UEMS Cardio Section: Presidents Note

The main task of the UEMS (Union Européenne Médicine Spécialistes / European Union of Medical Specialists) is to harmonize education and postgraduate training in medicine throughout Europe.

The UEMS-Cardiology Section (UEMS-CS) is one of 39 subspecialty sections and boards and is devoted to the standardization, quality assurance and improvement of postgraduate training in cardiovascular medicine.

Among many activities UEMS-CS provides CME credits for lectures, seminars and E-learning activities via the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).

In addition the UEMS-CS is strongly involved in the development of a European Diploma for general Cardiologists.

The UEMS-CS is organized and governed by European cardiologist and, thus, serves as an important link to the political authorities of the European Union in Brussels.

UEMS represents the views and visions of our Profession and therefore has an important impact on the political legislature of the European Union (EU).

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Griebenow, Juli 2013