European Council of Medical Orders


Déjeuner-débat de la FEAMH au Parlement européen


The European Federation of Associations of Patients with Haemochromatosis (EFAPH) organized the 12th September 2011 a lunch-debate at the European Parliament with the active support of the parliamentary Committee in charge of Public Health. As a result, a Written Question from the MEPs to the European Commission advocates the systematic testing of iron for men around the age of 40 and for women around 50. Another fall-out is the ambitious project for EFAPH to generalize local or regional networks of patients and medical staff, and to collect systematically the data thereof.

In its answer, the European Commission explains that “due to the very high number of diseases, [it] does not have the means to address each individual rare disease with specific actions. This is why the Commission seeks to provide solutions for rare diseases as a whole and does not intend to develop specific guidelines on early detection and diagnosis of hereditary haemochromatosis”. The Commission has however been supporting research in this area through its Framework Programme for Research and has proposed to the Parliament and the Council to give due consideration to genetic diseases in the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Strategy.

Access the parliamentary question and the answer given by the European Commission.


Conférence: Ensuring Tomorrow’s Health: Workforce Planning and Mobility

7-8-9 December 2011, Brussels (Belgium)

This conference held under the auspices of the Polish EU Presidency and the Polish Minister of Health will provide evidence and new insights on the future of health care workforce planning at a National, European, and International level. Findings of three international EC funded research projects (MoHProf, Prometheus and RN4CAST) will be presented.

Information and programme.

Publication of the European Commission’s "Study evaluating the Professional Qualifications Directive against recent educational reforms in EU Member States"


The final report and the executive summary of this study are available on the website of the Internal Market GD. The study will be presented and discussed at the forthcoming conference on the modernisation of the professional qualifications Directive, which will be held on Monday 7 November 2011 in Brussels.

Conference: Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive

7 November, Brussels (Belgium)

This conference organised by the European Commission aims at presenting the results of the Green Paper of June 2011 and will be an opportunity to take stock of the various positions in advance of the Commission’s proposal in December.

Information and proramme.

UEMS conference on the accreditation of CME-CPD in Europe

18 November 2011, Brussels (Belgium)

This conference organised by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) aims at sharing knowledge and considering the latest developments in the accreditation of continuing medical education and professional development in Europe.

Publication of the October edition of the HPCB Newsletter


The October edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This update includes information on the Single Market Forum, the European Commission’s conference on the professional qualifications Directive and the European Parliament implementation report into Directive 2005/36/EC.

More information on the HPCB website.

Latest news following the Single Market Forum

3-4 October 2011, Krakow (Poland)

            - The Krakow Declaration was adopted the 4th October 2011.
            -  The Case Study on Doctors' Professional Card of the Steering Group on the professional card is now available. More information is available on the website of the Internal Market GD.

Next CEOM's Plenary Meeting : Saturday 12th November 2011 – Turin


On the invitation of the Italian Medical Chamber (FNOMCeO), the next CEOM Plenary Meeting will take place on Saturday the 12th November 2011 in Turin (Italy).

Registration form is available in the Agenda section.

Next CEOM's Meetings : Monday 5th September 2011


On the invitation of the Belgian Medical Chamber, the next CEOM Board will meet on Monday the 5th September 2011 in Brussels. Following this meeting, the Steering Committee of the European Observatory of Medical Demography will hold a meeting.

Meeting documents are available in the Agenda section.

The CEOM adopts the European Charter of Medical Ethics


At the CEOM Plenary session, held the 10-11th June 2011 in Kos (Greece), the participating organisations of the CEOM adopted the European Charter of Medical Ethics.

The Charter is available in the Activities section.

The CEOM adopts its founding Agreement


At the CEOM Plenary session, held the 10-11th June 2011 in Kos (Greece), the participating organisations of the CEOM adopted the CEOM Agreement.

The CEOM Agreement is available in the Activities section.

For an European accredited Specialist doctor

9-10 September 2011, Udine (Italy)

Workshop organised by the Medical Chamber of Italy (FNOMCeO).

Modernising the Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications


Next events regarding the revision of the directive 2005/36/EC:
     - Single Market Forum, organised by the European Commission, 2-4 October 2011, Krakow (Poland).
     - Green Paper of the European Commission : "Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive". Consultation open until the 20th September 2011.
     - Meeting of the Informal Network of Medical Competent Authorities, 6th September 2011, Tallinn (Estonia).

9th European Week of Regions and Cities – OPEN DAYS

12 October 2011, Brussels (Belgium)

Workshops organised by the Committee of the Regions and the DG REGIO of the European Commission in the framework of the OPEN DAYS 2011 :
             - 2014+ Will Cross-Border Cooperation in Health still matter?
             - Innovation for a healthy future

Information and registration.

First Joint European Hospital Conference

18 novembre 2011, Düsseldorf (Allemagne)

Conference taking place as part of the 34th Congress German Hospitals. The EHC will address the current European hospital policy and the impacts of the EU Directive on Patients.

Information and program.