The World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health (WCC) 2016

Mexico City, Mexico, 4 июня - 7 июня 2016





Join us in Mexico for the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health (WCC) 2016

Welcome to the first edition of World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health (WCC) 2016 news. WCC 2016 will take place in Mexico City from 4 to 7 June 2016. The World Heart Federation and co-hosts Mexican Society of Cardiology, InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Interamerican Society of Cardiology and National Association of Mexican Cardiologists (ANCAM) welcome you to WCC:

  • A global interactive event to promote cardiovascular health
    Uniting cardiovascular disease specialists with other disciplines to network, share knowledge and build innovative solutions for patients and populations
  • An outstanding line up of world leaders in heart health
    120 sessions on cardiovascular health and cardiology practice - including acute coronary syndromes, heart rhythm disorders, heart failure - for all health and public health professionals
  • Best practice sharing
    An interactive programme designed to respond to the needs of professionals – representing disciplines including cardiology, internal medicine, general practice, nursing and public health – in their everyday practice across different resource settings
  • Ground breaking research into cardiovascular health:
    1,000 new abstracts on prevention, diagnosis and treatment alongside public health and health systems approaches for cardiovascular and related diseases
  • Spotlight on Latin America and sessions in Spanish
    Exploring the spectrum of CVD in Latin America: epidemic of atherosclerosis, Chagas and rheumatic heart disease, obesity, tobacco as well as health systems
  • A platform towards the 25x25 goal:
    A 25% reduction in premature CVD morbidity and mortality by 2025

Find out more by watching the new WCC 2016 video clip:

The World Congress of Cardiology has become the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health to underline the importance of a holistic approach in tackling CVD. The WCC‘s scope extends well beyond cardiology and this is mirrored in the congress programme, which is designed for cardiologists and also many other specialties including nursing and public health.


WCC 2016 Scientific programme

A comprehensive scientific programme is being developed by the Congress Programme Committee, led by four co-chairs: Erick Alexánderson (Mexico), Deborah Chen (Jamaica), Jagat Narula (USA) and David Wood (UK), supported by topic leaders:

  • Global health / Political advocacy (led by Pekka Puska)
  • Latin American Cardiology (led by Marcia Barbosa)
  • Coronary artery disease (led by Pedro Moreno and Hector Garcia)
  • Arrhythmias (led by Carlos Morillo)
  • Imaging and technology (led by Mouaz Al-Mallah)
  • Heart failure (led by Karen Sliwa)
  • Preventive cardiology (led by David Wood)
  • Other cardiac diseases including Rheumatic Fever and Chagas’ disease (led by Liesl Zühlke)
  • Epidemiology / Public health / Health systems (led by Martin McKee)

The official language of WCC is English, with some sessions held in Spanish and/or interpreted.

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Abstract submission:

The WCC 2016 Abstract programme will cover different aspects of heart health, from prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease to advocacy and policy work. We encourage researchers and professionals working in any field related to heart health to submit an abstract and present it during the congress. Trials in progress are also welcome for submission. All abstracts will be published in the World Heart Federation journal Global Heart.
Abstract submission will be available on from 14 September 2015 to 28 October 2015.

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Travel to Mexico:

Mexico City is a fascinating capital that enchants visitors with its colourful streets and vibrant atmosphere. Located at an altitude of 2,240 metres and with a population of over 20 million, Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its primary political, cultural, educational and financial centre. It is easily accessible with direct flights from major cities around the world.

The congress will take place at Centro Banamex in the borough of Miguel Hidalgo, close to the business and hotel area. For more information about Centro Banamex, click here.

For more information on Mexico City including travel and visas, click here.


WCC 2016 industry opportunities

WCC will feature exciting opportunities for the corporate sector, including approximately 7,000sqm of exhibition floor space, opportunities to organize industry satellite activities and a host of other sponsorship initiatives to help increase brand visibility. WCC provides the ideal platform for reaching key opinion leaders, emerging leaders and visionary individuals within the global heart health and cardiovascular community, allowing industry partners to showcase first-hand the science that underpins their products and services. 

On Monday 27 April 2015, 43 representatives from leading companies attended the industry site visit at the Centro Banamex Conference Center in Mexico City to learn more about the scientific programme and sponsorship opportunities, meet key representatives from WHF and have a first-hand tour of the venue. The site visit was very well received by companies who are excited about the congress returning half a century after it was first held in Mexico.

The brochure outlining sponsorship opportunities at WCC will be available online from June 2015.

To find out more about how your company can get involved, click here.


Other upcoming events:

25-26 June 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina: International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Congress

5 August - 7 August, Mexico City, Mexico: Solaci: Visit the booth of our co-host Mexican Society of Cardiology

29 August - 2 September, London, UK: European Society of Cardiology Annual MeetingVisit us at booth P675