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Registration information

Heart Failure is the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC.

The Heart Failure congress is only accessible to certified healthcare professionals, associated press, industry representatives and other stakeholders in the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. By registering you confirm your participation as a delegate from one of these categories and that you will not knowingly allow access to the congress to anyone outside this community, including children.

Registration will open on November 3

Should you have any queries about the registration process please refer initially to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Registration Fees

The registration fees include VAT. Please read the General Conditions.

Delegate Fee Early fee until 14 March 2017 Late fee until 4 April 2017 Last minute until 21 April 2017
Standard €655 €780 €890
Nurse abstract presenter (1) €120 €120 €120
Nurse (1) €190 €250 €310
PhD student (2) €190 €190 €190
Abstract presenter (Basic Science & Nurse) €120 €120 €120

(1) Nurse registration : A statement on official letterhead proving your Nurse status, both signed and stamped by your Head of Department, will be requested during the registration process.

(2) PhD Student : A valid student card or any document proving postgraduate student status will be requested during the registration process.

Special registration opportunities for local professionals*

Free registration for

  • Undergraduate Medical students (more information soon)
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts from France below 35 years old

Submit your abstract between 3 November 2016 and 13 January 2017

Reduced registration fees for:

  • Local residents: register at 200€
  • Local nurses: register at 120€

*These special rates apply to professionals currently living in France. Copy of a piece of ID will be requested during the registration process.

Day tickets for delegates (one day only)

Unique fee per day: €330

Industry representatives without a stand or sponsorship activities during the congress

Full congress €1230

Day ticket €750

Undergraduate medical student registration

Undergraduate medical students can apply for a free registration via an online form which will be available from 3 November.

Registration will be confirmed after verification of your credentials.

Fees include

  • Access to scientific sessions and the exhibition area
  • Final Programme and Industry Programme
  • Refreshment breaks (during official breaks announced in schedule)
  • A paper version of the European Journal of Heart Failure in 2018 can be purchased during the registration process for a € 50 additional charge.
  • Access to the online Abstract Book  
  • Invitation from the President of the Heart Failure Association to the Inaugural Session and Networking Reception on Saturday 29 April

Press Registration will be possible from 3 November 

To validate your registration as a journalist, the ESC Press Office will need:

  • A valid press identity card or appropriate letter of assignment with proof of three recent published articles (cardiology or health-related, or referring to a previous ESC Event)
  • An Embargo form dully filled out is mandatory and will be requested when you collect your badge onsite at the congress.

Download the embargo form

If the journalist has attended previous ESC Events, samples of the event coverage should be sent in priority. Journalists may be required to provide samples of their work at all times. Please note, company or media outlet business cards or membership cards will not be accepted as valid.

Press registration is not available to Industry or its Public Relations representatives, event management, marketing or communications representatives, even if they have a valid press card.

Invitation Letter

Available soon.

Visa Application

Further information is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy

Certificate of Attendance

The scientific programme of the Heart Failure 2017 congress will be submitted for review. As a reference, please note that Heart Failure 2016 was accredited for 21 hours of CME credits.

Official Agency for AIFA submissions (Prerichiesta AIFA)

According to Italian legislation, any Marketing Authorisation Holder or pharmaceutical company responsible for the commercialisation of a drug, which organises or helps to organise, whether by direct or indirect funding in Italy or abroad, a congress, or a meeting on topics in any way related to the use of medicines, shall notify the competent Unit of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) at least 60 days before the date of the event to ensure that these adhere to strict technical criteria and aim to provide further knowledge in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, biochemistry, physiology, pathology and clinical medicine.

OIC S.r.l. has been appointed as the official agency for AIFA submission to support sponsors and exhibitors with these formalities. Pharmaceutical companies which require the authorisation from AIFA are advised to contact:

OIC S.r.l.

Att: Ms Gabriela de Feo

Via Matteotti 7,

50121 Firenze - Italy

Tel: +39 055 50 351

Fax: +39 055 570 227


Frequently asked questions

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

If your question is missing, do not hesitate to contact the Registration department:

Contact Details

For further information,

please contact the ESC Registration Department with the "Contact Us" form below.

Tel. +33 (0)4 92 94 76 12 - Fax. +33 (0) 4 92 94 76 10



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