Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
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OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Lino Gonçalves, MD, PhD, FESCCardiology Department, Coimbra’s Hospital Centre and University, Coimbra, Portugal Faculty of Medicine University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Together with co-chair Martine Gilard, it is the task of the committee to support EAPCI members both in training and also members who are already qualified, using the seven main EAPCI chapters of the core curriculum. One of the best tools we have to achieve this is the ESCeL Platform.
Today, when we see how the ESCeL Platform has developed, we can see that all the pieces are starting to come together, both from the EAPCI and the ESC. The platform is a 24-month training programme in interventional cardiology, which contains 48 modules and 450 multiple choice questions (MCQs) culminating in a certificate of excellence for the successful trainee. At the moment, this certificate has no legal status, but we have seen that some centres are requiring candidates to obtain it, leading us to believe that in the near future, this certificate could be legally recognised. For senior practitioners, this platform can help them get up-to-date as it contains the most relevant material available.
This year we hope to achieve the launch of the second version of the platform, which will feature extra language possibilities. For example, national societies can upload their own language material to the platform to make this more accessible to their local trainees and seniors. It will be the societies themselves who will be responsible for the quality of what they upload. Another feature is that a national society may request that their outstanding material be translated into English and shared with everyone on the platform. We believe this to be a very interesting feature, which can bring a national educational experience to an international audience. We believe this has the potential to be one of the most important achievements of our committee in 2014.
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