ESC Congress together with the World Congress of Cardiology: Press Programme announced

The press programme for ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology is revealed today. Journalists are invited to attend late breaking science press conferences and two themed press conferences:

  • Too young to die
  • Your choices for heart health

Which health behaviours in childhood have the biggest impact on adult cardiovascular disease and premature death? How important are genetics? What causes sudden cardiac arrest in the young? Find out in the dedicated press conference Too young to die.

Discover how Your choices for heart health affect longevity and risk of disease. Including the decision to stop taking medication, to have a flu jab, or add yoga to an exercise routine. Which patients with heart disease should stop driving?

Plus, press releases on a wide range of other topics: the connection between malaria and heart disease, links between acute coronary syndrome and cancer, novel findings on heart failure and brain damage, and whether e-cigarettes are an effective tool for smoking cessation.

Professor Sarah Clarke, Chairperson of the ESC Media Committee, said: “We have an exciting press programme lined up, including pioneering research on the use of technology to enhance cardiovascular health. Stay tuned for the late breaking science press conferences for a first-hand report of primary results from clinical trials and registries.”

The world’s largest cardiovascular congress expects more than 32,000 healthcare professionals and 500 journalists from over 150 countries at the five-day event. More than 500 scientific sessions will explore over 400 topics in themed villages. The extensive programme of original research features more than 4,500 abstracts selected from over 11,000 submissions. Explore the scientific programme.

 

PRESS REGISTRATION
1) You must apply online to get two years of press accreditation before registering.

2) Once you are accredited by the ESC Press Office, you can register for the congress as press.

PRESS REGISTRATION AREA
ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology takes place at the Expo Porte de Versailles. Enter the congress centre using the main entrance and go to the registration area in Hall 3 (the main entrance for the Congress). Once your badge has been printed you will have access to our exclusive web page for press  where you can obtain embargoed material.

PRESS FACILITIES AND SCHEDULE
The ESC provides a fully equipped Press Zone and dedicated facilities for journalists attending the congress. This includes a Press Working Area, a Conference Room and two Interview Rooms for registered press. The Press Conference programme will begin on Saturday 31 August 2019 at 10:00 with an Opening Press Conference that will be transmitted live on Periscope, and continue throughout the congress.

PRESS MATERIAL
Press releases will be available here when the embargo lifts. Embargoed press releases will be available on an exclusive web page (for on-site and accredited press).

EMBARGO RULES
For all studies, including late breaking science, the embargo is lifted at the start of the scientific session in which the presentation/study is scheduled.


Please check the ESC filming and recording policy in the 
ESC Media and Embargo policy.

PRESS REGISTRATION

  • Friday 30 August 12:00 (noon) to 18:30
  • Saturday 31 August 8:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday 1 September 7:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 2 September 7:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 3 September 7:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 4 September Closed

PRESS ZONE OPENING HOURS:

  • Friday 30 August 12:00 (noon) to 18:00
  • Saturday 31 August 8:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday 1 September 7:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 2 September 7:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 3 September 7:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 4 September 8:00 to 12:00

GETTING TO EXPO PORTE DE VERSAILLES

ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology takes place at the Expo Porte de Versailles. Please use the main entrance and go to the registration area in Hall 3.

The closest airports are Orly (15 km) and Charles de Gaulle (35 km).

The nearest metro station is Porte de Versailles.

See the travel options from the airport and city centre to the congress venue.