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Mission

Syncopedia is a free medical educational website, also called FOAMed (Free Open-Access Medical education) aimed at students, residents, nurse specialists and physicians that want to learn more about syncope. Syncope has different causes, ranging from benign to lethal. The most frequent causes of syncope, vasovagal syncope and orthostatic hypotension, are caused by abnormal control of short term blood pressure regulation. In the current medical curricula the physiology of short term blood pressure regulation is not sufficiently incorporated. With that in mind, the Syncopedia Foundation was founded in 2014 in the Netherlands.

The Syncopedia Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in 2014 and based in the Netherlands. 

The goals of the foundation are: 

  • to improve medical knowledge, especially in the field of syncope, and to provide access to this knowledge by facilitating publications in digital or other form, amongst other means by building and mainting the Syncopedia website
  • to obtain funding for the education of physicians in all aspects of syncope

Contact

The Syncopedia Foundation

ABNA Bank account IBAN: NL25 ABNA 0546 5591 31 Registered with the Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam; KVK: 34210103

The Dutch administration has designed the Syncopedia Foundation as an Institution for General Benefit (ANBI, Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling ANBI-RSIN: 8137 95 485). Gifts to the Syncopedia Foundation can be tax deducted in the Netherlands. This not only applies to the deduction of donation for the income tax but also to the company tax and inheritance tax. 

Team

Initiators

  • F.J. de Lange, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • J.S.S.G. de Jong, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Oost, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • W. Wieling, Academic Medical Centre, the Netherlands

Medical Illustrator

  • A. Sibbes, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Editorial Board

  • W. Wieling, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • J.S.Y. de Jong, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • J. Butler, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • N. van Dijk, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • R. Freeman, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • M.P.M. Harms, Groningen Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • F.J. de Lange, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • J.W.M. Lenders, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • S.Y.G. Peeters, Almere Hospital, Almere, the Netherlands
  • S.R. Raj, Libbin Cardiovascular Institute, Alberta, Canada
  • R.D. Thijs, Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen, Nederland, Heemstede, the Netherlands
  • A.S. Vink, Academic Medical Centre, the Netherlands
  • V.K. van Wijnen, Groningen Academic Medical Centre, Groningen, the Netherlands

Advisers

  • A. Fedorowski, Department of Cardiology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
  • P. Claffey, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • L. Clerkin, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • R.A. Kenny, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • B. Lim, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
  • R.S. Sheldon, Libbin Cardiovascular Institute, Alberta, Canada
  • J.M. Stewart, New York Medical College, USA
  • R. Sutton, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
  • E. Wehrwein, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, USA

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