The European Society of Cardiology Congress 2009, the world's biggest international meeting in Cardiology will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 29 August to 2 September.
The meeting, which is expected to attract over 30,000 delegates, will provide opportunities for education, hearing about the latest ground breaking research and gaining deeper insights into the most recent developments and innovations in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Delegates will include clinicians, basic scientists, epidemiologists, nurses, technicians and key opinion leaders in the field.
The latest results will be presented in the Hotline and Clinical trials sessions, with unique opportunities for delegates to have face to face interactions with the investigators. In addition, over 4,000 abstracts, featuring original research, will be show cased at the meeting.
The educational aspects of the congress include the "Meet and Read with the Experts" sessions and the highly acclaimed FOCUS Sessions with live transmissions and practical take home messages, not to mention reports on the latest ESC guidelines.
Prevention and risk factor identification is the special theme of this year's meeting, giving an opportunity for doctors, scientists, governments and the general public to come together to discuss ways of decreasing the burden of cardiovascular disease on society. Altogether there are 50 separate sessions on prevention in the pre arranged programme, and a special abstract session focusing on prevention research.
Additional highlights of this year's meeting include new joint sessions with sister societies, such as the European Society of Medical Oncology, looking at issues such as the cardiovascular effects of oncology drugs, a full day on Congenital Heart Disease and a new joint session with the European Commission exploring the issues around how the European Commission supports cardiovascular Research.
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European Society of Cardiology