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The 2020 meeting, presented in a virtual format from its original host city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, had lots of important science and a record number of viewers.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic forced the European Society of Cardiology to present its 2020 Congress (August 28-September 1) in a virtual format; by some accounts, this was a rousing success—the ESC did not charge for participation and reported online attendance of 116,000, with its largest female audience ever. More than half the participants were under age 40, the Congress reported in a press release. That’s not to say there weren’t a few snags. But the science was top notch, with many implications for clinical practice and regulatory approvals. Here are 5 takeaways from the 2020 Congress: