European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Impression of the lively interactive EPCCS CV Summit in Dublin

News - Apr. 19, 2017


This year’s EPCCS Annual Scientific Meeting followed a somewhat modified format. With 19 European countries represented, the EPCCS Cardiovascular Summit provided a great opportunity to exchange national experiences and challenges. The summit represented the start of increased efforts to strengthen connections and collaboration between European primary care professionals. Active discussion during the Summit will be followed up by a Council among representatives of European countries to converse on how EPCCS can contribute to European general practitioners being able to provide high-quality primary cardiovascular care.
 
In addition to aiming to facilitate European cooperation, the EPCCS is committed to close the gap between available scientific knowledge and implementation of novel developments in cardiovascular medicine. To this end, entire sessions at the Summit were dedicated to health behaviour change to reduce CV risk factors, management of elevated lipids, atrial fibrillation and heart failure. The latest guideline changes were highlighted with specific emphasis on the implications for primary care, and in a discussion after each main presentation remaining questions and challenges were shared and discussed.

Click below to read more about the individual lectures
 

Controversies in Hypertension – what are the implications of SPRINT in the context of recent treatment trials?

Impression of the special invited lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by Professor Richard McManus (Oxford, UK).
 

Guidance on changing health behaviours – what is the evidence, what’s recommended, and do I agree?

Impression of the lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by Professor Christi Deaton ( Cambridge, UK).

 

What do the 2016 ESC Guidelines on cardiovascular risk and elevated lipids say and what are the implications for primary care?

Impression of the lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by dr Carlos Brotons (Barcelona, Spain).


Controversies in Lipids – is the role of statins now clear, are there alternatives, and what’s in the pipeline?

Impression of the special invited lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by Professor John Chapman (Paris, France).
 

What do the 2016 ESC guidelines on atrial fibrillation say and what are the implications for primary care?

Impression of the lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by dr. Geert-Jan Geersing (Utrecht, The Netherlands).
 

What’s the new evidence base for heart failure diagnosis & management?

Impression of the lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by professor Arno Hoes (Utrecht, The Netherlands).


 
The EPCCS editorial team will make an effort – with help of the speakers - to compose more EPCCS Guidance Documents on the various topics, based on the latest European Guidelines, but with a specific focus on Primary Care.

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