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Webinar recording: Managing device system infections: clinical cases
This webinar provides comprehensive knowledge about the clinical management of pacemaker and ICD patients with local and systemic device infections. Issues concerning the diagnostic work-up, timing of extraction and re-implantation, and care of device-dependent patients will be discussed.
Access the recording (restricted to 2014 EHRA members).
ESC webinar: The new ESC Guidelines on myocardial revascularisation: Percutaneous or surgery for my patients?

Stephan Windecker and Jean Marco discuss the new ESC Guidelines on myocardial revascularisation: Percutaneous or surgery for my patients?
Watch this webinar to help you to develop an answer to the question: "What is the best myocardial revascularisation strategy for each patient presenting with multivessel coronary artery disease, considering his/her clinical status, and in the light of best available evidence and clinical experience?"

NEW: e-learning in General Cardiology

Over 50 interactive courses are now available online.
They cover the first five topics of the ESC Core Curriculum.
It's free access. So don't loose time and try it now.

EAPCI - First certified in interventional cardiology
The first certificate of excellence in training in interventional cardiology was awarded to Doctor Marc Hartmann from Thorax Centrum Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands during the ESC Congress 2014 Inaugural session.
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E-learning, 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.'


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Discover the programme 2014 - 2015 of live and interactive webinars in general cardiology.
A whole programme between September 2014 and June 2015 based on the latest ESC Guidelines.
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The Core Curriculum of the European Society of Cardiology aims to provide an agreed framework for the purposes of training doctors in the specialty. Furthermore, it provides a basis for the development of continuing medical education (CME) for trained, practicing Cardiologists.
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To help us all speak the same language, the ESC has put together a glossary of 31 defined terms related to education in cardiology.

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07 November - 08 November 2014
EACPR training course on the use of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Cardiology
The course aims at promoting knowledge and use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in cardiology, offering participants the opportunity to meet well-known experts in the field, assist in live demonstrations of CPET and discuss clinical cases.

12 February - 14 February 2015
Advanced Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology
This course is designed to help fellows in training to prepare the EHRA Certification Exam.

26 February - 28 February 2015
Resistant Hypertension Course - 3rd edition
Effective management of hypertensive patients is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular mortality, stroke and myocardial infarction.