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About the Academy

Training future leaders in cardiovascular medicine



The European Heart Academy

Mission: to champion excellence and innovation by fostering future leaders in cardiovascular medicine 

The European Heart Academy trains future leaders in cardiovascular medicine. Cooperating closely with selected excellent universities in Europe, the Academy offers specialised courses in relevant areas of cardiovascular medicine for aspiring candidates that lead to academic degrees. It is the implicit aim of the European Heart Academy to build and strengthen cooperation between European cardiologists, represented by the ESC and top-tier academic institutions in Europe. 

The European Heart Academy is based in the centre of Brussels. Teaming up with selected university partners, the academy runs courses tailor made for cardiology professionals and leading to academic degrees according to the Bologna framework. These courses are meant to support health care professionals in becoming  future leaders in cardiovascular medicine and help to fill current gaps in training and education.

Each course is planned and coordinated in close cooperation with selected, high profile academic partners and the expertise of relevant ESC associations. Teaching and hands-on modules are taught at partner universities, in Brussels, and in other state-of-the-art facilities, thus meeting the specific needs of each course.

The Academy and its university partners aim to provide the ultimate cardiovascular degrees, combining excellent teachers, innovative, executive style teaching formats, interactive and online learning tools with relevant topics for future cardiovascular leaders.

Academic Programmes

MSc degrees - 60 ECTS

Diploma of Advanced Studies - 30 ECTS

Certificates of Advanced Studies - 10 ECTS

Who's who at the Academy

Prof. Panos Vardas, FESC
Chief Strategy Officer of the European Heart Agency, ESC Past President

Prof. Perry Elliott, FESC
Chair of the European Heart Academy

Dr. Radu Huculeci
Team manager at the European Heart Academy