EPD STANDING COMMITTEE - Education and Professional Development

Chairperson: Olegs Sabelnikovs (Latvia)
Vice-Chair: Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker (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 Training Guideline and Syllabus (new ETR* Anaesthesiology - coming out end 2017)

*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 Training Guidelines (2013): Download here

The EPD Standing committee has also prepared a Syllabus for Anaesthesiology Education that can be used to help Anaesthesiology Trainees and Trainers in Europe
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.