Snapshots from Munich: ESC 2012 in images

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MUNICH - By the end of Sunday, more than 27,000 delegates had registered at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual meeting. Imaging features prominently in the extensive scientific program, providing confirmation -- if it were needed -- that many cardiologists are seriously interested in performing radiological examinations and working more closely with radiologists. In some cases, they're going it alone and encroaching on radiology’s turf, of course.

The ESC Congress is held in late August/early September every year and includes more than 900 hours of sessions. For ESC 2012, 10,125 abstracts were submitted and 4,375 were approved. It offers 423 breakout sessions and workshops and an exhibition of 25,000 square meters, making it the prime meeting platform for the profession, according to the organizers. Last year's congress held in Paris registered 26,355 delegates, 5,277 industry representatives, and 725 journalists, who attended 12 press conferences.

To give you a flavor of this huge event, below is a selection of photos. We hope you enjoy them, along with our news coverage from ESC 2012.

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Anatomy and pathology demonstrations take place throughout the congress, and are proving incredibly popular.
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Case Corner features extensive case reports, including images from interesting cases.
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Torrential rain and storms hit the congress during the first day on Saturday, but blue skies and light winds were the order of the day on Sunday and Monday.
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An ESC participant takes a break between sessions.
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Conventional paper posters are still an integral part of the ESC, though presenters are also invited to download a PDF of their posters into an e-library.
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Because of the huge demand to show posters and the limited space in the Messe exhibition center, posters are changed every few hours. If the presenter doesn't remove his or her exhibit at the required time, it's dumped unceremoniously in one of these bins in the poster hall.
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There are no soggy sandwiches or stale pastries on offer to editors and journalists in the ESC newsroom. It's even called Press Café.
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Cardiologists are rarely shy or slow to come forward when there is a suitable photo opportunity.
Image courtesy of the European Society of Cardiology.
Next year, the ESC Congress will take place between 31 August and 4 September at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam.
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Anatomy and pathology demonstrations take place throughout the congress, and are proving incredibly popular.
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