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Call for Abstracts

ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience, from 27 to 30 August

Give your work the visibility it deserves.

Presenting at ESC Congress expand your digital presentation. It gives you the highest impact for your research and your career.

  • Get international recognition
  • Take advantage of ESC awards
  • Be published in the abstract supplement of the European Heart Journal
  • And much more!
Give your work the visibility it deserves.


Don't wait until the last minute. The submission deadline is Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:00 noon CET and there will be no extension.

Start your submission

You will be redirected to your My ESC account. If you don't have an account yet, it will take you less than two minutes to create one.

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease - Because we understand that COVID is at the center of numerous research activities and discoveries that affect patients with cardiovascular disease, we will dedicate a section in the abstract programme to feature top research on this topic and allow scientific exchange on the outcomes and learnings. Please indicate in the dedicated field at the time of submission if your abstract relates to COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease.

PLEASE NOTE: Clinical Cases submitted through the Call for Abstracts will not be validated and automatically removed from the selection process. If you wish to submit a case - Please refer to the dedicated Call for Clinical Cases.

Prepare your submission

Important Dates

1 April 2021: Deadline to submit your abstract - There will be no extension.

Early June 2021: Abstract results announcement (an email will be sent to each submitter) - Opening of the upload platform

25 June 2021: Deadline to confirm presentation, presenter name and submit the related agreement forms

30 June 2021: Early fee registration deadline – All abstract presenters must register for the congress

30 July 2021: Deadline to upload presentations. Failure to upload by the deadline and register for the Congress will lead to the withdrawal of the abstract from the scientific programme and all related publications

ESC Congress Awards

Presenters whose abstract is selected for presentation in an Award session, will receive specific instructions. Results of the competition will be announced on Monday 30 August during the LIVE Programme. 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 – Sudden Cardiac Death (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 during live chats with peers through many interactive features
  • 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 discussions.

  • Share with a global cardiology community – in 2020 that meant delegates from 215 countries
  • Multinational connections with all subspeciality professionals
  • Be acknowledged as an active contributor in 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. In 2020, the world’s media wrote more than 8,300 articles for publications ranging from the Financial Times and the New York Times, to the Daily Mail, Medscape, MedPage, La Repubblica, Forbes and broadcast TV
  • Abstracts published in the abstract supplement of the European Heart Journal (Impact Factor 2019: 22.673)
  • Inclusion in ESC 365, the world’s largest cardiovascular library with 110,000 users and 4.1 million online views


Worldwide long-term exposure