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What does patient engagement contribute to reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and how can it be effectively achieved?

ACNAP webinar

15/10/2020 18:00 15/10/2020 19:00 Europe/Paris What does patient engagement contribute to reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and how can it be effectively achieved?

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Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP) DD/MM/YYYY
Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions
Cardiovascular Nursing


Join Prof. Donna Fitzsimons, Mr. Dan Foldager and Prof. Anna Strömberg.

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Patient engagement, defined as a partnership between patients and healthcare professionals, is now considered as a key strategic objective of the ESC and an important factor in achieving its core mission to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. There is increasing recognition of the need for and benefits of meaningfully involving patients across a broad range of ESC activities. Given that patients are the experts on what it means to experience heart disease there is much to be learned by listening to their perspectives. It is these unique patient insights, combined with collective professional expertise, that add value. The ESC Patient Forum, established in 2018, brings together patients from across Europe. Each participant brings a wealth of personal experience of living with a cardiovascular condition. Increasing patient engagement provides a potentially potent mechanism for improving the development and implementation of scientific evidence, improving patient outcomes and supporting more effective self-management. This webinar will explore the recent history, process and potential benefits of enhanced patient engagement in the context of current ESC activity.


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the contributions of patients in ESC professional activities
  • Understand the process and benefit of engaging patients in partnership with healthcare professionals
  • Appreciate how patient insights can be used to positively impact care delivery, care outcomes and professional practice


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fitzsimons_donna-2015.jpgProfessor Donna Fitzsimons, FESC
Head Of School Of Nursing And Midwifery
Queen’s University
Belfast, UK

foldager-dan-2020.jpgMr. Dan Foldager
Patient representative
Vaerloese, Denmark


stromberg_anna-2015.jpgProfessor Anna Stromberg, FESC
Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden


Session information

This webinar is designed for cardiovascular experts dealing with patients, and those wishing to update their scientific knowledge on the topic.

During the webinar, you will be encouraged to send your questions by chat and interact with our key opinion leaders who will provide live feedback.

Technical settings

The webinar is available on PC and tablets. The use of a smartphone is not recommended.

To answer the MCQs during the live event, you must allow pop-up windows on your device.

A high-speed Internet connection is required (minimum 2 Mbps).