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  Register before 4 December 2013 and benefit from the early registration fee  
We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for the World Congress of Cardiology 2014, 4-7 May 2014. Do not miss the opportunity to benefit from the early registration fee: register before 4 December on to enjoy significant savings.
  Scientific programme  
Advanced scientific programme now available
The advanced programme featuring the confirmed session titles and talks is now available online. WCC 2014 scientific programme will cover a broad range of topics in clinical science, basic science, and health promotion/health advocacy. Join us in Melbourne to learn more about prevention and treatment of conditions such as coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and hypertension as well as risk factors that can lead to these conditions.
Some “snapshot” session highlights
Mental health and cardiovascular disease (CVD) including the interrelationships of psychiatric illnesses and CVD, the role of depression and disease, and the effect of gender differences and depression prevalence in patients with coronary artery disease
Heart rhythm disturbances in athletes including atrial fibrillation in athletes, devices in athletes and a debate on whether we can predict the athlete at risk for sudden cardiac death
Making CVD a global political priority including achieving change in high- and low-income countries and what the ultimate price of inaction will be
EBAC CME Accreditation
We are currently in the process of applying for EBAC CME accreditation. We are expecting WCC 2014 to receive a total of 18 hours of External CME credits. Please visit our website in the beginning of 2014 for further updates.
  Abstract programme: thank you for your submissions  
The abstract submission is now closed, and we have been pleased to receive more than 1’600 abstracts from 91 countries. The WCC 2014 Scientific Programme Committee is currently finalizing the abstract selection. All abstract submitters will receive a notification by e-mail in early December 2013, and the outcome will also be available on our website.
Late breaking abstracts
The submission for late breaking abstracts will be open from 6 to 31 January 2014 on The abstract template and submission instructions will be available online mid-December 2013.
  4th International Conference on Women, heart disease and stroke  
Join us for the 4th International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke, to be held on Sunday, 4 May 2014 in Melbourne as a WCC 2014 pre-congress session. The goal of this conference jointly organized by the World Heart Federation and the American Heart Association is to extend knowledge and foster action globally about the prevention, identification, and treatment of heart disease and stroke in women. Learn more and register to the conference

World Heart Federation members at WCC: The Heart & Health Foundation of Turkey

The Heart & Health Foundation of Turkey ( and have recently joined the World Heart Federation as a member and they will be present at WCC with a booth in the exhibition hall, as well as co-sponsoring a joint session. Do not miss the opportunity to meet this new member of the World Heart Federation community and learn more about their activities.
  Join us in Melbourne: practical information  
Offical partner airline
Melbourne Airport has an average of 635 international flights operating every week to and from major destinations. WCC 2014 is proud to have appointed Emirates as the official partner airline of WCC 2014. All international attendees travelling to Melbourne for WCC 2014 with Emirates can benefit from a special discount. Click here for further information.
Visa for Australia
All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are required to obtain a Visa to travel to Australia. If the country your passport represents has ETA Business access, you can obtain it very easily at the same time as you book your flights. Invitation letters can be requested during the registration process. For more information, visit or contact
Stay on and visit Melbourne and Australia
A large number of hotel rooms have been secured in Melbourne for WCC delegates at negotiated rates. To learn more and view the list of hotels, please visit the congress website. You can book your hotel room during the registration process. A variety of pre and post congress tours – many with a heart health perspective, have been selected for delegates to discover Melbourne and the region. View and book your excursions here.

Upcoming events and deadlines

4 December 2013
Early registration deadline
December 2013
Notification to abstract submitters about outcome
6-31 January 2014
Submission for late breaking clinical trial abstracts
Meet us at our booth
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013 – Dallas, USA
16-20 November 2013 Booth 422

World Diabetes Congress 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
2-6 December 2013 Booth A43

American College of Cardiology 2014 – Washington DC, USA
29-31 March 2014 Booth 1825

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