In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

ESC in Asia

Expanding the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine with an Asia-Pacific focus

Networking-ESC-Asia-1500x1000.pngThe ESC has developed collaborative relationships with its cardiac society partners in Asia to make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease on a global scale. To do this, it is extremely important to:

  • Exchange for a better understanding of the regional needs and to share the latest worldwide science for best practice to advance the battle against cardiovascular disease.
  • Collaborate and strengthen the relationship between Asia Pacific cardiovascular professionals and the worldwide cardiovascular community by participating in one or more of the exciting events where the European Society of Cardiology will actively be present.

ESC in Asia with APSC, 4 May 2024 - Dubai, UAE

APSC Website header 600x400.jpgThe European Society of Cardiology is presenting a full-day track on 4 May 2024 at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress, taking place in Dubai, UAE.


The two renowned cardiovascular societies bring together the latest in cutting-edge cardiovascular science, with an Asia-Pacific focus.


  • Sessions will feature key opinion leaders from Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Interact and exchange your ideas thanks to dedicated discussion times.
  • Hear from these international experts about diabetes mellitus and obesity, with a focus on the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.
  • Stay informed about the latest technologies and current hot topics in cardiology.


  • ESC in Asia with APSC: Prof. Michel Komajda
  • APSC Congress: Dr. Wael Almahmeed / Dr. Hyo-Soo Kim

Scientific Programme on Saturday, 4 May

This programme is in local Dubai time. 


09:00 – 10:30: Focus on diabetes mellitus

Chairpersons: Franz Weidinger, Austria & Farhana Bin Lootah, United Arab Emirates

  • Diabetes in the Middle East and Asia: a pandemic (15 min) - Hani Sabbour, United Arab Emirates
  • 2023 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes - Take home messages (15 min) - Michel Komajda, France
  • Coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes in diabetic patients – important considerations (15 min) - Franz Weidinger, Austria
  • Heart failure and diabetes: les liaisons dangereuses (15 min) - Michel Komajda, France
  • Panel discussion (30 min)


11:00 – 12:30: Focus on diabetes mellitus and obesity

Chairpersons: Michel Komajda, France & Kathryn Tan, Hong Kong

  • Obesity in the Middle East and Asia: a pandemic (15 min) - Kathryn Tan, Hong Kong
  • GLP1 receptor agonists in diabetes: a look at the data and recommendations (15 min) - Katharina Schuett, Germany
  • Anti-obesity medications in real-world special situations (15 min) - Wann Jia Loh, Singapore
  • New drugs on the horizon for diabetes and obesity (15 min) - Katharina Schuett, Germany
  • Panel discussion (30 min)


13:30 – 15:00: Cutting-edge technology in cardiology 

Chairpersons: Franz Weidinger, Austria & Mohamed Al Jaabari, United Arab Emirates

  • Keynote lecture (pre-recorded presentation) - TAVI: looking back at two decades – and predictions for the future (15 min) - Martine Gilard, France
  • New pacing modalities: Left bundle branch pacing (15 min) - Dr Mauro Biffi, Italy
  • New pacing modalities: Conduction System Pacing  (15 min) - Kelvin Chua, Singapore
  • Renal denervation in 2024 (pre-recorded presentation) (15 min) - Felix Mahfoud, Germany
  • Panel discussion (30 min) - Martine Gilard & Felix Mahfoud joining the discussion remotely.


15:30 – 17:00: Hot topics in cardiology

Chairpersons: Dr Mauro Biffi, Italy & Kyung Woo Park, Korea

  • Revascularisation by PCI: clinical implications of new trial results (15 min) - Franz Weidinger, Austria
  • Atrial fibrillation ablation: when is it too late and is it ever too early? (15 min) - Kelvin Chua, Singapore
  • Atrial fibrillation in heart failure: new evidences, new indications? (15 min) - Jae Min Shim, South Korea
  • Pills are on the way out – the future of CV drug therapy is arriving: siRNA, antisens… (pre-recorded presentation) (15 min) - Jean-Sébastien Hulot, France
  • Panel discussion (30 min) - Jean-Sébastien Hulot joining the discussion remotely.


There will be no additional registration fees for the ESC in Asia with the APSC track. 

Register now


Dubai International Convention Centre (DICC)

Dubai World Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2

Dubai - United Arab Emirates


 If you have any questions, please send us an email at

Other Events in Asia with the ESC in 2024 & 2025

April 2024

  • 26-28 April: 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Cardiac Society in Singapore

May 2024

June 2024

  • 27-30 June: 18th Oriental Congress of Cardiology together with World Heart Federation in Shanghai, China

July 2024

  • 05-07 July: The 32nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology in Hong Kong

November 2024

  • 7-10 November: 35th GW-ICC/AHS.24 in Beijing, China
  • 8-10 November: AFCC 2024 in Singapore

March 2025

  • 28-30 March: JCS2025 in Yokohama, Japan

April 2025

  • 17-19 April: 2025 Annual Spring Scientific Conference of the KSC with Affiliated Cardiac Societies & APSC in Busan, Korea

ESC Asia with AFC in Hanoi, Vietnam - 4 November 2023

AFCC-Congress-2023-Leadership.pngReview presentations given by key opinion leaders during the Asean Federation of Cardiology congress.

The one-day programme covered the 2023 ESC Guidelines and highlighted the most important Late-Breaking Trials from ESC Congress 2023. The ESC in Asia track showed how well we can work together in the global cardiovascular community. 


Woman-ESC-Asia-1500x1000.png Komajda-ESC-Asia-1500x1000.png Speakers-ESC-Asia-1500x1000.png Woman-Smile-ESC-Asia-1500x1000.png

ESC-Asia-Abstract-Presenters-175-2018-08-25.jpg Young-Smile-ESC-Asia-1500x1000.png ESC-Asia-Audience-Session-1500x1000.jpg ESC-Asia-networking-1500x1000.jpg