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Abstract sessions

ESC Congress 2020

Advances in Science

The combination of original research abstracts with renowned expert review and commentary on related topics.

These sessions will feature the top-rated abstracts in each topic, linking recent results with clinical care to guide future scientific investigations.

Oral Abstract Sessions

Traditional oral abstract presentations. Each abstract presentation will be followed by Questions and Answers.

Rapid Fire abstracts

These fast-paced and interactive sessions will present key messages of ten original research abstracts.

Each presentation will be followed by a Questions & Answers discussion with the experts, chairs and the audience.

These sessions will be held in a dedicated room with a casual setting which will allow presenters and audience to carry on the discussions after the session.

Young Investigator Awards

Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, four Young Investigators will present their original research in front of a jury as they compete for prestigious ESC Awards.

The Awards will be focused on Basic Science, Clinical Cardiology, Thrombosis, Population Sciences, Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation. 


ESC Named lectures will be presented just before the start of the Young Investigator Awards Session.
Do not miss the opportunity to listen to renowned leaders in the field of cardiology as an inspiration for the younger generation who will compete for a prestigious ESC Award.

Blockbusters from the young

Acknowledge excellence in research from young cardiovascular healthcare professionals.
These sessions will be held in the Agora during the coffee breaks.

Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award

This award aims to recognise significant contributions from new investigators in cardiovascular nursing and allied professions at the European level.

Moderated Posters

These sessions are composed of seven original top-rated abstracts which will be presented in electronic format.
The research will be presented and discussed by the first author and two moderators during the coffee breaks.

The audience is welcome to join in the discussion. Presenters are in competition for the "Best Moderated Poster" to win a free registration for next year's ESC Congress.


Seven different sessions from Saturday until Tuesday evening.

Visual display of original research abstracts in topic-specific areas – typically a melting pot of ideas, scientific exchange, and networking between peers from across the globe!


Awards ceremony

Join the Awards Ceremony on Monday 31 August at 18:00

Awards will then be presented and acknowledgments made:

  • Young Investigator Awards
  • Nursing and Allied Professional Investigator Award
  • Clinical Case Award from the ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow


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ESC 2020 Awardees

Discover the winners from the ESC 2020 Best Clinical Cases and Young Investigators awards sessions.


ESC 2020 Awardees