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ESC Congress 2014 Registrations Open Today

Join us in Barcelona in August!

The ESC Congress is the world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event with over 500 expert sessions and 10,000 abstracts contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries.

Sophia Antipolis, 5 December 2013. Barcelona is preparing for the arrival of more than 30,000 participants for this year’s ESC Congress.  As the world’s premier meeting on the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, it draws professionals with an interest in cardiology from more than 150 countries.

Be one of the 600 journalists from 46 countries who will join cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses, primary care physicians, scientists, technicians, medical students, healthcare industry leaders and regulators from 30 August to 3 September to catch up with the latest news in the field of cardiology.

Eleven press conferences on specific topics and breaking clinical trials will take place at the Fira Gran Via during the meeting.

Press activities are coordinated by the ESC Press Office and a local communication agency will be appointed to look after Spanish media.
Next year’s congress Spotlight is “Innovation and the heart”. With CVD still being the biggest killer in Europe - cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes over 4 million deaths in Europe annually - (1) and with resources dedicated to innovation in the field of cardiology diminishing, a resurgence in cardiovascular R&D is urgently needed to curb a new epidemic of cardiovascular diseases, according to leading cardiologists and industry representatives (2).
Don’t miss your chance to be at the cardiovascular event of the year and to hear firsthand the most up to date discoveries in the field!


1. European CVD Statistics 2012:
2. Championing cardiovascular health innovation in Europe. Eur Heart J (2013) doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht211

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About the European Society of Cardiology
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents more than 80 000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean.  Its mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe.

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