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Joint sessions

ESC Congress 2017

Joint programming of the ESC with National Cardiac Societies or other professional organisations, to provide specific insight into clinically relevant questions and a wide spectrum of views on cardiac care.

The ESC takes this opportunity to thank all its partners for the fruitful collaboration.

Most joint sessions will be found in their topic related Village.


ESC and other organisations

Joint session with Session title Date Time
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Multi-modality imaging in heart failure 28 August 08:30 - 10:00
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Coronary artery angioplasty: lessons learned from the past 40 years and a look into the future 28 August 11:00 - 12:30
American Heart Association (AHA) Management of heart failure - Thinking ahead 27 August 16:30 - 18:00
American Heart Association (AHA) Towards a unified theory for prevention 28 August 14:00 - 15:30
Argentine Society of Cardiology (ASC) Severe aortic stenosis in intermediate-risk patients 27 August 14:00 - 15:30
Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Challenges in complex PCI  26 August 13:30 - 15:00 
Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP) Acute aortic dissection: from pathology to the clinic  27 August 08:30 - 10:00 
Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC) Coronary arteries after the arterial switch operation  29 August 14:00 - 15:30 
Brazilian Society of Cardiology (BSC) Improving cardiovascular outcome managing hypertension  28 August 08:30 - 10:00 
Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Recanalisation of Chronic Total coronary Occlusions: transatlantic tips, tricks and insights  27 August 16:30 - 18:00 
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand An update on the clinical management of STEMI 26 August  13:30 - 15:00 
Cardiological Society of India (CSI) Practical aspects of care in Non-ST-Elevation-ACS  27 August 11:00 - 12:30 
Chinese Heart Foundation /Great Wall - International Congress of Cardiology (CHF/GW-ICC) Percutaneous interventional therapies for pulmonary hypertension  27 August 08:30 - 10:00 
Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC) Heart and brain interaction  26 August 11:00 - 12:30 
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Contemporary management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension  29 August 08:30 - 10:00 
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Treatment of type 2 diabetes - Important new aspects for the cardiologist  27 August 14:00 - 15:30 
European Atheroclerosis Society (EAS) Reducing the danger from atherosclerotic plaque  26 August 13:30 - 15:00 
European Respiratory Society (ERS) Open questions in pulmonary vascular diseases  28 August 16:30 - 18:00 
European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Cardiac arrest 2017  27 August 14:00 - 15:30 
European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) Genetics of sudden cardiac death  27 August 08:30 - 10:00 
European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Challenges in the management of hypertension  28 August 11:00 - 12:30 
European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Advanced heart failure - When drugs alone are not enough: a case-based approach 27 August 08:30 - 10:00
European Stroke Conference (ESC) Diagnosis and management of stroke in specific patient subsets  27 August 11:00 - 12:30 
European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Etiologic approach to stroke prevention and treatment  27 August 14:00 - 15:30 
Interamerican Society of Cardiology (IASC) Controversies in the management of acute coronary syndromes  29 August 08:30 - 10:00 
International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD) Answers to tough questions in adult congenital heart disease  29 August 11:00 - 12:30 
International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP) Therapeutic challenges in women  29 August 11:00 - 12:30 
International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research (ISCTR) Developments in cardiovascular translational research  27 August 14:00 - 15:30 
International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) Cardiac fibroblasts - Essential players in cardiac health and disease  29 August  14:00 - 15:30 
International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Population-wide blood pressure lowering - Theory and practice  27 August  08:30 - 10:00 
Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) Interventional cardiology  29 August 08:30 - 10:00 
Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) Heart failure in diabetes: prevention and management  29 August 11:00 - 12:30 
Korean Society of Cardiology (KSC) Stable angina pectoris: to revasularise or not  29 August 11:00 - 12:30 
Mexican Society of Cardiology (MSC) Coronary intervention for ischaemic heart disease  29 August 14:00 - 15:30 
South African Heart Association (SAHeart) Rheumatic heart disease 2017  27 August 11:00 - 12:30 
Cardiology Section of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) European certification in cardiology: present & future  29 August  16:30 - 18:00
World Health Organization (WHO) Raising standards in cardiovascular care and planning 29 August 14:00 - 15:30
World Heart Federation (WHF) Risk factor profiling in resource-poor settings  27 August 11:00 - 12:30 

Journal sessions

Journal Session title Date Time
Cardiovascular Research Dissecting the secretome in the "omics" era  28 August 14:00-15:30 
European Heart Journal The European Heart Journal's Year in Cardiology: from prevention to intervention 27 August  10:10 - 10:50
European Heart Journal The European Heart Journal's Year in Cardiology: heart failure and valvular heart disease 28 August 10:10 - 10:50
European Heart Journal From submission to sharing: how to publish your best articles in the European Heart Journal and the New England Journal of Medicine 29 August 15:40 - 16:20
Circulation The new Circulation: expanding frontiers  27 August  14:00 - 15:30
JAMA and JAMA Cardiology Best cardiovascular research in JAMA and JAMA Cardiology with insights from the editors  28 August 11:00 - 12:30 
New England Journal of Medicine  Highlights from the New England Journal of Medicine: editors’ choice  27 August 16:30 - 18:00 
The Lancet Percutaneous cardiovascular interventions  28 August 08:30 - 10:00 

ESC Associations & Councils Highlight

Associations / Councils Session title Date Time
Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) Acute cardiac care in elderly patients  28 August 14:00 - 15:30 
Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS) Mechanisms of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction - Implications for treatment  28 August 11:00 - 12:30 
Council on Hypertension (CHT) The year in hypertension – Hot papers 2016/2017  26 August 11:00 - 12:30 
Council on Stroke What cardiologists need to know about stroke  27 August 08:30 - 10:00 
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Role of imaging in common clinical scenarios – Update on practice recommendations  29 August 14:00 - 15:30 
European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) The year in prevention: scientific highlights 29 August  14:00 - 15:30 
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) 40 years of percutaneous coronary interventions and beyond  28 August 16:30 - 18:00 
European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Fighting sudden cardiac death: challenges and new strategies  29 August  14:00 - 15:30 
Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA of the ESC) The future of heart failure therapy  28 August  16:30 - 18:00


Other joint sessions

Other sessions Session title Date Time
European Commission Horizon 2020 and beyond – EU funding opportunities for cardiovascular research 28 August 16:30 - 18:00


CPR Workshops

Organised in partnership with the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)

ESC and ERC have the pleasure to offer delegates 90-minute refresher workshops on CPR-AED and Advanced CPR Skills, free of charge. The content is based on in-hospital scenarios and the latest ERC guidelines. ERC will send a certificate of attendance after the congress.

The stand and course rooms are located in ESC Plaza (Main Auditorium side of the hall).

Come and register from 9:00-18:00 (Saturday-Sunday). Space is limited, please check in 5 minutes before start of session.
CPR-AED Refresher Workshop
Saturday 26 August: 13:30-15:00
Sunday 27 August to Tuesday 29 August: 09:00-10:30 and 13:30-15:00
Advanced CPR Skills Workshop
Saturday 26 August: 15:30 to 17:00
Sunday 27 August to Tuesday 29 August: 11:00-12:30 and 16:30- 18:00
Come and learn about the current CPR guidelines and meet ERC qualified instructors.


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