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Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology. Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe

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ESC Congress 2013


The Congress Programme Committee would like to thank all the Abstract Reviewers for their time spent grading the thousands of abstracts received for ESC Congress 2013. Thanks to their dedication we can be sure the abstract programme represents new and original work of real scientific merit.

Thank you also to the hundreds of submitters for their contribution to the scientific programme.

More than 4 000 abstracts will be presented during ESC Congress starting on Saturday 31 August.

Take a glimpse at the
abstract-based programme and new initiatives
designed for more interaction and highlight on your research.


What are the next steps? 

Confirm presentation for your accepted abstracts before 31 May 2013.

STEP 1 Login to the abstract results page (abstract presentation time and format are noted here) to confirm presentation for your accepted abstracts.
(To log-in use the same username and password that you used to submit the abstract)

Select / Assign presenter and confirm presenter's contact details
(Please make sure you enter presenter's valid contact details) 


Presenter selected in step 2 will receive instructions by email to submit agreement form.
(This agreement form should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the abstract information is accurate in the final programme and abstract publication)

Next Steps:

 31 May All presenters must register for the congress.
Register before 31 May 2013 and save € 280
 5 June  Deadline to apply for the travel grants from the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP Members only)
15 June Deadline to apply for the travel grants from the Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science
August  Prepare your abstract presentation: Review presenters guidelines

Take the time to view the different types of sessions in which abstracts will be presented

View Statistics on abstract submissions


Clinical Cases from the ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow (CoT)

We would like to thank all contributors who sent in their clinical cases for consideration. More than 400 Clinical Cases submitted this year ! Cases from 53 countries accross the continents.
Selection is now complete and we invite you all to join us in The Hub, located in Central Village, for the clinical cases sessions and discussions which will ensue. Drop by the discussion forum and participate in these exciting interactive sessions.

Next Steps:

29 April 2013: Case results. An email was sent to the case submitters. Case selection and session assignment will be available online.

31 May 2013: Deadline to submit clinical case agreement form.
31 May 2013: Registration deadline: all clinical case presenters have registered for the Congress using the link provided in the invitation letter.

Clinical Cases Session Programme

Challenging case session

The four best cases selected by the nucleus of CoT will be presented in a special session entitled "Discussing the most challenging clinical cases:  the heart interacting with organs, catheters and devices "  on Monday 2 September 14:00-15:30 in The Hub Tunis in Central Village

  The ESC will give a prize of € 2 000 to the best case presentation while the 3 other finalists will each receive € 1 000.

The winner will be selected by the Chairpersons and panelist of the session on the following criteria:  Originality - Scientific content - Presentation - Answers to questions 

Clinical Case Sessions

Saturday 31 August 
11:00-12:30 Electrical problems - look for the underlying truth
Sunday 1 September 
11:00-12:30 A mass inside your heart: don't forget the unexpected
14:00-15:30 Cath lab disasters - the interventionalists' nightmares!
16:30-18:00 Acute coronary syndrome - thinking beyond the plaque
Tuesday 3 September 
08:30-10:00 New invasive therapies and devices: reality or science fiction?
11:00-12:30 Systemic disease - the heart as a victim

Also , not to be missed a dedicated programme for and by the Cardiologists of Tomorrow

Read more on the dedicated track to be held on Monday 2 September
Get updates on the programme 

This service is now closed. We would like to thank all contributors for making this year the richest year of science with a record number of applications received.

Discover now the sessions presenting the latest science in Amsterdam. 

    Hot Lines are sessions reserved for first presentations of the endpoint(s) of recently completed clinical trials

    Clinical Trial Updates Hot Lines are sessions open for new data or analyses of trials or registries not yet presented at previous meetings.

    Your chance to interact directly with the Late-breaking trials presenters

    Fast Paced Presentation of the key elements of the registries

    Sessions presenting the latest and "hottest" findings of studies in basic and translational cardiovascular science.