News for National Cardiac Societies


Last week marked World Cancer Day and if you follow ESC Twitter, you will have seen the ESC’s call for EU policymakers to pay greater attention to cancer comorbidities, in particular the high risk of cardiotoxicity following cancer treatments. The ESC was responding to the European Commission’s consultation on the Beating Cancer Plan, launched at a high-level event in the European Parliament on World Cancer Day. The ESC is calling for the EU to:
Recognise cancer comorbidities, especially CVD, as a central component of the EU Cancer Plan
Involve the cardiovascular community in preparation of the EU Cancer Plan
Support research on cancer and cardiovascular comorbidities under the EU Cancer Mission
You can read the full response in the advocacy section of the ESC website.

Finally, more than 180 leaders and future leaders in cardiovascular medicine have confirmed their attendance for this year’s ESC Spring Summit. It’s going to be a fantastic event! If you haven’t done so already, you can review the agenda and logistical arrangements on the Spring Summit page.

Best wishes,

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


Priority News

ESC Elections 2020 – first slate

The first slate of candidates for the 2020 ESC elections was posted on 17 January. Alternative candidate proposals can be submitted until 17 February. The final slate will be announced on 24 February.

During the ESC Spring Summit in March, both candidates for ESC president-elect will make a presentation. Discover the first slate of candidates.

Call for membership lists  

It is important that we receive an accurate list of your society’s paying members, so that we can recognise them as ESC Members.
This allows us to give them access to valuable benefits including:
  • ESC Pocket Guidelines at ESC Congress
  • Savings on ESC journals
  • Savings on ESC books
  • ESC webinars on recent ESC Guidelines (live events and on-demand)
  • ESC Clinical Case Gallery
  • Online courses on ESCeL General Cardiology (25% discount)
  • ESC Member Directory

Deadline to post your list in your dedicated Box: 28 February.


ESC Congress

Special hotel rates for National Cardiac Societies

Two hotels have been reserved especially for National Cardiac Societies. They are close to the congress centre.

  • Hotel Casa Amsterdam
  • NH Amsterdam Zuid

Book your roomat a preferential rate. Deadline: 15 May.


Abstract submission deadline: 14 February

Last minute reminder to put your hard work on the world stage. Submit today.

Call for Clinical Cases is open until 1 March

Help your members share exceptional cases so they can present them in Amsterdam. Here is the submission page.

Financial support for your members

  • Free registrations at ESC Congress 2020

It's time to select your 25 candidates. They must be under 40 years of age or in training and an ESC Professional Member. You can get more information and upload your candidate lists in your Box.

  • ESC Congress educational grants

The ESC offers grants of €850 each towards travel and accommodation plus free registration. Please promote the Congress grants to your members.
Application deadline: 15 March.

  • ESC Professional Members – REDUCED early fee savings

If your members are ESC Professional Members, they can save 50% (more than €500) compared with the onsite fee if they register by 28 February.  Please spread the word!      


ESC News

Could 'real-world' data revolutionise CV research?

The latest paper from the ESC’s Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) was published last week in the European Heart Journal. It shows how real-world data are the new frontier for health innovation. The CRT brings together stakeholders from across the healthcare sector to better understand and plan for the next major changes that will impact cardiovascular medicine. Read the paper.

ESC Cardiovasular Realities 2019 booklet

Based on data from the ESC Atlas of Cardiology, the booklet explains to policymakers, the impact of cardiovascular disease and the need to take action. You should have received a printed copy. The booklet is available on the ESC website. Please contact the advocacy team if you require any support.


ESC Subspecialty news

The new EHRA Key Reference Library is now live!

More than 400 publications classified by topic in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology selected for you by three EHRA Committees. Explore.


National Cardiac Society News

Congratulations to the newly elected National Cardiac Society President:

  • Professor Ariel Cohen, French Society of Cardiology

Upcoming Events

  • 13-14 February: 39th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Cardiology - Brussels
  • 24-27 February: Cardio Egypt 2020 – Cairo


Upcoming deadlines

  • 14 February: abstract submission for ESC Congress
  • 17 February: candidate proposals for ESC elections
  • 28 February: call for membership lists
  • 28 February: reduced early fee savings for ESC Congress
  • 1 March: clinical cases submission
  • 15 March: ESC Educational Congress Grant applications close