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Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Scheduled for Release at the ESC Congress 2009 in Barcelona

Does Aspirin work for primary prevention? What is the added value of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy? Is the future all about biodegradable stents? Come to the ESC Press Conferences and find out about the latest developments in cardiology.
The ESC Congress 2009, taking place in Barcelona from 29 August to 2 September, is just a week away. Detailed information for all sessions can already be found in the Scientific Programme Online (SPO). Abstract texts will be posted one week prior to the Congress and the abstracts and slides of Hot Line and Clinical Trial Update presentations will be available on the web immediately after the sessions.

Press conferences covering a wide variety of topics and Hot Lines giving you the latest information on clinical trials should not be missed. The detailed schedule can be downloaded here.

Press releases will be available on the ESC Press Office webpage as soon as their embargo is lifted. ESC Press conference webcasts will be online after the ESC Congress in September. Please respect the embargoes of the press releases at all times and follow the ESC Embargo Policy.

Online registration is now closed, but as press you can register for free on-site at the Press Registration Desk located in the Entrance area, Level -1 below the ground floor - starting on Friday, 28 August at 15h00. Make sure to bring your valid Press ID or letter of assignment. Freelance journalists without a Press ID may have to provide 2-3 articles with their name as a proof. Everything else you need to know about press registration and facilities on site you can find here.

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC):
The ESC represents nearly 53,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe.

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. The ESC also works closely with the European Commission and WHO to improve health policy in the EU.

The ESC comprises 3 Councils, 5 Associations, 19 Working Groups, 50 National Cardiac Societies and an ESC Fellowship Community (Fellow, FESC; Nurse Fellow, NFESC). For more information on ESC Initiatives, Congresses and Constituent Bodies see www.escardio.org.

European Society of Cardiology, The European Heart House 2035 Route des Colles, B.P. 179 - Les Templiers, Sophia Antipolis F-06903 France

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