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About the Organisers

This event is being run in partnership between The European Heart Network & The European Society of Cardiology, and is being organised in association with Forum Europe.



European Heart Network

European Heart Network

The European Heart Network (EHN) is a Brussels-based alliance of heart foundations and likeminded non-governmental organisations throughout Europe, with member organisations in 26 countries. 

The European Heart Network plays a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular disease through advocacy, networking and education so that it is no longer a major cause of premature death and disability throughout Europe.


To achieve its aim, EHN dedicates itself to:
 *     Influencing European policy makers in favour of a heart-healthy lifestyle;
 *     Creating and nurturing ties between organisations concerned with CVD prevention;
 *     Gathering and disseminating information relevant to CVD prevention;
 *     Monitoring European Union policy;
 *     Encouraging support for comprehensive CVD research.


EHN works through Expert Groups on specific concerns, including:
 *    Nutrition for a healthy heart;
 *    Tobacco policy and discouraging smoking;
 *    Occupational health and psycho-social factors;
 *    Physical activity as a natural part of daily life.


Through its membership of the World Heart Federation, EHN is also active in the creation of a wider international heart network whose aim is to advance the cause of cardiovascular health promotion world-wide.

European Society of Cardiology

European Society of Cardiology

The mission of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is 'To reduce the burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Europe.'


The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents nearly 55,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. The ESC comprises 5 Associations, 5 Councils, 19 Working Groups and 50 National Cardiac Societies. It also includes the distinguished community of ESC Fellows and Nurse Fellows.

The ESC provides an array of scientific and educational activities, such as the production and continuous updating of Clinical Practice Guidelines, the organisation of educational courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas and the ESC Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe. The ESC is proud to hold, in conjunction with its constituent bodies, subspecialty congresses, which are becoming increasingly popular within the profession.  The ESC also edits and publishes 7 of the world's leading journals on cardiology.

Forum Europe

Forum Europe

Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and events. These events are organised with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.


Founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune and former Brussels correspondent at the Financial Times and headed by a team of EU events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Europe’s strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.

Forum Europe works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike and its expertise, through the medium of events, lies in understanding and interpreting the processes and political issues within the EU.



Thursday 10 September, 2009
09.00 to 17.30




The Residence Palace


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Organised by EHN & ESC