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EAPCI ESCel - An update

“After 4 years of development the ESCeL platform continues on its road of success. This project was created to respond to the need of developing a harmonization tool able to provide high standard training and education not only for Europe, but also beyond Europe, in the rest of the world.

In 2014, EAPCI developed a survey and analyzed the data collected in order to better understand the current situation of the interventional cardiology training and education in Europe. The results of this survey were quite clear: there is a large heterogeneity in many parameters including the duration of the training needed to become a certified interventional cardiologist. The same is truth for the number of procedures needed during the training. Data from another ESC survey showed that despite the fact that 66% of the countries reported to have an educational platform, only 13% stated they have a training platform. This is probably the reason why 93% of these countries are willing to use the EAPCI e-learning platform at the national level.

Up to now 207 trainees already volunteered and enrolled in ESCeL/EAPCI program. These trainees are coming from 41 different countries not only from inside Europe, but also beyond Europe.

For those National Cardiac Societies that did not appoint yet their national coordinator for EAPCI e-learning platform, please do so ASAP. Without your contribution, this offer won't be available in your country.
The content of this article reflects the personal opinion of the author/s and is not necessarily the official position of the European Society of Cardiology.