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Pre-Scope for Intervention - ESC Congress 2017

Organised by EAPCI

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The call for session for ESC Congress 2017 whose spotlight is “40 years of PCI” will open soon and will close on 30 September.
EAPCI decided to launch a pre-scope process to allow EAPCI members to submit their ideas for the programme for the next ESC Congress in Barcelona.

Submitting your proposal through our Pre-Scope will allow EAPCI to generate even more innovative and top quality content in coronary intervention, peripheral intervention, valve intervention and structural heart intervention.

This pre-scope process will allow you to submit your proposals to the Association who will collect them, review and further develop them to produce recommendations for the scoping process for the ESC Congress scientific programme.

To submit your pre-scope proposals, simply click on the "Submit" button below.

You are required to give:

  • A title for the session proposal
  • Learning objectives
  • Session topic and type (Symposium – Case-based Symposium – Debate)
  • Names of potentiel chairpersons
  • Titles for up to 5 presentations/cases
  • Names of the respective speakers (ideally not more than 2 from the same country and none from the same lab – this also applies to the Chairs) + email address

Please do not invite anyone at this time.

What to avoid?

  • Uncompleted sessions
  • Device-oriented sessions

The type of sessions you need to know:

  • Case-based Symposium: practical & interactive sessions specific to particular topics or themes. These are based upon the presentation of clinical cases and designed to allow for panel discussions and interaction with the audience.
    Please submit 4 lectures and 2 Chairperson
  • Symposium: session in which renowned experts present state of the art reviews on clinical cardiology, basic and clinical cardiovascular research, and epidemiology, with a focus on what is relevant today and for the future.
    Please submit 2 case based lectures each with a speaker + 1 Concluding lecture on the topic (1 speaker)
  • Debate:  please submit 2 arguments each debated Pro & Contra

Topic priorities

  • NSTEMI oriented sessions including drugs, device and multivessel disease revascularization
  • Concomitant CAD and valve disease
  • Remaining indications for SAVR in 2017
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Post-ACS/stenting secondary prevention : device but also drugs
  • Acute and chronic heart failure: LVAD as an alternative to heart transplantation
  • Graft transplant CAD
  • Progression and regression of CAD
  • Stroke treatment and cathlab network facilities

Of note, these topic priorities are listed to provide guidance. “Out of the box” proposals are of course welcome.

The EAPCI pre-scope submission will close on 30 July.

All proposals will be considered by the EAPCI Scientific Programme & Congress Committee, who will then directly enter selected sessions in the ESC Congress 2017 SCOPE. Please note that these submissions will be highlighted as coming from the EAPCI Community.

If you do submit your Intervention proposals via this pre-scope process, it is not necessary to submit further proposals in the ESC Scope which closes on 30 September 2016. 

We trust this pre-scope process will allow us to provide a stronger program to the ESC Congress 2017 with excellent contributions from our community. 


We look forward to receiving your pre-scope proposals for the ESC Congress 2017.

With kind regards,

Marco Valgimigli, Chair of the EAPCI Scientific Program and Congress Committee 2016-2018

Julinda Mehilli, Co-Chair Chair of the EAPCI Scientific Program and Congress Committee 2016-2018