Sir Rory Collins, Petr Widminský and Alain Carpentier received ESC honours at the ESC Congress 2014 opening ceremony. Read their stories here.
With medicine at a cross-roads for ‘critical change’, ESC President Professor Panos Vardas said it was ‘imperative’ for the Society to adapt to fast evolving modern environments. Read more
'The ESC Congress has become the dominant scientific and educational forum in cardiology,' says Professor Keith Fox, chair of the Congress Programme Committee. 'It’s the place where the most innovative clinical and basic science studies get presented. That our meeting is now the number one international event in cardiology is underlined by higher-than-ever numbers of submissions from non-European countries.' Read more
Prof Lina Badimon: Welcome to our effervescent and beautiful city in which we are meeting once again. I don't have to introduce Barcelona to many of you who know the city as well as I do, but for those who have been here just few times or are coming for the first time, let me tell you that you have made the right choice to mix your science with a visit to this remarkable city. Read more
This year's ESC Congress will see the launch of five new ESC Guidelines: Non-Cardiac Surgery, Acute Pulmonary Embolism, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Diseases and Myocardial Revascularization. The guidelines were developed by expert Task Forces under the governance of the ESC’s Committee for Practice Guidelines. All in all, more than 100 experts are involved in the development of each one. Read more & access the Guidelines
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