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New Clinical Practice Guidelines: Endorsement and translation

As you are aware, the ESC presented three new Clinical Practice Guidelines (VHD, AMI-STEMI and PAD) and one Focused Update (DAPT) during ESC Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

We encourage your National Cardiac Society to officially endorse these guidelines by completing the online form before 31 November 2017. For the next six months you have the exclusive right to translate these guidelines, including their derivative products, into your national language.

Endorsement and translation of the guidelines by National Cardiac Societies are fundamental to their dissemination and implementation. We thank you for the central role you play in this. Please contact the guidelines team if you have any queries


Best wishes,

Prof. Bela Merkely, FESC
ESC Vice President for
National Affairs

Prof. Stefan D. Anker, FESC
ESC Vice President for
National Affairs

ESC Congress News

Abstract Reviewing Committee - Call for candidates
The ESC would like to enlist your help and offer a possibility for members of your society to be involved and contribute to one of the most important activities of the ESC. Please use this link to view Professor Achenbach's message and submit up to 15 candidates. Deadline: 27 November.

Your feedback on ESC Congress 2017
Your feedback is critical to ensure that ESC Congress continues to develop to meet ESC National Cardiac Societies’ needs. Please complete this short survey about your ESC Congress 2017 experience. All comments are welcome. Deadline: 17 November.

BREAKING NEWS -- ESC Congress 2021
We wanted NCS presidents to be the first to know. Tomorrow, 3 November, the ESC will publicly announce that ESC Congress 2021 will take place in London. Fantastic feedback from delegates following ESC Congress 2015 (London) made the UK's capital a popular choice for ESC Congress 2021.

ESC Congress News

ESC Spring Summit 2018 – save the date
The ESC’s annual strategic meeting will take on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March 2018 at the European Heart House, Sophia Antipolis. Please save the date – your official invitation will be issued early December.

Atlas – round 2 call for data
You’ve received an invitation to take part in the second round of data collection for the ESC Atlas of Cardiology. Be part of this unique international effort. Submit your data before 20 November. Queries? Contact

ESC webinars on-demand - update
ESC live webinars are now available, on-demand, within 48 hours of the live presentation. Through pre and post testing, participants can check their progress and presenters can assess the impact of the session.

Webinars on-demand will become CME accredited early next year, creating additional value for ESC members who have exclusive access to webinars on-demand. Live webinars are CME accredited.

EU funding – get ready for the call
A new call for projects requesting EU funding will be made soon. Find out more about these opportunities on the ESC website. Should you wish to involve the ESC in your project, please carefully consult the procedure. Review procedure

New Practice Guidelines Track on Valvular Heart Disease
Get the very best of ESC Congress resources for the clinical implementation of the guidelines. Discover now

ESC Subspecialty News

Nominate a Young National Ambassador to the EAPCI

Further to the invitation you received from the European Association of Percutaneous Interventions (EAPCI), please submit your candidate to be part of its Young National Ambassador programme<. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated interventionalist to become more involved with the EACPI, the ESC and your National Cardiac Society. Submit your candidate to before 10 November.

EAPC National CVD Prevention Coordinator (NCPC) renewal

Thanks to all of you who have answered our call to appoint or renew the National CVD Prevention Coordinator in your country. Access the updated list of coordinators can be consulted on the ESC website<

Two NEW subspecialty communities at the ESC

  • ESC Council on Valvular Heart Disease
    Discover this new Council chaired by Prof. Luc Pierard (FESC). Read his welcome address and spread the word to your members.
  • ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine
    The mission of this new Working Group is to improve knowledge and to develop therapies in this field through the synergy of basic discoveries and translational clinical efforts from dedicated centres all around the world. Learn more

EAPCI Board 2018-2020 elections – letter of recommendation from National Cardiac Societies
The call for applications to serve the EAPCI Board from May 2018 to May 2020 are now open. Those applying for the three elected positions will be asked to submit a recommendation letter from their Interventional Working Group or an ESC National Cardiac Society. If you know have any queries, please contact Please also share this opportunity with your members.

NCS News

The Russian National Congress of Cardiology

The ESC was proud to participate in the Russian National Congress of Cardiology in Saint-Petersburg last week, joining 4,613 delegates from 20 countries and 189 cities. Prof. Barbara Casadei, FESC, ESC President-Elect, made a welcome address during the packed opening ceremony. Winners of the Russian Society of Cardiology 'Young Cardiologist Awards' were also presented with travel grants to attend ESC Congress 2018 in Munich.

If you have photos and news you would like to share from your national congress, please email

The Kyrgyzstan Cardiology Congress, 2017

Read the review of the Kyrgyzstan Cardiology Congress published in the European Heart Journal – CardioPulse

Upcoming NCS Congresses

  • 23-25 November 2017, Annual Congress 2017 of the Tunisian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (Djerba, Tunisia)
  • 24 November 2017, Annual Congress 2017 of the San Marino Society of Cardiology (San Marino, Italy)
  • 24 November 2017, Conference Latvian Society of Cardiology 2017 (Riga, Latvia)
  • 30 November - 2 December 2017, Annual Congress of the Lebanese Society of Cardiology 2017 (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • 15-18 December 2017, 78th Annual Congress of the Italian Society of cardiology (Rome, Italy)
  • 16 December 2017, Annual Congress of the Albanian Society of Cardiology (Tirana, Albania)