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Media Alert - ESC Congress 2018 Scientific Programme online

European Society of Cardiology

Sophia Antipolis, 13 APRIL 2018

The scientific programme of ESC Congress 2018 is online now. The world’s largest cardiovascular congress will be held 25 to 29 August at the Messe München, Munich, Germany.

More than 500 scientific sessions will explore over 400 topics in themed villages:

  • Village 1 – Preventive Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease in Special Populations
  • Village 2 – Hypertension
  • Village 3 – Imaging
  • Village 4 – Basic Science
  • Village 5 – Heart Failure
  • Village 6 – Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

A Spotlight Village will host sessions on a wide variety of topics related to the 2018 Congress Spotlight, “Valvular Heart Disease”, which has implications for all areas of cardiology:

  • Spotlight Village
    • Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Acute Cardiac Care
    • Valvular, Myocardial, Pericardial, Pulmonary, Congenital Heart Disease
    • Aortic Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Stroke
    • Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Three ESC Guidelines and one expert consensus document will be made public for the first time:

A sessions will also be devoted to the new 2018 ESC Guidelines on Syncope.

The approximately 4,500 scientific abstracts that will feature at ESC Congress 2018 have been selected from more than 11,000 submitted by researchers in 106 countries.

The call for late-breaking science is open until 21 May.

Digital health sessions will highlight how technologies such as digital medical records and smartphone or watch applications for self-monitoring are being used in cardiovascular disease by doctors and patients.

The programme is packed with different types of sessions including Great Debates on controversial issues in clinical cardiovascular medicine, Symposia with lectures from renowned professionals, Case-based Symposia, Expert Advice Sessions, Meet the Experts, sessions that feature real-life surgical procedures transmitted live from leading international centres, and Honorary Lectures.

In addition to the Villages, sessions will be held in the Main Auditorium, The Hub, Centre Stage, the Digital Health area, and the Poster Area.

ESC Congress 2018 expects to welcome around 30,000 healthcare professionals from 150 countries.


Notes to editor

ESC Press Office
Tel: +33 (0) 4 89 87 24 83

Journalists with ESC media accreditation can register free to cover ESC Congress 2018. ESC media accreditation approved online is valid for two years and online registration for accredited journalists is highly recommended.

All accreditation and registration information is available on the ESC website.

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

ESC Congress 2018 will be held 25 to 29 August at the Messe München, Munich, Germany.

Explore the scientific programme.

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.