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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

  • October 2021
    • Thursday 07 October
      Other event

      2 half-day (afternoon) events online for the CRT Group with KOLs from the field of wearables, telemedicine and AI in cardiovascular medicine, focussing in particular on arrhythmias and electrophysiology.

      07/10/2021 14:00 08/10/2021 17:30 Europe/Paris Wearables, Telemedicine and AI in Arrhythmias

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  • November 2021
    • Wednesday 24 November
      Other event

      Chairpersons: Prof. Francesco Cosentino (ESC), Dr. Subodh Verma (Toronto), Dr Philip Ambery (AstraZeneca),

      Dr Marianne Bach-Treppendahl (Novo Nordisk)


      24/11/2021 14:00 25/11/2021 12:00 Europe/Paris New Insights on Cardiometabolic Risk Management

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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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Past Meetings

  • Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 May 2021 (2 Days)
    12/05/2021 14:00 13/05/2021 16:45 Europe/Paris Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly DD/MM/YYYY

    Chairpersons:  Dr Maddalena LETTINO (ESC), Prof. Julia MASCHERBAUER (ESC), Dr Matias NORDABY (Boehringer-Ingelheim), Dr André ZIEGLER (Roche Diagnostics), Dr Isabelle RICHARD-LORDEREAU (Amgen), Industry chair of the CRT


  • Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 February 2021 (2 Days)
    17/02/2021 16:00 18/02/2021 18:00 Europe/Paris New perspectives for hypertension management. The contribution from progress in methodological approaches and technological developments DD/MM/YYYY

    Chairpersons : Prof. Gianfranco Parati (ESC), Prof. Alexandra Goncalves (Philips), Dr. David Soergel (Novartis)


  • Wednesday 19 - Thursday 20 February 2020 (2 Days)
    19/02/2020 14:00 20/02/2020 13:00 Europe/Paris Chronic Coronary Syndromes DD/MM/YYYY

    Chairpersons: Prof. Eva Prescott (ESC), Prof. William Wijns (ESC), Dr Isabelle Richard-Lordereau (Amgen), Dr Martin van Eickels (Bayer)

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