Through the years, Europa Organisation has developed a large range of technologically innovative products which allow it to build long-term relationships and eventually increase the number of exchanges. Common goals of the products or services: to convey scientific information to the corresponding community, to provide space for exchanges and to offer tools for further education.
At EuroPCR 2008, Europa Organisation revealed the innovative (Re)play.
This new web based service run by the IT team at Europa Organisation lets internet users individually access the entire collection of session videos at the end of the congress.
In 2008, nine locations in Japan were set up to broadcast simultaneously images from the congress to 220 individuals.
Five « open » sites in India brought together 150 individuals to watch EuroPCR broadcasts. In all, twenty sites around the world were connected and we estimate that more than 450 people (or 4.5% of attendance) were able to participate in EuroPCR in addition to those physically present thanks to PCR (Re)Play.
In total, these transmissions constitute 140 hours of rebroadcasts for EuroPCR. Rebroadcasting is also available for other congresses such as Live International Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery, which offers 45 hours of retransmissions.
The first website to be launched was PCRonline.com which originated in the interventional cardiology course EuroPCR. This free website has more than 1,290,000 page views through EuroIntervention.org, he online version of EuroIntervention Journal.
Recently, TV News from EuroPCR, reportages filmed and broadcast inside the convention centre, have been made available on the PCR Replay website.
In addition to its web activities, Congrhealth.com offers direct emailing campaigns to more than 32,840 verified email addresses as well as video CDs of congresses and the online publication of edited session webcasts with integrated chapters.
Congrhealth.com currently offers two websites
The website PCRonline (http://www.pcronline.com) was launched in 2002. It offers the interventional cardiology community a space to access information and to interact with the vast contents of the website. It includes educational material and the latest news for the field.
EuroIntervention Journal (EIJ) provides an electronic edition (http://www.eurointervention.org), in addition to its paper version.The website offers exclusive ahead of print articles and interesting content in the section “Tools and Techniques”. The combined visitor statistics from December 31 2009: 1,089,573 pages views et 269,805 PDF downloads.
Europa Edition, a tailor-made subsidiary
Created in May 2005, EuroIntervention Journal (EIJ) is an international peer-reviewed journal in interventional cardiovascular medicine. The official publication of EuroPCR and EAPCI, EIJ is currently released every month in paper and electronic formats together with annual supplements. EuroIntervention is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed. As a forum for high quality research and education, EuroIntervention is dedicated to providing a responsive and responsible outlet for the wealth of information in the rapidly expanding field of interventional cardiology. It is a source for original clinical articles, technical reports and “hands on” advice. In addition to the print edition, the website allows article submissions, provides articles from current and previous issues, case reports, and ahead of print articles to keep you informed.
It is indexed on MEDLINE/PubMed since October 2008.
EIJ is also available free online at www.eurointervention.org, where you can find archives of all the editions since its creation as well as articles to download, a broad collection of videos and specific sections developed just for the web.EIJ is the official publication of EuroPCR and EAPCI (European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions).
Europa Edition is venturing into medical textbook publishing with two books in interventional cardiology. The reference books released late August 2011 and presented and distributed during the European Society of Cardiology conference in Stockholm.
These two textbooks mark the beginning of a new period of development for the publishing branch of Europa Group, and they are the first in a series which will grow in 2011 with many new projects.