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ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies - Benefits

The global cardiology community - connections and collaboration that support our members

The ESC and its Affiliated Cardiac Societies (ACS) share a special relationship which aim to support our members. Through this relationship, Affiliated Cardiac Societies, their Presidents and members have access to a number of benefits.

Advantages for ACS President

FESC Fast Track Application

If you are not already a Fellow of the ESC ACS Presidents benefit from a fast track application. This means your are invited to become a FESC without providing the usual documentation or having your application approved by the ESC Credentials Committee. You'll receive an invitation letter in October to become a Fellow the following year.  If you reply positively to the invitation, you will become a Fellow, once your annual Fellowship fee paid.

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At ESC Congress

ACS Presidents Meeting and Official Dinner

ESC Congress is a unique opportunity to meet ESC leaders and leaders of other ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies. You will get key updates about the collaboration between ACS and ESC during the meeting, followed by a friendly dinner together with the ESC Presidential trio.

ESC Congress Session Proposal

ACS Presidents are invited to shape the scientific programme of ESC Congress each by submitting suggestions for topics and expert faculty. Presidents receive an invitation from the ESC Congress Programme Committee Chair and submit proposals online. All sessions are reviewed by a committee and considered by the Congress Programme Committee at the time of the elaboration of the programme. 


Affiliated Cardiac Society Advantages

ESC joint session at your annual congress

Bring ESC science to your meeting - presented by leading ESC and national experts - the latest clincial practice guidelines in your national context. Joint sessions are promoted across ESC communication channels, giving great visibility to your national meeting to a different audience.


Participation in ESC Registries

Sign up to be part of major registries that evaluate medical practice around the world! Participating ACS can access their country's data  - subject to centre agreement and under contract.

About Registries

Dedicated webpage on ESC website

Your board, national congress and journal fully listed on the ESC website - more than 370,000 visitors each month.

ACS pages

Individual member benefits

Your members can become an ESC Professional Member and/or a member of any ESC subspecialty community, with equal access to all the associated benefits. In addition, members of ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies can access:

Free registration to ESC Congress

Each year the ESC gives 25 ESC Congress registrations to its ACS. The ACS allocates these to its members under 40 years of age, who are also ESC Professional Members. This is part of the ESC's Cardiologists of Tomorrow pragramme - certain criteria apply.

ESC Grants 

Your members can apply for an ESC Training,  Research and Nursing grants. These grants are worth 25,000 euros each and give cardiologists access to the latest techniqyes and leading experts in European centres of excellence.

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FREE My ESC Account

Your members can create a FREE 'My ESC Account' and sign up to receive newsletters and information about their specific area of interest. The ESC does a lot, so this is a great way to get the latest news and not miss out on educational opportunities - many of which are free and open to all!

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