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Education and Research

ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology


The Working Group is active in delivering educational programmes at other international congresses and meetings and in their home institutions.

Young Investigator Awards

The Pexieder, Best Poster and Travel Awards are delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Working Group: the Cardiovascular Development Meeting.

Postgraduate education programs in the field of cardiovascular anatomy and pathology

Cardiac Anatomy and Pathology Live Sessions at the annual congress of the ESC. For the first time ever in the history of these sessions, they were delivered with 3D imaging at the 2010 ESC Congress in Stockholm, setting a landmark for education in Cardiovascular medicine.

ESC Congress resources on Anatomy and Pathology 

Discover your working group sessions during last ESC Congress or directly browse on ESC 365.


Our Working Group promotes exchange and interactions amongst our members covering two main areas of research:

Human cardiovascular anatomy and pathology

The Working Group research interests range from acquired to congenital heart diseases using techniques from gross morphology to molecular biology.

Normal and anormal cardiac development

The Working Group is actively involved in the investigation of normal and abnormal development of the heart and vasculature as it ultimately relates to human disease.