The European Association of Echocardiography By Dr. Vivek Baliga

The European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) was founded in 2003 and remains one of the most active branches of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The EAE contributes to the community of European and international cardiologists through the development of accreditation and certification procedures for echocardiography across the European continent. The EAE is also responsible for an educational platform that utilizes webinars, basic educational courses, 3-D imaging software, and various additional online tools to ensure a superior standard of excellence among echocardiography specialists.

EUROECHO, the world’s leading echocardiography conference, is another of the EAE’s offerings. Last year’s event broke records with its 3,600 attendees from over 90 countries.

The EAE continually is striving to meet the evolving needs of its members. Recent initiatives include a committee made of young doctors, particularly women, who are interested in echocardiography; and the publication of an updated Textbook of Echocardiography.

About the Author

Dr. Vivek Baliga is a leading cardiologist who currently is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Leeds. He is a member of the EAE.