Aims and Activities
The Working Group provides the perfect infrastructure for scientists and clinicians active in the different cardiology disciplines to interact and transfer knowledge on digital health technologies and applications. Through its activities, our working group aims to create adoption of advanced digital technologies in the field of cardiology and thereby reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.
Working Group activities
Our Working Group’s main activity lies in the stimulation of scientific research and of education of the ESC membership in topics such as computational methods in cardiovascular signal and image processing, artificial intelligence, big data, computational modelling and simulation, database management, intra- and inter-hospital communication technology, eHealth, patient-and-physician empowerment, wearables and mobile applications (mHealth).
Organisation of sessions at ESC Congress
Every year, our Working Group provides the programme committees of the ESC conferences (e.g. ESC Congress, ESC Digital Summit, EHRA, EACVI, ESC Preventive Cardiology) with high-quality symposia, poster sessions, workshops and other educational activities for implementation in the scientific programmes.
Our Working Group liaises closely with the ESC Digital Health Committee by co-organizing the scientific sessions and technology & innovation pitch presentations hosted in the Digital Health Area of the ESC Congress as well as the ESC Digital Summit. Both events host unique award opportunities for abstracts submitted under the main topic E-Cardiology / Digital Health and for submissions to the Call for Technology & Innovation.
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Collaboration with Computing in Cardiology
The Working Group on e-Cardiology is closely linked with the Computing in Cardiology (CinC) community, which manages the annual Computing in Cardiology meeting. The nucleus of the ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology and the Computing in Cardiology Board both host reciprocating representatives as ex-officio member. Every year, our WG co-sponsors the Clinical Needs Translational Award.
Collaboration with EHRA
The Working Group has a successful and productive collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), including contributions to the EHRA meeting by proposing sessions and symposia. The EHRA conference hosts the Digital Arrhythmia Day, which is co-organized by our Working Group, and the e-Cardiology Award session (only for abstracts submitted under the main topic E-Cardiology / Digital Health).
Collaboration with EACVI
The Working Group has established a successful and productive collaboration with the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), including contributions to the annual EACVI congress by proposing sessions and symposia, and discounted fees for non-cardiologists members of our WG.
The Working Group is open to give its endorsement to non-ESC meetings that can be considered of interest for its community. Expression of interest to receive this endorsement is welcome under the ESC Endorsement Policy.