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European Society of Cardiology

Mission: to reduce the burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Europe.

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is an independent, non-governmental organisation. Our members and decision makers are health care professionals that give their time and expertise freely, in addition to their daily high-paced clinical and/or research work. The ESC represents over 95 000 cardiology professionals, principally from across Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also from the rest of the world.

The ESC comprises

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The ESC provides an array of scientific and educational activities, such as the production and continuous updating of Clinical Practice Guidelines, the organisation of educational courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas.
It also organises the ESC Congress, the world's largest and most influential cardiology event. The ESC is also proud to hold, in conjunction with its constituent bodies,several subspecialty congresses, which are becoming increasingly popular within the profession.  
The ESC also edits and publishes 12 of the world's leading journals on cardiology.