PROGRAMME DAY BY DAY
The Beat It! campaign started with the support of the European Heart Rhythm Association to reduce the impact of sudden cardiac death. “Beat It!” aims to cut the incidence of sudden cardiac death by public education and the greater availability of portable electronic defibrillators able to diagnose and treat the potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.
The Beat It! campaign has already seen visible results in the congress’s host city of Berlin, where portable defibrillators have been placed in shopping centres, theatres and metro stations - as part of a joint initiative of "Lions Clubs International" and the "European Heart Rhythm Association".
In support of the Beat It! campaign, Richard von Weizsäcker, former Mayor of Berlin and former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, will address the congress during the Sudden cardiac death and cardiac arrhythmias: Beat It! session on Monday 22 June from 14:00 to 15:30.
An important new element during EUROPACE 2009 will be the "Einthoven Lecture". This first lecture will be performed by Professor Pedro Brugada, FESC, who will also be awarded for his outstanding career with the Einthoven Golden Medal.
Monday 22 June from 16:30 to 18:00 in Room 3.
More so than ever before, cardiology arrhythmias and electrophysiology requires modern clinicians and researchers in the field to be able to deal with various procedures/applications using state-of-the-art workstations. Each year, new techniques and applications are developed and now both clinicians and end-users not only have the responsibility to deliver quality work to their patients, they also have the responsibility to comprehend and apply the latest programmes, options and fine tuning of these new technologies.
Delegates of EUROPACE 2009 will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the latest techniques on state-of-the-art equipment in the PACE: the official Europace Workshop Area. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with specialists in their area and gain valuable experience by testing the latest equipment, working on dummies/simulators. Participants can expect to significantly improve their knowledge of medical procedures through this interactive experience.
Open for the entire duration of EUROPACE 2009 (during Exhibition Hours only), entry is free of charge. Located between the Registration Area and the Exhibition Level.
EUROPACE 2009 is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 19 hours of External CME credits.
Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).
If you are a delegate attending from North America, please find information here concerning how to validate your European CME credits.