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EAPC Global Network

The EAPC Global Network is a precious resource for organisations involved in the promotion of excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, and primary and secondary prevention on a global scale. The aim is to facilitate international collaboration. The network is open to scientific societies active in the field of preventive cardiology.


  • Strengthen and facilitate collaboration with Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology Working Groups of ESC National Cardiac Societies.
  • Engage discussions on opportunities for collaboration with Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology Working Groups in ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies.
  • Develop international collaboration with scientific societies in the field of preventive cardiology, by establishing an intercontinental partner network.
  • Contribute to a wider dissemination of ESC Guidelines and EAPC recommendations, with joint scientific sessions.
  • Encourage worldwide participation in EAPC activities and use of EAPC scientific and educational products via the partner network.


Opportunities for collaboration will include, but are not limited to:

  • Education: Organisation/endorsement of educational events, joint sessions at scientific conferences.
  • Research: Publication of joint papers, opportunity to translate EAPC scientific documents.
  • Advocacy: Support population-level changes to promote cardiovascular health, and support national and international advocacy initiatives, by offering expert advice and visibility.
  • Membership: Cross promotion and punctual special offers on EAPC membership; establishment of an international partner network.

The Global Network


Brazilian Association of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and Intensive Care Physiotherapy - ASSOBRAFIR

President: Flávio Andrade

Country: Brazil

Mission statement / Description: To represent cardiorespiratory and intensive care physiotherapists, to promote their professional excellence and to serve as a defender of the quality of health care at all levels of attention.

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DERC (Cardiac Rehabilitation, Exercise, Ergometry and Nuclear Medicine Department of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology) 

President: Gabriel Bachler Grossman 

Country: Brazil

Mission statement / Description: Congregate, represent and stimulate the progress, the social responsibility and the knowledge diffusion in the areas of Ergometry, Ergoespirometry, Exercise, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

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International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

President: Sherry Grace

Country: Canada

Mission statement / Description: The primary goals of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) are to:

  • Bring together national associations from around the world, to harmonise efforts in promoting cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Work towards on-going consensus among national associations globally, regarding the internationally-common core elements and standards of cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Promote cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation as an essential, not optional service to ensure broader access to these proven services.
  • Support countries to establish and augment programs of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation adapted to local needs and conditions.
  • Consider and communicate the emerging evidence base for cardiac rehabilitation.

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Japanese Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation

President: Shigeru Makita 

Country: Japan

Mission statement / Description: To conduct research concerning cardiac rehabilitation and facilitate resulting clinical applications, to strive toward providing education in the field while disseminating that knowledge and to contribute toward promoting improved health and welfare through advancement in clinical medicine. 

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Russian Federation

National Non-Government Organization “Russian Society for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases” (RSPND)

President: Oxana Drapkina 

Country: Russian Federation 

Mission statement / Description:

  • Promotion of the healthy lifestyle formation of the Russian population
  • Development of prevention of non-communicable diseases in the Russian Federation
  • Promotion of scientific, research, innovative, and educational activities in the field of prevention and strengthening the health of citizens
  • Achievement of collective interests and coordination of the members’ activities in the field of prevention of non-communicable diseases

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Russian National Medical Society of Preventive Cardiology

President: Yury Pozdnyakov

Country: Russian Federation

Mission statement / Description: To promote the development of policy, improvement of scientific research, clinical practice and education projects in the field of preventive cardiology in the Russian Federation. 

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United Kingdom

Cardiac Risk in the Young

President: Dr. Steven Cox

Country: United Kingdom

Mission statement / Description: Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was established in 1995 to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths (YSCD, SADS) through awareness, screening and research and to support affected families. CRY funds fast-track services at the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology and the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.

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United States of America

American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)

President: Dr Peter Toth 

Country: United States of America

Mission statement / Description: The ASPC currently represents the increasingly multidisciplinary group of healthcare providers (including nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians and other healthcare specialists in addition to physicians) along with researchers and industry representatives who share an interest in and passion for preventive cardiology. 

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Anthony Bates Foundation

President: Sharon Bates 

Country: United States of America

Mission statement / Description: The Anthony Bates Foundation (ABF) believes that no parent should suffer the heartbreak of losing a child to an undiagnosed cardiac malady; we seek to eliminate preventable Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). The organisation will fulfil its mission by continuing our efforts to establish a nationwide heart screening program for youth, free of charge or low cost, thus solving a significant public health issue through screenings, education, collaboration and facilitation. ABF is the only organisation screening our nation's youth with a copyrighted training protocol, as well as a collection mechanism of epidemiological data which provides valuable information for researchers and medical professionals.

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In A Heartbeat, Inc. 

President: Mike Papale 

Country: United States of America

Mission statement / Description: In A Heartbeat exists to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is done by donated Automated External Defibrillators and by raising money to help fund HCM research projects. 

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Reports from ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies

The Country of the Month initiative is now open to ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies. With the publication of the first country report from Argentina, EAPC has launched this global extension. 


Related article: 

EAPC’s ‘Country of the Month’ prevention web section going global
A. Janssen et al., April 1, 2020, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology