European Continuing Medical Training is a non-profit association founded in 1995, by a group of physicians for the education of physicians.
The main objective of ECMT is to organize high level medical training courses with special attention to continuity.
ECMT brings together European and International Experts on specific medical topics to provide theoretical and hands-on education to support continuous learning and adoption into daily clinical practice.
ECMT cannot function without an educational grant from the industry, although ECMT will guarantee its independence by applying financial resources to organize advanced training courses on different medical topics on an ethical and deontological basis.
Neuromodulation includes therapies that alter nerve activity by delivering electrical or pharmaceutical agents directly to a target area. Neurostimulation is the modulation of the nervous system with electrical signals and is used as a treatment for unmanageable chronic pain and/or movement disorders.
Different forms of neuromodulation exist:
Different manufacturers of neuromodulation systems may have different approved indications for use. Always refer to the product manufacturers labelling.
ECMT is aware that the constant expansion of the use of Interventional Neuromodulation therapies as a standard of care for patients suffering from these disorders, poses a new educational challenge and has therefore committed itself to support the transfer of knowledge and experience which is essential to meet the quality standards required by these therapies.
The Chairman of ECMT is Prof. Jean-Pierre van Buyten, anesthesiologist in Sint Niklaas, Belgium. The other members of the Board are:
- Dr. Jan Maeyaert, co-founder of ECMT, retired from ECMT Board in 2020
- Prof. Erik Cattrysse, head of EXAN department from VUB Brussels, Belgium
- Prof. Eric Buchser, anesthesiologist from Morges, Switzerland
- Prof. Stefan De Wachter, urologist from Antwerp, Belgium
- Prof. Maarten Moens, neurosurgeon from Brussels, Belgium
ECMT, a non-profit organisation was founded on February 5th, 1995 by a group of experts in the use of Neuromodulation therapies for different pathologies.
Prof. em. Jan Gybels became president of ECMT and co-founders envisioned an organization that would offer continuing medical training of new technologies in the area of Neuromodulation and provide training credits delivered by the Belgian Ministry of Health.
Since its very beginning ECMT has offered different kinds of educational events: Pan European meetings with international expert faculty (Phase I), on site tutorials in centres with broad experience in Neuromodulation (Phase II) and support in situ to physicians wanting to use new technologies (Phase III).
In total, more than 5000 physicians have participated in an ECMT educational program. All educational activities are being sponsored with financial support of the medical industry, being Medtronic Europe the main sponsor for these activities.
During ECMT training programs, it is not allowed to make any images or recordings.
During ECMT training courses, participants will receive a USB memory stick with all the presentations in PDF format. This information is reference material for participants only and can not be distributed to others. It is not allowed to make copies nor use any of this material for other purposes.
We kindly request participants to respect these policies.