EPCCS Summit 2019
11th Annual Scientific MeetingAgenda - Mar. 21, 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
We are pleased to invite you to the Annual EPCCS CV Summit for Primary Care & 11th annual EPCCS scientific meeting , an initiative of the European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (EPCCS) to be held on March 21-22, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.
CV Summit &11th EPCCS Annual Scientific meeting
The EPCCS CV Summit & 11th Annual EPCCS Scientific is an educational opportunity for those working in primary care with an interest in cardiovascular disease, the single most important disease presenting to primary care physicians. It is the only European conference specifically aimed at primary care with a single focus on cardiovascular disease. Benefit from updates, reviews, and debates at this international forum, which addresses issues and challenges that primary care professionals face in daily practice
Annual EPCCS CV Summit for Primary Care
The CV Summit for Primary Care provides updates, consensus and guidance towards European primary care professionals. Primary care professionals with a special interest in cardiovascular disease are invited as participants to the meeting to have an active role in discussions, aimed to reach consensus on guidance in clinical practice.
As a participant in this international forum you will benefit from updates, reviews, and debates, which addresses issues and challenges that primary care professionals face in daily practice. The programme will review the latest research and clinical data, evaluate the implications of these developments for improved patient care, discuss the latest guidelines and exchange experience and best practices.
As output and follow-up of the CV Summit for Primary Care, the EPCCS will provide video updates with leading experts and consensus reports, all to become available on ipccs.org and shared with the EPCCS member database. As important step, the participants of the CV Summit for Primary Care will share the outcomes of the meeting with colleagues in their country, and thereby ensuring real impact in European primary care in multiple countries. As a health care professional involved in the management of cardiovascular patients in primary care, this CV Summit for Primary Care is an educational programme you cannot miss.
We look forward welcoming you in Lisbon
Prof. Richard Hobbs - Chairman EPCCS – Chairman of EPCCS Scientific Organising Committee, Professor of Primary Health Care, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for abstracts
The EPCCS invites those active in cardiovascular research in primary care to submit an abstract. Prizes will be awarded for best poster and abstract presenter.
Organize the abstract (format A4) as follows; Title, Authors & Affiliations, Rationale, Methods & Results, Conclusion, Clinical Relevance.
Abstract submission is now closed.
Educational programme 2019
The summit will cover major issues in a sessional debate format with focused clinical update talks. The main debate sessions will present the most up to date evidence on a range of key cardiovascular topics and what this means for clinical primary care practice, concluding with what evidence should be implemented, where uncertainties remain, and how we should deal with this.
Outputs from EPCCS 2019 will become key points on our website, with video sessions, free-standing papers, and guidance documents, translated where possible. The main output will be an EPCCS Value evidence Into Practice (VIP) reference guide for each topic presented at the Summit
Format of sessions
Each session will follow the same structure to ensure an educational update and consensus and practical guidance:
- Specialist introduction - what is the evidence?
- Panel & audience debate on main issues
- Remaining questions for primary care and consensus summary
Thursday, March 21, 2019
- 09:00 - 10:00 - EPCCS Council Meeting
- 10:30 - 10:50 - Registration, exhibition, posters
- 10:50 - 11:00 - Welcome and introduction to EPCCS 2019
- 11:00 - 12:30 - Session 1: Recent updates to the International Hypertension guidelines
- 13:30 - 15:00 - Session 2: Diabetes and cardiovascular risk
- 16:00 - 17:30 - Session 3: Workshop on the challenges of Multi-Morbidity
Friday, March 22, 2019
- 08:45 - 09:00 - Welcome and introduction
- 09:00 - 10:10 - EPCCS Rapid Abstract Session: Freestanding abstracts from EPCCS members
- 10:00 - 10:30 - Morning break, exhibition and posters
- 10:30 - 12:00 - Session 4: Behaviour change for smoking and alcohol
- 12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch, exhibition and posters
- 13:00 - 14:30 - Session 4: Complexities of managing Heart Failure
- 14:30 - 15:00 - Feedback on EPCCS CV Summit 2018
- 15:00 - 15:30 - Close
Session 1: Recent updates to the International Hypertension guidelines
- Where do they vary and what should we agree in primary care?
- Is hypertension still important to cardiovascular disease prevention?
- Why dont the guidelines agree?
- What has changed in the evidence base?
- What should GPs do?
Session 2: Diabetes and cardiovascular risk
- Do the novel anti-diabetes medications offer new options and what are the main issues for GPs?
- What is the evidence for diabetes and risk of vascular disease?
- Can we quantify that risk?
- Is there evidence for interventions that can modify this risk and, if so, how are these interventions are initiated, dosed, and monitored, alongside any adverse effects and contra-indications?
- There are many recent and new data to guide this symposium
Session 3: Workshop on the challenges of Multi-Morbidity
- Case based discussions to illustrate and debate the challenges of multi-morbidity in patients with vascular disease
- Case 1: CVD and mental health?
- Case 2: TBD
EPCCS Rapid Abstract Session
- Freestanding abstracts from EPCCS members
- 6 sessions of 10 minutes each (5 + 5 mins)
- The popular session of submitted and quality selected member abstracts
Session 4: Behaviour change for smoking and alcohol: best bets for busy primary care
- What’s the evidence and options from the guidelines?
Session 5: Complexities of managing Heart Failure
- Do we diagnose and monitor heart failure effectively?
- What is the importance of co-morbidities?
- What about palliative care? Is there new evidence?
Session 6: Preventing stroke in Atrial Fibrillation
To register for the 2019 EPCCS Summit & Annual Scientific Meeting, please use this link, or the link at the bottom of this page
Lux Lisboa Park
Rua Padre António Vieira 32-34
We are holding a limited number of rooms at the Lux Lisboa Park on Wednesday, March 20, Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, 2019.
Costs for single use are € 105,-, double use €115,-. This rate is including breakfast and taxes, excl. €1,- city tax per person, per night.
If you wish to reserve a room, please send an email to Lisboa.email@example.com clearly stating that you will attend the event EPCCS. The presented rate is non-refundable. Any cancelation, no show or reduction will be fully charged to the client that has made the reservation.