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As this highly successful congress draws to a close, the ESC is already looking ahead to ESC Congress 2019.
ESC Congress 2019 will be held at the Paris Convention Centre – Europe’s largest conference venue. This exciting new location sees the science of the heart being discussed in the heart of Paris. The convention centre is just 15 minutes from the Eiffel Tower on the Rive Gauche and close to Paris’ many cultural attractions. In an ideal location, the Paris Convention Centre is served by extensive public transport links, is just 25 minutes from Paris Orly Airport and can be reached in less than three hours from every European capital.
It is fitting that next year, the summit of cardiovascular medicine will be held in Europe’s largest conference complex, the newly opened, centrally-located Paris Convention Centre. In response to the increasing size and impact of ESC Congress, the 2019 meeting will for the first time have two chairs: Professor Silvia Priori (University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy) and Professor Marco Roffi (University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland).
The ESC has a big responsibility to organise the world’s largest cardiology congress—clinicians and scientists are coming from all over the world to attend and are looking at ESC congresses as the place to help them strive for excellence in patient care and to present their best research.
For Prof. Priori, the main aim of the congress is to assist general and subspecialty cardiologists in daily patient care. “Sessions on clinical practice updates and case-based discussions will be strengthened and more physicians will be able to present the case they always wanted to share. Attendees will also have the opportunity to talk with experts to address practical aspects of routine and complex cardiac procedures,” she says.
Another important congress aim is the first presentation of the very latest and most innovative research, not only at Hot Line sessions or Late-Breaking Science sessions but also in highly interactive discussion forums. In addition, ESC Congress 2019 wants to stimulate increased dialogue between clinical cardiology and basic science, by more closely connecting these two areas, and to encourage young physicians to drive clinical medicine forward from basic science backgrounds.
The reason for selecting ‘Global Health’ as the main spotlight for ESC Congress 2019 is explained by Prof. Roffi. “We decided to focus on this theme because non-communicable diseases—which include cardiovascular disease—are now also becoming the main cause of death and disability in lower-/middle-income countries. The scope for intervention and the impact of improved care are potentially huge and the ESC has chosen to take on the challenge to help affiliated cardiac societies in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease, which is the very mission of ESC,” he says, adding, “The spotlight also fits perfectly with the fact that next year the ESC congress and the World Congress of Cardiology of the World Heart Federation will be held together. What a great opportunity!”
ESC President 2018–2020 Barbara Casadei and World Heart Federation President David Wood announce “ESC Congress 2019 – Special Edition” in Paris
“Come and see the superb facilities of the Paris Convention Centre at ESC Congress 2019, Saturday 31 August - Wednesday 04 September 2019”
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About the European Society of Cardiology
The European Society of Cardiology brings together healthcare professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.
About ESC Congress 2018
ESC Congress is the world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries. ESC Congress 2018 takes place 25 to 29 August at the Messe München in Munich, Germany. Explore the scientific programme.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.
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