In Rome last year even the Pope sent a greeting. This time the biggest cardiologist congress in Europe is taking place in Barcelona. The ESC is a place for science-based information exchange about the latest developments in cardiology. Live on the spot: DocCheck News with expert Klaudia Gavrilis.
Barcelona once again won the bid to hold the ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Congress this year, which will run from 26 to 30 August.
With its 30,000 participants and more than 500 "expert sessions" it is considered to be one of the largest medical events in Europe. Medical doctors from all over the entire world meet up for a science-based information discourse dealing with the most important advances in cardiology. As the subject of more than 10,800 lectures, the overarching theme for this year is "40 Years Of PCI" (percutaneous coronary intervention).
Last year a greeting arrived from the Pope
The ESC's Planning Committee is known for its desire to surpass itself each and every year. Short sessions, where one can meet or bump into the most prominent figures in cardiology, are always part of the program. The ESC began with "Meet the Experts", which was followed by "Meet the Legends". In 2016 the whole event in Rome reached its peak with "Meet the Pontiff", where the Pope sent a greeting to the congress participants. One can therefore look forward to what the congress might have to offer this year.
The popular "Hot Line Sessions", in which "four late-breaking trials" are presented, will begin on Sunday and take place in the spacious Barcelona Auditorium.
You'll be talking about this at the ESC
This year's ESC highlights can be divided into nine main topics with a total of 163 sub-topics. The main topics are:
We'll make requests on your behalf
You really would like to visit the ESC, but this year you can't be there in person? No problem! You see, we'll be there live for you on-site and reporting from the most important sessions. Please let us know your questions and requests in the comments attached to this message. We will try to take this into account in our reporting.Warm greetings from Klaudia Gavrilis