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Special Tracks

ESC Congress 2017

Sessions designed to address specific themes, audience and topics, with an in-depth content approach.


NEW! Vascular Track

The vascular track enables to spot all the sessions addressing (non-cardiac) vascular diseases. This includes the sessions on the diagnosis as well as the medical and interventional management of aortic, arterial and venous disorders.

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NEW! Innovation Track

Innovation is the lifeblood of developing next-generation medical therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to address currently unmet needs. The Innovation Track will focus on the innovation process itself, as well as presenting examples of cutting-edge advancements in medical technologies.

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NEW! m-Health and e-Cardiology track

From digital medical records to big data and self-monitoring on smartphones and other devices, e-health is dramatically changing healthcare and how both doctors and their patients deal with all kinds of medical conditions. In this track, highlights on these technological applications in the field of e-cardiology for both research and clinical practice will be presented.

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NEW! ESC Education Track

Exciting ESC content and globally renowned speakers are lined up to take you through various interactive and  productive sessions about the ESC learning tools.

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Cardiac Anatomy and Pathology Live sessions

Popular hands-on and live-video demonstrations of heart specimens that show unique examples of congenital and acquired heart disease.
These sessions are organised jointly by the Working Group on Developmental Anatomy and Pathology and the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP).

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NEW! Special sessions

In a range of scientific sessions, particularly relevant topics will be addressed using dynamic formats, to include:

A Day with the Legends

Meet the Legends

An opportunity to meet the ESC Gold Medalists 2017 – Key opinion leaders in cardiology and interact with them in the casual setting of the “Hub”, on their career, their scientific contributions and vision for the future.

ESC Named Lectures

Four prestigious European Society of Cardiology lectures by renowned leaders in the field

  • ESC Geoffrey Rose Lecture on Population Sciences
  • ESC Rene Laennec Lecture on Clinical Cardiology
  • ESC William Harvey Lecture on Basic Science
  • ESC Andreas Grüntzig Lecture on Interventional Cardiology

General Cardiology & Surgery

General Cardiology for Physicians, Technicians and General Practitioners

A programme designed specifically for primary care physicians, general practitioners as well as general cardiologists to further their knowledge and enhance practice.
The sessions will address daily practice issues and offer a forum for discussions and exchange between professionals and an international panel of experts.

NEW!  Not to be missed on Wednesday 30 August from 09:00 to 10:00 in the Hub - Congress Condensed – General Cardiology - For essential take-home messages on general cardiology from at ESC Congress 2017.

This programme is organised by the ESC Councils for Cardiology Practice and Cardiovascular Primary Care.

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General Cardiology for Nurses and Allied Professionals

The participants will be able to discuss and debate the latest developments and future prospects and how nurse - led services contribute to improved evidence - based practice and outcomes, and effective strategies for guideline implementation.

This programme is organised in conjunction with the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, in collaboration with Spanish nursing community.

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Cardiovascular Surgery

The main theme this year will be the future of cardiac surgical technology and the track will feature recorded clinical cases.

This programme is organised in collaboration with the ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery and local groups with a focus on the education of the cardiologists on surgical aspects.

Saturday 26 August:

09:00 - 10:30 Aortic root to bifurcation - A journey through a vessel
11:00 - 12:30 Selecting the best revascularisation strategy in stable CAD
13:30 - 15:00 Surgery for "frequent flyers" with severe heart failure

You may also be interested by other sessions and presentations throughout the congress on Cardiovascular Surgery

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