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Flagship cardiology congress returns to London in 2024

The world’s largest gathering of heart specialists is returning to London.

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that its flagship ESC Congress will return to the UK capital in 2024. The event will be held at ExCeL London from 31 August-3 September.

When the Congress last came to London in 2015, it attracted 32,700 delegates from 140 countries. The 2021 ESC Congress was meant to take place in London, but is now happening virtually.

ESC’s chief executive officer, Isabel Bardinet, said: “In coming back to London, the ESC is making a strong statement that supports all ESC members and health professionals so active and hard at work – not only in London, but throughout the UK. It’s also a thank you to the public who enthusiastically participated in the public events of the last ESC Congress, proving that we can together ‘reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease’. London has proven itself a dynamic and reliable partner in this fight for health, and we feel sure that it will do so again.”

ESC is among a number of medical associations to have chosen London and ExCeL for events between 2021 and 2025 including the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). The European AIDS Conference (EACS) is also due to come to London this October, with the event going ahead in a hybrid format and a reduced number of live delegates in the city.

James Rees, executive director at ExCeL London, said: “We are naturally delighted that the ESC has taken the decision to choose ExCeL London for the 2024 congress in our city. Having supported the ESC team to deliver a record-breaking event in 2015, we are looking forward to beginning the detailed planning for 2024 and incorporating continued investment and innovation in ExCeL’s physical and digital infrastructure to meet the future needs of this world-leading congress

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