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ESC Council for Cardiology Practice

New mission statement

ccp-top-banner.jpgThe mission of the Council for Cardiology Practice has been modified to: "Improve the standard of care in the clinical cardiology practice of office-based general cardiologists".

After long discussions, adjustments and modifications, the Council Nucleus has reached a new definition regarding its mission and audience. 

The Council for Cardiology Practice was created in 2000 to gather cardiologists working in private practice. Across the years, the Council welcomed new countries with different healthcare systems. Among them, colleagues working in an out-of-hospital setting, which was not ‘fully private’, with some kind of reimbursement directly or indirectly paid by the National Heart Service, became preponderant. The qualifying aspects of the cardiologists in practice are:

  1. profession mainly carried out in out of hospital offices
  2. interest in ‘General Cardiology’.

So the Council decided to modify slightly but essentially its mission, insisting less on the ‘private’ aspect and more on the profession.

The Council proposed these changes to the ESC Board and after many prolific discussions and corrections came up with a new definition of our mission statement.

So we, as general cardiologists, should not 'know everything about something’, but ‘know something about everything’.

This will be our commitment over the next years.

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Sign up for Council for Cardiology Practice Membership

General cardiologists who are members of one of the national associations represented in the Council are automatically members.

If you ware not a member of an association, you can easily become a member by submitting a request below.

Top reasons to join the Council for Cardiology Practice :

  • To preserve « the dear high-value traditional general cardiology» using a stethoscope and basal ECG, face to face with your patient and with her/his history.
  • To know ‘something about anything’ in Cardiology, from mild hypertension to complex arrhythmias, sharing your clinical issues with colleagues, finding easy solutions for your everyday practice and building the right clinic management pathways.
  • To join the European and world community of Clinical General Cardiologists working in an out-of-hospital setting and with your same daily professional problems inside the largest Cardiologic Family of cardiologists in the world that is the European Society of Cardiology.

The procedure to apply requires only a few minutes.

See here the benefits of your direct membership!

Membership is free and for life.

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LinkedIn group for members

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Join our LinkedIn group and:

  • Share your knowledge and be part of a long-lasting network of like-minded people
  • Engage with the leaders of the Council for Cardiology Practice
  • Communicate and receive feedback on Council activities
  • Find out more about awards, conferences, grants in the field
  • Gain access to the free educational material (slides, surveys etc.)
  • Participate in conversations and spark new ideas and debates relative to the Cardiology Practice field. The upcoming topics will be:
    • What would you like to see developed for congress sessions, webinars and E-Journal articles for the General Cardiology profession.
    • What are your main professional issues in your work environment (financial / rules/regulatory issues? Do you think you are meeting your patients’ expectations?)
    • Issues relative to your country : Education / training; work regulations; economic factors; retirement…. To be compared with your colleagues across the world.

Please note that the access to the LinkedIn group is a member benefit. Thus, you will have to log in to your My ESC Account to join the group.


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