Navigation Links
Countdown to Paris and ESC Congress 2011
Date:1/11/2011

Sophia Antipolis, 11 January 2011: With its spotlight theme of 'Controversial Issues in Cardiology', the 2011 edition of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress promises lively discussions and ground-breaking debate. The ESC Congress is well established as the world's premier cardiovascular conference and regularly attracts around 30,000 international cardiologists and members of related professions through its doors. It will be held this year in Paris, at Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte between 27 and 31 August.

"We chose the spotlight theme in order to clarify conflicting views across several aspects of cardiovascular medicine," explains Professor Michael Bhm, the newly appointed Chairman of ESC's Congress Programme Committee. "There are, inevitably, differing opinions within our profession on certain topics, and these occur anywhere from basic science and research to the most complex interventional procedures. We want the ESC Congress to be the platform where we can have a constructive debate on the issues based on evidence and experience."

A series of dedicated sessions is planned to address each of the controversial issues. The format will be for highly qualified experts to present the case for and against, with participation from the floor to probe deeper into the detailed arguments. Professor Bhm, who is also Head of Cardiology at the University Hospital, Saarland, has high hopes for a positive outcome, "We expect to achieve consensus on several issues and, for the others, to at least agree the need for better evidence or identify those circumstances in which individual decisions are correct."

The ESC Congress enjoys an international reputation for its world-class programme of scientific sessions, workshops and presentations, and related exhibition of medical equipment, treatments and services. Experts from the global cardiology community, including care professionals and nurse specialists, are invited to submit abstracts of the work they would like to share with colleagues at one of the sessions or workshops. These typically address the main topics of cardiology such as heart failure and coronary artery disease, and also cover the cardiology life-cycle from fundamental research to prevention strategies. In total, around 4,000 abstracts will be selected from over 10,000 submitted, and will be presented either in oral abstract or poster sessions.

ESC Congress 2011 also sees a growing role for the ESC's Cardiologists of Tomorrow programme. This group represents both cardiologists-in-training and certified cardiologists, and it was formed to encourage greater participation by these future leaders of the profession.

With strong support from the ESC President, Professor Michel Komajda, it has been agreed to establish sessions of specific interest to young cardiologists. These cover such topics as interpreting clinical trial results, applying for and managing EU research grants, how to submit abstracts to the Congress, and writing articles for the European Heart Journal. In addition, one of the spotlight sessions Controversy in Post-Graduate Cardiology will be jointly chaired by a member of the Cardiologists of Tomorrow group, while a further special session covering challenging clinical cases is scheduled to be also chaired by a young cardiologist.

Dr Stphane Zuily is a specialist in vascular medicine at Nancy University Hospital in France, and a member of the nucleus committee of the ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow programme. "We are excited by this opportunity to raise the profile of young cardiologists," he says. "Together with my nucleus colleagues, we have planned a wide range of activities at Congress to increase the contribution we make and to facilitate improved training, education and networking."

The European Society of Cardiology is looking forward to returning its Congress to the city of Paris after 30 years, with a radically higher number of delegates compared to 1980. The event will welcome delegates from around the world, and from all medical disciplines including scientists, researchers, practitioners, academics, epidemiologists, nurses and technicians, along with representatives of the healthcare industry and influential policy makers. Professor Bhm concludes, "Improving the quality of care of cardiovascular patients is one of mankind's biggest challenges, and is the guiding mission of the ESC. The outcomes from ESC Congress 2011 in Paris will move us closer to that goal."


'/>"/>

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-049-294-8627
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. 100 Day Countdown to the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2010
2. A comparison of severe outcomes during the waves of pandemic (H1N1) 2009
3. Web Site for Hospital Comparisons Is Faulty: Study
4. What's The Best Whole House Water Purification System? Sweetwater LLC Provides Comparison
5. New book compares health care in New York, Paris and London
6. UT Southwestern investigators perform head-to-head comparison of incontinence treatments
7. Comparision of overall survival for non-small cell lung cancer patients
8. Comparison of available breast cancer risk assessment tools shows room for improvement
9. Comparison shows robot-assisted option offers advantages for kidney surgery
10. Wounded Congresswoman Responds to Simple Commands
11. While Doctors Are Optimistic, Prognosis for Wounded Congresswoman Is Unclear
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer ... to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: