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ESC Congress 2018

Bringing to life the Messe München congress centre from August 25 to 29, ESC Congress lived up to its reputation as the largest cardiovascular conference in the world. A total of 32,8591 healthcare professionals gathered in Munich to hear the breaking news on cardiovascular medicine presented at ESC Congress 2018 that ends today.

"There were many excellent sessions this year,” said Prof Jeroen Bax, ESC President. “But beyond the science and novelties (such as the sessions on digital health) what amazes me is the participation of delegates from so many countries; a record 156 countries this year. Once again, we were able to offer sessions on every subspecialty. As our motto says, Our Diversity Is Our Strength."

Over five days, 4,500 abstracts were presented in 500 expert sessions covering 400 cardiology topics. A total of 92 late breaking science studies were presented including 17 Late Breaking Clinical Trials, six Clinical Trial Updates, and 20 Registries.

“The major clinical trials presented at ESC Congress 2018 reflect the growing reputation of our meeting as ‘the’ place to be to receive the latest updates in cardiology,” said Prof Stephan Achenbach, Chair of the Congress Programme Committee. “Many of the studies presented in Munich will influence practice and may also lead to guideline updates in the future,” he said. “It is also worth highlighting the huge collaborative effort that makes this congress possible: researchers, presenters, permanent, temporary staff and volunteers. It takes literally years to bring it all together.”

As ESC Congress 2018 closes its doors in Munich, work is already under way in Paris to prepare ESC Congress 2019, taking place at the Paris Convention Centre from 31 August to 4 September 2019. See you there!


Bax.JPGProf. Jeroen J. Bax, FESC
President 2016-2018
European Society of Cardiology 
achenbach-stephan-2013.jpgProf. Stephan Achenbach, FESC
Chairperson 2016-2018
ESC Congress Programme Committee


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Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits

uems-logo.pngESC Congress 2018 is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

ESC Congress 2018 is designed for a maximum of 32 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert EACCME credits to AMA credits can be found here.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of
Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

ESC Congress 2018 was successfully accredited by the Bavarian Medical Chamber. All M.Ds. licensed in Germany attending ESC Congress 2018 will be able to collect up to 24 CME credits for attendance to the accredited sessions. More information concerning CME credits recording process via Bavarian Medical Chamber website.


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