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Councils at ESC Congress 2023

The ESC Councils have selected these sessions of particular interest taking place during ESC Congress 2023.





Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Basic science Networking Cocktail – Sunday, 27 August from 18:30–20:00 CEST

ESC William Harvey Lecture in Basic Science

RNA therapeutics for cardiovascular disease

Cellular communications at single-cell resolution in cardiovascular diseases

Young Investigator Awards Session in Basic Science

Heart brain interactions in cardiovascular diseases

How to tackle fibrosis in cardiovascular diseases

Novel targets for treatment of atherosclerosis

Hot papers in genes and gene editing in heart failure

Novel approaches to cardiac regeneration

Organelle stress in cardiovascular disease

Translational insights from cardioimmunology for human heart failure

Metabolism and cardiovascular diseases: completely inseparable

HFpEF: mechanisms and translational perspectives

Ageing and stress responses in cardiovascular disease



Council on Stroke

Integrated management of stroke: heart failure and more – Joint session with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO)

Stroke management dilemmas and the cardiologist

Stroke and bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation: walking the tight rope

What does the future hold for factor XIa vs. factor Xa inhibitors in atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndrome and stroke?

Atrial fibrillation: beyond stroke prevention and rhythm control

Heart and brain interactions – Joint session with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)

Atrial fibrillation and stroke: role of kidney disease and biomarkers

Great Debate: preventing stroke in carotid disease and intracranial haemorrhage

Heart brain interactions in cardiovascular diseases

Guidelines in Practice: 2023 ESC Guidelines for the Management of Endocarditis

Stroke and the heart: causes and consequences

Atrial fibrillation: screening and outcomes


Atrial fibrillation: beyond stroke prevention and rhythm control

Great Debate: controversies in atrial fibrillation - early rhythm control and atrial fibrillation burden