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Cardiology Update 2021

THE CARDIOLOGY UPDATE DAVOS 2021 CANNOT BE CARRIED OUT. If you have any questions, please contact the Zurich Heart House or the Medworld Team. Thank you for your understanding.
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If you have any questions, please contact the Zurich Heart House or the Medworld Team.

Thank you for your understanding.


Dear Colleagues

Cardiology Update belongs to the major meetings in the field of cardiology in Europe. Following a long tradition this will be the 24th Cardiology Update Course to be held every second year in Davos, Switzerland. After a careful restructuring process, the programme will appear in a new shape and as a compact edition of three days.

Cardiology Update is a joint educational programme from the Zurich Heart House / University of Zurich, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Michigan School of Medicine. A distinguished international teaching faculty contributes to an outstanding programme on latest scientific and therapeutic developments as well as on new intervention and treatment strategies in cardiology.

This highly acclaimed, CME-accredited programme will give an up-to-date overview about current diagnosis and management of the most important cardiovascular conditions and the new ESC Practice Guidelines. The features of the course are state of the art lectures, interactive case presentations and clinical decision seminars, video life cases, meet the expert sessions as well as poster sessions. The spirit of the course is a stimulating working and learning environment combined with a variety of informal events and opportunities for direct interactions between faculty members, sponsors, and participants.

We would be delighted to welcome you at the 24th Cardiology Update Davos from 24-26 October 2021.

Thomas F. Lüscher, MD, FRCP
Senior Course Director

Bertram Pitt, MD, FACC
Senior Course Director

Ruth Amstein, PhD, FESC
Scientific Coordinator

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Cardiology Update 2021 Davos


Programme Overview (For the detailed Scientific Programme click here)

Time Sun, 24 October Mon, 25 October Tue, 26 October
07:30 - 8:15   Breakfast
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Industry Sponsored Symposium
08:00 - 9:30 Atherosclerosis
Lipid Management
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Cardiogenic shock
Aortic Valve Disease
09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee
10:00 -11:30 Risk Factors and Prevention Chronic Coronary Syndromes Parallel Sessions
Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Disease
Covid-19 and the Heart
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch /
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Lunch /
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Lunch /
Industry Sponsored Symposium
13:30 - 15:00 Diabetes and Hypertention Atrial Fibrillation Heart Failure I
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee, Poster Sesssion Coffee, Poster Sesssion 15:00-15:15 Coffee
15:30 - 16:30 Parallel Sessions
Poster Session
Meet the Expert Sessions
(3 in parallel)
Parallel Sessions
Poster Session
Meet the Expert Sessions
(3 in parallel)
Meet the Expert Sessions
(3 in parallel)
16:30 - 17:30 Parallel Sessions
Cardio-Oncology / ACHD
Cardiac Imaging
Parallel Sessions
New ESC Guidelines
Heart Failure II
17:30 - 18:15 Paul Lichtlen Lecture   17:00-17:15
Wrap Up and Closing Remarks
18:15 - 19:15 Welcome Reception 18:00-19:15
Industry Sponsored Symposium
19:15 - 20:15 Clincial Decision Seminars
Difficult ECG Interpretations
Clinical Decision Seminar
Echo Pearls
Decision Making in Interventional Cardiology
(2 in parallel)

Status: 31 May 2021


 Teaching Faculty

Charalambos Antoniades, Oxford
Jan Berg, Aarau
Giovanni G. Camici, Zurich
Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Aarhus
Francesco Cosentino, Stockholm
John E. Deanfield. London
Sophie Degrauwe, Geneva
Victoria Delgado, Leiden
Paul A. Friedman, Rochester, MN
Michael A. Gatzoulis, London
Christoph Gräni, Bern
Bettina Heidecker, Berlin
Roger Hullin, Lausanne
Lars Køber, Copenhagen
Konstantinos Koskinas, Bern
Roger Lehmann, Zurich
Teresa Lopez Fernandez, Madrid
Micha T. Maeder, St. Gallen
Felix Mahfoud, Homburg / Saar
Francesco Maisano, Milan
Benjamin Meder, Heidelberg
Marco Metra, Brescia

Federico Moccetti, Luzern
Georg Nickenig, Bonn
Iacopo Olivotto, Florence
Francesco Paneni, Zurich
Burkert Pieske, Berlin
Lorenz Räber, Bern
Betty Raman, Oxford
Thomas Rosemann, Zurich
Stephan Rosenkranz, Cologne
Naveed Sattar, Glasgow
Nicolas Schärli, Basel
Sebastian Seidl, St. Gallen
Christian Sticherling, Basel
Isabella Sudano, Zurich
Holger Thiele, Leipzig
Stefan Toggweiler, Luzern
Alec Vahanian, Paris
Marco Valgimigli, Lugano
Frank L. J. Visseren, Utrecht
Mirjam Gauri Wild, Bern
Stephan Windecker, Bern




Registrations can be made exclusively online on our website:

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


Category Price
Registration fees  
Registration fee before 30 September 2021: CHF 750.-
Registration fee after 30 September 2021: CHF 900.-
On-site Registration: CHF 900.-
ESC and SGK Members  
ESC & SGK Members Registration fee before 30 September 2021: CHF 700.-
ESC & SGK Members Registration fee after 30 September 2021: CHF 850.-
Participants <35 years  
Registration fee before 30 September 2021: CHF 450.-
Registration fee after 30 September 2021: CHF 550.-
On-site Registration: CHF 600.-
Registration fee for fellows and nurses (identification requested): CHF 450.-
Single day tickets Sunday – Wednesday: CHF 300.-
Single day tickets Sunday – Wednesday < 35 years: CHF 200.-
Single day tickets Sunday – Wednesday for fellows and nurses: CHF 150.-

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Group Registration
For group registration a minimum of 10 participants is required. Please contact Mrs. Andrea Studer ( 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.– will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancellation up to 24 September 2021, deposits will be refunded less 35 % for administrative costs.
After this date, no refund will be possible.

General Information

Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland,
Hotel Reservation
Hotel rooms are available at a special convention rate.
Reservations can be made on our website or at Davos Congress

Abstracts for the Poster Session can be submitted exclusively on our website An Abstract Booklet will be published.
Deadline for submission: 15 September 2021, Midday CET.

Zurich Heart House, Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
Ruth Amstein, Ph. D., E-mail:
Christine Lohmann, E-mail:
Hottingerstrasse 14, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0)44 250 40 80, Fax +41 (0)44 250 40 90

Sponsoring & Grants
Please contact Medworld AG for further information.
Sponsoring grants are used exclusively for the organisation
of the scientific programme.



Swiss Programme Committee
Jürg Hans Beer, Baden
Georg Ehret, Geneva
Augusto Gallino, Bellinzona
Laurent Haegeli, Aarau
Richard Kobza, Luzern
Pascal Meier, Chur
Christian Müller, Basel
Tiziano Moccetti, Lugano
Stefan Osswald, Basel
Simon Stämpfli, Luzern
Thomas Suter, Bern
Felix C. Tanner, Zurich
Michel Zuber, Othmarsingen

International Programme Committee
Jeroen J. Bax, Leiden
A. John Camm, London
John Cleland, Glasgow / London
Filippo Crea, Rome
Richard Grocott-Mason, London
Gerhard Hindricks, Leipzig
Ulf Landmesser, Berlin
Ulrich Laufs, Leipzig
Thomas Münzel, Mainz
Milton Packer, Dallas, TX
Marc A. Pfeffer, Boston, MA
Susanna Price, London
Sanjay Sharma, London
Karl Swedberg, Gothenburg
William Wijns, Galway
Salim Yusuf, Hamilton, Ontario



Cardiology Update is submitted to the following medical societies for CME accreditation:
• European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education of the UEMS, EACCME
• German Cardiac Society
• Swiss Society of Cardiology, SGK (21h 1A)
• Swiss Society of Internal General Medicine, SGAIM (22 AIM/MIG Credits)
• Swiss Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology, SGED