With something for everybody, from headline material in the Hot Lines press conferences (presenting results of awaited clinical trials), to the impact of anger and laughter on heart health, the ESC Press Programme will cover a wide range of cardiovascular topics. The spotlight of the ESC Congress this year is “controversial issues in cardiology”, promising lively debates among specialists on areas of treatment and prevention where there is not yet a consensus.
Registration for members of the press is free (on presentation of press card or proof of 3 published articles, together with completed and signed embargo form). On-line registration is possible until 31 July 2011 so sign up soon! On-site registration starts 26 August 2011.
Press releases will be issued daily and sent out to our media database. If you cannot attend the Congress but would like to be included in our news distribution, please contact the ESC Press Office.
The ESC Congress is currently the world’s premier conference on the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Over 27 000 participants attended last year’s ESC Congress (560 press registrations) and numbers are predicted to be higher this year. A record number of 10,836 abstracts were submitted for presentation at ESC Congress 2011 of which 4,276 were accepted (39.5%). While most abstracts are submitted by European researchers, this year saw significant contributions from non European countries, such as Japan.
“Improving the quality of care for patients is one of our biggest challenges and the guiding mission of the ESC. The outcomes of ESC Congress 2011 will move us closer to that goal,” expressed Professor Michael Bohm, Chairman of the ESC Congress Programme Committee.