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Main results of the 2023 European Society of Cardiology Congress

The next annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology was held in a hybrid format (onsite and online) from August 25 to 28, 2023 inAmsterdam (Netherlands). About 31,000 specialists from 150 countries took part in the event. Traditionally, the most anticipated events at the congress are the scientific HOT LINE sessions, where the results of the most important clinical trials are presented for the first time.clinical trials. This year, participants had the opportunity to learn about 29 specially selected randomised trials in 9 sessions over 4 days.

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THE THIRD DAY OF THE FORUM Today is the final day of the Forum. The scientific program continues until 5.30 pm in parallel 4 halls. The activity of doctors increased, discussions and questions became substantive. Delegates during breaks linger in the halls and behind the scenes continue to exchange opinions with the lecturers. The number of graduate students from medical universities has increased noticeably. Volunteers in each hall and check-in desks conduct a survey on a 5-point system in various areas, including the organization of the forum and the quality of reports and symposia. This will help optimize our work. Participants of the exhibition express their gratitude for the active participation of delegates and lively interest.

THE DIARY OF THE SECOND DAY OF THE FORUM Today the most motivated doctors and scientists took part in the scientific sessions. The geography of the participants expanded at the expense of delegates from the Crimea and the Donbass. Within the framework of the scientific program, a Russian-Belarusian Symposium on Comorbidity was held, and by tradition there was an active debate at the end of the meeting. On the second day, along with cardiological topics, symposiums on sports cardiology, osteoporosis, hematology and COPD were presented. Moreover, these symposiums are represented by various medical schools in Russia"s regions from Stavropol to Omsk. The forum was attended by the President of the Russian Therapeutic Society, Academician Martynov A.I.

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