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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

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ESC submits its educational programmes to the UEMS-EACCME for accreditation.  

The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) responsible for the evaluation and accreditation of Medical Education Programmes.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) accredits international CME (Continuing Medical Education)  programmes in cardiology, such as: 

  • Live Educational Events
  • E-Learning Materials (e-learning modules, e-libraries, e-platforms,…)

For more information, visit the UEMS-EACCME website.

 

Accreditation of laboratories by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

eacvi-topbanner.jpgWith their programme of accreditation for laboratories, EACVI is setting the standards in laboratory practice and patient care.

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.

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

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Recognition of training centres by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

ehra-top-banner.jpgEHRA is launching a new initiative that aims to recognise, acknowledge and support good educational practices provided by EP centres.

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.

 

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

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