Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to dissemintate 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: To promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our goal is to reduce the burden in 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"
To improve quality of life and logevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
Working Groups goals is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
ESC Councils goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
The status of Affiliated Cardiac Society comes from the wish of the ESC Board to create a platform for Cardiac Societies and other professional bodies interested in cardiovascular medicine, based outside Europe and the Mediterranean basin, to enable their closer collaboration with the ESC.
Individual members of the Affiliated Cardiac Societies are entitled to the same benefits as members of the ESC National Cardiac Societies (European and Mediterranean countries) under the condition that they can provide written confirmation of membership.
Affiliate status allows Cardiac Societies that cannot become members of the European Society of Cardiology for geographic reasons, to collaborate closely with the Society and its constituent bodies. Any Cardiac Society or other professional body with an interest in cardiovascular medicine may apply to the ESC for Affiliated Membership.
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Detailed procedure of application for affiliation and requirements.
Any Affiliated Cardiac Society or other professional body with an interest in cardiovascular medicine may apply to the ESC for the Affiliated programme. Any request for affiliation must be institutional, as opposed to individual.
The professional body needs to be an established and well recognised cardiology organisation, with democratic rules, Board, committee, and be considered as the main organisation of its kind in the country.
An official request can be sent by email to the ESC Global Affairs Department at the European Heart House.
An official letter of request (preferably on official letterhead) from the President or Secretary of the organisation must be addressed to the ESC Head of Global Affairs Department at the European Heart House, or to the President of the ESC, confirming the consensus and motivation for affiliation from the board on behalf of the members.
This letter must be accompanied by the following documentation in English about the organisation:
Each application is reviewed and a decision to accept or reject it is made by the ESC Board, and then announced during the ESC General Assembly each year. The affiliation is official only counting from this meeting, which takes place during the ESC Congress (late August – early September every year).
A Memorandum of Understanding document, stating the rights and duties involved, will be signed between each new Affiliated Cardiac Society and the ESC, during a meeting for Affiliated Cardiac Societies at the ESC Congress.
Throughout the process you will be kept informed by the ESC Global Affairs Department and you can send any questions you may have to our central email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual members of Affiliated Cardiac Societies enjoy benefits similar to the individual members of ESC National Cardiac Societies, if they provide the ESC with written confirmation of their membership from their Affiliated Cardiac Society.
Benefits for members of Affiliated Cardiac Society:
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In order for Affiliated Cardiac Society members to stay up to date on ESC activities and be notified about ESC congresses, the ESC highly recommends each member to have a "MyESC" account created from the ESC Web Site. This is a secure and personalised account on the ESC Web Site and the place where one can subscribe for free to our e-News, submit abstracts, register and book accommodation for our congresses...
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* Since the ESC does not maintain membership lists for the Affiliated Cardiac Societies, the individual members of Affiliated Cardiac Societies will have to prove their membership in order to obtain membership benefits, on a case by case basis. For instance, if members wish to obtain reduction when ordering educational material from the ESC, a certificate of membership will be required in order for them to obtain the reduction.
** Note that information related to congresses and educational programmes, as well as ESC News are distributed by email. This information can therefore only be circulated if the Affiliated Cardiac Society members have subscribed to the above mentioned services through their "MyESC" account.
Any Cardiac Society or main professional body within cardiovascular medicine may apply to the ESC for Affiliated programme: see details about application.
Affiliated Cardiac Societies will be offered the possibility to participate in most of the activities of the ESC. Different activities may be jointly organised by the ESC and the Affiliated Cardiac Society, according to particular needs and resources.
A preferred communication is established between the ESC and its Affiliated Cardiac Societies by regular meetings and visits to take place to ensure continuing collaboration.
Affiliated Cardiac Societies undertake to encourage their members to participate in congress activities of the ESC.
Members of Affiliated Cardiac Societies are encouraged to send abstracts to all congresses of the ESC (ESC Congress and subspecialty congresses). There will, however, be no guarantee of privileged selection. Affiliated Cardiac Societies may propose experts to be considered as abstract graders and chairpersons of sessions.
The ESC is willing to organise ESC Joint Sessions at the National Congresses of the Affiliated Cardiac Societies, if there is mutual interest and sufficient available resources. The ESC will develop programmes and offer speakers, but budgets for travelling expenses need to be provided by the Affiliated Cardiac Society.
Visits by ESC representatives to the annual congress of the Affiliated Cardiac Society will be considered, and the ESC may provide material for exhibition on the Affiliated Cardiac Society’s stand.
Members of Affiliated Cardiac Societies are encouraged to join the prestigious community of Fellows. On individual basis, they are encouraged to apply for Fellowship of the ESC.
Members of Affiliated Cardiac Societies are encouraged to submit scientific papers to ESC journals, as well as to the subspecialty journals published by the ESC, and they are encouraged to subscribe to these journals. Other forms of collaboration may be considered, such as the creation of specific language versions of journals, if approved by the publisher and by the Editor-in-Chief. Editors of the official journals published by the Affiliated Cardiac Societies will be invited to join the Editors’ Network of the European Society of Cardiology.
Conditions for participation of members of Affiliated Cardiac Societies in educational events organised by the ESC will be the same as for ordinary ESC members.
Affiliated Cardiac Societies may adopt the ESC Core Syllabus, and use it for any educational purpose in their countries. Affiliated Cardiac Societies are encouraged to purchase ESC educational products, such as books, distance learning programs, CD-ROMs, pocket guidelines, and similar.
Affiliated Cardiac Societies are encouraged to officially endorse ESC Guidelines. Publication and translation of ESC Guidelines will be regulated by a separate contract.
Depending on local possibilities and interest, Affiliated Cardiac Societies may be offered the possibility to use and may participate to the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP). The ESC might manage data in Affiliated countries.
Affiliated Cardiac Societies benefit from specific rights.
Affiliated Cardiac Societies (ACS) will benefit from specific rights when entering the ESC “family”:
However, the following limitations apply: