Mission and Objectives



The primary function of the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) is the accreditation of European CME activities in oncology.

CME consists of educational activities, i.e. live envent and distance learning material, which serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance and relationships that a clinical or experimental oncologist, cancer nurse or other health professional uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.

In relation to this function, ACOE review and evaluate CME activities in the field of oncology, more specifically ACOE assess the quality and the educational value of the scientific programme of the activity.

ACOE accreditation label provides delegates with a guarantee of a high quality and unbiaised educational activity.

In addition to its core mission, ACOE may also be involved in developing the general concept of CME in Europe. In this capacity, its role includes the following:

  • To act as an advisor and facilitator in bringing relevant educational developments to the attention of ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation.
  • To actively promote CME in general and the accreditation of CME in Europe by means of text, seminars, segments of conferences devoted to CME and any other appropriate method of publication.
  • To set up and maintain contacts with non-oncology CME groups in Europe as well as CME experts in the USA and other Countries outside of Europe to facilitate free flow of ideas and information.
  • To assist societies and interested groups in the planning of a comprehensive long term programme of CME activities which will reach as many health professionals in Europe as possible.

Page last modified:  21 March 2013