Dear Participants,

As the Director of the 2021 IOC Course on Cardiovascular Evaluation of Olympic Athletes, I am very pleased to welcome you to Budapest, Hungary.

This is the 10th edition of the Course and the excellent feedback from previous participants has inspired us to become even more valuable for the broad audience we have, including team physicians, as well as sports medicine specialists and consulting cardiologists.

As for previous editions, this Course aims to provide you with the most up-to-date academic and practical information on the prevention of sudden cardiac death in elite athletes, and to share methods of assessing such a risk in athletes’ lives.

This year the scientific program is even more appealing, due to the large focus devoted to the clinical implementation of the 2020 Guidelines on Sport Cardiology that have recently been released by the European Society of Cardiology.

Aside from our scientific discussions, we will also have the opportunity to foster networking, thanks to a social programme which – I am sure – will receive your full approval. 

Looking forward to your active participation and contribution and to seeing you all in Budapest on 22 and 23, April 2021!

Antonio Pelliccia
Course Director