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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The European Association of Preventive Cardiology Board & Team wishes to thank all members and volunteers for contributing to the success of the Association in 2016, and looks forward to a new year ahead.

Our association stands for excellence in preventive cardiovascular care and research. An association of which you want to be part. Part of a movement that takes the lead in cardiovascular preventive innovation. Be sure you are among those that define the future of cardiovascular prevention. Be sure to enrol as a member.

Diederick (Rick) E. Grobbee, MD, PhD, FESC,
EAPC President


A new chapter in the life of your Association

The European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation became the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

A new Board was elected in May 2016, Sections and committees were also renewed.

Joining forces

The ESC Prevention of CVD programme

The European Association of Preventive Cardiology is leading the ESC Prevention of CVD Programme together with the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions.

This programme aims to promote effective prevention both among those with risk factors as well as those that survived a clinical event. 2016 saw the development of phase 2: focusing on the development of educational programmes and tools.

Scientific Resources

Key recommendations on secondary prevention post MI - based on a literature review


Health Professional Survey report, highlighting the existing gaps between knowledge and implementation in representative EU countries.


Consensus document on Challenges in secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction (EJPC)


Sessions have been organised during EuroPrevent and ESC Congress 2016 to address challenges of Secondary Prevention after Myocardial Infarction


Challenges in Secondary Prevention after acute myocardial infarction

Hypertension: old problem, new approaches

What has changed in Lipid lowering?



Modern Management of Dyslipidemia – Part I & II

200 participants



EAPC supports health care professionals development with a range of both online and live educational courses, as well regular clinical case quizzes


Performing Exercise Measures and Intervention Trials in Heart Failure

Milano – 15 participants


Sports Cardiology in practice

Rome - 100 participants


Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Cardiology

Veruno - 15 participants

June 2016

EuroPrevent Meeting

A EuroPrevent meeting was held in June 2016 at the European Heart House with over 220 participants.

View congress resources

Discover EuroPrevent 2017

European Guidelines on

CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice

EAPC contributed to the 2016 update of the CVD prevention Guidelines, which include population based strategies

Discover the guidelines


2016 Scientific Documents

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (EJPC) - September

Challenges in secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (EJPC)


European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November

How to prevent atrial fibrillation

with EHRA

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November

Pre-participation cardiovascular evaluation for athletic participants to prevent sudden death

with EHRA

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - December 2016

Frailty and cardiac rehabilitation


Prevention in your country

The EAPC publishes CVD prevention reports, prepared by National CVD Prevention Coordinators, to facilitate the sharing of best practice and inspire health professionals in the field of preventive cardiology.

7 country reports were published in 2016 for Austria , Belgium, Denmark, France, Hungary, Romania and Switzerland.

Smoking Cessation Awareness

Smoking remains a leading cause of heart disease and death.

The European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) launched two animated videos – for teenagers and adults – to highlight the importance of smoking cessation and how it can prevent cardiovascular events.

However long you have been smoking, now is a good time to quit!

Viviane Conraads outstanding achievement award

Professor Johan Sundström (Uppsala, Sweden) was awarded the 2016 Viviane Conraads Award for his achievements and significant contributions in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention.

This award was created in memory of Dr Viviane Conraads, head of the Heart Failure Clinic of the University Hospital of Antwerp and nucleus member of the EAPC Exercise, Basic and Translational Research section.



EAPC Membership Levels

  • 5958
  • 111
  • 103

EAPC Members Age Breakdown

  • 650
  • 1418
    31 to 40
  • 1434
    41 to 50
  • 1248
    51 to 60
  • 850
    61 to 70
  • 358
    > 70

Thank you

We are very proud to count you among our members, supporters and friends,
Thank you very much for your support in 2016!

We look forward to another great year ahead