The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) is the oldest medical organization in Europe as it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018. With a current membership from 40 countries, it is the representative organization of the National Associations of Medical Specialists in the European Union and its associated countries. Its structure consists of a Council responsible for and working through 43 Specialist Sections and their European Boards, addressing training in their respective Specialty, and incorporating representatives from academia (Societies, Colleges and Universities).
UEMS represents over 1.6 million medical specialists in all the different specialties. It also has strong links and relations with European Institutions (Commission and Parliament), the other independent European Medical Organizations and the European Medical / Scientific Societies (https://www.uems.eu).