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Join us at the joint WCC/ESC congress in 2019!

01 Jan 1970

ESC President Barbara Casadei and World Heart Federation President David Wood announce the joint WCC/ESC congress in Paris 2019

The World Heart Federation is pleased to announce that our next congress, following WCC 2018 in Dubai, will be held in Paris in 2019, in conjunction with our members the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This will be the first World Congress of Cardiology under a new model, which will see the congress taking place every year, rather than every two years, in collaboration with another cardiology meeting.

The main spotlight of the Paris congress will be Global Health. “We decided to focus on this theme because non-communicable diseases – which include cardiovascular disease – are now also becoming the main cause of death and disability in lower-/middle-income countries,” said ESC’s Professor Marco Roffi. “The spotlight also fits perfectly with the fact that next year the ESC congress and the World Congress of Cardiology of the World Heart Federation will be held together. What a great opportunity!”

The World Congress of Cardiology has always represented a unique opportunity to focus on areas that are not necessarily included in the major regional meetings, including countries with emerging economies, and how we can approach CVD-related problems in these countries. We look forward to working closely with the ESC on what is sure to be a remarkable global meeting.

The joint WCC/ESC congress will be held from August 31st to September 4th at the Paris Convention Centre – Europe’s largest conference venue. This exciting location sees the science of the heart being discussed in the heart of Paris. The convention centre is just 15 minutes from the Eiffel Tower on the Rive Gauche and close to Paris’ many cultural attractions. In an ideal location, the Paris Convention Centre is served by extensive public transport links, is just 25 minutes from Paris Orly Airport and can be reached in less than three hours from every European capital.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Is your organization interested in holding a joint congress with the World Congress of Cardiology? We are now welcoming applications, so don’t hesitate to get in touch! Please email [email protected] for more information.


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