Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I would like to take this opportunity to bring you Happy New Year wishes from everyone on the CCNAP Board. In just a few months EuroHeartCare Athens will be with us. Please join us for this event which is being held for the second year running in Southern Europe. We have an excellent Scientific Programme on offer for you and we thank all of you who have submitted your work in the form of Scientific abstracts and case reports. Case reports were new to last year's Congress.
This year submissions have increased exponentially making the award for Clinical Excellence very competitive. Also post-doctoral mentorship award applications have seen a record number of applications this year.
Look out for our two pre-conference Masterclasses on research and clinical practice which will be held the afternoon before the main EuroHeartCare programme, offered for only 50 Euros and followed by a Networking reception. Have a look on the ESC website for more information about these masterclasses on research and clinical practice.
This year, ESC Congress will be held in Rome. Abstract submission is now open until 14 February. Don't forget to consider applying for the Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award . Talking of awards, you may have noticed that there is a new ESC training grant especially for nurses. Please consider applying for this prestigious award which is for 25,000 Euros. Don't forget that CCNAP members are eligible to apply for a travel grant for the ESC Congress . The call goes out in May. Saturday will see the Cardiology track especially for nurses and allied health professionals, which you can attend as a separate stand alone meeting.
Our Nurse Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology award has evolved to bring it in line with the FESC award. We hope you will agree that this is an important step in putting nurses and allied professionals on an equal footing with their cardiologist and other physician colleagues.
Finally, we are proud to announce our first webinar in June of this year on the subject of sexual counseling for coronary patients. Tell your colleagues about it and don't forget your cardiologist colleagues!
Looking forward to seeing you all in April in Athens.
With very best wishes,
Catriona Jennings, FESC
Chairperson of the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions