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Outstanding opportunities for young cardiologists to train in a European centre of of excellence. Expand your skills and professional network by applying for an ESC Training Grant.

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Accreditation in Cardiology

Accreditation refers both to the accreditation of educational programmes by an accreditation body/ authority and, also to the accreditation of institutions/ laboratories.

Accreditation of ESC educational programmes

ESC submits its educational programmes to the EBAC for accreditation. 
The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) accredits international CME (Continuing Medical Education)  programmes in cardiology, such as: 

  • Events
  • Internet-based courses
  • CD-ROMs
  • CME articles and texts.

For more information, visit the EBAC website.

Accreditation of laboratories by EACVI

With their programme of accreditation for laboratories, EACVI is setting the standards in laboratory practice and patient care.
The objectives are to:

  • raise quality standards of practice and equipment
  • be used as an educational tool to improve the overall quality of laboratories
  • provide standards against which labs can benchmark themselves 
  • be used to reinforce a case for the purchase or upgrade of equipment and facilities to meet these standards

This programme is a voluntary process that must function within national and local regulations. It is designed to apply to all ESC member countries whatever their model of provision of echocardiography.  This process does not provide a legal framework for practice.

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Recognition of training centres by EHRA

EHRA is launching a new initiative that aims to recognise, acknowledge and support good educational practices provided by EP centres.

The objectives are:

  • Verify uniformity of educational tools
  • Standardise practical teaching to improve the overall quality of the laboratories
  • Increase notoriety as well as attract fellows and practitioners

This programme falls under EHRA Certification Committee’s activities and is eligible to all electrophysiology laboratories and centres within the 56 National Cardiac Societies of the ESC.

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