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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.'
Swiss cardiologists swapped their stethoscopes for road bikes, cycling some 600 km from Geneva to Barcelona. The cyclists arrived in front of the ESC Congress centre in Barcelona for the first day of the event with a warm welcome from delegates and ESC representatives. The 'Tour de Coeur' is to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and funds for Swiss researchers.
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'The ESC Congress has become the dominant scientific and educational forum in cardiology,' says Professor Keith Fox, chair of the Congress Programme Committee. 'It’s the place where the most innovative clinical and basic science studies get presented. That our meeting is now the number one international event in cardiology is underlined by higher-than-ever numbers of submissions from non-European countries.' Read more
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