EuroHeartCare 2014

Stavanger, Norway, 4 April - 5 April 2014

The preparations for the upcoming EuroHeartCare 2014 congress in Stavanger, Norway, already started in September of 2012 with the Programme Committee working together with the Norwegian Society of Cardiovascular Nurses to put an exciting programme together. To give you a sneak preview, the theme of the conference will be ‘Heart and Mind’.

The idea that emotions might be tied to heart disease and that heart and mind interact to promote and exacerbate disease is not new, and can be traced as far back as the “Yellow Emperor” of the Han Dynasty in China (2697-2597 B.C.): “When the minds of the people are closed and wisdom is locked out they remain tied to disease.”

Since then a strong and cumulative body of evidence has been built up demonstrating that disease can be best understood as more than the sum of its parts and by taking a holistic view of the human body, which is what cardiovascular medicine does today to a great extent.

Some of the topics that are likely to be incorporated in the 2014 programme include:

  • Shared decision making: The pinnacle of patient-centered care
  • E-health and applications in heart disease: Efficacy and challenges
  • Palliative care: What do patients and caregivers want and what do health care professionals have to offer?
  • Screening patients for psychological distress in clinical practice: Pros and cons
  • Monitoring care and outcomes in peripheral arterial disease

We look forward to your contributions to the congress and to seeing you in Stavanger.

On behalf of the Programme Committee

Susanne S. Pedersen
Program Chair for EuroHeartCare 2014