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General Programme

ESC Congress

Educational and scientific programming that covers the entire spectrum of cardiovascular disease.

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Cardiology in 4 Days

Take the Cardiology in 4 Days challenge - Sessions designed to give you the "Essentials" , information and updates throughout the main topics of cardiology.  


Meet the Experts Case Discussions

Case-based sessions that highlight clinical decision-making in the context of practical management of cardiovascular disease, featuring interactive discussion among leading experts.

Expert Advice

In depth educational sessions on specific and pertinent clinical questions with lectures by internationally acclaimed experts in the respective field.

Great Debates

Speakers will present opposing views on controversial issues in current cardiovascular care. They will defend their arguments and be challenged by a panel of experts. The audience will cast votes to determine the most convincing argument.

Case-based Symposia

Based on clinical cases, these sessions focus on practical, difficult, or controversial aspects in clinical cardiovascular care and are designed for maximum interaction between presenters, panelists and audience.


Lecture-based educational and didactic sessions, with state-of-the-art reviews covering clinical cardiology, epidemiology, as well as clinical and basic cardiovascular research.


Highly interactive early morning sessions between 07:30 and 08:15 with a unique opportunity for close encounters between a small audience and world-famous experts.

ESC Congress Highlight session

A must-attend event every year, this session provide the most important take-home messages across all cardiovascular topics from all presentations during ESC Congress 2018 in just 2 hours on Wednesday 29 August at 10:15 in the main auditorium: Munich.

This is THE session to attend before heading home. Leading experts will present and comment on the most relevant new developments in clinical and population sciences presented during the congress.


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