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CMEcast Podcast Courses Receive EBAC Approval

Informa Healthcare’s recently launched CMEcast service announced today that its first four educational courses have received official approval from the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) as EBAC Accredited Educational Programmes. Informa Healthcare is the first publisher to secure online CME course accreditation from this esteemed cardiology organisation.

EBAC is an initiative by the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), which represents more than 70,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. ESC comprises 54 national cardiac societies, 34 affiliated cardiac societies, 19 working groups, five associations and five councils.

“EBAC’s principal responsibility is assuring the quality of international CME in cardiology, as well as facilitating and stimulating participation of individual physicians in CME activities. In accrediting these four courses, EBAC has vigorously reviewed and affirmed that these educational activities have met EBAC’s high standards for quality and balance,” says Jay Magrann, Publisher of CMEcast.

“The four courses in cardiovascular medicine, available at www.informacmecast.org, now can offer global cardiologists valuable EBAC credit for their regulatory requirements and career advancement needs.”

The EBAC-accredited podcast program is directed by world-renowned author and researcher Dr. Dimitri P. Mikhailidis of the Royal Free Hospital, London. The first four individual podcasts—featuring Dr. Mikhailidis (Non-Cardiac Vascular Disease: An Overview), Dr. Tony Wierzbicki (Hypertriglyceridaemia: epidemiology, pathophysiology & management), Dr. Ioanna Gouni-Berthold (LDL-lowering Drugs in Addition to Statins) and Dr. Devaki Nair (Familial Hypercholestrolaemia)—are available free of charge to site registrants for an introductory period.

CMEcast also announced that they have just added another CMEcast-accredited course for healthcare professionals: “Peri-procedural Myocardial Infarction and Contrast-induced Acute Kidney Injury” by Dr. Carlo Briguori. CMEcast also will be applying for EBAC accreditation of Dr. Briguori’s podcast.

CMEcast is a new audio podcast-based platform to meet physicians’ needs for flexible global unaccredited and accredited continuing medical education. This service connects busy physicians with high sound quality MP3-format podcasts for anytime, anywhere learning.

For further information, please visit the CMEcast website: http://www.informaCMEcast.org.