Dear National CVD Prevention Coordinator,
On behalf of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), we would like to draw your attention to the educational training course on “Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Sports Cardiology - From Set-up to New Frontiers” from 20 to 23 November 2017 in Bern, Switzerland, which might be interesting for you and your colleagues.
We would be very grateful if you could upload the attached flyer of the course on your website and/or to do a mailing to all your members in order to promote the course.
Please indicate in the mailing, that the early registration fee ends on October 9th, 2017 and that special discount of 10% for EAPC Silver members and 5% for EAPC Ivory members is available.
For registration, please use the secure Online Registration.
View more information the course on the EAPC webpage.
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death and disability in most European countries. Secondary prevention has become a cornerstone of treatment, but a majority of patients do not achieve guideline standards, predisposing them to progression of disease, recurrent events, and heart failure. Modern preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation programmes, appropriately adapted to medical and cultural settings, have the potential to effectuate a healthier lifestyle, better risk factor control and adherence with cardioprotective medication. However, in most European countries,
less than 50% of cardiac patients attend these programmes. There is a clear need to improve the situation by increasing the number of programmes, facilitating the access to these programmes, and tailoring these programmes to the requirements of the patients. Moreover, the fixed-term and often centre-based programmes have to be modified based on patients preferences and provide concepts for long-term management. The World Health Organisation underscores in their action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases the importance of improving quality and coverage of secondary prevention and rehabilitation following heart attacks and stroke.
This course is addressed to the multidisciplinary team of specialists working in the field of secondary prevention, cardiac rehabilitation, and sports cardiology, encompassing cardiologists, sports physicians, physiotherapists, sports scientists and nurses.
The event “Preventive Cardiology, Sports Cardiology & Exercise based Rehabilitation: From Set-up to New Frontiers” is accredited by the European Union of Medical Specialists - The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME) for 24 hours of External CME credits.
We thank you in advance for your support.