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Get accredited now for ESC Congress 2021


Journalists from around the globe are invited to the Opening Press Conference on Thursday 26 August at 12:00 CEST.

Accredited journalists are also invited to six embargoed press conferences (four on Hot Lines and two on prevention) during ESC Congress 2021. The online press conferences will bring you the hottest science in cardiovascular disease, and give you the chance to quiz investigators about their research. Check the updated press conference programme here.

Watch out for congress related press releases starting Monday 23 August. New science unveiled daily until Monday 30 August. 

Accredited journalists can access embargoed material on the exclusive webpage starting 19 August


Across four days, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will showcase the hottest science in cardiovascular medicine in live and on-demand sessions. Reporters and healthcare professionals from around the world will be able to discuss practice-changing breakthroughs and ask questions. Explore the scientific programme

Four updated ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines will be released during ESC Congress:
•    Cardiac Pacing
•    Valvular Heart Disease
•    CVD Prevention
•    Heart Failure

These will be followed by interviews with Task Force Chairs on the implications for patients and clinical practice.

An extensive programme of novel scientific findings in cardiovascular medicine will be presented in more than 4,000 abstracts by clinicians and scientists around the globe.

Plus 15 channels covering the full spectrum of cardiology. Don’t miss the channel dedicated to COVID-19, presenting the latest research and trials, updates on vaccination and organisation of care, brought to you by renowned experts. Browse the COVID-19 Sessions.



Notes to editor

Authors: ESC Press Office 
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The hashtag for ESC Congress 2021 is #ESCCongress.

Notes to editor

Please note that only accredited Media may access embargoed press conferences and other material.
Press releases will be available here when the embargo lifts.
Non Hot Line press releases will be published from 23 August 2021.
Please refer to the scientific programme for embargos. 

About ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience
It is the world’s largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals, disseminating ground-breaking science in a new digital format. Online each day – from 27 to 30 August. Explore the scientific programme. More information is available from the ESC Press Office at

About the European Society of Cardiology

The ESC brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people to live longer, healthier lives.