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ESC Congress together with the World Congress of Cardiology: Scientific Programme online


The scientific programme of ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology is online now. The extensive programme of original research features more than 4,500 abstracts selected from over 11,000 submissions. Scientists from nearly 80 countries will present novel findings – Japan, Germany, the US, Italy and the UK have the most accepted abstracts.

The world’s largest cardiovascular congress expects more than 32,000 healthcare professionals from over 150 countries. Save the date: 31 August to 4 September at the Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.

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

  • Village 1 – Imaging
  • Village 2 – Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease in Special Populations
  • Village 3 – Basic Science
  • Village 4 – Arrhythmias and Device Therapy
  • Village 5 – Heart Failure
  • Village 6 – Valvular, Myocardial, Pericardial, Pulmonary, Congenital Heart Disease
  • Village 7 – Aortic Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Stroke, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Village 8 – Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Acute Cardiac Care

Further sessions take place in the Main Auditorium, The Hub, the Digital Health Area, and the Poster Area.  The congress has two scientific chairs for the first time: Professor Silvia Priori and Professor Marco Roffi.

Professor Priori said: “This year’s meeting aims to stimulate even more discussion among clinicians and scientists. We also want to encourage young physicians to use basic science to drive advances in patient care.”

Professor Roffi said: “Non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, are becoming the main cause of death and disability in lower and middle-income countries. There is enormous potential to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease by improving prevention and access to treatment worldwide.”

ESC President Professor Barbara Casadei explained that the Congress Spotlight is on Global Cardiovascular Health: “This year’s ESC Congress will be held together with the World Heart Federation, so there will be a special focus on innovative solutions for preventing, diagnosing, and managing cardiovascular disease across Europe and around the world.”

“Cardiovascular disease is an increasingly common cause of premature death in less wealthy countries,” she continued. “Developing imaginative strategies for implementing what we know more efficiently, whilst respecting the environment and taking into account diversity and local needs, is an important aspect of innovation. The benefits of digital solutions in cardiovascular medicine and prevention may be greatest where conventional hospital and primary care infrastructure is least developed.”

Five ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines will be presented for the first time:

  • 2019 ESC/EASD Guidelines on Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • 2019 ESC Guidelines on Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  • 2019 ESC Guidelines on Supraventricular Tachycardias
  • 2019 ESC Guidelines on Chronic Coronary Syndromes
  • 2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines on Dyslipidaemias

The programme is packed with different types of sessions including:

  • Controversy sessions featuring expert debates
  • Emergency medicine programme in collaboration with the SFC (Societe Française de Cardiologie)
  • Symposia with lectures from renowned professionals
  • Case-based sessions
  • Expert advice sessions
  • Meet the Experts
  • Recorded procedures from leading international centres
  • Honorary lectures.

In addition, Blockbusters from the Young in Basic Science is a new session featuring some of the best abstracts.

Professor Casadei said: “Awareness of cardiovascular disease and its causes in Europe and around the world is still suboptimal – we hope our public event will inspire the citizens of Paris to embrace a healthy lifestyle and campaign for a greener city.”

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


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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 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology takes place from 31 August to 4 September at the Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.

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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.