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Scientific and Educational Sessions

ESC Congress 2018


The Congress Programme Committee is structuring the finest in science, innovation and research in cardiology into more than 500 sessions and over 4,500 abstract presentations with a world renowned faculty. In 2018, the Congress Spotlight will be “Valvular Heart Disease” so that the innovative treatments, techniques and ongoing research in this critical field of cardiology will receive particular exposure.



Bringing you...

  • LATEST SCIENCE: Basic Science and Clinical Research and implications for practice
  • GUIDELINES AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION – including 5 New 2018 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Clinically relevant INFORMATION AND ADVICE in dedicated sessions throughout the programme 
  • Essential UPDATES on the spectrum of cardiology
  • INTERACTION with international RENOWNED EXPERTS and thought leaders

Weekly Focus on


Meet true legends in cardiology

Benefit from their experience, discuss best practice, ask your questions and enhance your knowledge.

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Latest science to be unveiled in Munich

Be the first to hear presentations and take part in discussions on the most anticipated cardiovascular science in the world.

Just released: Late Breaking Science

Focus on session: Challenges and opportunities for clinical investigation in the future

A joint session with the International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research

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Let's focus on daily practice

Essential updates on the spectrum of cardiology and Clinically relevant information and advice from International experts.

NEW! Cardiology in 4 days

Want to get an all-round refresher/update in all topics of cardiology? An educational track is specifically designed to give you this.

Case-based sessions

These sessions are built on real clinical practice situations and designed for maximum interaction with the audience. Choose from:

  • Case-based Symposium - Focus on practical, difficult, or controversial aspects in clinical cardiovascular care.
  • Guidelines in Daily Practice -  Designed to support cardiologists in the implementation of the Guidelines in their daily practice.

Live in the Box

Live procedures recorded at internationally leading centres.
Follow the case managed by our experts in a real-life situation, while the panel will comment and discuss procedures and patient management on-stage.

Special Sessions

Sessions designed in multiple formats and contents to address key issues for your practice.