Commission website.

May issue of the Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting Newsletter


The May issue of the Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting newsletter focuses on the Closure event and plenary assembly held on May 3rd and 4th in Mons, Belgium. The newsletter includes a state of play of the Joint Action Working Packages and last actions of the programme, which ends on June 2016.

More information available on the Joint Action website.

CPME Statement on cooperation in the European Union


On May 25, the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) adopted a Statement on cooperation in the European Union, in which CPME recalls its commitment to the benefits of cooperation in the EU, both at the institutional and governmental level, as well as between National Medical Associations. Furthermore, CPME highlights that the European Union protects fundamental rights of the EU citizens and provides a legal framework for the mobility of doctors and patients. CPME therefore appeals to doctors, citizens and governments to consider the benefits of cooperation in the EU and to remain committed to the European project.

More information on the CPME website.

EMOs Continuing Professional Development Conference Report


A joint conference was organized on December 18, 2015, in Luxembourg by the European Medical Organizations (EMOs) on Continuous and Professional Development. On this occasion, the European Medical Organizations adopted a consensus Statement following the revised Directive 2013/55/EU amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation EU No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (‘the IMI Regulation’).

The report of the conference is available by clicking on this link.

Joint Action Closure Event & Plenary Assembly - 3-4 May 2016, Mons, Belgium


The Joint Action Closure event, "Towards sustainable health workforce for Europe", along with the Plenary Assembly and Stakeholder Forum will be held in Mons, Belgium, on 3-4 May, 2016. The Closure event will focus on the presentation of the Joint Action deliverables that have been produced since the last Plenary Assembly held in Madrid on March 2015. The event will also focus on the sustainability and next steps as well as report on the evaluation of the Joint Action.

More information and programme of the closure event on the Joint Action website.

Save the Date - HPCB Conference on October 28, 2016


The 2016 Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders (HPCB) Conference will take place on Friday 28 October in London. It will be jointly hosted by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council.

The conference will bring together European healthcare professional regulators, professional bodies, national government representatives and European Commission stakeholders. The agenda will focus on the lessons learnt from the implementation of the recognition of professional qualifications Directive, with a special focus on the European professional card and alert mechanism.

Information will be published on the HPCB website and upcoming editions of the HPCB update.

CEOM Plenary Meeting in Coimbra, Portugal, June 3-4 - Registration Open


Dr. José Manuel Monteiro de Carvalho e Silva, President of the Ordem dos Médicos de Portugal, and Dr. Nicolino D'Autilia, President of the CEOM, are pleased to invite you to Coimbra on the occasion of the next CEOM Plenary Meeting on Saturday 4th of June, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Quinta das Lágrimas Palace, Rua António Augusto Gonçalves 3041-901 COIMBRA, PORTUGAL.The Ordem dos Médicos created a dedicated website on which the meeting registration and the hotel reservation should be done together: http://ceom2016.admeus.net/forms/index?menu=yes

All the information about the venue of the meeting and how to get to Coimbra from Lisbon and Porto are available on the website.

All meeting documents will be available in the Meetings section of the CEOM website.

The meeting registration and hotel reservation must be done by April 17 at the latest.