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Joint sessions

ESC Congress 2018

Joint programming of the ESC with National Cardiac Societies or other professional organisations, to provide specific insight into clinically relevant questions and a wide spectrum of views on cardiac care.

The ESC takes this opportunity to thank all its partners for the fruitful collaboration.

Most joint sessions will be found in their topic related Village.

ESC and other organisations

Joint session with Session title Date Time
American College of Cardiology (ACC) The Influence of Quality Metrics in Interventional Cardiology and Heart Failure: Helpful or Hopeless?  25 August 09:00 - 10:30
American Heart Association (AHA) Atrial fibrillation in 2018  26 August 08:30 - 10:00
American Heart Association (AHA) Cardio-oncology: emerging concepts, challenges and clinical opportunities  26 August 11:00 - 12:30
Argentine Society of Cardiology (ASC) The valve or the ventricle? A key question in mitral regurgitation  26 August 08:30 - 10:00
Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Therapy of rheumatic heart disease  28 August 08:30 - 10:00
Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP) A look from the other side: the pathology of complications following transcatheter intervention  27 August 08:30 - 10:00
Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC) The tricuspid valve in congenital heart disease – An update  26 August 11:00 - 12:30
Brazilian Society of Cardiology (BSC) Rheumatic valve disease at various stages in life  27 August 08:30 - 10:00
Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) The Future of TAVI-Perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic  27 August 11:00 - 12:30
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) "Lone Atrial Fibrillation": should the concept be abandoned?  28 August 08:30 - 10:00
Cardiological Society of India (CSI) How to cope with high-risk cardiovascular disease in pregnancy  27 August 16:45 - 17:45
Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC) Should chronically occluded coronary arteries be reopened?  27 August 14:30 - 15:45
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Beyond the aortic valve: multivalvular disease and aortic stenosis plus coronary artery disease  28 August 14:30 - 15:45
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) How do SGLT2 inhibitors and incretin-based therapy exert their effects on cardiovascular disease?  27 August 11:00 - 12:30
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) Prevention and management of stroke: an interdisciplinary challenge 26 August 11:00 - 12:30
European Atheroclerosis Society (EAS) Lipid-lowering therapy: how to tailor treatment to your patient  27 August 08:30 - 10:00
European Respiratory Society (ERS) The clot on the hotspot: an update on acute and chronic venous thromboembolism  26 August 16:45 - 17:45
European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Hot topics in cardiopulmonary resuscitation   26 August 14:30 - 15:45
European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) Recent advances in the genetic architecture of valve disease  25 August 13:30 - 15:00
European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Challenges and considerations in hypertension therapy  28 August 08:30 - 10:00
European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Stroke and the Heart  28 August 11:00 - 12:30
Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GWICC) Global perspectives on valvular heart disease 27 August 11:00 - 12:30
Interamerican Society of Cardiology (IASC) An update on the management of mitral valve stenosis  26 August 14:30 - 15:45
International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD) Knowledge gaps in left ventricular outflow tract obstruction  28 August 14:30 - 15:45
International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP) Adherence to medication and CV outcomes  28 August 11:00 - 12:30
International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research (ISCTR) Challenges and opportunities for clinical investigation in the future  27 August  14:30 - 15:45
International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) Role of autophagy in cardiac disease  28 August 08:30 - 10:00
International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Hypertension awareness, treatment and control: implications for clinical practice  27 August 11:00 - 12:30
Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) Adipose tissue and cardiovascular disease  26 August 08:30 - 10:00
Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) New strategies for diagnosis and treatment in dilated cardiomyopathy  26 August 14:30 - 15:45
Japanese Circulation Society Young Community New frontiers in interventional cardiology  27 August 08:30 - 10:00
Korean Society of Cardiology (KSC) Unmet clinical needs in valvular heart disease   27 August 14:30 - 15:45
Mexican Society of Cardiology (MSC) Management of complex congenital heart disease  27 August 14:30 - 15:45
Saudi Heart Association (SHA) Imaging for valve interventions 26 August 08:30 - 10:00
South African Heart Association (SAHA) Rheumatic heart disease: a global problem  26 August  11:00 - 12:30
World Heart Federation (WHF) The global fight against premature CVD mortality in a world of migration  28 August 08:30 - 10:00

Journal sessions

Journal Session title Date Time
Cardiovascular Research Impact of gut microbiota on cardiovascular disease  26 August  08:30 - 10:00
Cardiovascular Research Precision medicine: The critical roles for big data and machine learning 27 August 16:45 - 17:45
European Heart Journal The European Heart Journal’s advances from prevention to intervention: the year in Cardiology 26 August 10:10 - 10:50
European Heart Journal The European Heart Journal’s advances in heart failure and valvular heart disease: the year in cardiology 27 August 10:10 - 10:50
European Heart Journal From submission to sharing: How to publish your best articles in the European Heart Journal and the New England Journal of Medicine 28 August 15:55 - 16:35
Circulation The New Circulation 28 August 08:30 - 10:00
Journal of the American Medical Association How to publish in JAMA and JAMA Cardiology 27 August  11:00 - 12:30
New England Journal of Medicine Highlights from the New England Journal of Medicine: Editors’ Choice  26 August 08:30 - 10:00
The Lancet The Lancet - ESC symposium on heart failure  27 August 08:30 - 10:00
Journal of the American College of Cardiology Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s Year in Cardiology: from Intervention to Prevention 28 August 11:00 - 12:30

ESC Associations & Councils Highlight

Associations / Councils Session title Date Time
Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) Caring for patients with acute cardiovascular disease together. 27 August 14:30 - 15:45
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) 2018 Imaging updates: recommendations and scientific initiatives 26 August 14:30 - 15:45
European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) Cardiovascular prevention in diabetes 26 August 14:30 - 15:45
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) 2018 update in interventional cardiology 27 August 14:30 - 15:45
European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Is atrial fibrillation ablation a mature treatment to reduce morbi-mortality? 28 August 14:30 - 15:45
Heart Failure Association The future of heart failure therapy - When failure is not an option 28 August 14:30 - 15:45


Other joint sessions

Other sessions Session title Date Time
European Commission Support for CV research and researchers - Where is the funding and how to get it. 27 August 12:45 - 14:00


Also, not to be missed !  the "Big Picture Sessions" ,"Guidelines in Daily Practice" and the Mini-Quiz organised with other National Cardiac Societies.

CPR Workshops

Resuscitate your life saving skills!
Organised in partnership with the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)

Learn about the current CPR guidelines and meet ERC qualified instructors.

The stand and course rooms are located in the ESC Plaza (in front of the ESC Stand).
ESC and ERC have the pleasure to offer delegates refresher workshops on CPR-AED and Advanced CPR skills, free of charge. The content is based on in-hospital scenarios and the latest ERC guidelines.

ERC will send a certificate of attendance after the congress.
Register from 09:00-18:00. Limited number of seats.
Please check in 5 minutes before start of session.

CPR-AED Refresher Workshop
Saturday 25 August: 13:30 - 15:00
Sunday 26 August to Tuesday 28 August: 08:30-10:00 and 14:15 - 15:45
Advanced CPR Skills workshop
Saturday 25 August: 15:30 - 17:00
Sunday 26 August to Tuesday 28 August: 11:00 - 12:30 and 16:15 - 17:45


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