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Education and Research

ESC Working Groups

Each ESC Working Group organises educational programmes and research activities. It also gives access to a wide range of resources from past events.



Educational programmes and resources

Educational programmes vary depending on each Working Group and can include the followings:

Webinars

Webinars are live course transmitted over the web. They give you the opportunity to update your knowledge, interact with key opinion leaders, check your progress with online MCQs and gain EBAC CME credits! Sessions are also recorded so that you can still access resources for e-learning objectives.

The Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases proposes Webinars.

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Live Courses and Training Workshops

Courses follow a practical and interactive 'how to' style with clear learning objectives. They can be submitted for accreditation through EBAC.  Courses take place at the European Heart House (Sophia-Antipolis, France) or at other venues in Europe.

Four Working Groups propose live courses. Read more and access resources below:

“All about clinical trials”

“Coronary Physiology in the Catheterization Laboratory”

“Pulmonary hypertension”

“Antithrombotic therapy”

Degrees or Spring Schools

The Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function endorses an Annual International Master’s Degree and a Biennial European Spring School.

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Clinical Case Based Learning

Some Working Groups present a selection of interesting Cases with suggested treatments/answers. If you are interested in submitting a case, please visit your Working Group education page and contact the Working Group Web-editor.

Access the following Working Groups’ Cases:

Guidelines

In order to improve clinical practice, the ESC charges groups of European experts with the task of creating recommendations and guidelines for clinical practice, published as Task Force Reports, or other Study Groups.

Each Working Group has ever participated in the creation or reviewing of these guidelines. Discover below the list of published ESC Guidelines or browse on your Working Groups' education page.

list of published ESC Guidelines

Reports, slides, abstracts, webcasts and videos from past ESC Congresses and Working Groups’ Events

Discover your Working Groups' activities at ESC Congress or directly browse resources on ESC Congress 365 platform

ESC Working Groups’ activities at ESC Congress

ESC Congress 365

If available, resources from past events can be found on your Working Group education page. However, to discover upcoming events, visit the Working Groups Events page.

Working Group Events

Research activities

Research Awards

During the ESC Congress or Working Group annual meetings, some Working Groups acknowledge the outstanding work of young researcher in offering research awards.

Awardees are selected among best submitted abstracts and are given a diploma plus a financial prize. They are also invited to be involved in the working group activities.

Discover the previous awardees and become the next!

Exchange Grants

Open to Working Group members, the Exchange Grant is a great opportunity for young investigators to conduct scientific research in the field of the Working Group. The grant covers the salary of a 12 month research proposal in an ESC member country or ESC Affiliated country and aims to:

  • Support excellent clinical or basic research
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills
  • Give young researchers the opportunity to work with distinguished mentors

Retrieve details of the Working Group on Thrombosis

Thrombosis Exchange Grant

Trials and Registries Studies

EORP

In 2009, the ESC launched the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP) to provide a better understanding of medical practice, based on observational data collected with more robust methodological procedures.

This programme includes 20 different registries and four of them reach Working Group topics, thus directly implicating members of these Groups.

Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases topics:

Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry 

Myocardial Function topics:

PeriPartum CardioMyopathy (PPCM) Registry

GUCH topics:

Registry Of Pregnancy And Cardiac disease (ROPAC)

Valvular Heart Diseases topics:

TransCatheter Valve Treatment (TCVT) Registry 

Other Registries Studies

Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation topics:

ISACS-CT

Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventriculat Function topics:

Pulmonary EmbolIsm ThrOmbolysis (PEITHO) International Study

Thrombosis and Pulmonary Circulation topics:

Right Heart Thrombi European Registry (RiHTER)