Public Release:  ESC Congress 2014: Registration opens today

Join us in Barcelona in August!

European Society of Cardiology

Barcelona is preparing for the arrival of more than 30,000 participants for this year's ESC Congress. As the world's premier meeting on the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, it draws professionals with an interest in cardiology from more than 150 countries.

Be one of the 600 journalists from 46 countries who will join cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses, primary care physicians, scientists, technicians, medical students, healthcare industry leaders and regulators from 30 August to 3 September to catch up with the latest news in the field of cardiology.

Eleven press conferences on specific topics and breaking clinical trials will take place at the Fira Gran Via during the meeting.

Press activities are coordinated by the ESC Press Office and a local communication agency will be appointed to look after Spanish media.

Next year's congress Spotlight is "Innovation and the heart". With CVD still being the biggest killer in Europe - cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes over 4 million deaths in Europe annually - (1) and with resources dedicated to innovation in the field of cardiology diminishing, a resurgence in cardiovascular research and develpment is urgently needed to curb a new epidemic of cardiovascular diseases, according to leading cardiologists and industry representatives (2).

Don't miss your chance to be at the cardiovascular event of the year and to hear firsthand the most up to date discoveries in the field!

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Register here: http://www.escardio.org/congresses/esc-2014/registration/Pages/press-registration.aspx

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