World Congress of Cardiology
We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne, Australia for the World Congress of Cardiology 2014 (WCC 2014) taking place from 4-7 May 2014. The WCC has an outstanding line-up of world leading expert speakers with new scientific and public health policy abstracts for oral and poster presentations, highlighting the very latest developments from the cardiovascular field. The scientific programme puts a specific emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. There is a focus on how scientific findings from the developed world can be adapted to make them relevant to the developing world as well as a sharing of knowledge on techniques for health promotion and disease prevention and treatment that work in low-resource settings.
Organized by the World Heart Federation and co-hosted by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Heart Foundation of Australia, WCC will bring together representatives from cardiology and other healthcare professions, as well as, medical societies and heart foundations, commercial and non-government entities to discuss how to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD).
As one of the Southern hemisphere’s most developed health providers, Melbourne is a beacon of medical research and innovation. Australia and Melbourne also play a leading role in delivering cardiology services throughout Australasia; whether this is part of research through the University of Melbourne or services through one of the many teaching hospitals, cardiology has become a byword for expertise in Australia. Rheumatic heart disease and tobacco cessation are just two areas where Australia is a leader in the international health community.
The Science Programme will cover the following topics:
- Arrhythmias / Sudden cardiac death / Electrophysiology
- Heart Failure / Cardiac function / Myocardial – Pericardial diseases
- Valvular disease / Aortic disease/ Pulmonary circulation
- Ischaemia / Coronary artery disease / Coronary interventions
- Peripheral circulation / Stroke / Non-coronary interventions
- Epidemiology / Prevention
- Health Promotion / Health advocacy / Global cardiovascular resources
- Basic science
- Cardiac imaging / Information systems
- Paediatrics / Congenital heart disease (paediatric and adult)
- Indigenous health / Rheumatic heart disease
- Nursing / Allied health / CV rehabilitation
- Abstract submission opens on 1 August and closes on 15 September: don't forget to mark the date in your calendar and prepare to submit
- For more information on the science programme and the latest updates visit: www.worldcardiocongress.org