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ESC Congress 2009 media alert

Late-breaking clinical trials scheduled for release at the ESC Congress 2009 in Barcelona

European Society of Cardiology

Does Aspirin work for primary prevention? What is the added value of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy? Is the future all about biodegradable stents? Come to the ESC Press Conferences and find out about the latest developments in cardiology.

The ESC Congress 2009, taking place in Barcelona from 29 August to 2 September, is just a week away. Detailed information for all sessions can already be found in the Scientific Programme Online (SPO): http://spo.escardio.org/Welcome.aspx?eevtid=33. Abstract texts will be posted one week prior to the Congress and the abstracts and slides of Hot Line and Clinical Trial Update presentations will be available on the web immediately after the sessions.

Press conferences covering a wide variety of topics and Hot Lines giving you the latest information on clinical trials should not be missed. The detailed schedule can be downloaded here: http://www.escardio.org/about/press/congress/Pages/PressConferences.aspx

Press releases will be available on the ESC Press Office webpage as soon as their embargo is lifted. ESC Press conference webcasts will be online after the ESC Congress in September. Please respect the embargoes of the press releases at all times and follow the ESC Embargo Policy (http://www.escardio.org/about/press/congress/Documents/press-embargo-policy-form-congress.pdf)

Online registration is now closed, but as press you can register for free on-site at the Press Registration Desk located in the Entrance area, Level -1 below the ground floor - starting on Friday, 28 August at 15h00. Make sure to bring your valid Press ID or letter of assignment. Freelance journalists without a Press ID may have to provide 2-3 articles with their name as a proof. Everything else you need to know about press registration and facilities on site you can find here: http://www.escardio.org/about/press/congress/Pages/registration-facilities.aspx

Experts in all fields of cardiology and representing various European countries will be available for comment. If you wish to interview an ESC spokesperson, please come to the Press Help Desk or call +34600906786 (during Congress).

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If you have any questions before August 26, call us on +33 4 92 94 86 27 or +33 4 89 87 20 25, or write to press@escardio.org. We look forward to an exciting and news-filled congress in Barcelona with you.

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