CVD Prevention Meeting with the Presidents, Presidents-Elect and Secretaries of the National Cardiac Societies, the National Coordinators for CVD Prevention, and EACPR representatives, ESC Congress 2009, Barcelona.
61 Executive Officers and National Coordinators for CVD Prevention convened at a CVD Prevention Meeting dedicated to National Cardiac Societies in Barcelona representing 33 European countries. Prof. Roberto Ferrari, ESC President, shared with the audience why prevention is an integrated part of the ESC and Prof. David Wood, EACPR President, presented how the Association strategy serves the ESC prevention agenda. Prof. Lars Rydén reported back on the political aspect of prevention and how, based on the European Heart Health Charter initiative, a European Policy on CVD is advocated in Brussels. Prof. Ian Graham presented the EACPR prevention implementation strategy and how it aims at bringing European added-value to serve national needs. Last but not least, Prof. Joep Perk announced the 5th Joint European Guidelines on CVD Prevention due for publication in September 2011.
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