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Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT)

CRT Mission

The Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT), founded in 2001, is a strategic forum for high-level dialogue between ESC leadership and healthcare industry partners, to identify and discuss key strategic issues for the future of cardiovascular health in Europe.  The CRT's mission is to provide a political platform to achieve widespread recognition of the importance of cardiovascular health in Europe.

Its overall aim is to create an environment in Europe that is favourable to cardiovascular research, innovation, prevention and management, to allow the ESC to leverage its unique position as a broker between professionals, industry and where appropriate any relevant third parties in order to become a key strategic force in cardiovascular health in Europe.

The CRT serves as an ESC ‘think-tank’ through which members listen, understand, learn from each other and explore strategic priorities for the ESC.

CRT Mission

Upcoming CRT Events

  • March 2023
    • Thursday 23 March
      Other event

      A workshop chaired by Profs. Stefanie Dimmeler and Perry Elliott, Dr. Leticia Ferri (BMS), Dr. Paul Nioi (Alnylam) and Dr. Chris O’Donnell (Novartis). 

      23/03/2023 14:00 24/03/2023 12:00 Europe/Paris Translation of genomics into routine cardiological practice

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  • May 2023
    • Thursday 11 May
      Other event

      The programme for this workshop is currently under construction. More information will follow in due course.

      11/05/2023 00:00 11/05/2023 00:00 Europe/Paris CRT EMA Workshop

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  • July 2023
    • Wednesday 05 July
      Other event
      Vienna - Austria

      The programme for this meeting is currently under construction. More information will follow in due course.

      05/07/2023 00:00 06/07/2023 00:00 Europe/Paris Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) Plenary

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Who we are

The CRT comprises the ESC Board (leaders in the cardiovascular field) and representatives of 20 industry partners across the pharmaceutical, devices and equipment sectors.
It is co-chaired by the ESC President-Elect and an industry representative.



CRT Nucleus: comprises the CRT chairs and representatives from the ESC and industry.  The nucleus is responsible for driving and supervising CRT activities.

CRT Plenary Group: comprises all CRT members

Expert Project Leaders: includes CRT members and invited experts for specific activities

What we do

Plenary Sessions

Two annual meetings on 'game-changing' topics that will significantly impact cardiology. Recent examples include Patient Engagement, Innovation in CV medicine and Digital health.

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Up to four workshops per year focussing on specific issues relating to either research and development, clinical trials or regulatory issues. Recent examples include "The Cancer Patient and Cardiology" and "Chronic Coronary Syndromes".

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CRT Scientific Papers

The discussions and decisions that take place during ESC Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) meetings and workshops, are captured in scientific papers and disseminated to the healthcare community through publication in relevant journals, social media and the press.

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Conversations Between Experts

Conversation between experts aims at enabling an open and informal exchange around a trending topic, offering our industry partners more opportunities to meet and interact with ESC leadership.

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Past Meetings

  • Tuesday 22 November 2022
    22/11/2022 09:00 22/11/2022 16:00 Europe/Paris Device innovation in cardiovascular medicine DD/MM/YYYY

    A plenary meeting chaired by Prof. Stephan Windecker, Prof. Martine Gilard, Dr. Marta Santiuste (Bayer), Dr. Pieter Kappetein (Medtronic), Dr. Jana Kurucova (Edwards LifeSciences), and Mr Mark Perkins (GE Healthcare).

  • Tuesday 13 - Wednesday 14 September 2022 (2 Days)
    13/09/2022 14:00 14/09/2022 12:00 Europe/Paris Lipids, lifestyle and prevention DD/MM/YYYY

    A two-half-day workshop chaired by Prof. François Mach, Prof. Frank Visseren, Dr. Nilo Cater (Pfizer), Dr. Jarkko Soronen (Daiichi-Sankyo) and Dr. Nejoua Salhi (Amgen).

  • Tuesday 28 June 2022
    28/06/2022 09:00 28/06/2022 15:15 Europe/Paris Real-world evidence DD/MM/YYYY

    Chairpersons: Prof. Piotr Szymanski (Chairman of the ESC Regulatory Affairs Committee), Prof. Stefan James, Prof. Franz Weidinger (ESC President-elect and ESC Chair of the CRT), Dr. Isabelle Lordereau-RIchard (Amgen), Prof. Anders Himmelmann (AstraZeneca)

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