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ESC Education Conference

Working together to inform best cardiology training and cardiovascular education

The ESC Education Conference is an initiative of the Education Committee, held at the European Heart House. 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. 

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    


Previous ESC Education Conferences

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."

Community of National Directors of Training 




Country National Director of Training
Algeria Mohamed Amine Bouzid 
Armenia Hamlet Hayrapetyan
Austria Deddo Mörtl
Azerbaijan Rahima Gabulova
Belgium Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sekib Sokolovic
Bulgaria Assen Goudev
Croatia Davor Milicic
Cyprus Joseph Moutiris
Czech Republic Milos Taborsky
Denmark Susanne Aagard
Egypt Gamela Nasr
Estonia Jaan Eha
Finland Juha Hartikainen
France Richard Isnard
Georgia Rusudan Agladze
Germany Norbert Frey
Greece Anastasia Kitsiou
Hungary Judit Barta
Iceland Thordis Hrafnkelsdottir
Ireland Brendan McAdam
Israel Alon Barsheshet
Italy Paolo Calabro
Kazakhstan Saule Urazalina
Kosovo Shpend Elezi
Kyrgyzstan Alina Kerimkulova
Latvia Andrejs Erglis
Lebanon Sobhi Dada
Lithuania Jurgita Plisiene
Malta Alexander Borg
Moldavia Dorin Lisii
Morocco Laila Haddour
Netherlands Martin Schalij
North Macedonia Marijan Bosevski
Norway Havard Dalen
Poland Andrzej Budaj
Portugal Cristina Gavina
Romania Dragos Vinereanu
Russia Dmitry Duplyakov
San Marino Marco Zavatta
Serbia Milica Dekleva
Slovakia Robert Hatala
Slovenia Zlatko Fras
Spain Angel Cequier Fillat
Sweden Anna Freyschuss
Switzerland David Carballo
Tunisia Mohamed Sami Mourali
Turkey Aylin Yildirir
UK Alison Calver
Ukraine Elena Nesukay