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What will impact your daily practice and how?

Major ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines will be presented during ESC Congress in Barcelona (26-30 Aug. 2017)
Discover the many sessions and face-to-face exchanges.


General Programme

ESC Congress 2017

Educational and scientific programming that covers the entire spectrum of cardiovascular disease.

Be ready to interact with Internationally renowned professionals for decision-making on practical, difficult and controversial clinical issues.

Benefit from their experience, discuss best practice with experts panels. Ask your questions and enhance your knowledge

Meet the Experts Case Discussions

Case-based sessions that highlight clinical decision-making in the context of practical management of cardiovascular disease, featuring interactive discussion among leading experts.

  • Dilemmas in hypertension and comorbidities
  • Cardiac MRI - What the cardiologist needs to know  
  • Tailored antiplatelet therapy in PCI
  • Dilemmas in pericardial disease  
  • Acute coronary syndromes in challenging situations

More details on the Meet the Experts Case Discussions

NEW! Expert Advice

In depth educational sessions on specific and pertinent clinical questions with lectures by internationally acclaimed experts in the respective field.
  • Endocarditis - The role of imaging   
  • Cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death and ICD       
  • Cardiogenic shock update
  • Problems with statin treatment
  • Managing complications in acute cardiac care
  • Imaging for TAVI
  • Heart failure patients tend to have more than one problem: how to manage comorbidities
  • Unusual coronary pathology: what to do
  • Image Interpretation with the Masters - Cardiac CT
  • Optimising cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Making an impact:optimal secondary prevention following acute coronary syndromes
  • Finding the right measure: how to tailor rehabilitation to cardiac interventions
  • Assessing left ventricular function in clinical practice
  • Hypertension in 90 minutes
  • Risk and management of pregnancy in women with cardiac disease
  • How to interpret laboratory tests in acute heart failure
  • Image Interpretation with the Masters - Cardiac MRI
  • Clotted veins: pill or drill?
  • Septal reduction therapies in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

More details on the Expert Advice sessions

NEW! Great Debates

Speakers will present opposing views on controversial issues in current cardiovascular care. They will defend their arguments and be challenged by a panel of experts. The audience will cast votes to determine the most convincing argument.

  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Are vasodilators useful in the treatment of acute heart failure?
  • Do we need PCSK9 inhibitors in post-MI patients?
  • Viability in clinical decision making
  • Blood pressure targets: is 120 too low?
  • Inflammation and cardiovascular disease
  • Secondary mitral regurgitation requires invasive therapy to improve outcome
  • Left main is now a domain of interventional cardiology
  • Aspirin for life

Not to be missed this year - Include in your programme The Great Debates

Case-based Symposia

Based on clinical cases, these sessions focus on practical, difficult, or controversial aspects in clinical cardiovascular care and are designed for maximum interaction between presenters, panelists and audience.

  • How to individualise management of STEMI in patients with multivessel disease?
  • Clinical conundrums in sports cardiology: how imaging helps diagnosis
  • How to prevent sudden cardiac death in congenital heart disease?
  • Dissection, embolism, and other entities: acute coronary syndromes of unusual etiology
  • The hypertensive heart
  • My biggest mistake in imaging
  • Ion channel diseases causing arrhythmias
  • Invasive support in critical haemodynamics
  • Cardiovascular challenges of anticancer therapy

More details on the Case-based Symposia


Lecture-based educational and didactic sessions, with state-of-the-art reviews covering clinical cardiology, epidemiology, as well as clinical and basic cardiovascular research.

Select symposia in your fiels of interest

NEW! Cardiology@Breakfast

Highly interactive early morning sessions between 07:30 and 08:15 with a unique opportunity for close encounters between a small audience and world-famous experts.
With a special focus on career development, several sessions are designed for a young audience to explore opportunities and solutions for their future professional pathway.

all Cardiology@Breakfast sessions for the early birds

ESC Congress Highlight session

A must-attend event every year, this session provide the most important take-home messages across all cardiovascular topics from all presentations during ESC Congress 2017 in just 2 hours on Wednesday 30 August at 10:15 in the main auditorium: Barcelona.

This is THE session to attend before heading home. Leading experts will present and comment on the most relevant new developments in clinical and population sciences presented during the congress.

Include it now in your programme


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