The European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (EPCCS
), founded in 2000, aims to provide a focus of support, education, research, and policy on issues relating to cardiovascular disease within primary care settings.
The focus of the EPCCS is directed on the interests of those working within primary care and aims to utilise the considerable evidence base that currently exists and to contribute to extending the evidence base where appropriate.
New oral anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism Prof. Henri Bounameaux
Prof. Richard Hobbs
Chairman of EPCCS Scientific Organising Committee
Professor and Head of Primary Health Care
University of Oxford
Prof. Arno Hoes
, The Netherlands
Prof. Christos Lionis
Prof. Martin Scherer,
Dr. Carlos Brotons
Dr. Francesco Del Z
Dr. Didier Duhot
Dr. Rudolf Červený
, Czech Republic
Meet the EPCCS board members
Cardiovascular disease represents the single most important disease presenting to primary care physicians in Europe, based upon its position as the number one cause of death (through myocardial infarction and stroke), the commonest cause of premature death (before the age of 65) and the major cause of disability. Furthermore, cardiovascular disease is a consequent high cost to health care systems throughout Europe, with two of the commonest manifestations of cardiovascular disease, namely stroke and heart failure, occupying the top two most costly conditions to treat.
Aims and objectives
The EPCCS aims to focus on the interests of professional practiotioners working within primary care to:
- Understand and utilise the considerable evidence base for CVD prevention and management that currently exists
- Contribute to extending the evidence base where appropriate