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Cardiology Update 2017

Davos, Switzerland
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Cardiology Update 2019, 16-20 February 2019

Cardiology Update 2017

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce the 22nd Cardiology Update Course, taking place in Davos, Switzerland from 11 – 15 February 2017. This four-day programme will offer a comprehensive update of major topics in cardiology, presented by a distinguished international teaching faculty. Since its foundation in 1975, Cardiology Update has been held every second year in Davos, and the course has benefited from a growing reputation and increasing number of participants over the years. The course is a joint educational programme of the Zurich Heart House / Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

The educational objectives are to review and disseminate recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease, as well as to discuss their impact on clinical practice. Completing this course will enable attendees to treat patients in accordance with current clinical evidence over the broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis and its risk
factors, coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, valve disease and heart failure. Special lectures and updates will be dedicated to the new ESC Practice Guidelines to support physicians in clinical decision-making.

Cardiovascular clinicians including internists and primary care physicians will benefit from this four-day summit on the latest scientific updates, approaches and guidelines to better serve patients. Aside from traditional state-of-the-art lectures, a strong emphasis is also placed on interactive education, aiming to provide guidance in everyday practice. The features include case presentations with computer-assisted voting, clinical-decision-seminars and meet-the-expert-sessions.

Moderated poster sessions will provide an opportunity for young researchers to present their new scientific findings and interact with experts. The spirit of the course is a stimulating working and learning environment, offering great opportunities for networking among faculty members and participants.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the next Cardiology Update in 2017.


Thomas F. Lüscher, M.D.
President Zurich Heart House
Foundation for Cardiovascular
Research, Zurich

Bertram Pitt, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of Michigan School of
Medicine, Ann Arbor MI

Ruth Amstein, Ph.D.
Director Zurich Heart House
Foundation for Cardiovascular
Research, Zurich



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Cardiology Update 2019, 16-20 February 2019

Learning objectives

  • To review and disseminate the latest knowledge about advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • To provide an update of the most recent ESC Guidelines and discuss their impact on clinical practice
  • To discuss the latest advances on diagnostic and imaging procedures
  • To provide information about new clinical trials, treatment modalities and new drugs
  • To inform about new intervention procedures and device implantation and handling
  • To foster decision-making based on clinical cases in meet the expert sessions and clinical decision seminars
  • To improve skills in Echo and ECG interpretations
  • To recommend procedures and algorithms how to deal with complex patient cases
  • To provide a platform for young cardiologists and fellows to present their research projects in poster sessions

Programme overview

Time Sat, 11 February Sun, 12 February Mon, 13 February Tue, 14 February Wed, 15 February


Lipid management
Atrial fibrillation Aortic valve disease
09:30   Coffee Coffee Coffee Poster Award, Coffee
10:00   Hypertension and pain Acute coronary syndromes Cardiomyopathies The new ESC Guidelines on heart failure
12:00 - 13:15   LUNCH / Satellite Symposium
LUNCH / Satellite Symposia
Boehringer Ingelheim
LUNCH /Satellite Symposia
LUNCH / Satellite Symposium
Vifor Pharma
13:30   Prevention Stable coronary artery disease Mitral valve disease Heart failure
15:00   Coffee, Poster Session Coffee, PosterSession Coffee, Poster Session Coffee
Meet the expert
Poster session
SPUM Symposium
Meet the expert
Poster session
Meet the expert
Live in-a-box
Poster session
15:15 – 16:15
Meet the expert
1. Sports cardiology
2. Cardiac imaging
1. Ventricular
2. Structural interventions
1. New ESC Guidelines
2. Pulmonary hypertension
16:15 – 17:15
Advanced heart failure
Stem cells
Opening Ceremony
      17:15 – 17:30
Closing Address by the ESC President
17:30 Welcome Addresses Dinner Buffet Dinner Buffet Aperitif  

Paul Lichtlen Lecture
Welcome Reception

Satellite Symposium
Satellite Symposium
Satellite Symposium

19:20 - 20:15   PARALLEL SESSIONS
Clinical Decision

ICD and CRT: troubleshooting
Cardiovascular imaging
Adult congenital heart disease
Clinical Decision

Echo pearls
Difficult ECG

Status: January 2017


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Cardiology Update 2019, 16-20 February 2019

Venue | Registriation | Organisation | Hotel | Travel information



Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland,


Registration now open!

Categorie Price
Registration fee before 20 December 2016 CHF 980.-
Registration fee after 20 December 2016 CHF 1100.-
On-site Registration CHF 1200.-
Participant <35 years  
Full price CHF 770.-
Early registration CHF 670.-
On-site registration CHF 840.-
Registration fee for fellows and nurses (identification requested) CHF 490.-
Single day tickets Sunday–Wednesday CHF 300.-

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Register here

Group Registration

For group registration a minimum of 10 participants is required. Please contact Mrs. Esther Willi to obtain further information.
Congress documents and bags can be collected as early pick-up upon request.

Modification & Cancellation

All modifications or cancellations must be notified in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail) to Medworld AG. For each modification requested by the participant, CHF 50.00 will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancellation up to 14 January 2017, deposits will be refunded less 35% for administrative costs.
After this date, no refund will be possible.


Medworld AG
Monika von Moos, Sennweidstrasse 46, CH-6312 Steinhausen, Switzerland, Phone +41 (0) 41 748 23 00, Fax +41 (0) 41 748 23 11


Zurich Heart House, Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
Ruth Amstein, Ph.D.
Esther Willi
Kathrin Reber
Valérie Streichenberg
Moussonstrasse 4, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0) 44 250 40 83, Fax +41 (0) 44 250 40 90

Hotel Reservation

Hotel rooms are available at a special convention rate: Book your hotel room now

Travel Information


Best booking flexibility with Swiss product and service quality at an attractive discount – offered to you by Swiss International Air Lines as Official Carrier for the Cardiology Update 2017 in Davos. As the Swiss national airline, we offer all participants up to 10% discount on the standard fares. Your stay in Switzerland starts on board our aircraft.
The reduced conference fares are specially marked with a white triangle and, depending on the chosen fare, allow you to change or cancel your flight with complete ease. All reductions depend on the type of fare, route and availability. They are valid on the entire SWISS route network for flights to Switzerland (flight numbers LX1-2999), including flights that are operated by our partner airlines under an LX flight number (LX 8000 – 8999). Thanks to the new fare options, you now have even more choice on SWISS European flights, and only pay for what you really need.
The conference fares can be booked now for the travel period 14 days before to 14 days after your event. In order to benefit from this offer, book your flight easily and without complications
through using the following link:
Please enter your email address and the event code that will be provided with your registration confirmation.
SWISS looks forward to pampering you on board with typical Swiss hospitality.

Journey from Zurich Airport to Davos

The closest airport to Davos is Zurich Airport. Davos can be reached from the airport by train. Trains run on a half hourly basis. The duration of the journey is approximately 3 hours. Timetables of the Swiss railroad network can be found on:


Committees of Cardiology Update

International Programme Committee

Jeroen J. Bax, M. D., Leiden, NL
Filippo Crea, M. D., Rome, IT
Peter Libby, M.D., MA, USA
Thomas F. Lüscher, M. D., Zurich, CH
Francesco Maisano, M. D., Zurich, CH
Marc Pfeffer, M.D., Boston, MA, USA
Fausto Pinto, M. D., Lisbon, PT
Bertram Pitt, M. D., Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Frank Ruschitzka, M. D., Zurich, CH
Otto Smiseth, M. D., Oslo, NO
Karl Swedberg, M. D., Gothenburg, SE
Alec Vahanian, M. D., Paris, FR
Stephan Windecker, M. D., Berne, CH
William Wijns, M. D., Aalst, BE
Salim Yusuf, M. D., Hamilton, Ontario, CA
Ruth Amstein, Ph. D., Zurich, CH


Local Programme Committee

Ronald Binder, M. D.
Alexander Breitenstein, M. D.
Corinna Brunckhorst, M. D.
Firat Duru, M. D.
Frank Enseleit, M. D.
Andreas Flammer, M. D.
Michelle Frank, M. D.
Oliver Gämperli, M. D.
Matthias Greutmann, M. D.
Christiane Gruner, M. D.
Laurent Haegeli, M. D.
Robert Manka, M. D.
Willibald Maier, M. D.
Christian Matter, M. D.
Fabian Nietlispach, M. D.
Christian M. Schmied, M. D.
Jan Steffel, M. D.
Isabella Sudano, M. D.
Felix C. Tanner, M. D.
Christian Templin, M. D.
Silvia Ulrich Somaini, M. D.



Cardiology Update is recognised by the following medical societies and associations as accredited continuing education:

EBAC, European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (24 CME credits)
U.E.M.S., Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (24 CME credits)
Swiss Society of Cardiology (30 CME credits category 1A)
Swiss Society of Internal Medicine (30 CME credits category 1A)
German Cardiac Society (30 CME credits)


The sponsoring grants are used exclusively for the organisation of the scientific programme.