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What is a webinar?

The ESC online courses

Whether you are a webinar first-timer or simply looking for more information about the organisation of a session, this section is designed for you!

Gain knowledge from the comfort of your office!

The webinars are 60mn live training sessions streamed live online

Webinars are conducted by key opinion leaders in the field of cardiology. The presenters comment relevant clinical cases and deliver tips and tricks for daily practice. Interactivity is a key component of the webinar and the audience is encouraged, during the whole duration of the webinar, to participate in MCQs and submit questions. All the questions you may send will be addressed during the live webinar or answered off line after the event.

Webinars are available in General Cardiology and for the following Subspecialties:

  • Acute Cardiovascular Care Assosication (ACCA)
  • Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP)
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
  • European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) 
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)
  • European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)
  • Heart Failure Association (HFA)
  • Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

How it works

2 formats of webinars are available:
- Premium webinars (usually FREE): Presenters perform the webinars from a TV Studio near The Heart House in Nice or in Paris. Looks like a real TV show!
- Basic webinars (free for a member of a subspecialty): Presenters connect at distance to a web platform and share their presentation. They deliver their comments over the phone.

Whether you attend a Premium or a Basic webinar, you will enjoy a unique learning experience. The webinar interface is easy to use thus encouraging your active participation.

Upon registration, a confirmation email is automatically sent to your email address. On the day of the webinar, all you need to do is:

- Click on the link mentionned on the confirmation email
- Connect to your MY ESC account
- Open the audio device on your PC/Tablet

Technical requirements

The webinar is available on PC and Tablets. The use of smartphone is not recommended. For the best viewing experience, we recommend to use a high speed Internet connection (a minima 2 Mbps).
Please make sure that the firewall does not prevent the connection to the webinar.
You also need to allow pop up on your PC to participate in the survey questions.

How to attend a webinar?

Check the webinar calendar and select the session you like to attend. Then, you are redirected to the webinar webpage which includes various information (learning objectives, presentation of the Faculties, etc...) and a "register button". To register, click this button.

Make sure you have a valid MY ESC account before starting the registration process!

After completing the registration form, an email will be sent on your email address (the one your mentionned on your MY ESC account). The connection details are included on this email. On the day of the webinar, a reminder will be sent again with the connection details.

Good to know!

Basic webinars are free only for members of the Association organising the webinar. They address specialists in the Subspecialty. If you are not a member of the Association organising the webinar, then you need to pay a registration fee which is specific to each Association. Alternatively, you can become a member.
The registration close 48h before the live session.

Premium webinars are available for FREE. The online registration are available until the day of the webinar.

Previous webinars

All the webinars are recorded and available online after the date of the sessions. 

To watch previous webinars, click here. 

Frequently asked questions

I did not receive the connection details

The connection details are sent automatically by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email with the connection details, please check your spams. Please also make sure that the email address you indicated in your MY ESC profile is correct.

A reminder is sent on the day of the webinar in case the confirmation email was lost.

In case you did not receive either message, you can access the webinar from the webpage of the event.

I cannot access the webinar

- You connected too soon and the webinar has not yet started.

- The firewall on your computer prevents the connection to the webinar. If you are aware of any firewall issue in your hospital/institute, please check your computer settings before each webinar as soon as you receive the connection details and contact your IT department to ask the opening of the following web ports: ports 1935 en TCP+UDP

I cannot hear the webinar

- The audio device is off.  Please check your equipment before the webinar

The sound is bad - For basic webinars only: The Presenters have poor sound or a bad transmission which may impact the quality of the sound.
- Your internet connection is disrupted or insufficient. You need a high speed internet connection (a minima 2 Mbps). The use of wi-fi is not recommended.
The connection is slow

Since webinars are live online events, a high quality internet connection is essential.  If you cannot connect with a high speed internet connection the transmission flow may be disrupted.

You cannot see the Polls or you do not have time to participate Your internet connection must be too slow... Please make sure you use high speed internet for upcoming sessions.