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ESC Endorsement for Live Events in General Cardiology

ESC Endorsement Policy - ESC Blueprint

The ESC Board has validated the new “ESC Endorsement Policy for Live Events in General Cardiology” in December 2015.

As of January 2016, ESC Education Committee will only consider for endorsement meetings/courses/congresses that comply with the ESC blueprint:

The Scientific Programme will systematically be reviewed by the ESC Education Committee and must comply with the following ESC Blueprint:

  • It must not promote single products/devices. Multi Sponsorship is recommended.
  • Learning objectives and expected outcomes must be clearly defined. 
  • The programme must be based on recent ESC guidelines/ESC consensus documents. Case-based presentations are strongly encouraged.
  • It has to be interactive to better engage participants (via group discussions, breakout sessions, voting...)
  • It should align with identified needs and assess progression, an evaluation mechanism must be implemented (pre- & post-tests).
  • It should not harm ESC image
  • Feedback on the event is required. 
  • Local National Cardiac Societies should be informed of the event and be involved in it if possible.

3 types of events

ESC Member Course - National Cardiac Society

5-Year contract (year 1: 0€ then 5 000€/year).

It includes:

  • Use of ESC Logo*
  • 1 day or 2 half days course
  • 2-3 guidelines selected jointly with NCS
  • 200 pocket guidelines/title
  • Flights for 2 presenters (local language)
  • Scientific Programme reviewed by ESC Education Committee
  • Scientific content published on
  • Visibility "Continuing Education & Training Catalogue"

ESC Branded programme (ESC Update programme, ESC Grand Courses, Highlights of ESC)

10 000€ / Event

It includes:

  • Use of ESC Logo*
  • Scientific Programme reviewed by ESC Education Committee
  • Scientific content published on
  • Visibility "Continuing Education & Training Catalogue"

Event "in collaboration with the ESC"

Quotation upon request

It includes:

  • Use of ESC Logo*
  • Event Name + “in collaboration with the ESC
  • Scientific Programme reviewed by ESC Education Committee
  • Scientific content published on


*According the specific rules as set out by the ESC

Request your ESC Endorsement

Please complete the application form and submit it 3 months before your live event.

We will inform you by email 1 month after your submission, at the latest, if endorsement has been accepted or not.

If your meeting/course/congress is accepted, your endorsement will be considered final when contract and payment of Royalty will be completed.

Please Note

ESC reserves the right to modify the fees any time and at its discretion. The requester will be informed in due time.

The requester can be asked to provide ESC with free exhibition space during the endorsed event (9m²).


Upcoming ESC Endorsed Courses

  • Thursday 01 - Friday 02 June 2017 (2 Days)

    Bad Krozingen - Germany

    The aim of this course is to build a bridge between non-invasive imaging and tactile feedback in the operating room, to enable young as well  as advanced cardiologists to share the way of surgical thinking , to touch the disease and to learn to anticipate which interventional procedures will work excellent and which ones will be more likely to be prone to failure.