This initiative was launched in 2014 and starts being implemented in 2015.
With the support of the European Society of Cardiology, other relevant European Organisations in the field of genetics, and Industry partners, the Working Group is involved in the development of a Core Educational Programme.
This Educational Programme aims at promoting three sub-topics of myocardial and pericardial diseases:
- Inherited cardiomyopathies
- Inflammatory or infective myocardial diseases
- Pericardial diseases
It is tailored to the needs of different specialists, as well trainees as cardiologists, physicians or clinical geneticists.
It is composed of the following elements:
Educational sessions taking place during the Working Group Annual meeting
Sessions are given by international experts during the annual meeting of the Working Group, recorded and webcasted for e-learning use
Two live webinars per year are planned. They are recorded in a professional TV studio. Each webinar follow a case-based interactive format with polling and self assessment.
- The first webinar “Diagnosis and Treatment of Myocarditis” was held on 15 September 2015. It highlights the recently published position paper of the Working Group (Eur Heart J. 2013 Sep; 34(33):2636-48.)
- The second webinar “Proposal for a revised definition of Dilated Cardiomyopathy and its implications for Clinical Practice” was held on 29 June 2016. It highlights the recently published position paper of the Working Group (Eur Heart J. 2016 Jan 19. pii: ehv727)
Key Message booklets
Booklets present key facts from position papers written and published in the EHJ the previous year.
The 2015-2016 booklets will present key facts from:
- Position statement of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases called “Current state of knowledge on aetiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of myocarditis”
- Position statement from the ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases called “Diagnostic work-up in cardiomyopathies: bridging the gap between clinical phenotypes and final diagnosis”
In addition to the Educational Programme, you can of course find resources from past ESC Congresses.