NIPC is an independent medical research and education institute striving to position Ireland as a leader in Cardiovascular Health

Education and Training

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


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

NIPC Alliance

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

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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NIPC Fellowship Programme

NIPC Fellowship Programme

This year NIPC were delighted to launch the NIPC Fellowship Programme. The Fellowship Committee, chaired by Prof Gerard Flaherty, set up the programme which seeks to recognise individuals of high calibre who have made significant contributions to cardiovascular...

National Prevention Conference Agenda

National Prevention Conference Agenda

NIPC are delighted to unveil the National Prevention Conference Agenda 2020. With a jam-packed programme of both live stream and on-demand sessions delivered by over 30 experts from across the globe, I think you'll agree it's our best conference line-up yet... AND...

Job Opportunity – Director of Operations & Development at NIPC

Job Opportunity – Director of Operations & Development at NIPC

Director of Operations & Development - NIPC The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC) is an independent not-for-profit medical research and education institute striving to position Ireland as a leader in cardiovascular health....




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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.

Demystifying the ECG

This is a blended workshop which comprises of a half day of online learning and a half day of real-time workshop sessions. Participants will have the option to partake in these workshop sessions either virtually or face-to-face. This course addresses the needs of primary care nurses and doctors, hospital-based nurses, private and public, paramedics and other allied health professionals who encounter ECG. It aims to be as interactive as possible, with participants encouraged to bring along ECGs for discussion.

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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