Press registration open for ESC Congress/World Congress of Cardiology 2006 joint meeting

February 01, 2006

Members of the press are able to register early through the ESC website for the annual ESC Congress 2006 to be held jointly with the World Heart Federation's XVth World Congress of Cardiology, 2-6 September 2006 in Barcelona, Spain, at the Fira Gran Via.

To register now, please see: http://www.escardio.org/vpo/ESC_congress_information/

Press Accommodation

The ESC will block a substantial amount of rooms for press in Barcelona during the Joint Congress. To register early for accommodation, please book with the ESC Hotel Dept through this link: http://www.escardio.org/congresses/World_Congress_Cardiology_2006/RegistrationHotels/

The ESC Congress is the largest medical meeting in Europe and one of the leading news-generators in cardiology, attracting over 25,000 attendees each year including several hundred international press from medical to consumer publications.

For further information, please contact press@escardio.org.
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The European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
The ESC represents more than 45,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of the European population by reducing the impact of cardiovascular disease.

The ESC achieves this through a variety of scientific and educational activities including the coordination of: clinical practice guidelines, education courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas and the ESC Annual Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe. Furthermore, the ESC promotes cardiovascular disease prevention messages to the general public, most notably during its annual 'For Your Heart's Sake' event, a fun yet educational event offering risk assessment and prevention advice, held in parallel to the Congress each year.

The ESC comprises 2 Councils, 4 Associations, 23 Working Groups and 49 National Cardiac Societies. Both the ESC Congress and 'For Your Heart's Sake' take place in late August/early September each year in a European 'Heart-Healthy City'. The ESC Congress 2006, to be held from 2-6 September in Barcelona, Spain, will be a joint meeting with the World Heart Federation's XVth World Congress of Cardiology.

The ESC administrative headquarters are based at the European Heart House, Sophia Antipolis, France. For more information on the ESC, Congress and initiatives, see www.escardio.org.

European Society of Cardiology

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