'The ESC Congress has been a resounding success and I am proud of finishing my presidency on such a high note.' With these words, Prof Vardas said good bye to over 30 300 delegates who attended ESC Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. With 27 clinical Hot Line presentations, 15 Clinical Trial Updates, 19 Registry studies, four new Guidelines and 4597 abstracts being presented, the ESC Congress 2014 will be remembered as one of the biggest and most exciting in the history of the society.
Find out which were the winning presentations in each category:
Fausto Pinto, who became President of the ESC today, says plans to strengthen the accreditation systems in cardiology, the ESC eLearning platform and the role of the Society in Brussels will be high on his agenda: 'Why should patients accept treatment by doctors unless they’ve the confidence in knowing they’ve achieved pre-defined levels of proficiency.'
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
Since its introduction in 2008 the ESC’s registry programme - known as the EURObservational Research Programme, or EORP - has grown from just two pilot surveys (both in heart failure) to a broad-ranging and far-reaching programme of 13 registries arranged within the categories of ‘General’, ‘Sentinel’, ‘Special’ and ‘Prevention’ (the last of which now includes both arms, hospital and primary care, of the latest round of the Euroaspire data collection and analysis).
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