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Editorial - December 2018

ESC Working Group on on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

Dear members,

The working group on myocardial and pericardial diseases is active in 3 perpetually evolving scientific areas: the pericardial diseases, the myocarditis and the inherited heart muscle conditions. Our working group has over 600 members and is focusing on scientific activities, publications, education and scientific international fora.

The working group on myocardial and pericardial diseases is preparing 2 position papers at any time on topics which aim to make the clinical practice safer for patients and easier for clinicians. Part of the educational agenda is the delivery of webinars. We have a special interest in and we want to encourage the participation of young colleagues in our activities, more particularly in the annual meetings and the e-learning platform.

This ESC bi-monthly newsletter to all WG members will allow the nucleus and the web-editor of the working group on myocardial and pericardial diseases to communicate with all members and keep them informed on the activities and scientific plans and aspirations of the WG. This communication to every individual member of the ESC WGs should also be seen as a forum for exchange of ideas and a port which can facilitate joint work between scientists and clinicians who share similar and complimentary interests.

Our regular presence in this newsletter will include news from our WG activities and a recommended paper of the month with comments from experts which will assist with the interpretation of the scientific work, the implementation of any changes in the clinical practice as per the research outcomes and the generation of new ideas for research.

Best regards

Antonis Pantazis

Vice-Chairperson, 2018-2020