After a ten-year hiatus, Amsterdam again set the stage for Europe’s largest medical conference: the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). At the ESC Congress 2023, cardiologists and researchers will join forces with their colleagues, peers and cardiology heroes to protect the heart and create the future of cardiology. From 25–28 August, RAI Amsterdam is the central meeting place for approximately 23,000 onsite and several thousand online. 

The ESC Congress is famous as the largest meeting of medical practitioners in Europe and the largest conference covering cardiovascular issues globally. This year’s spotlight at the ESC Congress will be on heart failure. Many of the problems that cardiovascular professionals deal with are either the cause or complications of heart failure, including coronary artery disease, valvular problems, stroke, arrhythmias and sudden death. Heart failure is relevant to all areas of cardiology and beyond, including obesity, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, making it such a relevant subject for ESC.

The Amsterdam area is well-suited for hosting the event and facilitating its many participants. Many world-leading life sciences companies and four world-leading research centres are based here. Dennis Speet, Director of Amsterdam Convention Bureau: “We are proud to welcome the ESC’s scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied professionals working in all fields of cardiology. These specialists contribute to the knowledge in the Amsterdam Metropole and the Netherlands, overcoming the challenges of the future.”

RAI Amsterdam is ready to receive 23,000 cardiology professionals. Maurits van der Sluis, COO of RAI Amsterdam: “This is such an important event for the Life Sciences & Health industry, connecting so many professionals that face the enormous challenge of tackling cardiovascular disease. We hope the many connections and the information-sharing break new ground for the industry. All the ingredients for a successful cardiology conference are in place. We are ready to make it happen.”

Leading scientists will give over 800 scientific sessions, plenary lectures and seminars on the latest research, and clinical trials during the ESC Congress 2023. The 3,752 abstracts accepted from 90 countries will cover over 100 cardiovascular issues.