European Examination in Core Cardiology (EECC) 2024

The European Exam in Core Cardiology (EECC) is a joint venture between the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the Union of European Medical Specialists Cardiology Section (UEMS-CS), the participating National and Affiliated Cardiac Societies and is also supported by independent academic oversight.

The purpose of this exam is to provide a broad, balanced and up-to-date test of the core cardiology knowledge required by cardiology specialty trainees for independent practice. It is intended to encourage the acquisition of a wide range of knowledge and complement workplace-based assessments as part of a comprehensive cardiology training programme.

The EECC supports best practices by testing evidence-based knowledge from current guidelines and published research aligned to the ESC Core Curriculum for the Cardiologist published in 2020. This is intended to facilitate progressive improvement and harmonisation of cardiology training and clinical practice.

Each participating national society is free to use the exam in the most appropriate way for the cardiology trainees in their training programme. It is recommended that trainees sit the EECC once they have completed core training and that they have the opportunity to re-sit the exam if they are unsuccessful before the end of their overall training.

Exam date

  • The EECC 2024 will take place on 18 June 2024. 

Exam delivery

The examination is delivered once a year, using an online proctoring platform (CYIM/ProctorU®).

This provides candidates with the safety and convenience of an online platform while retaining the integrity and quality of an on-site supervised exam.

The online format of the EECC is:

  • Accessible anywhere in the world.
  • Taken on the candidate’s own device (computer only) and monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®.

Please find more information here.  

 Exam registration

Eligibility for the EECC is determined by individual National and Affiliated Cardiology Societies. If you want to sit the exam, you need to contact your National or Affiliated Cardiology Society to determine whether they are participating in the EECC and how you can register for the exam. 

*ECS Active Members are granted free registration to attend the exam (T & C applied)

*Grant by WAEA (Wael Almahmeed-APSC Emirates Award) for a limited number of candidates.

Visit the EECC’s website for the full details of the EECC:

First Chest Pain Center certifications awarded in Middle East region

American Heart Association and Emirates Cardiac Society award first Chest Pain Center certifications to Sheikh Khalifa General, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital

DALLAS and DUBAI, 8 March, 2023 —Three leading hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are recognized for excellence in managing the most severe type of heart attack by the American Heart Association® and Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS). Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Middle East and North Africa region[1]. As part of reinforcing the American Heart Association’s deep commitment to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s cardiovascular health, Sheikh Khalifa General, in Umm Al Quwain, UAE and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, in Ajman, UAE have been recognized by the Association and Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) as Primary Chest Pain Centers. Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE has been recognized as a Comprehensive Chest Pain Center. These certifications are critical elements to create a regional system of care that seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that delay heart attack patients from timely access to appropriate treatments.

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Emirates Cardiac Society

would like to extend its warm sentiments and congratulate Dr Juwairia Al Ali for her new position as Member at large at world heart federation elections 2022.

Newly-elected members of the WHF Board 2023-24:

Jagat Narula (United States)

Vice President-Elect
Amam Mbakwem (Nigeria)

Rick Chazal (United States)

Members at Large

Juwairia Alali (United Arab Emirates)
José Ramón González Juanatey (Spain)
Dorairaj Prabhakaran (India)
Kristina Sparreljung (Sweden)
Jack Tan (Singapore)
Liesl Zühlke (South Africa)

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Emirates Cardiac Society

would like to extend its warm sentiments and congratulate Dr Wael Al Mahmeed for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences in its 12th Term (2021-‎‎2022).

The Awards was in 3 categories: the International Awards, the Arab World Awards, and the UAE Awards. 

Dr Wael Al Mahmeed Award for Honouring Individuals Working in the Field of Medicine & Health.

Dr Wael is a Staff Physician in the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Al Mahmeed served as Head of Cardiology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Abu Dhabi. In collaboration with the MBRU, he established a research grant by the name the “MBRU – AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award”.

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New certifications program in Middle East aims to improve heart attack care

Chest Pain Center certification launched by American Heart Association and Emirates Cardiac Society

DALLAS, June 8, 2021—According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, in 2019, ischemic heart disease rose to be the top cause of death in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while stroke remained as third and diabetes, an underlying cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) stayed at fifth. Additionally, hypertensive heart disease climbed from tenth to seventh in the top causes of death in the UAE. The leading three risk factors for death and disability remained high BMI, high blood pressure and tobacco use – all factors that contribute to CVD. Responding to the need for CVD interventions, the American Heart Association and the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) have launched hospital certifications in the Middle East  for high quality, guideline-directed care to improve outcomes for patients suffering from acute STEMI heart attacks.

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Twelve Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls to participate in 11th annual ‘Feel the Beat’ heart health campaign

Complimentary heart health testing will be provided for women across the regional shopping malls to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease Dubai, UAE; 12 September 2019: Majid Al Futtaim today launched its annual heart health awareness campaign ‘Feel the Beat’ across 12 malls in the region in collaboration with the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and Emirates Cardiac Society. For the 11th consecutive year, the initiative will offer complimentary heart-health screening for women in malls across the UAE, Bahrain, and Oman. Running throughout September and October, the campaign coincides with World Heart Day on September 29 and will this year be led in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Burjeel Hospital.

ECS is finally affiliated by ESC

On the 27th of august 2018, in ESC congress held in Munich, German, the Emirates Cardiac Society has signed an agreement with the European Society of Cardiology stating that ECS has been affiliated cardiac society to ESC. The aim of creating the status as an affiliated cardiac society is to extend the reach of the mission of the European Society of Cardiology, to express the fact that the affiliated cardiac society shares general views and ideals of the European society of cardiology, to foster scientific and educational exchange and collaboration between the two societies and to communicate the spirit of collaboration externally

Winning the bid to host Asian Pacific Society of cardiology 2023

Dr. Abdullah shehab attended APSC2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. There, He as the ECS president presented a bid to host ASPC2023 to be held in Dubai, UAE. ECS won the bid to host the conference. Congratulations to all Cardiologists in UAE.

Get With The Guidelines Quality® Improvement Program

The American Heart Association’s hospital quality improvement program, Get With The Guidelines, works to improve treatment for, and prevention of, cardiovascular and stroke events through consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. For more than 15 years, Get with The Guidelines has transformed patient care for heart and stroke patients in the U.S., helping hospitals and providers learn the correct treatment, translate guidelines into practice and report the results. This program has saved lives and resulted in more than 375 scientific publications that advance cardiovascular health.

The Emirates Cardiac Society is pleased to support the expansion of this science based program to the United Arab Emirates and look forward to the improved healthcare for our community in four categories:

Heart Failure, AFIB, Resuscitation, Stroke, ACS.

Agreement between ECS and AHA was signed last March 2017 during ACC congress in Washington DC

Go Red for women

The World Heart Federation (WHF) and American Heart Association

(AHA) signed an agreement with Emirates Cardiac Society to collaborate on the issue of women and heart disease through the promotion of Go Red For Women (GFRW) as a global campaign. As part of this campaign, WHF and AHA will encourage and support WHF members in developing campaigns in the United Arab Emirates part of this WHF/AHA collaboration effort, AHA provided license to GRFW marks for use by Emirates Cardiac Society This year, Majid Al Futaim wanted to use the Go Red for Women branding in UAE and as it is now launched along with the Emirates Cardiac Society after signing GRFW MOU in 2017 with AHA, it will be done in collaboration with Emirates Cardiac Society.

Feel the beat campaign

Majid Al-Futaim Feel the Beat Campaign is kicking o_ this weekend insha’ Allah. This year’s campaign is targeting to screen around 13,000 women for risks of Cardiovascular Disease in 19 MAF Malls in 5 MENA countries: UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon. UAE screening has been arranged with DHA for the Emirate of Dubai 6 MAF Malls and with Zulekha Hospital for the Northern Emirates 7 MAF Malls where medical staff from both facilities will be arranged to conduct the screening for the malls visitors.

As 29th September is the World Heart Day, and from 27-29th September the campaign will be held at 4 locations, one of them is the Mall of the Emirates.