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Position papers and scientific documents


2014: "ESC Position Paper on Industrial Trans Fatty Acids"
2014: "Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions"
2012: "Optimising the Response to the Epidemic of Chronic Diseases"
2010: "Chronic Disease Alliance: A Unified Prevention Approach"

Registries and Clinical Trials

2016: ESC signs MoreTrials letter for more, better, randomised trials

2011: "The development of a centralised cardiovascular data collection across the EU member states"

Regulatory Affairs

2015: ESC signs Wellcome Trust statement "Ensuring a healthy future for scientific research through the Data Protection Regulation 2012/0011(COD)"
2015: "Personal Data Protection" ESC Position Papier
2013: "Tobacco Products Directive" ESC Position Paper
2013: "Recast of the EU Medical Device Directive" ESC Position Paper
2012: "Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use" ESC Position Paper
2011: "Clinical evaluation of cardiovascular devices" Report from the ESC Policy Conference
2011 : ESC workshop on the harmonisation of the definition of bleeding in various clinical settings
2010 : ESC workshop on the prevention of arterial thromboembolic events
2010 : ESC workshop on the regulatory aspects of acute heart failure


2015: ESC signs EARA Animal Research Statement
2012: European Council for Health Research (EuCHR) Concept Paper, EuCHR - Illustrating its major impact on European Health Research
2012: "Horizon 2020: Addressing the Health Challenge"
2011: BioMed Alliance Written Response to the European Commission Green Paper "From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding"

European Commission 2010: "How can medical innovations reduce the cardiovascular disease burden?"
European Commission 2009 : "Collaborative cardiovascular research in the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme" 
European Commission 2007 : "Cardiovascular Disease Research. EU support in the Sixth Framework Programme (2002 - 2006)"

Continuous Medical Education

2012: A policy paper from the ESC on the relations between between professional medical associations and the healthcare industry, concerning scientific communication and continuing medical education.