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World Heart Summit

Since 2016, World Heart Federation has been convening leaders and innovators in cardiovascular health at its annual World Heart Summit (previously the Global Summit for Circulatory Health). The Summit is an invitation-only, two-day event where government, civil society, industry, and academia share, learn and explore what’s next for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit went virtual and adapted into an innovative webinar series called Heart Talks: A Series of the 5th Global Summit on Circulatory Health. In 2021, the Summit is being reinvented once again in a new, hybrid format.

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World Congress of Cardiology

From 1950 to today, the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) has been a key event on the cardiovascular calendar, offering a global perspective on cardiovascular health and bringing together thousands of cardiology professionals from all over the world, with the common goal of reducing the global burden of cardiovascular disease.

This year, we were thrilled to bring the World Heart Federation’s unique global perspective to the Japanese Circulation Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

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WHF Roundtables

Our Roundtables provide a national forum for stakeholders in cardiovascular health to identify barriers to and solutions for secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and then develop national plans of action to be implemented in partnership with governments and policymakers, healthcare professionals, academic and research institutions, NGOs, health advocates, and corporate entities.

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Emerging Leaders Programme

The WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme was created to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease globally. The Programme, developed by Dr Salim Yusuf in 2014, provides training and networking opportunities in cardiovascular health policy and implementation science for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and global health advocates.

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HEART CAFÉ AT ACC 2024

Heart Café is a series of interactive discussions on key topics in the field of cardiovascular disease, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and global health. It is a platform where congress delegates can join in conversations and exchange ideas.  The discussions cover various aspects of cardiovascular disease and its impact on global health

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Meet & Share Workshops

Open to all WHF Members, our virtual Meet & Share Workshops provide a unique opportunity for experts, CEOs, influencers, managers, and leaders of heart foundations, scientific societies and patient organizations across all continents to come together and share experiences, showcase successes and discuss challenges in combating heart disease around the world. Each workshop is dedicated to a specific topic and will consist of interactive discussions in small groups, with participants playing an active role.

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World Heart Day

World Heart Day

The world's biggest awareness raising platform for CVD

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World Heart Connect

Our new platform for virtual events, live and on-demand

World Heart Connect
World Heart Podcast

World Heart Podcast

Conversations from the Heart, presented by WHF Senior Science Advisor Dr Pablo Perel and Communications Director Borjana Pervan

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Heart to Heart

Inviting conversation to change our ways and beat CVD

Heart-to-Heart is a new series of debates which bring together expert voices from different sectors and disciplines around the world. As the leader of the global heart community, we want to open a conversation about changing our ways as societies and individuals to beat cardiovascular disease. And as CVD continues to be the biggest cause of death on the planet, it’s the world’s most urgent conversation to have.

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Health Awareness Days

31 May 2024

World No Tobacco Day

5 June 2024

World Environment Day

7 June 2024

World Food Safety Day

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Women & CVD

Women & CVD

The most common heart attack symptom, in both men and women, is some type of chest pain, pressure or discomfort. But chest pain is not always the most noticeable symptom, especially in women, who are more likely to experience it as pressure or tightness in the chest. They may even have no chest pain at […]