2016 Congress of the European Society of CardiologyESC 2016
A record 33,000 dedicated healthcare professionals gathered in Rome for ESC Congress 2016, sharing the latest medical advances in the fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
CVD is the leading cause of death around the world. It claims the lives of more than 17 million people a year. ESC President, Prof. Fausto Pinto, brought the cardiovascular summit to a close with a call to action. “Governments, public health systems, clinics, hospitals, universities, we must all recognise the urgency of this public health crisis”, he said. “And a crisis is exactly what it is, and how it should be seen.”
ESC Congress 2016 featured 26 clinical Hot Line presentations, 21 Clinical Trial Updates, 4 new ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines and 4594 abstracts, “This has been one of the most comprehensive scientific programmes yet,” said Prof. Geneviève Derumeaux, Chair of the Congress Programme Committee. “This reflects the excellent scientific content submitted to our congress. Cardiologists and other health professionals continue to see ESC Congress as the place to be to keep up to date with the latest developments in cardiology and to meet experts from different fields of research from all over the world.”