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Frequently Asked Questions

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

ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience starts on 27 August at 07:15 CEST and ends on 30 August at 21:00 CEST.

The congress platform will be open for all registered delegates from Thursday, 26 August

Registered delegates can review the scientific content on demand until 13 September. English subtitles available.

Vouchers can be activated until 13 September. Enter your access code here.

From 14 September all presentations will be available on ESC 365 with unlimited year-long access to ESC Professional Members and FESC.

CME Credits: the certificate will be available from 27 September and will be based on the real-time tracked spent viewing scientific videos from 27 August until 13 September. See more information on CME Credits



Your access to the Congress platform

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Video to guide you through ESC Congress 2021 platform

Watch this short video to guide you through ESC Congress 2021 platform, including how to build your personal programme and top tips for networking and making the most of the full congress offer.

 

Registration

How do I register for ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience?

We invite you to register here

You will need to sign in to your My ESC account. If you do not have a My ESC account you will need to create one during the registration process.

Registration will close on 30 August at 20:00 CEST for latecomers.

Who is eligible to register for ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience ?

Registration is reserved to certified healthcare professionals, associated press, healthcare industry representatives and other stakeholders involved in the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

I can’t attend or I’m not sure I can be present for the whole congress. How can I still access the scientific presentations?

We are sorry you will miss the online event and interaction with your peers.

Please note that registration gives you access to all presentations until 13 September 2021.

ESC Professional Members  get access all year-long to the presentations on ESC 365 from 13 September 2021.

Is there a complimentary offer to access ESC Congress 2021?

Some of the ESC Congress 2021 content will be accessible via a complimentary registration.

The limited access will enable you to access these areas:

  • Research Gateway – abstracts, clinical cases and latest science. Comment, share and vote on your favourites. Open from 23 August to 13 September 2021.
  • Our Global Community – connect with your National Cardiac Society to network, discuss the science in a local context, and catch up with colleagues. Open from 26 August to 13 September 2021.

Get your complimentary restricted access. Not required for fully registered delegates.

My Account

For any questions about your My ESC Account, we invite you to consult the dedicated web page.

Technical Recommendations

The ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience platform is designed with a responsive interface that is mobile friendly, but for an optimal experience, we recommend that you access the platform on a desktop computer.

Supported Browsers

We support the most current versions of Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. Chrome is the preferred browser.

Tips for the best experience

  • Disable your web browser’s ad blocker (this is normally done through the Settings in your browser). Turning off the ad blocker will help us confirm your attendance and deliver your CME credits.
  • Zoom out on your web browser to see the full room view.
  • If you are using Google Chrome:
    • To zoom out – Simultaneously press Ctrl and on your keyboard
    • To zoom in – Simultaneously press Ctrl and + on your keyboard
  • On Windows 10: to set screen zoom, right click on your desktop and select Display settings from the popup menu. Zoom can be adjusted in the popup window.
  • If you can’t hear a presentation: Ensure the volume on your computer speakers is turned up and that the sound is not muted. Using the button at the bottom left of the video, confirm the volume level.

 

Access to ESC Congress is provided for named individuals, signed in via the My ESC account; connecting simultaneously with multiple devices is not permitted.

Make sure to enable the networking feature

Thousands of your colleagues are connected from our around the globe! Connect with them by clicking on the Networking tab in the navigation bar.

  • You will be visible in the networking search so people can message me (chat) in one-to-one conversations
  • Other delegates will see my name, profession, country and membership status
  • The networking feature only allows direct chat contact and does not enable users to contact each other by other means of communication (email, phone, etc).

Scientific Programme

How to access the Scientific Programme online ?

You can access the programme here

From there you can:

To personalise your programme we recommend you sign in first (in the top right corner of the screen) with your My ESC login and password.

To include the sessions you don’t want to miss in your personal programme, click on the heart. The session will be saved in “My Programme”

Important: In the programme, timing is adjusted to your computer setting.

 

See below a general daily programme overview:

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What is the Spotlight of this year?

The Spotlight of this year is: Sudden Cardiac Death

To get more on all the sessions types and tracks you can also browse through the Scientific and Educational Sessions web page.

Interactive features

How can I interact during the presentation?

Most sessions will have a Q&A window on the right of the presentation where you can ask questions and interact with other participants through the Forums. Each of your posts will be identified with your name and country, allowing the audience to recognise your contribution.

All posts* should be made in English so the global community can understand and respond.


*ESC term and conditions: Participants guarantee that the content he/she submits on the Forum is not obscene, threatening, harassing, deceptive, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person, illegal or otherwise deliberately intended to upset or harm other users. The European Society of Cardiology reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to publish, and remove any user’s content from ESC websites at any time and without prior notice.

How can I interact with an abstract or clinical case presenter on Research Gateway?

When consulting a presentation, you can use the following functionalities - Like, or Comment to post a message.

Presenters are invited to consult their presentation(s) throughout the congress to respond to comments and/or questions posted.

If you enjoy a presentation, please make sure to Like it – and contribute to the rating of the content online! (see the "Best Rated" section) – this will help other participants find and enjoy the content.

Make sure to enable the networking feature

Thousands of your colleagues are connected from our around the globe! Connect with them by clicking on the Networking tab in the navigation bar.

  • You will be visible in the networking search so people can message me (chat) in one-to-one conversations
  • Other delegates will see my name, profession, country and membership status
  • The networking feature only allows direct chat contact and does not enable users to contact each other by other means of communication (email, phone, etc).

On demand content

The Video On Demand will be available on the platform within 24 hours after the presentation.

Please go to the On Demand section on the platform.

 

Translation & Subtitles

All presentations are in English. Translations are not available.

The Video on Demand (VOD) of each presentation will be available with English subtitles.

 

Faculty & Presenters

How can I access my certificate for my scientific contribution?

You will need to connect to your My ESC account to download your certificate (access to your certificate)

Will my abstract be published?

All abstracts presented at ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience will be published in an abstract supplement of the European Heart Journal (Impact Factor 2020 = 29.983)

 

At what time will my presentation be broadcast?

We invite you to access your agreement form to find the details related to your contribution to ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience, including the broadcast date and time of your presentation.

Kindly consider that timing can vary slightly, therefore we advise you to connect five minutes before the scheduled broadcast time.

Where can I find/watch my presentation again?

All presentations will be made available on demand 24 hours after broadcast. The content will be accessible on the congress platform until 13 September 2021 to all registered participants.  After 13 September, presentations will be available on ESC 365, accessible to ESC Professional Members and Fellows of the ESC.

Presentations and ePosters featured on the Research Gateway – abstracts, clinical cases and latest science on demand will be available from 23 August to 13 September 2021.

How can I interact with viewers during the broadcast of my presentation?

 

A Forum is available to give speakers the opportunity to exchange directly with viewers. Your presence online in the Forum at the time of your presentation would be most appreciated.


To enter the Forum and interact with the audience:

  1. Connect to the platform on the day/time of your presentation

Please note, the times indicated are approximate, so we ask you to connect five minutes before and, if possible, plan to stay longer than your actual presentation to accommodate any unexpected delays in the broadcast.

  1. During your presentation you will see a Forum window on the side of the screen. Use the chat function to enter the Forum. Each of your posts will be identified with your name and country, allowing the audience to recognise your contribution.

 

The Forum is an area for scientific exchange rather than a questions and answers page.

On the Research Gateway a comments field is available in each presentation to allow scientific exchange on the content presented

Whom should I contact if I have another questions?

CME Credits

How many CME Credit can I receive?

ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience is accredited for 27 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

The certificate of attendance with your CME credits will be based on your time viewing scientific sessions, which will be tracked during the congress, 27–30 August and the period after the congress until 13 September.

The maximum of credits per day is defined by the UEMS. The sum of the number of hours spent each day watching sessions will give the total number of credits obtained at the end of the event.

The certificate will be available from 27 September and will be based on the real-time tracked spent viewing scientific videos from 27 August until 13 September.

Please be aware that any tracking blockers on your device or browser may prevent us from tracking your activity properly, with the result that the CME points will not be added to your certificate of attendance and cannot be claimed after the event.

The complimentary restricted access to the 'Research Gateway' does not provide any CME credits.

See more information on CME Credits

How can I claim my certificate of attendance?

You will need to complete a short questionnaire to receive your certificate. The questionnaire and certificate can be found in your My ESC account from 27 September. Just select ‘ESC Congress 2021  The Digital Experience’ in the ‘congress’ section on the right-hand side and click on ‘manage’.

I practice in the United States of America: how can I claim credits?

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credits to AMA credits can be found here.

I practice in Canada: how can I claim credits?

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC® credits, are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

See more information on CME Credits

Congress Resources

How can I access the scientific resources from past ESC Congresses?

Abstracts, slides and videos from previous ESC Congresses are available on ESC 365, the online cardiovascular library. All abstracts are available on open access. ESC Professional Members and Fellows of the ESC have year-long access to slides, videos, eposters and congress reports.

How long the ESC Congress 2021 scientific resources will be available?

ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience will take place from Friday 27 to Monday 30 August.

The scientific resources will be available on the platform to all registered delegates until Monday 13 September. ESC Professional Members have access all year long.

Fellows of the ESC & ESC Professional Members

How do I become a member?

To join our community and benefit from significant savings on ESC Congress registration, year long access to ESC 365 and additional opportunities, see the detailed information on our membership and join now.

Are there dedicated activities for members during ESC Congress 2021?

A new Member Home will be available throughout the congress, with exclusive activities for ESC Professional Members, Fellows of the ESC, Association Fellows and ESC association Ivory, Silver and Gold Members. 

Discover all the member exclusives during ESC Congress 2021

 

Who has access to the Member Home?

The Member Home is open to view by all members and delegates registered for ESC Congress 2021. Specific features on this page, such as the Quiz for example, are available exclusively to ESC Professional members, FESC, sub-specialty Associations Ivory, Silver, Gold members and fellows with an up-to-date subscription.

To access all features available on the Member Home delegates are invited to join here .

What do I need to become a member?

To become an ESC Professional Member or sub-specialty Association Member simply click here  or connect to the Chat and speak to one of our Membership Advisors. Check the Membership FAQs here

Become a member or renew your membership to fully take advantage of these activities.

Discover all the member exclusives during ESC Congress 2021

How can I check my membership status?

Check your membership status in your My ESC account under “My Membership” here.

I am a young cardiovascular professional. How can I connect with the ESC Young Community?

There are several ways to connect with the ESC Young Community.

During ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience, there will be exclusive activities for ESC Professional Members, Fellows of the ESC, Association Fellows and ESC association Ivory, Silver and Gold Members, with afocus on the needs of the young community.

Members can participate in a variety of activities, which include a daily Quiz, a Wall of Fame (where you can share your professional photo as well as your hidden talent) and “The Day in Focus”, a daily debrief of the Scientific Programme (20:15-21:00 CEST).

We also have a series of short “How to…” videos focusing on professional development and covering topics ranging from public speaking to becoming a FESC.

In addition, the ESC Young Members Virtual Networking Event (requires pre-registration) allows you to connect with other young community members on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 12:30-13:15 CEST.

All this and more will be available on the Member Home of the ESC Congress 2021 platform.

Also If you have specific questions contact us.

How do I renew my membership?

Membership can be renewed in your My ESC account under “My Membership”.

How can I become a Fellow of the ESC (FESC)?

The deadline for applications this year is 30 September 2021. Discover more

Have further questions about membership?

Contact us or check the Membership FAQ.

 

Industry partners

Where can I find information about industry activities?

You may access the industry section on our website to get an overview of partner activities during ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience prior to the event. Once the online platform is live, you will be able to browse through our dedicated exhibition section and visit partner profiles to get the latest on products, therapies and research in the field from industry partners.

Delegates will be able to:

  • Visit virtual booths
  • Have one-on-one chats in dedicated and private spaces
  • Get back in the classroom spirit with our completely revamped Tutorials

Scientific content and downloadable corporate resources will also be available to delegates as well as our partners' scientific agenda for the event so that you can add sessions of interest to your busy schedules straight from their profiles.

Will industry partners have scientific sessions?

Yes. Industry partners will present the latest data on their cardiovascular developments and innovative solutions during dedicated scientific sessions. Top experts in the field will be reviewing recent trials and findings which will shape the future of cardiology practice.

Presentations will be made available On Demand within 24-48 hours.

Social Media

Where can I find the ESC on Social Media?

We have an amazing team of 53 Twitter Ambassadors who will live-tweet during the event. Follow them on Twitter and join the conversation:

Ambassador names

Twitter handles

Aaysha Cader

@aayshacader

ACNAP President

 @ACNAPPresident

Afzal Sohaib

@DrAfzalSohaib

Alessia Gimelli

@alessia_gimelli

Ali Nazmi Calik

@ANazmiCalik

Allan Bohm

@Allan_Bohm

Anastasia Mihailidou

@AnastasiaSMihai

Annabelle Volgman

@avolgman

Biljana Parapid

@biljana_parapid

Carol Ann Remme

@CarolRemme

David Duncker

@DavidDuncker

Dominik Linz

@Dominik_Linz

EJCN EiC

@EditorEJCN

Ekaterini Lambrinou

@EkateriniL

Francesco Perone

@PeroneFrancesco

Francisco M Costa

Moscoso_Costa

Han Naung Tun

@HanCardiomd

Hany Ragy

@Hragy

Harriette Van Spall

@hvanspall

Jeroen Hendriks

@J_Hendriks1

Keith Andrew Chan

@keithachanmd

Leonie Klompstra

@LeonieKlompstra

Liesl Zuhlke

@lieslzuhlke

Maja Cikes

@MajaCikes

Mamas Mamas

@mmamas1973

Maria Rubini

@mrubini

Maria Simonenko

@DrLadyMaria

Martha Gulati

 @DrMarthaGulati

Michael Gibson

@CMichaelGibson

Mihai Trofenciuc

@MihaiTrofenciuc

Milica Aleksic

@drmilicaa

Mirvat Alasnag

@mirvatalasnag

Natasja de Groot

@nmsdegroot

Nico Bruining

@BruiningNico

Niti Aggarwal

@NitiCardio

Nurgul Keser

@NurglKeser6

Pablo Jorge

 @PabloJ

Paola Morejón Barragán

@paomorejon

Pascal Meier

@DrPascalMeier

Purvi Parwani

@purviparwani

Rafael Vidal Perez

@rafavidalperez

Rani Khatib

@DrRaniKhatib

Rebecca Hahn

 @hahn_rt

Ricardo Ladeiras Lopes

@rladeiraslopes

Ritu Thamman

@iamritu

Roxana Mehran

@Drroxmehran

Ruben Casado

@rbcasado

Sarah Moharem

@Sarah_Moharem

Sergio Kaiser

@pabeda1

Shehab Anwer

@ShehabAnwer

Shelley Zieroth

@ShelleyZieroth

Silvia Castelletti

@SilCastelletti

Susanna Price

 @susannaprice

Tom Guzik

@CVR_TomaszGuzik

Vass Vassiliou

@vass_vassiliou

Victoria Delgado

@VDelgadoGarcia

Vijay Kunadian

@VijayKunadian

 

You can also join the ESC on:

Facebook – @europeansocietyofcardiology

Twitter:

  • Main account – @escardio
  • Journals account – @ESC_Journals
  • News account – @ESCardioNews

LinkedIn – European Society of Cardiology

Instagram – @europeansocietyofcardiology

Press

I'm accredited press. How do I register?

We invite you to register at no charge through this link before the congress starts to be able to view sessions and access the scientific resources until 13 September 2021 (reserved for registered participants only).

Where can I find embargoed press material?

Accredited journalists can access embargoed material on the exclusive webpage from Thursday, 19 August.

To access embargoed press material, please apply for accreditation here.

I am looking for the Press Programme and activities

We invite you to go to 'Press at ESC Congress' to find details related to the press conferences and press releases. 

How can I attend ESC Congress 2021 press conferences?

The Opening Press Conference will be live streamed on @ESCardioNews

All other press conferences are embargoed and reserved for accredited press at ESC Congress.

Contact

Please note that the Frequently Asked Question page is regularly updated. 

If you have read the above and your question is not answered do not hesitate to contact the congress team. We're always here to help you.