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ESC CardioMed: More than an online textbook

ESC Congress News 2019 - Paris, France

63 topics. 770 chapters. 792 authors. These are the statistics behind ESC CardioMed, the dynamic online sister version of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Prof. Thomas LüscherProf. John CammTextbooks are still the backbone of learning in cardiovascular medicine,” says ESC CardioMed Editor, Professor Thomas Lüscher (Imperial College London, London, UK), “but they must be adapted and complimented if we are to keep up with today’s incredibly fast pace of progress and the needs of the contemporary cardiology community. For in-depth learning on a certain topic or for a quick question that needs a quick answer, as an electronic and fully searchable encyclopaedia, ESC CardioMed can provide the information needed—in the clinic, at home and on
the move.”

Keeping such a comprehensive resource updated is a huge task, as ESC CardioMed Editor, Professor John Camm (University of London, London, UK), explains, “The editors discuss necessary revisions every week and, in addition, authors consider updates three times a year. The ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines Task Forces help to ensure that ESC CardioMed is fully aligned with the ESC Guidelines, quite a challenge given their reach across all sections. And we are particularly excited about the unique ‘On the radar’ section, which is in development—it will give readers hot-off-the-press information about recently published or presented data from key randomised
clinical trials.”

And all this will soon come with a new dimension to further aid learning. A perpetual goal for ESC Publications is to find improved ways to communicate science to its members and beyond. As such, the ESC has teamed up with 3D Tech Omega Zeta who are specialists in the development of 3D and interactive medical and scientific content. “3D Tech Omega Zeta’s enhancements to ESC CardioMed are a valuable first step into a future where discovery is driven by virtual artificial intelligence environments,” believes Mr. Michael Alexander, ESC Publications Head. Mr. Jacobo Beut, CEO of 3D Tech Omega Zeta explains further: “Whereas classic 2D illustrations present anatomy at face-value, 3D Tech Omega Zeta’s interactive models and mechanism-of-action videos allow learners to interact with and experience scientifically accurate life-like human organs and their components, modelled from DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine), as well as providing them with the opportunity to dive deeper into complex processes that occur at a cellular and molecular level.” By greatly reducing the experiential learning limitations between 2D medical images and cardiovascular reality, the ESC and 3D Tech Omega Zeta are confident that these new enhancements will increase understanding and retention.

ESC CardioMed is absolutely free to all ESC Professional Members and Fellows. Come to the Professional Members’ Lounge to hear more about the resource from Prof. Lüscher and Prof. Camm and to see demonstrations of ESC CardioMed and the new 3D features in action.



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About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together healthcare professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.

About ESC Congress 2019

ESC Congress is the world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries. ESC Congress 2019 takes place 31 August to 4 September at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris - France. Explore the scientific programme