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ESC Spring Summit 2019

6 - 7 March 2019, European Heart House - Sophia Antipolis, France

Everything you need to know about ESC Spring Summit 2019

What is ESC Spring Summit?

This unique forum is the most important meeting of the year for leaders in European cardiology. It's where we - the ESC Board; its subspecialty community leaders; Presidents of National Cardiac Societies; the next generation of leaders and those who disseminate science - shape the future of cardiology together.

Confirm your participation

RSVP deadline: 31 January 2019

You will need your ESC ID to complete the form. If you do not know your ESC ID, or are completing the form for someone else, please contact

Preliminary Agenda

This year's main topic is "FIT FOR THE FUTURE"

Wednesday, 6 March, 14:00 - 18:00

Time Activity Chairs
14:00 – 17:00 Leaders Fit for the Future Barbara Casadei and Tina Hansen
17:00 – 18:00 ESC Business Barbara Casadei
19:30 – 20:00 Cocktail Get Together  
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner  

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 08:30 – 12:00

Time Activity Chairs
08:30 – 12:00

Fit for the Future: The Digital Revolution

The rewards - Martin Landray

The obstacles - Charles Alessi, HIMMS

Doing it the Danish way - Jacob Thorsted Sorensen

An Estonian example – Digital Health in Tallinn – Margus Viigimaa

Wrap up and conclusions – Barbara Casadei


Stephan Achenbach and Cecilia Linde

Why YOU should come to ESC Spring Summit 2019

Your stay – all you need to know


On arrival

Depending upon your time of arrival at Nice airport or the train station, pre-ordered taxis will take you to either the European Heart House or the hotel. Look for the ESC logo and your name.

During your stay

Shuttle buses will commute between the Hotel Ambassadeur and the European Heart House. Please consult the Bus schedule in the hotel lobby and at the Heart House.

On departure

Shuttle buses will take you to either the airport or train station. If your flight time doesn't match the shuttle bus schedule, taxis will be organised on a case by case basis (please contact the EHH Registration Desk). Please contact our ESC Seminars team at the Heart House.

Contact numbers:

  • For flights booked via our travel agency - Selectour Bleu Voyages: +33 (0) 671 263 239 (7/7, 24/24)
  • Nice Airport: +33 0820 423 333
  • ESC Seminars team -  Blandine Browne: +33 4 92 94 76 00 (09:00 - 18:30)


You will be staying at the Hotel Ambassadeur in Juan les Pins.

Address: Hotel Ambassadeur 50-52 Chemin des Sables 06160 Juan les Pins France

Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 93 74 10

Hotel expenses

Please pay any extras and additional nights (including double room surcharge) when checking out. Please ensure you check out and bring your luggage to the Heart House if your departure is immediately after the Spring Summit as shuttle buses will leave directly from the European Heart House to the Airport.

ESC Dinner & Lunches

Lunch and light refreshments are provided at the European Heart House.

You are invited to attend the ESC Dinner on Wednesday 6 March - location to be announced

Help and support

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Seminars team:

Spring Summit 2018: Slides and Screencasts

Presentation Speaker Slide Screencast
Cardiology in Europe: Mission, Vision, Threats and Challenges Jeroen Bax    
Acquiring Knowledge Alan Bohm    
Modern Communication Afzal Sohaib    
Stress on the job Harri Silvola    
Working in Practice Vijay Kunadian    
Organisational Culture and Leadership in Cardiology in Europe Barbara Casadei    
Doctors in a changing environment: the medical specialist of the future Marcel Daniëls    
Leadership 2018 – does gender still matter? Avital Porter    
ESC Social Media - It’s all about science Pascal Meier & Ricardo Ladeiras Lopes    
ESC Presidents’ Report Jeroen Bax    

2018 Photos


View and download all Spring Summit photos online.

All photos