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Councils of the European Society of Cardiology

ESC Councils

Sharing knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains

03/12/2010 00:00:00
eLearning, professional unity and accreditation among new ESC President’s top priorities

Fausto Pinto, who became President of the ESC today, says plans to strengthen the accreditation systems in cardiology, the ESC eLearning platform and the role of the Society in Brussels will be high on his agenda:  'Why should patients accept treatment by doctors unless they’ve the confidence in knowing they’ve achieved pre-defined levels of proficiency.'

Adapting to a changing environment in research, education and technology

With medicine at a cross-roads for ‘critical change’, ESC President Professor Panos Vardas said it was ‘imperative’ for the Society to adapt to fast evolving modern environments.  Read more

After the Mediterranean diet, now try a Nordic diet

The new Nordic diet, specially created to bridge the sometimes conflicting interests of health, gastronomy and sustainability, offers the potential to help weight control and reduce blood pressure.  The diet, Thomas Meinert Larsen will explain, was first developed after Danes described difficulties integrating a Mediterranean diet into their regular eating habits.  Read more

Stress and natural disasters may pose high risks for coronary artery spasm

In the William Harvey Lecture Hiroaki Shimokawa will urge cardiologists to pay more attention to coronary artery spasm. The condition, he says, can sometimes be overlooked by cardiologists in the West, who are often cautious about provocation tests.  Read more

A paradigm of translational medicine: the genetic basis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

In the  Rene Laennec lecture Gaetano Thiene will recall the translational research odyssey which led him from studying arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) at autopsy to the discovery of culprit genes encoding proteins at cell junctions.  Read more 

Pictured left:  Gaetono Thiene with his wife Marialuisa Valente, who together discovered the cause of failure in porcine bioprosthetic valves.