Question Writing Group


  • Appointed by the EECC board chair in consultation with the chair of ESC Education Committee
  • Appointment as chair-elect is made when the post becomes vacant
  • Appointment as QWG chair is normally for two years and may be renewable once
  • The chair assumes the role of past-chair when they are replaced by the chair-elect


  • Active membership of the EECC question writing group for a minimum of two years
  • Detailed understanding of the question writing process
  • Good understanding of all aspects of the EECC
  • Good leadership, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Dedicated time to attend EECC in-person and on-line meetings and to respond in a timely fashion to contacts from other members of the EECC team and external enquiries


  • Responsible for the overall performance of the QWG
  • Attends EECC board meetings
  • Attends EECC leadership team meetings
  • Contributes to the strategic vision of the EECC as a member of the leadership team
  • Chairs two QWG meetings per year (January at EHH, and August at ESC congress)
  • Maintains an appropriate number of active question writers by reviewing participation, selecting new question writers from the National Societies participating in the EECC and retiring inactive question writers, in consultation with the EECC chair and leadership team
  • Develops and updates the strategy for the QWG, including its standard operating procedures and MCQ writing guide
  • Ensures that question writers are aware of their responsibilities
  • Works with the ESC team to ensure that question writers deliver the required number of MCQs in the appropriate format by the date requested
  • If the chair is temporarily unable to perform their duties, the past-chair or chair-elect will normally deputise


  • Proposed by the participating national societies and appointed by the chair of the Question Writing Group in consultation with the EECC Board Chair
  • Appointment as a member of the QWG is normally for 2-years and may be renewed


  • Full understanding of the Question Writing process


  • To write the requested number of high-quality best-of-five multiple choice questions covering the requested topics in the style required for the EECC
  • To submit the requested number of questions using the on-line tools before QWG meetings
  • Attendance at one in-person and one on-line question writing meeting each year
  • Members who do not attend two consecutive meetings may be asked to retire from the QWG


  • The Group will meet routinely twice each year - in January and on the eve of the ESC Congress in August
  • By agreement with the EECC Chair and Question Writing Group Chair, representatives of National Cardiology Societies may attend the Question Writing Meeting to observe

Question Writing Guide