World Congress of Cardiology 2014 (WCC 2014)

Melbourne, Australia, 4 May - 7 May 2014



Join us in Melbourne for the World Congress of Cardiology 2014


The World Heart Federation looks forward to welcoming you to Melbourne, Australia for the next World Congress of Cardiology 2014, co-hosted by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and the
National Heart Foundation of Australia.

Join us in Melbourne for WCC 2014:

  • Global platform for cardiovascular disease specialists and public health professionals to share knowledge and network with their peers
  • World leading experts presenting 150 sessions on cardiology, policy and public health
  • Latest scientific findings featured in over 1,000 new abstracts on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • International congress with a spotlight on regional issues highlighting local successes in rheumatic heart disease and tobacco cessation
  • Best-practice sharing across different resource settings with a highlight on how international learning can be adapted to national circumstances
  • Uniting efforts to reduce premature CVD deaths 25% by 2025 through mobilizing the CVD community and working with the WHO

WCC 2014 scientific programme


The scientific progamme is being compiled by the WCC 2014 Scientific Programme Committee, which is made up of 4 co-chairs, 11 ex officios, 40 Topic Group Leaders (TGLs) and 146 Topic Group Experts (TGEs) from around the world. Representatives from those expert groups met in Melbourne on 22–23 April to select the scientific sessions and the preliminary online programme will be available for you to view later this year. WCC 2014 sessions will cover a wide range of topics including: Arrhythmias, Valvular disease, Ischaemia, Peripheral circulation, Hypertension, Epidemiology/Prevention, Health promotion, Basic science, cardiac imaging, Paediatrics, Indigenous health/Rheumatic heart disease and Nursing (view the complete topic list here).
CVD in women will also be at the heart of WCC 2014 with the 4th International conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke which will take place during this congress.


Submit your abstract for WCC 2014


Abstract submission opens 1 August and closes 15 September on Mark this important date in your calendar and start preparing your abstracts so you do not lose the opportunity to showcase your research. View the topic list: WCC abstracts will cover all aspects of heart health, from prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease to advocacy and policy work.


Discover Melbourne


Melbourne – the second most populous city in Australia – is a welcoming and cosmopolitan city on the south-east coast of Australia. As one of the Southern hemisphere's most developed health providers, Melbourne is a beacon of medical research and innovation. With an average of 635 international flights operating every week to and from major destinations, Melbourne is well connected to the world.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center is conveniently located in the heart of the city and easily accessible, with many hotels located within walking distance from the congress center.
Learn more about the City of Melbourne and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center


WCC 2014 for the corporate sector: update and opportunities


The World Heart Federation hosted an industry site visit at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24 April 2013. A total 32 companies took the opportunity to learn more about the scientific programme and the key opportunities for industry participation, meet partners and have a first-hand tour of the award winning venue. The attending companies could also discuss on an individual basis the most appropriate form of participation for them – be it industry satellite symposia, educational workshops, exhibition or a wide range of sponsorship and advertising options.
For your company to learn more about participating in WCC 2014, view the presentation from the industry site visit and download the Sponsorship opportunities brochure


Upcoming events and deadlines


Online abstract submission
1 August 2013–15 September 2013

Notification to abstract submitters about outcome
February 2014

Online registration opens
1 October 2013

Meet us at our booth
British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference 2013 - London, UK (Booth D62)

3–5 June 2013

Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Cardiology - Lugano, Switzerland (Booth 233)
12–14 June 2013


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