News for National Cardiac Societies


We are on the eve of ESC Congress - The Digital Experience, the pioneering event that we are all so proud of. From your proposals for the call for sessions last year, to your contribution to the virtual National Cardiac Societies platform, your commitment has been unwavering.

Many thanks to everyone who has provided content for the platform. This will be available for all delegates, so is vitally important for showcasing your own society and demonstrating to the world the extent of the ESC’s impact. Please use this opportunity to produce and submit daily reports, summarising your perspectives on Guidelines, Hot Lines or any of the hundreds of sessions available. Send them to us in your local language and they will be posted online. More details can be found below.

Tens of thousands of cardiovascular health professionals from 200 countries have now registered, making this the biggest ESC Congress in our history! This is an exceptional opportunity for your members to update their knowledge and network with their peers online. Registration is open throughout the congress so please continue to spread the word.

This is going to be the most exciting cardiovascular event of the year. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

Best wishes,
Prof. Jose Luis Zamorano and Prof. Franz Weidinger
ESC Vice Presidents for National Cardiac Societies

Countdown to ESC Congress

  • New This Year for Your Members

Register before ESC Congress starts and get free access to all the scientific content for the month of September. Register.

Don't forget your daily report
The National Cardiac Societies virtual platform gives you the opportunity to share daily reports on the highlights of the congress in your local language.

The reports can be Word documents, Powerpoint presentations or videos. Please send them to

  • Your Daily Programme

08:30-12:30 CEST: Choose from one of the 10 Channels by Topic and interact with your peers in the dedicated discussion forums.

12:45-13:45 and 18:30-19:30 CEST: Choose from a series of simultaneous Industry Q&A sessions.

14:00-18:30 CEST: Submit your questions in real time during the Live Sessions programme that includes Hot Line and ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines sessions.

15:00-15:30 and 17:30-18:15: Attend exclusive Industry Live sessions.

Explore new presentations released each day in the On-Demand playlist.

Invitation to attend ESC Ordinary General Assembly
Please participate in the 2020 ESC Ordinary General Assembly (OGA) that will take place on Wednesday, 2 September from 10:00 to 11:00 as an online event. 
The OGA agenda is in Box.

Covid information

ESC News

Discover the ESC Core Curriculum for the Cardiologist - 2020 Edition
Available online from 30 August, the ESC Core Curriculum for the Cardiologist - 2020 Edition provides a framework for the training required to practice as a cardiologist. It is based on ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines and has been developed with National Cardiac Societies, the Young Cardiology Community, UEMS, trainees, and patients.
What is new in the 2020 Edition of the ESC Core Curriculum?

During ESC Congress, don’t miss the dedicated presentation on Saturday, 28 August at 08:30.

New! ESC Handbook of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
A key tool featuring the latest in modern multidisciplinary cardiovascular rehabilitation. For cardiologists, as well as physicians involved in cardiovascular prevention and in clinical practice. Orders are being taken now for the 27 August release.

New deadline

National Cardiac Society News

Congratulations to the newly elected National Cardiac Society President:

  • Dr. Theodoros Christodoulides, Cyprus Society of Cardiology

Upcoming Events

  • 27-29 August (new dates): 51st Annual Congress of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists - Rimini. Dual event, both onsite and online.
  • 13-16 September (new dates): XXVIII Annual Congress of the Czech Society of Cardiology. Digital congress.
  • 16-19 September: 59th National Congress of the Romanian Society of Cardiology. Digital congress.
  • 16-19 September: XXIV International Congress of the Polish Cardiac Society. Digital congress.
  • 23-25 September: 21st Ukrainian National Congress of Cardiology - Kyiv.
  • 29 September-1 October: Russian National Congress of Cardiology 2020 - Kazan.

Important Dates

  • 27 August: ESC Handbook of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation release
  • 11 September: Editor in Chief - EHJ Open (extended deadline)