EPD STANDING COMMITTEE - Education and Professional Development

Chairperson: Sibylle Kietaibl (Austria)

This standing committee covers all areas of Education and Training for Anaesthesiologists including:
- Postgraduate Medical Education for Anaesthesiologists
- Training Guidelines, curricula and syllabi for Anaesthesiology training
- Examinations and qualifications
- Hospital Visitation of Training Facilities (HVTAP)

Anaesthesiology European Training Requirements (new ETR* Anaesthesiology 2018)

*ETR = UEMS European Training Requirements

The EBA UEMS through its EPD standing committee is responsible to create and maintain updated training guidelines for Anaesthesiology in Europe. These guidelines are then endorsed by the UEMS Council.

Here is the latest version of the Anaesthesiology European Training Requirements (2018): Download here

Certification of European Postgraduate qualifications In Anaesthesiology

Through its membership of CESMA (Council for European Specialty Medical Assessment) whose aim is to make recommendations on European Certificat

What is CME - Continuing Medical Education ?

Continuing medical education (CME) can be defined as educational activities which serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.Therefore all continuing educational activities which assist physicians in carrying out their professional responsibilities more effectively and efficiently are considered as falling into the scope of this definition.

What is CPD - Continuing Professional Development?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the educative means of updating, developing and enhancing how physicians apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in their working lives. CPD rather than CME is the preferred term, as physicians may perform many roles that indirectly affect the quality of healthcare, such as teaching, research and management.