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Special Lectures of the ESC

Four special-named Lectures given each year during ESC Congress

The ESC chooses renowned scientists who, through original contributions and qualified investigation, are accepted by their peers as leading experts in their fields of knowledge.

They cover the areas of Clinical Cardiology, Interventional cardiology, Population Science and Basic Science. 

ESC Congress 2017 Named Lectures

The Named lectures take place in the corresponding villages on Sunday 27 August. This year the Named Lecture is followed by the Young Investigator Awards session on the same topic.

S Capewell, FESC (Liverpool, UK)

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08:30 ESC Geoffrey Rose Lecture on Population Sciences 

Can we eradicate premature cardiovascular deaths?

Simon trained in general, respiratory and cardiovascular medicine in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Oxford. He was appointed as the first Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the University of Liverpool in 1999.

Simon enjoys facilitating multidisciplinary research teams, mentoring colleagues and writing papers and grant applications. He manages a research programme mainly involving cardiovascular disease (CVD) and food policy, with well over three hundred publications and funding thus far totalling over £25 million from EU, NIH, BHF, MRC & NIHR. Simon is Vice President (Policy) for the UK Faculty of Public Health, previous President of the Society for Social Medicine and a Trustee for the FPH, for the UK Health Forum, and for Heart of Mersey.

He has recently chaired/participated in a dozen national /international policy and prevention committees, including Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (Obesity), Obesity Health Alliance,  NICE, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology and WHO.

C Boileau (Paris, FR)


14:00 ESC William Harvey Lecture on Basic Science 
PCSK9: a journey of discovery from genetics to clinical trials

Professor Catherine Boileau is current Head of the Genetics Department at Bichat University Hospital in Paris, and Professor of Medical Genetics at University Paris Diderot. She is also Director of Research of the Northern Paris University hospitals (AP-HP). She has headed INSERM research teams since 1994. Presently she co-heads the “Structural cardiovascular diseases” Team at INSERM U1148 (Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science). Her research interests focus on identifying the genetic component of vascular diseases, through the identification of disease genes, susceptibility factors and modifier genes in two models of inherited diseases: familial hypercholesterolemia and inherited thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection.

Professor Boileau has authored more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Professor Boileau headed for 5 years the Scientific Advisory Board of the French Rare Diseases Foundation and is an active member of the French National Atherosclerosis Society, the European and American societies of Human Genetics and Cardiology. She is also a member of the Directoire (Governing board) and the CME (Medical Board) of the Paris University Hospitals (AP-HP).

MC Morice, FESC (Massy, FR)

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14:00 ESC Andreas Grüntzig Lecture on Interventional Cardiology 
The revolution in the treatment of patients with aortic stenosis


Dr Morice is an interventional cardiologist with more than 30 years of experience as Head of the highest-volume PCI centers in the Greater Paris Area (CCN, ICPS). A fellow of the ESC and the ACC, Honorary Professor of the Universidad Del Salvador in Buenos Aires and a Senior Consulting Adviser to EuroPCR, she is a guest lecturer and chairperson at all major international Cardiology scientific sessions. Dr Morice has been involved in multiple landmark research trials such as RAVEL and SYNTAX as a Primary Investigator and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles. She is the President and Medical Director of the European Center for Cardiovascular Research (CERC). In 2013,  Dr Morice  was designated Best  Interventional Cardiologist in France and in 2014 she received the CHIEN award during ASIA PCR and the  Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Operator Award at TCT 2014 for her career achievements.

GA Derumeaux, FESC (Creteil, FR) 

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14:00 ESC Rene Laennec Lecture on Clinical Cardiology 
Adipose tissue and myocardial ageing


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