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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

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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

  • Thursday 12 May 2022
    12/05/2022 10:00 12/05/2022 17:00 Europe/Paris New insights on cardiometabolic risk management DD/MM/YYYY

    Chairpersons: Prof. Francesco Cosentino (ESC), Dr. Subodh Verma (Toronto, CA), Dr Philip Ambery (AstraZeneca), Dr Martin van Eickels (Bayer), Dr Marianne Bach-Treppendahl (Novo Nordisk)

  • Thursday 13 January 2022
    13/01/2022 17:00 13/01/2022 18:00 Europe/Paris Conversations between experts on digital health DD/MM/YYYY

    Chairpersons: Prof. Martin Cowie and Dr. Emma Svennberg, Moderator: Prof. Alexandra Goncalves

  • Thursday 07 - Friday 08 October 2021 (2 Days)
    07/10/2021 15:00 08/10/2021 18:00 Europe/Paris Wearables, telemedicine and AI in arrhythmias DD/MM/YYYY

    Prof. Gerhard Hindricks (ESC), Prof. Christophe Leclercq (ESC), Dr. Rodolphe Katra (Medtronic), Prof. Eigil Samset (GE Healthcare), Dr. Henning Witt (Pfizer)

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