Education and Training

NIPC delivers a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in the areas of prevention and cardiovascular health promotion

NIPC Alliance

Bringing together healthcare professionals, institutions and industry in preventive action.


The NIPC drives innovative and vital research in the areas of Heart, Stroke, Diabetes and Obesity.

Leadership in Prevention

The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC) is an independent medical research and education institute. The overarching goal of NIPC is to enhance the cardiovascular well-being of the Irish population through research, education, and communication of evidence-based health information. By doing so we also strive to position Ireland as an international leader in cardiovascular health. We work in strong partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway and Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity.

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Professor David Wood Receives Prestigious International Award

Professor David Wood Receives Prestigious International Award

Professor David Wood Receives Prestigious International Award from the World Hypertension League   The NIPC is thrilled to announce that Professor David Wood, Director of Science, Strategy and International Relations at the NIPC, has been Awarded the World...

August Message from NIPC Medical and Research Director

August Message from NIPC Medical and Research Director

Prof. J. William McEvoy NIPC Medical and Research Director, Chair of Executive CouncilDear Alliance Members, As the summer draws to a close this year,  I hope you have had some time to relax and refresh. As some of you are getting ready for the new academic year, I...

Cardiac Rehabilition in Ireland

Cardiac Rehabilition in Ireland

NIPC are delighted to offer this free, 3-month online training and education programme, designed to equip Cardiac Rehabilitation Practitioners in Ireland with the core knowledge, skills and competences to deliver rehabilitation services in clinical practice. The...




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Education and Training

The NIPC provides a portfolio of educational and training programmes in the prevention and control of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and active lifestyles. This portfolio includes programmes designed specifically to meet workforce development needs and support continuous professional development right through to a range of formal postgraduate qualifications.

National Prevention Conference

Join leading global experts in cardiovascular disease prevention for the 9th National Prevention Conference at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, on Friday 18th November. This will be our first in person event in almost three years and we are thrilled to once again network face to face with our colleagues and peers. 

We have an exciting agenda that revolves around our main themes of Maximizing Patient Outcomes, Hot Topics in Cardiovascular Disease Management and Integrated Care Matters in Prevention.  Visionary keynotes, cutting edge research, case spotlights and more, will all combine to give you the latest insights into the future of prevention and cardiovascular health. We also have the return of our much anticipated poster competition and three simultaneous breakout workshops.


    MSc Preventive Cardiology

    The scientific evidence for cardiovascular disease is compelling but translating this evidence into effective patient care is a challenge.

    This innovative programme in Preventive Cardiology is delivered in the NIPC Headquarters, the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway, and provides students with the knowledge and practice skills required to bridge this implementation gap and achieve the recommended lifestyle and therapeutic targets.

    It is currently the only postgradute progamme in Preventive Cardiology worldwide. The MSc and PG Dip programmes aims to equip students with knowledge and skills required to make meaningful contributions to the discipline of preventive cardiology. 

    Join the NIPC Alliance

    Bringing together Institutions, Healthcare Providers, and Industry in preventive action. In addition, the NIPC Alliance offers patients and members of the public a platform for information exchange and discovery with the aim of empowerment and self care. 

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