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Scientific Programme Committee

The EAPCI Scientific Programme Committee reviewed and then discussed the 50 submitted proposals for sessions for ESC 2012 during two meetings in Munich during the ESC 2012 conference and in conference calls that followed.

Grading criteria

The main criteria for grading were:

  1. Relevance of the topic for ESC audience;
  2. Scientific content;
  3. Broad representation of countries. Sessions submitted on behalf of working groups or associations and joint submissions were encouraged.


An extensive revision

24 sessions were selected for submission on behalf of EAPCI to the ESC 2013 Congress Program Committee (CPC).

The EAPCI Scientific Programme Committee would like to underscore the importance of join sessions with other associations or working groups.


Among the sessions submitted, one involved the French Interventional Working Group, two the Valvular Heart Disease Working Group, one the European Society of Vascular Surgery, two the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and one the ESC Working Group on Thrombosis.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the EAPCI Scientific Programme Committee and the ESC staff for the excellent work performed.

We hope that a large proportion of the sessions submitted by the EAPCI will be accepted by the CPC for the final program of ESC 2013 in Amsterdam!