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Joint sessions

These sessions, organised together with major cardiovascular and other specialty organisations from around the world, will give us the opportunity to share views and perspectives on common or related issues.

Cardiology is an international community and we have much to learn from each other. Although the clinical settings differ around the world, we face similar challenges and similar cardiovascular disease processes.

The ESC takes this opportunity to thank all its partners for the fruitful collaboration.

This partnership broadens scientific knowledge and strengthens worldwide relations between cardiologists themselves and other professionals of different disciplines.

This year the ESC is delighted to present a special focus on Argentina and China.



Most joint sessions will be found in their topic related Village.

ESC and other organisations

Joint session with Session Date Time
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Challenges of end-stage heart failure 28/08/2016  11:00 - 12:30
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Primary mitral regurgitation: from cells to scalpels 29/08/2016

11:00 - 12:30

American Heart Association (AHA) Translational approach to heart failure 28/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
American Heart Association (AHA) Improved outcomes: the heart team approach 29/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Argentine Society of Cardiology (ASC) From Guidelines implementation to new therapies in heart failure 29/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
Argentine Society of Cardiology (ASC) Use of international registries on acute coronary syndromes 30/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Heart failure update 2016 - Focus on Asia Pacific and Europe 29/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP) Arrhythmic mitral valve prolapse 27/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC) Key issues in surveillance after tetralogy repair 29/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
Brazilian Society of Cardiology (BSC) Current issues in lipidology for the clinician 30/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Cardio-oncology 27/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Cardiological Society of India (CSI) Reperfusion in STEMI 28/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
Chinese Heart Foundation /Great Wall - International Congress of Cardiology (CHF/GW-ICC) Non invasive imaging testing of ischaemic heart disease 29/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC) Imaging in the emergency room 28/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC) Atrial Fibrillation 29/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) The heart-team based practice in 2016: space for improvement in the interaction between cardiologists and cardiac surgeons? 30/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Cardio-diabetology alliance - The myth busters 28/08/2016 08:30 - 10:00
European Atheroclerosis Society (EAS) Nanomedicine for atherosclerosis 28/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Hypertension and chronic kidney disease 28/08/2016 08:30 - 10:00
European Respiratory Society (ERS) Late complications of acute pulmonary embolism 29/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Teams in cardiopulmonary resuscitation 28/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery (ESCES) Novel strategies in the treatment of class D heart failure 30/08/2016 08:30 - 10:00
European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) Cardiomyopathies: from genotype to phenotype 29/08/2016 08:30 - 10:00
European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Hot topics in the management of hypertension 28/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
European Stroke Conference (ESC) Catheter based therapy of acute stroke 28/08/2016 08:30 - 10:00
European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Cardiac issues in stroke 28/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Interamerican Society of Cardiology (IASC) Heart failure prevention 30/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD) The heart team in adult congenital heart disease: percutaneous or surgical intervention? 28/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP) Improving secondary prevention of atherosclerotic disease 29/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
International Society for Gender Medicine (ISGM) Estrogen and testosterone in myocardial hypertrophy 30/08/2016 08:30 - 10:00
International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) From plaque to infarction: discovering novel therapeutic targets 29/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Improving hypertension management in low and middle income countries: low hanging fruit for helping reach the 25 x 25 NCD targets 29/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) Cardiac biology and senescence  28/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) Environment and cardiovascular diseases 28/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
Korean Society of Cardiology (KSC) Heart failure management: from registries to clinical practice 28/08/2016

16:30 - 18:00

Mexican Society of Cardiology (MSC) Changing global burden of valve disease 29/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
Saudi Heart Association (SHA) Resynchronisation 29/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
South African Heart Association (SAHeart) Addressing rheumatic heart disease in adults 28/08/2016 16:30 - 18:00
Cardiology Section of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) Challenges in e-learning and e-training 28/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
World Heart Federation (WHF) How should the global cardiology community respond to the preventable global epidemic of CVD?  27/08/2016 13:30 - 15:00

Journal sessions

Journal Session Date Time
Cardiovascular Research Immunity and myocardial repair 29/08/2016   11:00 - 12:30
Circulation The new Circulation: looking back and moving forward 30/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
European Heart Journal The European Heart Journal's Year in cardiology: from prevention to intervention 28/08/2016 10:10 - 10:50
European Heart Journal The European Heart Journal's Year in Cardiology: heart failure and valvular heart disease                 29/08/2016 12:45 - 13:45
European Heart Journal What are the Editor's criteria for good scientific papers? 30/08/2016 10:10 - 10:50
The Lancet Atrial fibrillation 28/08/2016 08:30 - 10:00
The New England Journal of         Medicine                                  Highlights from the New England Journal of Medicine: Editors’ Choice 29/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30

Other joint sessions

Other session Session Date Time

European Commission                                                           

European cardiovascular research and innovation – EU funding and networking opportunities                                                       29/08/2016   14:00 - 15:30

ESC Association Tracks

Don't miss Session Date Time
Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) What is going on in acute cardiovascular care? 30/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Imaging for early diagnosis of rare cardiomyopathies 30/08/2016 11:00 - 12:30
European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) The year in prevention: scientific highlights from EuroPRevent 2016 and beyond 30/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) Hot topics in Interventional Cardiology 2016 30/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Hot topics in arrhythmology 30/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30
Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA of the ESC) What a cardiologist should know about heart failure with comorbidities 30/08/2016 14:00 - 15:30