Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are delighted to invite you to an exciting congress in Barcelona in 2014!
The ESC Congress, now the world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event, will aim for new heights in the study of cardiovascular science and research in the alluring city of Barcelona from 30 August to 3 September 2014.
The chosen spotlight of the congress is “Innovation and the Heart”. The aim is to focus on innovations in
science, clinical developments, implementation, education and in improving clinical practice.
It will be a unique opportunity to bring together clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, nurses, technicians, health care industry, care opinion leaders and policy makers, providing deep insight into the most recent developments and innovations in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and discuss the latest advances in cardiovascular medicine.
The Congress Programme Committee, the Working Groups, Associations, National Cardiac Societies and Councils from the ESC, are already working with colleagues from across the globe on the programme.
Many successful initiatives will be reconducted such as “A Day with the Legends” and “The ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow”. These initiatives will again gather our international community around challenging topics.
Hot Line sessions will maintain their interactive format and new sessions are in the pipeline, with a focus on daily clinical practice, interaction and open formats such as the state of the art Hub area that will be extended with even more sessions.
More than ever, the ESC Congress is the forum at which researchers aspire to present their work. With over 10 000 abstracts submitted from 74 countries for the congress in 2013, we believe ESC Congress is a true representation of scientific developments internationally, within Europe and beyond. Research submitted under the category “Spotlight of the Congress” will allow the best presentations on “Innovation and the Heart” around the world. Interactive rapid fire abstract presentations will take place in the Hub as well as in traditional format throughout the villages.
The ESC Congress is largely attractive to the cardiovascular profession because of its broad scope and representation. The science and research from our industry partners allow for a rich and diverse congress experience and we would like to express our gratitude to the healthcare industry in general.
We encourage you to plan your experience at ESC Congress 2014 as we do, in the finest detail, starting now. Submit your abstracts and make your contribution to the advancement of collaboration knowledge and patient care and see you in Barcelona to share the best together.
|Prof. Panos Vardas
European Society of Cardiology
|Prof. Keith A.A. Fox
Congress Programme Committee