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.
Prof. Jose Luis Zamorano and Prof. Franz Weidinger
ESC Vice Presidents for National Cardiac Societies
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
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!
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
- 13-14 February: 39th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Cardiology - Brussels
- 24-27 February: Cardio Egypt 2020 – Cairo
- 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