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Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT)

A strategic forum for high level dialogue between industry and ESC leadership

Mission

The Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT), founded in 2001, is a strategic forum for high level dialogue between ESC leadership and healthcare industry partners, to identify and discuss key strategic issues for the future of cardiovascular health in Europe.

The CRT's mission is to provide a political platform to achieve widespread recognition of the importance of cardiovascular health in Europe.

Its overall aim is to create an environment in Europe that is favourable to cardiovascular research, innovation, prevention and management, to allow the ESC to leverage its unique position as a broker between professionals, industry and where appropriate any relevant third parties in order to become a key strategic force in cardiovascular health in Europe.

The CRT serves as an ESC ‘think-tank’ through which members listen, understand and learn from each other and explore strategic priorities for the ESC.

Who we are

The CRT comprises the ESC Board (leaders in the cardiovascular field) and representatives of 22 industry partners across the pharmaceuticals, devices and equipment sectors. It is co-chaired by the ESC President-Elect and an Industry representative.

Structure

  • CRT nucleus: Comprises the CRT Chairs and representatives from the ESC and industry. The nucleus is responsible for driving and supervising CRT activities.
  • CRT plenary group: comprises all CRT members
  • Expert project leaders: includes CRT members and invited experts for specific activities

What we do

Plenary sessions

Two annual meetings on 'game changing' topics that will significantly impact cardiology. Recent examples include eHealth, Clinical Trials and the sustainability of quality healthcare.

Workshops

Up to four workshops per year focussing on specific issues relating to either Research and Development, Clinical Trials or Regulatory issues. Recent examples include Lipid-lowering strategies for reduction of cardiovascular risk and the treatment of chronic heart failure (clinical investigation of new medicinal products future directions).

 

For more information, contact CRT@escardio.org