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The young community at ESC Congress

The European Society of Cardiology supports its young community

Your dedicated activities at ESC Congress 2019 together with World Congress of Cardiology in Paris, 31 August–4 September.

Workshop evening

The ESC and the CCF (Cardiologues en Formation, the young group of the French Society of Cardiology) are proud to launch their first evening of simulator sessions during ESC Congress 2019!

Participate in a full evening of theoretical and practical training on high-technology devices given by top experts in their fields from the famous Université Paris V’s iLumens simulation centre. Up to four workshops are available for each participant. 

Sunday 1 September from 17:00–21:00 (4 slots available)


Note: Applications are now closed.

See the programme

ESC Professional Horizons

Prof. Casadei, ESC President during Professional Horizons in 2018The ESC is launching its third edition of Professional Horizons at ESC Congress 2019 in Paris.

In a relaxed atmosphere, young specialists will be given an opportunity to meet with internationally renowned experts one-on-one to discuss career development, ongoing research, or simply to seek advice/recommendations.

Note: Applications are now closed

Find out more about this year's edition of Professional Horizons.

World Café

ESC World Café 2019 is the discussion place for the future generation of specialists to interact with ESC young leaders and peers on three different topics:

  • Work-Life Balance
    Moderator: Dr Katarzyna Czerwińska-Jelonkiewicz (Poland),
    Young Acute Cardiovascular Care leader
  • Digital Health
    Moderator: Dr Allan Bohm (Slovakia),
    Cardiologists of Tomorrow nucleus member
  • Women in Cardiology
    Moderator: Dr Vivien Nagy (Hungary), 
    Cardiologists of Tomorrow nucleus member

Date: Monday 2, September 2019 11:00–12:00
Location: ESC Professional Members' Lounge

Apply (deadline: Thursday 15 August (midnight CET)

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be:

Only 20 seats are available!

Cardiologists of Tomorrow (CoT)

These sessions are designed by the ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow in close collaboration with the young communities of the ESC associations and national cardiac societies.

This dynamic educational track, involving participation by internationally renowned experts, provides young cardiologists with some of the most relevant and up-to-date information in key areas of cardiovascular medicine.

Don’t miss!

  • Cardiologists of Tomorrow track built with the College des Cardiologues en Formation (CCF), on Saturday, 31 August 2019.
  • Official Joint Session with the Japanese Society of Cardiology, on Sunday, 1 September 2019.

Browse the Programme Planner

Clinical case sessions

Highly interactive and educational sessions where young clinicians present their cases and discuss management with senior experts.

Best clinical case awards session

The best challenging cases will be selected to run in this competition.

The ESC will give a prize of €2,000 to the best case presentation, while the three remaining finalists will each receive €1,000.
Results will be announced at the awards ceremony on Monday, 2 September at 18:00.


Scientists of Tomorrow (SoT)

Scientists of Tomorrow is a group of young proactive basic and clinical researchers who work closely with the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science to fulfil its mission to promote and support basic science among the young ESC Members.

This dynamic track, designed by the ESC Scientists of Tomorrow, presents the most relevant and up-to-date information in basic cardiovascular research.

Browse the Programme Planner.

This programme is complementary to the Basic Science Programme, which will be held in Village 3.

New this year! Scientists of Tomorrow Saturday track
Four additional sessions, built in collaboration with the Groupe de Réflexion pour la Recherche Cardiovasculaire (GRRC) will be held on Saturday, 31 August 2019, in the Hub.

Don’t miss! Sunday 1 September 2019 - Room Pristina, Village 3

The Young Investigator Award Session Basic Science: 14:30–15:30,
immediately followed by the ESC William Harvey Lecture on Basic Science: 15:30–16:10.


Focus on career development

Several sessions are specifically designed to explore opportunities and solutions for future professional pathways.

exchange-in-poster-area-ESC-Congress-ESC_02169.jpgNetworking events with international leaders in their fields are organised in the ESC Professional Members' Lounge.

This is your chance to receive feedback on your work and make useful connections for your career.


List of activities and presentations coming soon.



More networking opportunities for ESC Professional Members during the Congress

Cardiologists in training can apply to become an ESC Professional Member for a reduced fee of just €30.

This provides fantastic networking opportunities during ESC Congress with exclusive access to the ESC Professional Members' Lounge. See what is planned there.

Plus many other benefits during the year, such as free, live and recorded ESC webinars as well as free access to the ESC General Cardiology CPD Programme on the ESCeL e-Learning Platform.

Join now