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Frequently asked questions for ESC TV interviews

This page provides information for interviewees and interviewers chosen to participate in ESC TV.

What IS esc tv

ESC TV is the online channel that offers the hottest news and analysis from the ESC Congress 2015 to audience worldwide via the ESC Website.

Its content comes from edited interviews and discussions and is broadcasted live on the website.

If you have been chosen to be an interviewer or interviewee, you would have already received an emailed invitation. If you accept to participate in ESC TV, you will engage in a discussion or interview in your field of expertise. This is a unique opportunity to give international visibility to your scientific contribution at the congress.

Selected interviews will be edited and broadcast live during the Interludes between Live Scientific Sessions via the ESC homepage during the congress.

Where will ESC TV be recorded

ESC TV will be recorded from two stages. The Main Stage is located in ESC Plaza and the Poster Stage is located in the Poster Area.  Please ensure you go to the right location and arrive punctually. One of our ESC TV staff members will be able to assist you on-site. The meeting point for all interviews and discussions is at the Main Stage, except for Young Researchers, which will be recorded at the poster stage.

What will be the format of my interview

The format of your interview depends on the specific type of Scientific Session and/or Abstract. There are three different interview formats for scientific session presenters and one interview format for abstract presenters.

Late Breaking Science

This is a factual interview on a Hot Line, CTU or Registry abstract. A medical journalist will interview the speaker of Hot Lines, Trials And Registry Sessions.

ESC Guidelines

It consists of a panel discussion on how ESC Guidelines will impact clinical practices. Two chairpersons of ESC Guidelines discuss key messages with two reviewers.

Experts Words

In-depth discussions whereby cardiologists share their experiences on clinical practices discussed during the sessions. One chair or speaker from the scientific session discusses with two other contributors from the same session.

Young Researchers

Interview with a young abstract presenter discussing his/her abstract. The interviewer is involved in young communities. Both interviewer and interviewee are aged under 35.

How Long Will It Take

  • It will take approximately 30 minutes. This includes preparation time and the actual interview time. Please note, ESC Guidelines discussions will be alloted a 45 minute slot.
  • First 15 minutes for preparation (agreement on questions and general discussion)
  • It is not necessary to prepare extensively before the interview or discussion, this will be done on-site
  • Remaining time for recording
  • Recording will result in 5 minutes of broadcasted material

How Should I Prepare Myself for the Interview

  • You will be prepped by our experienced team of experts, journalists and video editors so you will deliver an interesting interview
  • You be discussing subjects covered in your session or abstract, so there is no specific need for extra preparation
  • The idea is to create a story behind your expertise and enjoy a conversation in a relaxed ambiance
  • The outcome will be a dynamic and interactive interview