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Scientific Programme

ESC Congress 2024, London & Online, 30 August - 2 September


Let’s begin our journey to the heart of cardiology together!

ESC Congress covers all cardiovascular medicine and science with presentations and discussions of the latest research findings, new guidelines, as well as in-depth clinical teaching and education.

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Browse through the Scientific Programme and bookmark your sessions of interest.

Be inspired by the voices of the global cardiology community


At ESC Congress 2024, you will be immersed in ground-breaking research, trailblazing technology, and unparalleled networking opportunities both in London and online.

The ESC Congress Programme Committee has designed an outstanding programme with the main goal of improving patient care through education and integration of new research and guidelines into clinical practice.

Whatever stage you’re in, ESC Congress will fuel your career and allow you to converge with the cardiology heroes and legends who have inspired you. See who will be there.

This Year’s Spotlight: Personalising Cardiovascular Care

scientific-programme-esc-congress-2024.jpgTailoring or customising medical decisions to an individual, moving away from the one-size-fits-all approach to individualised treatment.

Discover sessions on:

  • emerging or future prevention, diagnosis and treatment approaches based on genetics and “-omics”
  • targeting treatments according to clinical phenotype
  • individualised decision-making where there are treatment choices
  • management of our increasingly complex and multimorbid patients
  • co-decision making with patients

See Spotlight sessions

New ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Guidelines-Audi-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngIn 2024, four New ESC Guidelines will be unveiled, presenting the most up-to-date recommendations to inform clinical practice and improve patient outcomes:

  • 2024 ESC Guidelines for the Management of Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension
  • 2024 ESC Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Coronary Syndromes
  • 2024 ESC Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
  • 2024 ESC Guidelines for the Management of Peripheral Arterial and Aortic Diseases

Each guideline release will be followed by an 'Ask the Guideline Task Force' session, and interactive Q&A with the guideline Task Force Chairs and Members to provide an in-depth understanding of the new guidelines.

In addition, 'Guidelines in Practice' sessions will showcase clinical cases to illustrate the practical applications of the new recommendations.

Check all New ESC Guidelines sessions' schedule

Late-Breaking Science Unveiled

Hot-Line-Presenter-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngMore Hot Line Sessions this year! 12 Hot Line Sessions held in the Main Auditorium. These sessions are reserved for the first presentation of the primary endpoint(s) of novel clinical trials, recently completed and unpublished. Each will immediately be followed by a review from a renowned expert on the outcome presented

Ask the Trialist - do not miss a unique opportunity for a deep dive into the trial presented in the Hot Line session - with direct interaction with the audience.

Late-Breaking Trial Sessions - Topic-related sessions featuring the best trials, trial updates and registries
Basic & translational late-breaking science session - 1 session dedicated to highlighting the latest and “hottest” findings in basic and translational science

New! The floor is yours: bring your questions

Ask-Question-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngDiscover this new session format: open forum Q&A sessions.

Engage with key opinion leaders on a specific topic of the cardiology field. You will be able to ask your questions verbally or through the ESC Congress mobile app.

Discover all these sessions' topics

Clinical Implementation Track

Debate-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngThe clinical implementation track will highlight sessions focused on the practical application of diagnostic approaches and treatments in clinical practice. How can we ensure the widest application of the evidence we have?

Whether onsite in London or online around the world, get the information and the guidance you need for your practice.

Browse through all sessions related to the clinical implementation track

Digital Health 

Digital-Health-Stage-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngDigital Health is supporting and transforming healthcare. Again, this year, a Digital Health Stage will set the scene for scientific sessions related to digital transformation and its implications for daily practice today and in the near future.

Explore digital health sessions

Obesity Track

Applaude-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngObesity is a huge and increasing health problem globally that affects all aspects of cardiovascular practice. With the emergence of new dietary, pharmacological and interventional/surgical approaches to this problem, all cardiologists must understand the importance of obesity and the emerging therapeutic options. 

See sessions related to obesity

Patient engagement

Ask-Question-room-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngThe patient's voice is reflected throughout the programme, across all topic areas. Hear and learn from patients’ experiences! 

See sessions including a patient perspective

General Cardiology for Physicians, Technicians, General Practitioners & Nurses and Allied Professionals

Tracks organised in collaboration with the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) and the British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care (BANCC) 

Networking-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngA programme designed specifically for Physicians with an interest in Cardiology, including Geriatricians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Technicians, Pharmacists, and other Allied Health Professionals, which will address provide clinical practice updates on key advances across the spectrum of Cardiology.

See sessions related to the Nurses and Allied Professionals track

See sessions related to the General Cardiology track


Highlights for the Young Community 

Young-Applaude-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngFollow your congress journey through sessions tagged by the ESC Committee for Young Cardiovascular Professionals particularly relevant for young cardiovascular professionals.

ESCYoungCommunity-picto-withYOUNG.jpgThe committee is also in charge of putting together the clinical case programme. 

See all activities dedicated to the young community at ESC Congress.

Original science in the Research Gateway

Science-Box-ESC-Congress-1500x1000.pngHome for abstracts and clinical cases, this is the place to discuss new research, findings and clinical practice with presenters. 




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