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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

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

  • 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)

  • Thursday 16 - Friday 17 September 2021 (2 Days)
    16/09/2021 14:00 17/09/2021 17:30 Europe/Paris Heart Failure 2021 and Beyond - Optimising Outcomes in Heart Failure DD/MM/YYYY

    Chairpersons: Prof. Ewa Jankowska (Heart Failure Association of the ESC), Prof. John McMurray (ESC),
    Dr. Claudia Kaiser-Albers (MSD), Dr. Tomas Andersson (AstraZeneca).


  • 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


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