Science or Fiction? Find out and join the ESC 2015

The topic of this year’s conference is  “Science or Fiction? – Imagine the future of medicine”.  What seemed science fiction a few years ago is now being translated into clinical routine: Together with outstanding experts in the field we want to think outside the box and investigate new perspectives in modern medicine.  

Homestay programme- Host

To all the Berliners out there. If you are interested in hosting a participant during the 26th ESC, then you are more than welcome to apply for it here. We can assist you in getting in touch with the suitable guest participant. 

Changes to ESC account

Kindly note that it will only be possible to edit your ESC profiles until 23rd August 2015. After which the changes to account requests will not be entertained.


The list of all the winners, including research awards and other session winners is available here.

Payment method active now!

All the particpants can now pay their fees here. Please make sure to write your Full Name and ESC ID while making the transaction.

Check the updated schedule

You can find all the details about our new interesting clusters in the schedule section about medical ethics and future technologies. Don't forget to check it out!

Keynote Speaker

Prof. David Putrino: Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University; Director, Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation, Burke Medical Research Institute; Not Impossible Labs. Topic: “Digital Health and Telemedicine: New frontiers in patient assessment and rehabilitation”.... read more

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Glenn Cohen: Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. Current projects relate to - health information technologies, mobile health, reproduction/reproductive technology, stem cells, research ethics, health policy, markets in human tissue and to medical tourism... read more

Keynote Speaker 

Prof. Ruha Benjamin: Associate Professor, Princeton University, New York. Topic – “BACK TO THE FUTURE: What are we forgetting as medicine moves forward?” Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the tensions between innovation and equity, science and citizenship, health and justice… read more

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Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer: Director of the Neurology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig and he is the coordinator of the German Competence Network Stroke. Title: Why are so many people obese, suffer from hypertension and stroke and become demented?... read more

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Dr. Katherine Sleeman: A clinical doctor and academic in palliative medicine. Holder of the first NIHR-funded Clinical Lectureship in palliative medicine in England. Her talk will explore the meaning of a good death, and the individual and societal barriers to achieving this... read more

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Dr. Pedro Oliveira: Associate Professor at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Academic Director of the LisbonMBA and Associate Dean for Research at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics. Topic: "Patient Innovation - When patients set to help themselves and end up helping many others" more

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Prof. Joris Slaets: Director of Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing, a knowledge centre dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of life for the elderly. Topic: "Needs and desires in long-term care" more

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Dr. Oliver Peters: Director of the clinical module “Geriatric Medicine” at the Department of Psychiatry, Charité Berlin. Topic: " Immunotherapy against Alzheimer´s disease: Science or fiction?" more