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ESC Education Conference

Working together towards improving cardiology training and cardiovascular education

The 8th ESC Education Conference 'Distance Learning in Times of Crisis' will take place online. Two afternoon sessions have been organised from 16:00 to 17:15 CET:

12 April: Training in emergency: adaptability and resilience in times of pandemic

26 April: Innovation and engagement for future training: opportunities within digital education 

We invite all National Directors of Training within the ESC to come together to discuss the ESC educational offering and to be involved in the further development of educational activities that can improve cardiology and cardiovascular education throughout Europe.  

As this is a closed meeting, you will have received an invitation from the ESC. Please confirm your presence before 2 April.



Distance Learning in Times of Crisis

Module 1: Training in emergency: adaptability and resilience in times of pandemic

  Presentation  Speakers
16:00 - 16:03 Introduction  
16:03 - 16:08 Welcome address  Stephan Achenbach / Susanna Price
16:08 - 16:10 Introduction to next topic Susanna Price / Mark Westwood / Ronen Beeri
16:10 - 16:20

Presentation of the situation in two countries

- How does technology impact educators?
- What was your biggest challenge?
- How an explosion in remote learning changes education
- Can remote learning bridge the socio-economic divide (national differences)?
- How could the ESC bring support?

Two National Training Director ‘champions’

Susanna Price / Mark Westwood / Ronen Beeri

16:20 - 16:40 Discussion around the above-mentioned questions Ronen Beeri/ Mark Westwood
16:40 - 16:55 Presentation of the ESC response to the crisis Chris Plummer / Mark Westwood
16:55 - 17:05 Wrap-up Susanna Price / Mark Westwood /Ronen Beeri
17:05 - 17:10 Introduction to Module 2 Susanna Price
 

Distance Learning in Times of Crisis

Module 2: Innovation and engagement for future training: opportunities within digital education

  Presentation  Speakers
16:00 - 16:03 Introduction  
16:03 - 16:08 Pre-conference survey results Ronen Beeri
16:08 - 16:15

Recorded testimonials from National Training Directors

Discussion with panelists

 
16:15 - 16:45

Discussion on priority topics/ challenges that  emerged from the survey

Education Committee moderators

16:45 - 16:55 Rendering: presentation of outcomes and presentation of pre-recorded videos Susanna Price / Mark Westwood
16:55 - 17:10 How ESC answers some of the challenges Susanna Price / Mark Westwood / Ronen Beeri / Perry Elliott
17:10 - 17:12 Wrap-up Stephan Achenbach / Susanna Price
17:12 - 17:15 Closing Susanna Price / Mark Westwood / Ronen Beeri / Chris Plummer / Vijay Kunadian

Previous ESC Education Conferences

7th ESC Education Conference: From competence to good clinical care

29-30 January 2020 - European Heart House - Sophia Antipolis, France

45 countries represented

Programme 7th ESC Education Conference (PDF)

Presentation Title Slides Videos
Welcome Education overview - P. Kirchhof, B. Casadei    
Welcome address - F. Weidinger    
Kick-off - R. Beeri    
History of the ESC Core Curriculum - J. Lopez-Sendon    
Trust in training: The new ESC Core Curriculum in Cardiology - F. Tanner    
Q & A Session – O. Ten Cate, F. Tanner, A. Candreva    
Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) - O. Ten Cate    
Theme 1: Core knowledge & evidence    
Theme 2: Skills & competence    
Theme 3: Performing into context    
Theme 4: Train the trainer    

6th ESC Education Conference: Educated healthcare professionals + Educated patients = Effective shared care

30 January - 31 January 2019 - European Heart House - Sophia Antipolis France

45 countries represented

Programme 6th ESC Education Conference (PDF)

 

Presentation Slides Webcast
Introduction - P. Kirchhof    
Strategic Importance of Education - S. Achenbach    
Patient Involvement & Education - D. Fitzsimons    
Country example Egypt - G. Nasr    
Country example Iceland - T. Hrafnkelsdottir    
North American Perspective - G. MacMahon    
Feedback 5th Educ Conf - D. Kotecha, X. Rosello, M. Stanbury    
ESC Core Curriculum Update - F. Tanner    
Train the trainer - J. Green    
Group 1 Educated Health Care Professionals    
Group 2 Educated Health Care Professionals    
Group 3 Educated Patients    
Group 4 Educated Patients    
Group 5 Effective Shared Care    
Group 6 Effective Shared Care    

 

5th ESC Education Conference: digital learning and the future cardiologist

31 January - 1 February 2018 - European Heart House - Sophia Antipolis France
45 countries represented

Programme 5th ESC Education Conference (PDF) 

Read the publication – Digital learning and the future cardiologist

 

Presentation Slides Webcast
Social Media    
Apps and Smartphones    
Online Resources    
Remote Assessments    
Educating patients through digital means    
Defining reliable information online and protecting users    
Training the digital cardiologist of the future    
Message from ESC President - J. Bax    
Engaging National Cardiac Societies - B. Merkely    
Update on accreditation - F. Pinto    
Feedback on 4th ESC Education Conference - P. Kirchhof and D. Kotecha    
Medical Futurist - B. Mesko    

 

4th ESC Education Conference - Assessment of Skills and Knowledge

43 countries represented

Programme 4th ESC Education Conference (PDF)

Read the publication - Roadmap for cardiovascular education across the European Society of Cardiology: inspiring better knowledge and skills, now and for the future

 Declarations of interest

 

2015 Education Conference - Education across EU

47 countries represented  

Read the publication - The Role of the ESC in Education

"It was apparent throughout the conference that the ESC has a central role in providing educational materials. While the ESC does not have a legal mandate to impose educational and training standards in individual countries, it is uniquely well placed to develop standards recognized  and endorsed by a broad base of European Cardiologists."