With a record submission of over 11,000 abstracts from 100 countries, this year’s congress places the spotlight on innovations in scientific discoveries, technology, clinical practice and education, as well as on applications to clinical care. Between August 30 and September 3, the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via will welcome close to 30,000 attendants interested in learning about the latest developments across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease.
New for 2014, the ESC Congress App will facilitate direct interaction and voting during specifically designed sessions, these include: Guidelines in Daily Practice, Cases in Crossfire, Global Focus and Meet the Experts.
The app will be active for the duration of these sessions with two features:
‘Ask a Question’: Allows a sessionrelated question to be sent to the chairperson directly, with a selection of questions answered during the session.
‘Voting’: Allows for answers to be displayed on the app screen, relevant to the speaker’s question slide, where users can vote for their personal choice of answer.
To download the congress app, please scan the QR code on the left.
Meet the Legends
Clinical practice sessions, experts sessions, abstract sessions, traditional sessions, joint sessions, clinical & basic latest science, as well as the general cardiology track will offer a wide array of learning opportunities.
Of particular interest will be Sunday afternoon’s ‘Meet the Legends’ segment, aimed to provide attendants with a unique chance to interact with legendary individuals, who have changed the landscape of modern cardiology: Eugene Braunwald, Alain Carpentier, Sir Rory Collins and Petr Widimsky will conclude their sessions with an open forum.
Cardiologists of Tomorrow
A dynamic, specific educational track that runs throughout the duration of the congress, allowing young cardiologists to follow case-based learning in ‘The Hub” at the Central Village. Six sessions will discuss cases that have been submitted under the main topics Cardiomyopathies, Endocarditis, Acute Cardiac Care and Spotlight of the Congress: Innovation and the Heart.
The “Challenging Case Reports” segment will award prizes to the best case presentations based on originality, scientific content, presentation and answers to questions.
Scientists of Tomorrow
This is a new group of young, proactive basic and clinical researchers, working closely with the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science to fulfil its mission in promoting and supporting basic science among young ESC members.
At this year’s congress, the Cardiovascular Scientists of Tomorrow will have their own dedicated track for the first time. Sessions cover a variety of topics and include key tips on the first successful grant application, the first paper published and opportunities to develop the next career step.
At the heart of the venue, the exhibition hall will provide the backdrop to scientific discussion and exchange during the congress. Industry partners have scheduled satellite symposia, ‘Experts on the Spot’ sessions, hands-on tutorials as well as EBAC accredited educational programmes to provide attendants with the latest technical innovations, data and products available to improve patient outcomes.
CPR and AED Workshops
With the collaboration of the European Resuscitation Council, the ESC will be providing free CPR workshops for congress delegates once more in 2014. From Sunday through Tuesday, one morning and one afternoon session are on the schedule, followed by a ‘Meet the ERC Instructor and ask your questions’ time slot.
The full final programme of the ESC Congress 2014 is available here: