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ESC Working Groups Education and Research

Each ESC Working Group organises educational programmes and research activities. It also gives access to a wide range of resources from past events.

Educational programmes and resources

Educational programmes vary depending on each Working Group and can include the followings:


Webinars are live course transmitted over the web. They give you the opportunity to update your knowledge, interact with key opinion leaders, check your progress with online MCQs and gain CME credits! Sessions are also recorded so that you can still access resources for e-learning objectives.

Access the webinars on ESC 365

Live Courses

Courses follow a practical and interactive 'how to' style with clear learning objectives. They can be submitted for accreditation.  Courses take place at the European Heart House (Sophia-Antipolis, France) or at other venues in Europe.

Four Working Groups propose live courses. Read more and access resources below:

Degrees or Spring Schools

The Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function endorse an Annual International Master’s Degree and a Biennial European Spring School.

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In order to improve clinical practice, the ESC charges groups of European experts with the task of creating recommendations and guidelines for clinical practice, published as Task Force Reports, or other Study Groups.

Each Working Group has ever participated in the creation or reviewing of these guidelines. Discover below the list of published ESC Guidelines or browse on your Working Groups' education page.

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Reports, slides, abstracts, webcasts and videos from past ESC Congresses and Working Groups’ Events

Discover your Working Groups' activities at ESC Congress or directly browse resources on ESC 365 platform

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If available, resources from past events can be found on your Working Group education page. However, to discover upcoming events, visit the Working Groups Events page.

Research activities

Research Awards

During ESC Congress or Working Group annual meetings, some Working Groups acknowledge the outstanding work of young researchers in offering research awards.

Awardees are selected among best-submitted abstracts and are given a diploma plus a financial prize. They are also invited to be involved in the Working Group activities.

Discover the previous awardees and become the next!

Exchange Grants

Open to Working Group on Thrombosis members, the Young Thrombosis Researchers Exchange Grant is a great opportunity for young investigators to conduct scientific research in Thrombosis. The grant covers the salary of a 12 month research proposal in an ESC member country or ESC Affiliated country and aims to:

  • Support excellent clinical or basic research
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills
  • Give young researchers the opportunity to work with distinguished mentors

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