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News for National Cardiac Societies

Dear Professor Kusljugic, FESC

Did you know that ESC Grants 2019 are now open? The aim of these – each worth €25,000 –  is to help your members gain valuable training and experience at some of the most innovative centres across Europe. The grants are available for cardiovascular clinicians, researchers and nurses, from all cardiology subspecialties.

Prof. Barbara Casadei’s testimonial on receiving an ESC grant illustrates how an ESC grant really can open doors in your members’ career. So please share these career changing opportunities in your own newsletters and websites. To support your case, we invite you to use videos from previous training and research grant winners.

We have more news on postgraduate education and other grant opportunities below.

Best wishes,
Prof. Jose Luis Zamorano and Prof. Franz Weidinger
ESC Vice Presidents for National Cardiac Societies

Priority News

Call for declaration of paying members

It’s time to submit the number of paying members in your Society. Please download this form and send it to ncs@escardio.org.

Thank you to those who have already replied. Deadline is 30 November 2018.

Focus on education

2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines: endorse & translate

If you haven’t endorsed them yet, you are invited to do so before 30 November 2018.

If you’re interested in translating this work into your national language, please let us know as soon as you can. More information


Practice Guideline Track on Pregnancy – now available

The Pregnancy Guidelines into Practice Tracks brings your members the best of ESC Congress for the clinical implementation of the Guidelines. Share this webpage.


The EAPCI encourages women to choose interventional cardiology

Interventional cardiology has long been considered a man’s specialty. To encourage more women to embrace this career path, the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions is now allocating 50% of its 2019 education & training grants to women. Spread the word


4th Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure – applications are open

If you know any ambitious candidates, encourage them to  join their peers for a two-year programme at the University of Zurich. The programme will start in January 2020.
PCHF is the one and only official ESC postgraduate programme that provides a university degree. More information

ESC News

Patient Engagement – update in Cardiopulse

The ESC has started sharing its vision for greater patient involvement  in its activities.
Did you see this article in the European Heart Journals’ Cardiopulse?  ESC involving patients: Purpose and priorities

ESC Subspecialty news

HFA Summit – 40 countries represented

On 27 October, your heart failure working group representatives gathered in Vilnius for a packed programme.

The Lithuanian working group also signed a declaration for a ‘National Strategy of Prevention and Treatment of Heart Failure’.

Discover the day’s programme and activities


Call for Late Breaking Science – EHRA 2019

Please ensure your Working Groups or National Societies in the field of arrhythmias and electrophysiology are aware of the opportunity to present late breaking science at EHRA Congress 2019 in Milan.

Submission deadline: 8 January 2019. More details

National Cardiac Society News

Congratulations to the newly elected National Cardiac Society President:

·  Associate Professor Mariya Tokmakova, Bulgarian Society of Cardiology President


Upcoming Events

·  22-24 November: Maghrebin Congress of Cardiology and Annual Congress of the Algerian Society of Cardiology 2018 – Alger

·  29 November – 1 December: Annual Congress of the Lebanese Society of Cardiology – Beirut

·  01-03 December: Annual Congress of the Azerbaijan Society of Cardiology – Baku

·  14-17 December: 79th Annual Congress of the Italian Society of Cardiology – Rome

·  15 December: Annual Congress of the Albanian Society of Cardiology – Tirana


Upcoming deadlines

·  EHJ Editor in Chief – Call for applications – 16 November

·  Scientists of Tomorrow nucleus – 1 December

Access recent communications and relevant toolkits here.