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ESC Congress 2020 – The Digital Experience


29 August to 1 September 2020

ESC Congress – the world’s largest cardiovascular event – moves 100% online for the first time in its 70-year history, to create ESC Congress 2020 – Challenging Times, Infinite Possibilities.

The decision by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) follows an announcement from the Dutch government banning public gatherings until 1 September to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

This cutting-edge, online event will be extraordinary. The ESC is creating a digital experience to disseminate the most exciting cardiovascular science in the most engaging formats possible – and featuring key opinion leaders from around the world.

A taste of what’s to come:

  • Dedicated COVID-19 track showcasing first-hand experience of top experts across the globe.
  • Late-Breaking Trial Sessions revealing the most anticipated clinical results.
  • Novel research presented in abstracts covering all areas of cardiovascular science.
  • Key opinion leaders explaining how new research impacts practice.
  • New ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines introduced and discussed by those who wrote them.

Stay tuned for details of online press conferences.


The call for Late-Breaking Science is open until 21 May.




Notes to editor

Authors: ESC Press Office
Tel: +33 (0)4 89 87 20 85

Mobile: +33 (0)7 8531 2036

Follow us on Twitter @ESCardioNews 

The hashtag for ESC Congress 2020 is #ESCcongress.


ESC Congress is the world’s largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries.


For the latest science on COVID-19 and heart disease visit the ESC’s dedicated web page: COVID-19 and Cardiology. Follow us on Twitter @ESCardioNews to hear when new material is published. See ESC Guidance on COVID-19 and CVD here


About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.