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ESC Congress Educational Grants

The aim of these grants is to encourage and support the development of the professional careers towards the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Recognising that the current regulatory environment is likely to impact the direct sponsorship of doctors to congresses and thus jeopardise their CME (see Eucomed/medtech GA decision December 2015), the ESC is offering 150 Educational Grants for ESC Congress 2016 in Rome.

These Educational Grants are offered to professionals who have - or will have - little or no access to funding or difficulties to obtain financial assistance in order to attend the Congress.
Successful applicants will receive €1 000 as a contribution towards costs of travel and accommodation and will also benefit from a standard congress registration.

Applications are now closed. All results have been announced by email.

Due to the high number of applications and quality of the profiles, the ESC has decided to offer 200, instead of 150, Educational Grants.

In today's world, healthcare professionals need more and more support.
We are delighted to give access to unrivaled education to professionals who have financial difficulties to attend the Congress.
The aim of these grants is to encourage and support the development of the professional careers towards the fight against cardiovascular disease.
Investing in grants to provide access to education, training and research is an important part of the European Society of Cardiology to fulfill its mission.

Professor Geneviève Derumeaux
Chair of ESC Congress Programme Committee


Eligibility criteria

All professionals in the Cardiovascular field who are a member of an ESC constituent body (Sub-Specialty Associations, Working Group or Council, National Cardiac Society) are eligible to apply, priority will be given to applicants who are a presenter or co-author of research submitted to ESC Congress 2016 as well as professionals from low & middle income countries. There is no age limit, the applicant is required to complete all mandatory fields and upload a CV as well as a letter of recommendation/ reference from Head of Department/Hospital.

Education at ESC Congress

ESC Congress is a unique opportunity for learning, exchange and practice enhancements. Over 30 000 delegates meet every year and make it the must attend event in Cardiology in the world. 


Application deadline: 22 February 2016 (midnight CET)
Result notification sent to applicants: end of March 2016

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