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RISE @ ESC Congress 2024

Join Women as One and the European Society of Cardiology in London on August 29 for RISE @ ESC Congress 2024. The event features an all-day conference at the ExCel Centre, followed by an evening reception open to all faculty and attendees.

RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 is a full-day program focused on bringing women in medicine together with the organizations that represent them for a dynamic day of professional development.

Women in medicine are too often underrepresented in leadership roles in both academic and clinical settings. Therefore for 2024, we are focusing on the topic of leadership, with the goal for attendees to gain insight into their personal leadership style, and to leave the conference positioned to take the next steps in their professional journey.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format of RISE @ ESC Congress 2024?

RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 is a full day conference comprised of interactive sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and more, all focused on the topic of leadership. All sessions will include the full conference plenary, so you won’t miss any of the important content being presented. At the close of the day, the working sessions will be followed by a cocktail reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with each other and with the conference speakers.

What is included in the registration fee?

Your RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 registration fee includes access to all conference sessions, meals including continental breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks with light snacks, and admission to the post-conference reception. You will also receive an attendee tote bag with a full conference program and other materials.

Where can I get more information?

The full RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 agenda is available on our website. For specific questions, please email us at rise@womenasone.org.

How can I register?

Registration for RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 is available through the ESC Congress webpage, and can be done in conjunction with your registration for the ESC Congress, or separately.

Is RISE only for women?

While the content presented at RISE is designed for women in medicine, we know that true parity cannot be achieved without the participation of male allies. As such, we welcome participation from men who are committed to the advancement of women into leadership roles.

Do I need to be an ESC Congress registrant to attend RISE?

While we hope you will attend both amazing events, you can register separately for RISE on the ESC Congress website.

Is their childcare provision during RISE @ ESC Congress 2024?

Yes! Full information about the childcare provision, and how to register for it can be found on the Registration page.


Women as One is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to elevate women cardiologists’ professional development through the RISE @ ESC Congress 2024. A testament to the ESC’s clear commitment to increasing the representation of women in leadership positions within the organization and across its member bodies, RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 promises to chart a new path towards leadership development through expertise and innovation.

The underrepresentation of women in cardiology leadership positions underscores the urgent need for targeted support mechanisms both at the individual and systemic levels. Through this strategic alliance, Women as One and ESC aim to catalyze the ascension of European women cardiologists into leadership positions, dismantling barriers and fostering inclusivity.

Program Directors for RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 include Past President of ESC Professor Barbara Casadei, Dr. Roxana Mehran, and Dr. Azin Parhizgar. The program agenda is designed to empower attendees to “Lead by Design,” and is comprised of didactic sessions, workshops, and case-based discussions. Sessions will be led by prominent leaders in cardiology and business, including top professors from the Oxford University Said Business School. The aim is to equip women cardiologists with the requisite skills they need to establish their unique leadership paths.

RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 will take place on Thursday, August 29th at the ExCeL London, the day before the annual ESC Congress convenes at the same venue. The close collaboration with the ESC creates an unprecedented opportunity to bring together an international audience of women cardiologists to inspire professional growth.

“We are thrilled to partner closely with the European Society of Cardiology to expand our footprint in Europe. Together, we aim to nurture the leadership potential of women cardiologists in the region, fostering their growth and impact on a global scale.” – Roxana Mehran, MD, Founder and President of Women as One

“We are committed to increasing the representation of women in all positions across our organization and our member bodies. As a source of high-quality, evidence-based science that pushes the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine, it is vital that the ESC has greater representation of women in leadership positions. Partnering with Women as One to co-host RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 is one of the critical steps in our commitment to support and encourage women into leadership, aligning with the goals set out in our Gender Policy.” – Jean-François Riffaud, Chief Executive Officer of the European Society of Cardiology

What is RISE?

Launched in 2023, RISE is an annual in-person conference developed to provide a unique forum for professional development training specifically designed for women in medicine. RISE offers women in medicine an opportunity to build non-clinical skills that are critical to career advancement.

The Women as One network brings together top names in the medical field for a day of panels, keynotes, and workshops. Experts from outside the medical industry also share their learnings and insights that can be applied to support the career development of women in medicine. The unique content combined with extensive networking opportunities with notable leaders in the field means RISE provides an unmatched space for women to grow their professional networks and ultimately, their careers.

Career Development

Chart your strategic path forward by leveraging cross-specialty and cross-industry expertise for professional success.


Workshop with world-renowned experts and acquire practical skills that you can apply to your career.


Connect with cardiology and business leaders to gain insight and exposure to leading medical and non-medical organizations.