Newsletter of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions – January 2016
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Newsletter - January 2016

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

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EuroHeartCare 2016
15-16 April 2016 , Athens-Greece

The 2016 theme is Excellence in patient care: the heart of EuroHeartCare and the congress is being held in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Consult the Advance Programme

Pre-conference Masterclasses
14 April 2016, Athens-Greece

Register for a pre-conference masterclasse on 14 April,
from 4 to 7 pm, before the launch of EuroHeartCare 2016 in Athens.

All participants to the masterclasses will be invited to a networking reception after the classes.

Research Masterclass: Writing a successful research grant proposal

Practice Masterclass: Applying theory to the care we give to our patients. How to implement guidelines into practice using clinical case studies?

ESC Congress 2016
27 - 31 August 2016, Rome-Italy

Contribute to ESC Congress 2016, the world's largest cardiovascular event in Rome & present your research!

Deadline: 14 February 2016, midnight CET

Watch the Video with the ESC Congress Programme Committee in motion encouraging all healthcare professionals to submit their work.

CCNAP Travel Grant for ESC Congress

Each year, the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions offers travel grants for ESC Congress. Don't miss the call to apply in May!


ESC Nurse Training Grant

New! Apply for the ESC Nurse Training Grant worth 25 000 euros.

The goal of this award is to help nurses attain clinical and academic competence and acquire experience of high quality cardiac nursing practice which will enable them to contribute to improving academic standards on return to their own country.

Deadline: 31 January 2016

Support to find a mentor!

The Science Committee aims to support international collaborations between researchers in the area of cardiovascular care. One way to accomplish this is to have an easy way to make contact between researchers at different levels in their careers.

We have created an online form to help you find a mentor for advice and perhaps a future collaboration.


The European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (EJCN) is the official journal of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions. Publishing 6 times a year, it is a fantastic resource for nurses and allied health professionals working in the field of cardiovascular care. EJCN aims to be more than just a journal though, and we would like to invite you to get involved.

The 2014 Impact Factor was 1.876

Special rate for CCNAP members!

Editor's choice articles

Get involved with EJCN!

Become a reviewer! As a peer-reviewed journal we are always looking to expand our list of reviewers. We offer guidance on how to write a good review, and reward all reviewers with an annual networking reception at the ESC Congress.

EJCN Journal Club

Join the EJCN Journal club! Articles published in EJCN are selected and made free to access before a live web chat with the lead author. These online club meetings allow you to find out how the article was put together as well as ask the authors questions about their research.

Attend the live sessions of the Journal Club!

Take part in the debate. Post your questions about the paper in advance on the Journal Club page or ask questions live once connected to the session.

  • 29th January from 3:30 to 4:30pm CET
    Loreena Hill will discuss her article 'Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) deactivation discussions: Reality versus recommendations'.
  • 24th March from 3:30 to 4:30pm CET
    Kerstin Ulin will be discussing her paper, 'Person-centred care - An approach that improves the discharge process' with Jan Mårtensson.

Submit your research

We look forward to receiving your article and in particular would like to take this opportunity to encourage people who have never submitted before to take this occasion to write for the journal. Submit your research.


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