The ESC sees patient engagement as a partnership between patients and healthcare professionals that actively supports our mission of reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease. Our aim is to listen and learn from patients how to:
- find better ways of implementing evidence
- support patient self-management
- improve patient outcomes
- reduce health inequities
Established in 2018, the ESC Patient Forum brings together 25 patients from 11 countries around Europe. Each patient has personal experience with cardiovascular conditions.
‘’We have much to learn from patients’’, says Prof. Barbara Casadei, ESC Past President. ‘’They are the experts on what it means to experience heart disease’’. Patients’ perspectives can enrich the ESC’s work in many ways, from conveying strong messages through the guidelines to offering accurate and essential information through a dedicated patients’ webpage. Read the full article in Cardiopulse
The ESC Patient Forum is currently led by Prof. Lina Badimon Maestro, ESC Board Member - Councillor for the Patient Forum & Women in the ESC.
Members of the Patient Forum share what they hope to achieve through the initiative
Gabor Vermes - Dealing with a new lifestyle
Inga Drossart - Soft skills for doctors
Kreena Dhiman - Better informed and connected
Luka Vugrac - The challenge of recovery
The vision is to have professionals and patients working together to make a meaningful contribution to all objectives of the ESC, from congresses and educational resources to ESC guidelines and advocacy. We want to develop and enhance patient engagement so that it is embedded like a golden thread through all ESC activities.
More about the Patient Forum
Read Patients' Experiences.
ESC educational websites for your Patients.
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