Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
The European Commission (EC) has granted 487,365 Euros to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) project CardioScape, which will survey the European CVD research funding landscape and examine the need for an ESC cardiovascular research foundation. Funding will be provided over 18 months through the EC’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The project will conduct a survey of the European CVD research landscape, identify funding gaps, highlight where coordination could be improved, and help prioritize future areas of research. Different actors from academia, small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies will be consulted.
The Steering Committee is chaired by Professor Frans van de Werf (from University Hospital Leuven, Belgium) and meets for the first time today in Brussels.
“CardioScape will provide intelligence on where cardiovascular research funding is provided and whether it’s transnational or national funding,” said Scientific Coordinator Professor David Wood (from Imperial College London, UK). “This will allow us to identify where research funding opportunities are strong, where there are gaps and where funding could be improved. We will then make recommendations for future transnational research strategies.”
The ESC will be supported by PNO Consultants Ltd, the UK operation of PNO Group. These pan-European innovation consultants have in depth of knowledge of all major grant programmes at regional, national and EU level.
James Craven, Director at PNO, said: “We are proud and excited to be working with such a prestigious organisation as the ESC on this EC funded CardioScape project, the results of which will ultimately improve health outcomes for millions of European citizens, and hopefully further the worldwide efforts to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.”
Specific objectives of CardioScape include:
When it comes to defining future research strategy, CardioScape will inform the potential role of an ESC cardiovascular research foundation which could provide grants for transnational research in basic, clinical and population sciences. Currently the ESC does not directly support research apart from providing research fellowships for young investigators.
Professor Wood said: “If, through CardioScape we find there is an opportunity to contribute to the European transnational research agenda and the ESC could fill that gap, that would be a big incentive to create such a foundation.”
He concluded: “CardioScape will provide the evidence we need to define where transnational cardiovascular research funding is required and prioritise topics for research in Europe which will benefit patients. This will translate into more effective strategies for treatment and prevention, and produce both health and economic benefits.”
The full project title of CardioScape is: “A survey of the European cardiovascular research landscape and recommendations for future transnational research strategy”.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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