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Call for Abstracts

ESC Congress 2022 Barcelona, Onsite & Online, 26 - 29 August

Share your work with the world's largest audience

Presenting at ESC Congress gives you the highest impact for your research and your career.

  • Get international recognition
  • Take advantage of ESC awards
  • Be published in the online supplement of the European Heart Journal
  • And much more!
Share your work with the world's largest audience


Submission deadline is Sunday 20 March 2022, 12:00 noon CET. 

Beware of the peak submission time in the last days; start now drafting your abstract to submit early and to avoid the stress around the deadline. 

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Important Dates 

14 December 2021: Opening of the Call for Abstracts

20 March 2022: Deadline to submit your abstract

Early May: Abstract results announcement. An email will be sent to each submitter. 

31 May 2022: Early fee registration deadline – All abstract presenters must register for the congress.

30 June 2022: Deadline for the assigned presenters to confirm presentation(s) and submit the related agreement forms.

1 August 2022: Deadline for presenters to register and upload presentations. Failure to upload and register to the congress by this deadline will lead to the withdrawal of the abstract from the scientific programme and all related publications.

Prepare your submission

ESC Congress Awards

Presenters whose abstract is selected for presentation in an Award session, will receive specific instructions. Each finalist will receive an Award certificate and a prize - €2,000 for the winners and €1,000 for the runners-up - and benefit from a free registration to the congress.

Young Investigator Awards

Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, four young investigators will be competing in each session for a prestigious ESC Award presenting their original research in front of a Jury. The awards will be focused on Basic Science – Clinical Cardiology – Thrombosis – Populations Sciences – Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation – Cardiac Imaging (Spotlight of the Congress). 

See winners from the previous editions

Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award

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

See winners from the previous editions


Having your abstract accepted to ESC Congress is a sign of excellence

You will benefit from a unique exposure.

Nowhere else will your innovative abstract reach as many people or have such a significant impact.

Feedback and useful connections

ESC Congress brings together all healthcare professionals involved in cardiovascular medicine.

  • Engage with fellow researchers, potential co-investigators and mentors in your fields
  • Discuss your findings with peers and faculty, face-to-face in Barcelona or online during live chats
  • Be acknowledged by the ESC as an active contributor in your community
Feedback and useful connections

International recognition

ESC Congress allows you to reach a larger audience with your online presentation and discussion around your research.

  • Share with a global cardiology community onsite in Barcelona and online around the word
  • Make multinational connections with all subspeciality professionals
  • Be acknowledged as an active contributor to your community
International recognition

Worldwide long-term exposure

ESC Congress gives you the highest impact for you and your team's professional profile.

  • 500+ international journalists and a potential audience of 2.4 billion. Each year, the world’s media wrote more than 8,000 articles for publications ranging from the Financial Times and the New York Times, to Medscape, MedPage, La Repubblica, Forbes and broadcast TV
  • Abstracts published in the abstract supplement of the European Heart Journal (Impact Factor 2020: 29.983)
  • Inclusion in ESC 365, the cardiology knowledge hub, with 110,000 users and 4.1 million online views


Worldwide long-term exposure