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About the Congress

Frontiers in CardioVascular Biomedicine (FCVB) is the biennial congress of the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS)

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

With each passing day, we see the rapid spread of COVID-19. It is far reaching, and it is preventing the gathering of even small numbers of people. It is in this unique context that we regret to announce that our biennial event, FCVB 2020, planned for 23-26 April in Budapest, will not take place as scheduled. Fortunately, however, we have been able to secure new dates and can confirm that our congress will now take place from 22 to 25 April 2021 in Budapest.

The leadership of the ESC and the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS) have been closely following the current health crisis. Increasingly severe measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus as health systems deal with the pandemic. As such, more than 60% of our esteemed congress faculty have already cancelled their participation – and that number will only grow. In addition, travel restrictions and a ban on indoor meetings are currently in place in Hungary and it is difficult to ascertain how the situation will evolve in the coming weeks.

As a result of these factors and our responsibility to protect the health of our faculty, delegates and staff, the CBCS committee agreed that postponing FCVB to April 2021 was the only responsible course of action.

More details about FCVB 2021 will follow, but in the meantime should you have any queries, please refer to the web page Your Questions Answered.

Our heartfelt best wishes go out to you, your families and your patients in these difficult times.

Professor Johannes Waltenberger
ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
Chairperson 2018–2020


FCVB meetings are increasingly considered as one of the most relevant exchange platforms for basic and translational cardiovascular biomedicine.

This meeting of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS) of the European Society of Cardiology has been in conjunction with 13 European cardiovascular science societies.

It brings together all these groups on a biennial basis is to create a showcase for the most exciting and innovative developments in cardiovascular research that is second to none and to act as a springboard for the careers of young scientists.

The previous programme was designed to be cross-disciplinary, both between and within sessions, to emphasise underlying scientific developments important to cardiovascular biology. The 13 societies have worked together to showcase their most exciting findings and to highlight interconnections with new areas of research. Central amongst the session types were:

  • Invited speaker presentations mixed with shorter talks selected from submitted abstracts, ensuring both the most recent data and strong involvement of younger speakers.
  • Poster sessions will be central to both position and timing.
  • Keynote lecturers will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Don't miss the opportunity to play an active role in the congress by presenting your research for presentation and discussion.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits

FCVB has been submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for accreditation.

The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

Attendance certificates for participants will be provided on-site upon request, in the Registration Area. 


The basic science organisations and ESC Working Groups involved in FCVB 2021

  • ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
  • European Council for Cardiovascular Research (ECCR)
  • European Society for Microcirculation  (ESM)
  • European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO)
  • International Society for Heart Research (ISHR), European Section
  • ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology
  • ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
  • ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine 
  • ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart
  • ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation
  • ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology
  • ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology
  • ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases
  • ESC Working Group on Thrombosis

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