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Editorial - August 2021

ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Dear members of the Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease,

We are expecting with enthusiasm the 2021 ESC Congress that will be held in 27-30th August, as it is the most relevant scientific event of the year for the cardiovascular community. The SARS-Cov2 pandemic will not allow a life congress, but this new Digital Experience will bring us ground-breaking science, essential clinical updates, a renowned international faculty and the opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the globe.

The ACHD Working Group is very well represented in the congress. More than 15 sessions of all types presented by experts from all over the world are awaiting. Just to give you an idea, these are our top 5 recommendations :

27 August - 10:30: Aberrant coronary arteries: surgical treatment indications and techniques. Joint with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).

28 August - 08:00: Guidelines in Practice: management of atrial septal defect with pulmonary hypertension.

29 August - 12:00: Sudden cardiac death in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD).

30 August - 09:30: NOACs in adult congenital heart disease: show me the evidence! Joint with the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD).

30 August - 10:30: Fontan-associated liver disease. Joint with the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC).

I am convinced that the congress will fulfill our scientific expectations as it does every year. In the meanwhile, if possible, I wish you enjoy your well-deserved holidays.

Best regards,

Laura Dos.

Communication Coordinator of the ACHD Working Group.