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Scientific Programme - EHRA 2018

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Scientific Programme and Planner

Advanced Programme

Mobile App - This will be available in November

Scientific & Educational Programme


These 90 minutes long sessions allow for in-depth discussions on developments and advances in the various fields of acute cardiovascular care – these sessions are structured around four to five presentations by experts.


Daily practice-oriented sessions: speakers will give highly interactive and educational presentations to be followed by intense discussions on controversial issues.

How to sessions

Provide practical, informative material and have a great educational value. Sessions focused on demonstration of techniques and practices by experts.

Joint sessions

To address topics directly with the experts, we are co-organising Joint Sessions with International, European and Local Associations. These sessions help to strengthen collaboration between EHRA and our partners in the field.  



Special Sessions

Not to be missed sessions attracting a large audience!

Live sessions

Live case transmissions will be broadcast allowing the audience to closely follow the procedures and benefit from the experience of the experts.





 Honorary Lectures

Come and listen to world renowned experts in our community talk on their chosen subject.

Late breaking science Sessions

Each presentation will be followed by experts' interventions to highlight the relevance of the data presented and provide clear take home messages and to place the recent trials into perspective and measure the implications on clinical practice.

Mobile App Sessions

Highly interactive sessions where the audience can interact with the Chairpersons and Speakers via their Smartphones.

Highlight Session

An overview by experts of all the new and exciting developments in clinical and population sciences, presented at the Congress.


Special Tracks

  • Cardiac Mapping
  • Lead and Device Management Summit
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • e-health Summit

Abstract-Based Sessions

Young Investigator Awards Abstracts

Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, Young Investigators will be competing in each session and present their original research in front of a jury. The awards will be focused on Basic Science, Clinical Science.

All finalists of the YIA competitions will be offered a free registration to help them come to EHRA 2018
First prize winners will receive a 1000€ prize
Runner-up positions (2nd & 3rd) will receive a 250€ prize

(The option "Young Investigator Award" must be selected during abstract submission.

  • Young Investigator Award Sessions are applicable to anyone 35 years and under or under 40 years old if you are still in training (Proof of your institution will be required)



The research will be presented in the poster session entitled “Best Abstracts”. The abstracts with the highest grades will be featured in a day session.

Rapid Fire - Oral abstract session

Fast paced and providing plenty of exchange between the audience and the presenter - this session comprises of presentations of the top 10 graded abstracts. Discussions will be led by experts chairing the session.

Moderated Poster sessions

The ideal platform to meet presenters, colleagues & peers in front of their research and discuss their findings. Presenters will discuss the content of their poster in front of chairperson and an appreciative audience during the coffee break.

Poster Sessions

Research is presented as a Poster - on display for half a day - to allow sufficient viewing time and interaction opportunities in this very dynamic and person to person format.  The place to meet colleagues and peers and specifically address issues related to your daily practice/field of interest/research.  The poster area is always given a central place in the congress centre to enhance the visibility of research presented.