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    International Congress of Cardiology "Great Wall" is recognized as a leader among cardiac event Asia-Pacific region


    Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) is one of the largest congresses in cardiology in the Asia-Pacific region. Congress was founded in 1990 as a regular technical training course titled "International Training Course on the Great Wall - the China-American Seminar on radiofrequency ablation". In the first scientific event was attended by at least 100 doctors. In 1995, the GW-ICC has positioned itself as a platform for in-depth training and academic exchange, covering areas such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, interventional arrhythmology. According to the organizers, the aim of this project is the rapprochement between China and the international cardiology community. Currently, Congress is the largest, most influential and successful event for cardiovascular diseases in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The 26th GW-ICC held in Beijing (ChinaNationalConvention Center) from October 29 to November 1, 2016 under the theme Bridging the Gap, Facing the Challenge”. The Congress was attended by delegates from 17 000 inChina and 30 countries. For the presentation of the program, news and information to use advanced technologies. Delegates have access to scientific materials and to the Congress live on the official website, have been created microblogging, mobile application, mobile text, e-journals and Web seminars.

    The scientific program of the Congress covered 16 topic of cardiology. In particular, they discussed a wide range of scientific materials: translational research of cardiovascular diseases, prevention and control of cardiovascular risk, coronary intervention, cardiac electrophysiology and pacemakers, valve disease, heart failure and left ventricular function, clinical studies, as well as inter-regional cooperation Research and related subjects.

    In general, the Congress has conducted more than 400 different forms of meetings with the participation of over 20 international organizations.

    Currently, GW-ICC has formed a strategic alliance to empower cardiology knowledge development and exchange with international associations such as the AmericanCollege of Cardiology (ACC), APHA, World Heart Foundation (WHF), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), American Heart Association (AHA). It has also engaged in extensive collaborations with other influential international medical organizations and groups, including Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Japanese Circulation Society (JCS), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), China Committee of Cardio-Cerebral-Vascular Diseases of GSC (GSC), Chinese American Heart Association (CnAHA), Global Chinese College of Cardiology and the University of Minnesota (G3C/UMN), Cardiovascular Information Technologies (CVIT), and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), National Societies of Italy, England, the Netherlands, Turkey, etc. The scientific program included presentations and Russian scientists.

    At the invitation of the organizing committee of the Congress, Professor Mekhman N Mamedov (NationalResearchCenter for Preventive Medicine, Moscow) gave a presentation on the primary prevention of diabetes in cardiology practice. In the discussion, the Chinese colleagues recognized this problem urgent for China, reached an agreement on the coordination of efforts in the implementation of national projects for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    Abstracts, summaries of the results of clinical trials and clinical case accepted online at Collection of scientific papers published in the Congress of the special issue of the journal BMJ (

    In the media center of the Congress organized thematic press conferences and distribution of daily updated press releases. The work of the Congress was covered by more than 50 regional and international media.

    It is noteworthy that the organizing committee of the GW-ICC supports the initiative of the World Heart Federation for the prevention of cardiovascular disease among woman. At the gala dinner was a presentation in support of the project "Go Red for Woman".

    Cardioprogress Foundation according to agreements reached to actively disseminate information on the Congress. The official website of the Foundation for the Russian and English languages were represented articles and photo-report bout GW-ICC. The two issues of the International heart and vascular diseases journal have been published advertising information banners of the GW-ICC. The exhibition at the GW-ICC extended the preliminary program of the V International forum of cardiologists and internists, the English version of the newsletter "Cardioprogress", brochures and the latest issues of the English version of the International heart and vascular diseases journal.

    For more information on the materials of the GW-ICC can be found at


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