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ESC Congress 2013

31 Aug 2013 - 04 Sep 2013 , Amsterdam - Netherlands


With 30 000 participants coming from more than 150 countries, ESC Congress is the world's largest and most influencial cardiovascular event.

Access the fast facts from ESC Congress 2013 and testimonials from delegates.

"New treatments and devices presented at the ESC Congress 2013 show that cardiologists continue working hard to make patients' lives better.
Thank you for coming to Amsterdam! We hope you return to your hospitals inspired and ready to tackle new challenges. We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona next year."

Panos Vardas, FESC, ESC President

Three ESC gold medallists for 2014

Sir Rory Collins, Petr Widminský and Alain Carpentier received ESC honours at the ESC Congress 2014 opening ceremony.  Read their stories here.

Adapting to a changing environment in research, education and technology

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

‘Strongest scientific programme yet’ for ESC Congress 2014

'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

Barcelona: a city of design, large promenades, blue sea, and a melting pot of cultures

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

ESC introduces five new practice guidelines, with a range of tools for everyday application

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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All resources from ESC Congress 2013:

Access ESC Congress 365 resources, search by topics, types of sessions or keywords.

Best of ESC Congress 2013: Watch the recording of this online programme presenting short video reports on the latest advances in Cardiology and recently issued ESC Practice Guidelines.

ESC TV: Watch the videos of the official TV Channel of the European Society of Cardiology.

Congress news: Review the articles from the daily congress news.

ESC Congress 2013 Awards

The European Society of Cardiology is pleased to honour a number of individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Congratulations to all Awards winners.

ESC Congress 2013 is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) and by the European Accreditation Council in CME (EACCME) for 21 hours of external CME Credits. EBAC/EACCME credits are also recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Please refer to the AMA website for instructions to convert EACCME Credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

ESC - European Society of Cardiology
2035 Route des Colles, Les Templiers - BP 179
06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 94 76 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 92 94 76 01
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Amsterdam RAI
Europaplein 22 - NL 1078 GZ
P.O. Box 77777 - NL 1070 MS Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0) 20 549 12 12 
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