The Standing Committee of European Doctors



The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) aims to promote the highest standards of medical training and medical practice in order to achieve the highest quality of health care for all patients in Europe.

CPME is also concerned with the promotion of public health, the relationship between patients and doctors and the free movement of doctors within the European Union.

CPME represents the National Medical Associations of 27 countries in Europe and works closely with the National Medical Associations of countries that have applied for EU membership as well as specialized European medical associations.

It is an international, not for profit association under Belgian Law composed of the National Medical Associations of the European Union.

To achieve its goals, CPME co-operates proactively with the Institutions of the European Union. Policies are being set both in answer to developments in Europe as well as by taking the lead in matters regarding the profession and patient care.

CPME offers broad expertise in matters related to medicine and the medical profession.

CPME is directed by a Board that is elected by the General Assembly for three years. The President and the Executive Committee are elected from the Board members also for a period of three years.

CPME is active in the following Policy Areas:

  • Professional Practice
  • Public Health and Prevention
  • eHealth and Health Technology
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Patient Safety and Quality of Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Active and Health Ageing

Read more about the policies.

CPME has a long-standing commitment to transparency and independence. The CPME transparency register identification number is: 9276943405-41


CPME Secretariat

Rue Guimard 15
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Mail :
Tel : +32 2732 72 02
Fax : + 32 2 732 73 44


Tip: More up to date educational events dealing with “Public Health” can be found online on the Education Database »medicine & health«.

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