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A to Z EuroPCR 2013

All you need to know about the course of YOUR Association

A for EBAC Accreditation

The 2013 edition of EuroPCR is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 21 hours of External CME Credits. EBAC works in cooperation with the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

B for Burning Questions of 2013

"EuroPCR 2013 will offer to the interventional community another unique opportunity to advance the burning questions it is facing. Much attention will again be devoted to the life-saving procedures we deliver day after day, night after night: primary PCI for STEMI and high-risk NSTEMI, TAVI for patients with high surgical risk, left main stenting in suitable lesion/patient subsets. "

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C for CathGo

CathGo is a search engine available from EAPCI website and developed by the New Initiatives for Young Interventionalists Committee to screen and identify European centers offering training opportunities filtered by personal needs and expectations. Interested or want to have your centre included? Come and visit us on Stand N18, Level 1.

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D for Great Debate

"Earlier this year, you have been asked to select the topics for the Great Debate via an online poll. 700 responses were received and you chose two burning questions to be discussed and debated this May in Paris :

  • Dual antiplatelet therapy. Which drug? For which patient? For which stent? For how long?

  • Coronary bioresorbable scaffolds: what is their role in today’s clinical practice?

Up until the Course, we invite you to share your opinion on these two topics."

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E for the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)

EAPCI is a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

  • Our mission: "to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions"
  • Our official annual course: EuroPCR
  • Other official EAPCI courses: PCR London Valves, Resistant Hypertension Course
  • Our journal: EuroIntervention

Meet us on booth N18, Level 1.

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F for Fellowship

EAPCI is proud to announce that thanks to the unrestricted educational grants from industry partners, it will offer 5 grants in coronary interventions or valves. Attend the EAPCI Fellowship Award on Thursday 23 May from 10:25 to 10:40 in the Main Arena and find out more about the grant winners.

G for General Assembly

EAPCI will hold its General assembly on Thursday 23 May from 17:30 - 19:00, Room 343, EAPCI Members and EuroPCR delegates are invited to attend to find out more about EAPCI activities and achievements.

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H for How Should I Treat?

"A unique and dynamic scenario for each session: two cases, two different treatment strategies proposed by practitioners from different countries. In the end, how was the case actually treated? The majority of these sessions is the result of the collaboration between 44 National Societies and Working Groups from all over the globe. "

I for Interactive programme

"There is not ONE EuroPCR Programme, but a programme for every participant. The ideal approach is YOURS. Start searching now! Select your criteria from the filters. You can also search by keyword or participant name. "

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J for EuroIntervention Journal

Official journal of the EAPCI. Pick-up your free copies at the distribution points situated throughout the Palais des Congrès.

K for Knowledge

The ESC eLearning platform (ESCeL) includes a knowledge module composed of content and assessment (ie educational learning materials with associated MCQs). The purpose of the module is to provide all the content and information needed to complete the EAPCI Learning programme. It is here that you can learn, study, and be tested on the relevant materials. In a nutshell, this is 48 online educational courses, 450 MCQs and 7 EAPCI Core Curriculum topics covered - all built around the PCR-EAPCI Percutaneous Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine and the "Coronary stenosis. Imaging, structure and physiology" Textbooks and relevant ESC guidelines.

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L for ESC eLearning platform (ESCeL)

EAPCI just launched a 24-month online learning programme mapped to EAPCI curriculum in 3 modules: knowledge, skills and professional development, leading to a certificate of excellence in training in interventional cardiology. Enrol today!

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M for Members Lounge

New this year - priviledged access to EAPCI Members Lounge on Stand N 18, Level 1. Come and meet with your peers

N for Nurses and Technicians

"A full track programme focusing on improving patient care is available. A space dedicated to nurses and technicians will be a hub of activity to meet, learn, discuss and interact. Located next to Theatre Bleu on Level 2."

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O for Opening hours

The Course starts Tuesday 21 May at 10:00 and will end Friday 24 May at 13:00. Avoid the queue by registering in advance, registration open Sunday at 14:00.

P for Peripheral Village

"Located on Level 2, it includes Room Maillot for all peripheral sessions, the exhibition on peripheral products and the Peripheral Abstract and Case Corner. Come and visit the peripheral village, fully coloured in orange!"

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Q for Questions & Answers

Raise your hand, ask questions and add to the interactivity of the sessions. New this year in the Main Arena and in Room Maillot, the React@PCR system will allow you to post instant messages to the chairpersons from your smartphone. Don't be shy, these anonymous contributions will feed the debate on stage!

R for Resistant Hypertension Course

The third official course of EAPCI, the Resistant Hypertension Course, aims to provide a forum for hypertension specialists, physicians caring for hypertensive patients, physicians performing catheter-based interventional medicine and other healthcare providers, to reflect on the current state of knowledge and to share acquired experience. It is a joint initiative of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH), EAPCI and PCR. Mark your calendar with 2014 dates: 13-14 February 2014, Berlin (Germany)

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S for Stent for Life Initiative

Stent for Life is a unique European platform for interventional cardiologists, government representatives, industry partners, patient groups and patients to work together to help shape healthcare systems and medical practices and ensure that the majority of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have equal access to the life saving indications of p-PCI. Don't miss the Stent for Life sessions on 21 May from 14:00 - 15:30 (Room 253) and 21 May from 15:40 - 16:40 (Room 243).

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T for PCR-EAPCI Textbook

The PCR-EAPCI Percutaneous Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook is a first of its kind, all-inclusive reference whose scope and content is patient-centred and promotes good, evidence-based clinical practices. We have the pleasure to inform our readers that 10 chapters of The PCR-EAPCI Textbook have been accredited by EBAC (European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology) for a total of 20 External CME credits starting on 20 May.

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U for Unique Collaboration

44 ESC National and Affiliated Scientific Societies and Working Groups collaborated for the 2013 EuroPCR Scientific Programme.

V for Valves

Preparation of PCR London Valves, the official EAPCI Course on valves is underway. Discover what's in store, access the preliminary programme of this 4th edition that will take place 15-17 September 2013 in London (UK).

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W for Web Section

A section dedicated for young interventional cardiologists is available from EAPCI website. Visit now!

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X for World eXperts

As a participant, your expectations in terms of education are specific to each of you. The 560 sessions that compose the programme are segmented into different formats. Disease states, techniques, tools are approached through different angles, enabling you to assemble a tailor-made schedule for your week. Experts will share with you their knowledge, skills and the strategies they use to deliver the best possible patient care. Attend these sessions if you want to hear them: Hot lines, plenary sessions, Glimpse into the future, All you need to know about, Symposia, Tools & techniques.

Y for Young Interventional Cardiologists

A programme made by and for young interventional cardiologists. 4 interactive sessions cover the 4 major topics of the year.

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Z for Zoom on membership

Membership to the Association is open to all health specialists whose primary interest lies in the field of cardiovascular intervention. Over 4500 colleagues already joined the community. Pass the word around and encourage your colleagues to register on-site (stand N18, Level 1).

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