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The European Society of Cardiology will release five new ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines.
In addition, the programme features Meet the Guidelines Task Force Sessions to allow the audience to interact directly with the authors on the new guidelines and their implications for practice.
Presentations of recently completed, unpublished, important findings from major clinical trials that will influence clinical cardiovascular care.
High-profile sessions featuring the latest advances in cardiovascular science that influence practice.
Late-Breaking Clinical Trial – Late-Breaking Registry Results – Clinical Trial Update – Basic and Translational Science Hot Line.
In-depth discussion of recent or innovative developments in cardiology and related fields. Presentations from renowned professionals to bring you up to date on the essentials in cardiovascular medicine.
Want to get an all-round refresher/update in all topics of cardiology? An educational track is specifically designed to give you this.
Follow the entire track, or pick and choose your sessions based on your needs.
Start your day early and engage with experts over coffee and breakfast.
These sessions are built on real clinical practice situations and designed for maximum interaction with the audience.
* This programme is also supported by the five National Cardiac Societies that will focus on implementation in their countries.
Expert Advice Sessions
In-depth educational sessions regarding specific and pertinent clinical questions with lectures by internationally acclaimed experts in their respective fields.
Meet the Experts
Sessions designed to highlight the input of experts regarding key decisions related to the practical management of cardiovascular disease in daily situations.
Experts debate controversial issues in clinical cardiovascular medicine in an engaging and dynamic format.
Take part in the Hub debates: be ready to engage in the arguments made and the positions taken.
ESC Congress in Paris will be held together with World Congress of Cardiology: the perfect opportunity to address the important issues surrounding global cardiovascular health.
The Spotlight Track will feature sessions with the valuable contributions of an international faculty of renowned experts, highlighting differences in prevalence, clinical manifestations, prevention strategies, diagnostic modalities and management of cardiovascular disease around the world.
The sessions on global cardiovascular health will be presented in topic-related villages, as well as in the Hub.
A special Young Investigator Award competition will feature top-rated research from young professionals working in the field of global, CV-health-related science.
As a tribute, an honorary Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture will precede the Young Investigator Competition.
NEW THIS YEAR: The Global Exchange is a dedicated area with lecture rooms for professional development, where you can learn and discuss how to complement your clinical competencies with other skills and knowledge required in today’s cardiology.
The sessions will focus on a range of important professional development dimensions clustered around four thematic areas:
See the sessions on professional development.
This is also the place where WHF will organise the Meet & Share Forum and sessions.
An opportunity for foundations and associations to share insights, experiences and strategies.
Programme Planner with all sessions in the Global Exchange Area.
Live procedures recorded at leading, international centres.Follow the cases managed by our experts in real-life situations, while the panel on stage discusses procedures and patient management.
From digital medical records to big data and self-monitoring on smartphones and other devices, digital health is changing healthcare and how both doctors and their patients deal with medical conditions.
Sessions will highlight the technological applications in the field of e-cardiology for both research and clinical practice.
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Over 4,500 abstracts will be presented during the congress as oral or poster presentations in various formats, allowing a maximum of interaction between presenters, leading experts and delegates.
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Programmes designed specifically for physicians, technicians and general practitioners, as well as for nurses and allied professionals.
The Emergency Medicine Programme is organised in collaboration with Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) and the Societe Française de Cardiologie (SFC), bringing together professionals involved in emergency cardiovascular care and a 'Heart Team' approach.
Emergency Care Track on Saturday: A special fee of €55 to attend this one-day track for nurses & allied professionals, general practitioners and emergency personnel. It includes courses for basic life support (BLS), first responders, ambulance care assistants, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical dispatchers, advanced life support (ALS), paramedics, critical care paramedics, paramedic practitioners / emergency care practitioners, and specialist EMS.
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A unique scientific and educational programme designed by and for the young communities with the support of internationally renowned experts.
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Sessions designed with multiple formats and content to address key issues for your practice.
Image Interpretation with the Masters – interactive and practical discussions.
The Big Picture – A topic is presented from various perspectives, including guidelines, registry data supporting implementation, and atlas.
Cardiac Anatomy – Video demonstrations of heart specimens that show unique examples of congenital and acquired heart disease.
Let's Talk About Strategy and Case Discussions with the Masters – Join the experts on key topics.
Five prestigious European Society of Cardiology lectures by renowned leaders on population sciences, clinical cardiology, basic science, innovation and interventional cardiology.
ESC Congress Honorary Lecture will be given as an introduction to the Awards Ceremony to be held on Monday, 2 September at 18:00.
Presenting fun and engaging sessions to refresh your knowledge and skills.
The Great Cardiovascular Quiz
Sunday, 1 September – 16:40–17:50Revise current best practices based on guidelines, consensus opinion and the literature.
Cardiology Detectives – ECG Quiz
Tuesday, 3 September – 08:30–10:00Organised by the ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow
Multimodality Imaging Quiz: the Whole Is Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Sunday, 1 – 08:30–10:00Organised by the ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow
Mini-Quiz Sessions on Saturday, 31 August
Two teams from invited National Cardiac Societies will compete with questions based on 2018 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines. 09:00–10:30 – France vs Hungary11:00–12:30 – Algeria vs Latvia13:45–15:00 – Estonia vs Slovakia
Sessions organised with major cardiovascular and other specialty organisations from around the world, as well as sessions with input from internationally renowned journals, ESC associations and councils. Also features cardiopulmonary resuscitation workshops.
Organised by WHF, the forum is relevant for foundation and association teams, including CEOs, communications teams, strategy planning or innovation teams, as well as national decision-makers, policy health officials and representatives from patient organisations. It is an opportunity to share experiences and national strategies, identify key challenges and address them.
Wednesday, 4 September
Not to be missed, starting at 09:00 in the Hub.
ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines 2019 in the Main Auditorium.Basic ScienceGeneral Cardiology
This is 'the' session to attend before heading home to your practice! In just under two hours, leading experts present the most important take-home messages across all cardiovascular topics from the presentations made during ESC 2019. Starts at 10:15 in the Main Auditorium.
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