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VSCR goes Kazakhstan

From 13th to 14th December 2019, the VSCR organized a training session on the following topic in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan “Pharmacoeconomic Modeling Methods” for members of the Republican Center for Health Development of Ministry of Health in Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan.

Continued Professional Development – The Key to Excellence

VSCR promotes lifelong learning and complies with enhanced European quality standards in education and training for discovery, development and commercialization of medicines.

Written by Heinrich Klech, MD, PhD, founder and managing director of the Vienna School of Clinical Research, Public Health and Medical Education (VSCR)

2nd VSCR Science Summit Cardiology: New Findings from Clinical Research – Consequences for Diagnosis and Therapy


With the 2nd Science Summit Cardiology, organized by the Vienna School of Clinical Research (VSCR), a new congress series was successfully continued together with Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Vienna. In addition to providing basic information, the focus was on recent data and future trends. Renowned national and international experts presented and discussed the latest developments in cardiology.

“The medical knowledge in the field of cardiovascular medicine is developing with great speed, and it is impossible to critically examine all these innovations personally. With the 2nd VSCR Science Summit Cardiology on 27January 2018 in Vienna, we focus on the innovations of the most important cardiology areas. The aim is to present a practice-relevant update mediated by top experts. In addition to the basic lectures, case studies serve to deepen knowledge “, said Prim. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Georg Delle Karth.

Left to right: Binder, Wels; Delle-Karth; Vienna, presidency; Grabenwöger, Vienna, Klech, VSCR


VSCR Science Summit Opthalmology

On December 1st 2017 VSCR introduced for the first time its Science Summit in Opthalmology. Under the presidency of Prof. Susanne Binder, Sigmund Freud University Vienna, experts from Austria and Germany reported about latest scientific developments of the last 12 months. Additionally a lunch symposium gave more insight into latest developments about introcular multifocal  lens replacements.

Vienna School of Clinical Research (VSCR) builds capabilities for clinical research in Saudi Arabia.

In October 2017 VSCR organized a 6-day workshop to deliver Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in partnership with King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City Jeddah, and King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh. The content of the program focused on developing the capabilities to help to increase the research outputs and outcomes of researchers. The programe is part of the new strategic plans of the Saudi Arabian government to invest in Medical R&D (Programe 2030). Read more.

New chairman of VSCR Educational Advisory Board: Prof. Andreas Festa MD

Heinz Weber, incumbent chairman of the VSCR Educational Advisory Board will retire from his post of chairman. He was a great driver and supporter of the VSCR. It was his desire to serve on
this post not longer than 2 years. As an expert in cardiology he remains to be a member of the VSCR Board. The board of VSCR wants to thank Heinz Weber  very much for his dedication and efforts for the VSCR.
With great pleasure we want to announce that Prof. Andreas Festa, a reknown medical expert in diabetology from Medical University Vienna has accepted the position of chairman of the VSCR Educational Advisory Board. Prof Festa with his remarkable international career as diabetologist both in the fields of research as well as in continuing medical education will guarantee leadership and expertise for the VSCR Educational Advisory Board.

VSCR’s focus on Quality Control and on Learning Outcomes resulted in a measurable increase of competence

From the beginning all VSCR courses and events are characterized by a mandatory quality control whether the defined learning outcomes could be reached and the competence of the participants increased. Participants of the first 2 VSCR congresses had been requested to respond to specific questions about scientific subjects of the various presentations before and after the congress. It resulted in a mean increase of correct answers of 26% (with a range of  6 to 53%). This result demonstrate the importance to focus on learning outcomes. VSCR by virtue of its Quality Charter contributes to improvements  of standards in postgraduate education.

VSCR Science summit: Challenge Adipositas – konservative and surgical interventions

Under the leadership of Prof. Bernhard Ludvik and Prof. Gerhard Prager many international experts discussed current aspects and trends for therapeutic interventions. The risk of developing Diabetes by excessive overweight was a special focus and target of the conference. Technical and pragmatic aspects of bariatric surgery was another focus of the conference.

January 30th, 2017 – VSCR Science Summit Cardiology – a new conference format enhances medical postgraduate education

The VSCR Science Summit Cardiology in January 2017 was the start of a new concept of postgraduate education in Vienna. Above more than 100 national and international experts discussed new clinical developments in cardiology.


“New medical evidence in cardiovascular medicine is developing with increasing speed. It is impossible to prove all these innovations personally and critically”, tells the conference president of the VSCR Science Summit Cardiology, Assoc. Prof Georg Delle Karth. The aim of the conference was to present the latest scientific updates by help of top experts in a way which is relevant for clinical practice. “Case presentations complemented the presentations and catalyzed an increase of learning outcomes for the conference delegates. In order to test the relevance and the quality of the conference each participant was encouraged to answer identical questions out of the field of cardiology before and after the conference. This element of quality assurance distinguishes the VSCR Science Summit from other formats of postgraduate education and will become indispensable in the future”, concluded Prof. Heinrich Klech, the managing director of VSCR.

Highest Quality standards for ALL VSCR events

The VSCR management and board endorsed the use of enlarged and mandatory quality principles and measures for ALL VSCR courses and VSCR educational  events. Most attention will focus on the existence/development of defined learning objectives followed by  post-course-assessment of achieved learning outcomes of students or participants.  This will significantly contribute to the overall improvement of postgraduate learning and information. More information