Lectures recorded during the annual EPCCS master classes

The evidence base for health behaviour changes

Prof. Richard Hobbs (Oxford, UK)  and Prof. Paul Aveyard (Oxford, UK) discuss the evidence base of effectiveness of health behaviour changes and how GPs can best play a role in stimulating a patient to engage in lifestyle modifications to reduce their CV risk. 

Identifying and treating patients with true hypertension

Richard McManus (Oxford, UK) and Monika Hollander (Utrecht, The Netherlands) discuss which blood pressure measurement method is best to identify true hypertension in primary care and how this should be treated.

What is the evidence base for lipid modification in the guidelines updates?

Richard Hobbs (Oxford, UK) and Arno Hoes (Utrecht, The Netherlands) summarise the lively discussion after Hoes' talk on dilemmas in lipid-lowering in primary care.

Heart failure diagnosis and management

EPCCS 2015 Clare Taylor (Birmingham, United Kingdom) questions Frans Rutten (Utrecht, The Netherlands), who gave an update on the evidence base for HF diagnosis and management in the guideline. They discuss how patients with HF can be identified and managed in Primary Care.

EPCCS Annual meeting 2014

E-Learning All lectures September 18, 2014

We should treat lifetime risk

Prof. Arno Hoes – Utrecht, The Netherlands as part of the Plenary Debate: Controversies on CVD risk

We should continue treating on 10 year risk

E-Learning Plenary Debate: Controversies on CVD risk
Dr. Thierry Christiaens, General Practitioner in Ghent (Belgium) and Clinical pharmacologist, Associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care Ghent University. Director of the Belgian Centre of Pharmacotherapeutic Information (BCFI/CBIP)

AF-related stroke: beyond the data

E-Learning EPCCS, September 5-6, 2013
Ischaemic stroke related to atrium fibrillation is a preventable disaster. Paul Guyler MD (Southend-on-Sea, UK) provides an overview for general practioners.

The NOACs in SPAF: primary care and beyond

E-Learning EPCCS, September 5-6, 2013
John Eikelboom MD (Ontario, Canada) discusses the evidence supporting guideline recommendations for the use of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation (SPAF). 

Beyond the evidence and into clinical practice

E-Learning EPCCS, 5-6 September 2013
Sarah Davis, GP in London, discusses some challenging patient cases: 'beyond the evidence and into the real world'. This presentation was held at the 6th annual EPCCS meeting in London.

What’s new in diabetes care?

E-Learning PCDE lecture

A novel test to diagnose CVD in primary care: what evidence is needed?

Lecture by Professor Arno Hoes, Utrecht, NL at EPCCS annual conference 2013 in London

Upcoming meetings

Meeting reports & resources

EPCCS Guidance Documents Evidence- and meeting-based guidance for primary care
EPCCS 2015 Report of 8th Annual EPCCS meeting held in Prague.
EPCCS 2014 Report of 7th Annual EPCCS meeting held in Brussels.
EPCCS 2013 Report of 6th Annual EPCCS meeting held in London
All meeting reports...