The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 80,000 cardiology professionals, principally from across Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also from the rest of the world. The ESC provides an array of scientific and educational activities, such as the production and continuous updating of Clinical Practice Guidelines, the organisation of educational courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas. It also organises the ESC Congress, the largest cardiology meeting in the world. The ESC is also proud to hold, in conjunction with its constituent bodies,several subspecialty congresses, which are becoming increasingly popular within the profession. The ESC also edits and publishes 9 of the world's leading journals on cardiology.