Congresses & Meetings
The Working Group participates in the ESC Congress, which is an important opportunity for exchanging scientific work and accessing a significant number of sessions presented by international experts. The Working Group participates also in EUROECHO & other Imaging Modalities (organised by the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE)).
After the success of its first annual meeting held in Croatia in 2012, the Working Group intends to renew such initiative with a new symposium on e-Cardiology in 2014 (every even years).
In 2013, the Working Group will collaborate with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) by integrating session on e-Cardiology within the scientific programme of the EHRA EUROPACE Congress.
Computing in Cardiology Meeting
One of the premier event focusing on computer applications in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular research. The scientific programme of this event is endorsed by the Working Group.
Chairperson: Prof. M. Malik, FESC (GB)
Vice-Chairperson: Assist. Prof. G. Krstacic, FESC (HR)
Past-Chairperson: Dr. E.T. van der Velde, FESC (NL)
Treasurer: Prof. G. Schmidt, FESC (DE)
Prof. A. Bauer, FESC (DE)
Assist. Prof. E. Caiani (IT)
Dr. C. Chronaki (GR)
Assoc. Prof. P. Guzik (PL)
Dr. N. Kachenoura (FR)
Prof. F. Lombardi, FESC (IT)
Working Group on e-Cardiology covers multidisciplinary areas of electronic and information technology applications in cardiovascular practice and research. These include signal analysis, cardiovascular image processing, computer simulation of physiological processes, databases and statistical modelling, clinical information systems, and structures and standards of data exchange. The Working Group develops or contributes to standards in these areas and aims at providing a professional communication platform between clinicians, engineers and information technology specialists. The Working Group welcomes suggestions for support and scientific endorsement of consensus documents, standardization reviews, focused seminars and meetings, and professional collaboration and exchange programmes.
The Working Group publishes and contributes to the following:
Position Papers & Consensus Documents on:
- Challenges in digital imaging for cardiology (in collaboration with EAPCI & EAE)
- T-wave alternans (in collaboration with the International society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology)
- Challenges in digital imaging: an awareness paper (in joint cooperation with the Council for Cardiovascular Imaging)
Clinical Practice Guidelines on:
- Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - version 2012
EP Europace is among official journals of the Working Group and aims to provide an avenue of communication of top quality European and international original scientific work and reviews in the fields of Arrhythmias, Pacing, Cellular Electrophysiology and e-Cardiology.
The IHE organisation has defined a standard based profile for data exchange in the field of implantable devices (ICD’s, pacemakers). A number of Working Group members are member of the IHE committee and are actively involved in the implementation of the IHE-PCD-IDCO profile.
New Echocardiographic and Biomedical Engineering Approaches for MV Prolapse Assessment and Surgery. SurgAid is both an interdisciplinary (involving both electronic and mechanical biomedical engineering competences) and multidisciplinary project (National Scientific Coordinator Dr E.G. Caiani) co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Research (in collaboration with heart surgeons, cardiologists and cardiac imaging technicians of the IRCCS Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Milan, Italy).
The Working Group is a member of the DICOM committee on behalf of the ESC.
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