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International organizations join forces to promote cardiovascular health
Date:4/6/2011

This year's EuroPRevent meeting, 14 -16 April, is taking full advantage of its Geneva location and the close proximity to the European Headquarters of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Heart Federation (WHF), the United European Football Association (UEFA), and the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

On Thursday 14 April the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) will host joint sessions including a session looking at the medical, legal and ethical aspects of eligibility screening for competitive sport with the IOC, a session looking at Cardiovascular prevention in Russia with WHO and WHF, a session looking at the Global challenges in CVD with the WHO and WHF, and a session looking at competitive sports in high risk patients with the IOC. "It's a marvelous opportunity to be able to bring together all these organisations that are engaged in prevention and rehabilitation to fight heart disease and to provide science and practical tools to improve cardiovascular health both in Europe and also around the world," says Hugo Saner, the local organizer of the Congress.

EuroPRevent 2011, which represents the biggest meeting in Europe on cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, expects to attract over 1,500 delegates including epidemiologists, clinical cardiologists, sports physiologists, basic scientists, nutrition counsellors, physical therapists, nurses, sports teachers and psychologists. "The field of cardiovascular prevention is currently gaining real momentum," says Volker Adams, chair person of the EuroPRevent Congress Programme Committee. "For a while we've had the scientific knowledge, but now big strides are being made in improving the diagnostic technology and we're starting to see real political will power to bring about change. EuroPRevent 2011 brings all these aspects of prevention together."

The congress will be arranged around four main tracks: global challenges in pre
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European Society of Cardiology
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