CME–CPD Committee The Continuing Medical Education-Continuing Professional Development (CME-CPD) Committee is responsible for the quality assurance of CME-CPD activities and events organised by the Academy. This is achieved by: • Obtaining national and European accreditation in collaboration with the European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME) of UEMS • Working in close collaboration with the Scientific Programming Committee (SPC) • Ensuring the scientific validity, objectivity and completeness of CME-CPD activities • Implementing the rules in accordance with UEMS regulations • Addressing the educational needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to improve the overall healthcare of patients • Issuing an official CME-CPD certificate to all attendees. Media & PR Committee* The Media & PR Committee promotes EADV’s work throughout the media. It prepares and dissemi- nates EADV’s press releases and also puts journalists in contact with experts to answer questions and give interviews on scientific or relevant policy issues. It is also responsible for all the Academy’s press work during the annual congresses and symposia and for keeping the press and media guidelines for these events up to date. Ethics Committee The aim of the Ethics Committee is to deal with any ethical problem related to the Academy. In gene- ral, the Ethics Committee should express an opinion and act as ‘paterfamilias’ in disputes between members, committees and officers in EADV affairs and business when the Statutes and internal rules lack clarity or are not adequately detailed. The Committee acts as an advisory board. It can consider and advise on the proper functions of the administration. These include financial dealings in connec- tion with EADV, the correct application of the Statutes regarding the management and decisions of AGMs and Board meetings, the activities of other committees, the conduct of elections and any matters of dispute that may result from them. Finance Committee (FC) The Finance Committee provides guidance to the Academy to supervise the accounts and support the development of a business plan based on the Board of Directors’ strategic plan. The objective of the Finance Committee is to advise and support the Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect in the elaboration of budgets and establish the Academy’s financial rules and policy.