Sophia Antipolis, 08 February 2015: The pre arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2015 is revealed online today [insert link]. The world's largest and most influential cardiovascular event is attended by more than 30 000 cardiovascular professionals from 144 countries and over 700 journalists.
The five day event takes place from 29 August to 2 September at ExCeL London. Journalists should register online to avoid queues on site.
The latest science in cardiovascular disease will be presented in an extensive programme, with original research selected among thousands of abstracts that are submitted, with late breaking clinical trial results announced in the highly anticipated Hot Line sessions.
Nobel Prize laureate Doctor Elizabeth H. Blackburn will take part in a new "Journey to Stockholm" programme which includes a session on cardiac biology and senescence and a dedicated Young Investigator Award session for the best abstract on this topic.
More than 500 scientific sessions covering nine main topics will be held in villages and in the "Hub": heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular disease / congenital disease/ paediatric cardiology, prevention / rehabilitation/ ageing, interventions, hypertension, ischemia, coronary artery disease, acute cardiac care, basic science and cardiac Imaging / e-Technology.
The issue of pollution and cardiovascular disease which hit the headlines recently is reflected in this year's spotlight, "Environment and the Heart". These sessions will highlight the most up to date findings on various interactions between the environment (geographical, social, political) and cardiovascular diseases.
General cardiology programmes for primary care physicians, general practitioners, nurses, technicians and allied professionals, constructed in collaboration with the local professional groups, will be presented on Saturday and may be of particular interest to local journalists.
Press conferences will be held on breaking clinical trials and on topics specifically chosen for their media interest. Press activities are coordinated by the ESC Press Office and a local communications agency.
Put the date in your diary now and register online so you can head straight to the action on arrival. This is the cardiovascular event of the year and should not be missed.