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Online registration is now closed.
On-site registration opens Friday 25 August at 08:00
In the meantime, if you're not yet an ESC Professional Member, join today to access the ESC Professional Members' Lounge onsite.

For your security

We have received complaints about a growing number of fraudulent websites masquerading as the ESC and offering registration, hotel bookings and other arrangements for the upcoming ESC Congress in Barcelona.

We strongly recommend that anyone attending ESC Congress use only the official ESC website for registration and accommodation requests:



Individual registration conditions


Third Party Registration conditions

Group general conditions

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

Full Congress Registration Fees

The registration fees include 21% Spanish VAT. Please read the General Conditions.

All fees are in Euros.

Full Congress Fees (in Euros) Early fee
until 31 May 2017
Late fee
until 31 July 2017
Last minute
until 18 Aug 2017
On-site from 25 Aug 2017 onwards
1 - Standard ESC Professional Member 2017
(Individual registration only)
€540 €750 €850 €850*
2 - Standard ESC Professional Plus Member 2017 (Individual registration only)
€332,50 €437,50 €487,50 €487,50*
3 - Standard €665 €875 €975 €975
4 - Fellow of the ESC Included in Fellowship Fee Included in Fellowship Fee Included in Fellowship Fee Included in Fellowship Fee 
5 - Emeritus Fellow of the ESC €335 €335 €335 €335
6 - Nurse & Medical Technician **
€335 €445 €505 €505
7 - Aged 35 and under ***
€370 €490 €555 €555
8 - Abstract Presenters aged 35 and under ****
€195 €295 N/A N/

* Onsite ESC Professional Member Fee: applies only to ESC Professional Members who joined by 24 August 2017.

** Nurse & Medical Technician: A proof of status on official letterhead, both signed and stamped by your head of department will be requested during the registration process.

*** Delegates aged 35 and under: A proof of age will be requested during the registration process.

**** Abstract Presenters aged 35 and under: A proof of age will be requested during the registration process. Please note that the fee 'Abstract Presenter aged 35 and under' will only be available during the Early and Late fee periods, and will no longer be available after the 31 July Late fee deadline. Note that this fee will only be available once the abstract results have been published (around 1 May).

Day tickets registration fees

The registration fees include 21% Spanish VAT. Please read the General Conditions.

All fees are in Euros.

7 - Day Tickets (in Euros)
Early fee
until 31 May 2017
Late fee
until 31 July 2017
Last minute
until 18 Aug 2017
On-site from 25 Aug 2017 onwards
Saturday 26 August €255 €300 €340 €340
Sunday 27 August €445 €535 €630 €630
Monday 28 August €445 €535 €630 €630
Tuesday 29 August €445 €535 €630 €630
Wednesday 30 August €255 €300 €340 €340
General Cardiology Track - Saturday 26 August (for General Practitioners, Nurses, Medical Technicians - proof of status required) €55 €55 €55 €55

What the fee includes

  • Access to all scientific sessions.
  • Access to Industry Sponsored Sessions.
  • Access to the exhibition of approx. 20 000 square metres (open from Saturday to Tuesday included)
  • Access to the online resources including Final Programme and Abstracts. (Also available via the 'ESC 2017' Mobile Application).
  • Access to ESC Congress Scientific Content all year long through ESC Congress 365.

Press Accreditation and Registration

To get your Press Accreditation and register for ESC Congresses & Events please visit the ESC Press Office web pages and learn more about our registration process.

Please note that the ESC Press Office will verify your credentials before giving you any accreditation.

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.

Feel free to email the ESC press office for more information:

Any media outlet or press representative wishing to attend an ESC Event and/or to obtain official press releases from the ESC Press Office must commit to respecting any and all embargoes set by the ESC.

Press representatives who receive embargoed material from the ESC understand that it is for their individual use and will not distribute the embargoed information to anyone else prior to the embargo release.

The Media and Embargo Policy should be consulted for more information.

Certificate of attendance and CME Credits

Attendance certificates for participants will be provided on-site upon request, in the Registration Area, as of Monday 28 August. ESC Congress 2017 is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

ESC Congress 2017 is designated for a maximum of 26 hours of European external CME credits.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

New! Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Find information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA creditLive educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Hotel reservations

We recommend you book your hotel room through the only official housing agency. Please be aware that unauthorised and fraudulent agencies might not deliver what they promise.

Transport tickets

5-day public transport tickets at a special congress rate of 25 Euros can be purchased in advance through the online individual registration page or onsite at the Congress venue in the Registration Area from Friday 25 August 2017 onwards.

Tickets are valid for unlimited journeys, on the metro, bus, tram in zone 1 and are valid to and from the airport. New this year: the Fira Gran Via has a new metro stop that links it to the airport and city centre.

Groups: the pre order of tickets is closed and tickets must now be purchased onsite. For more information please send an email

Visa Requirement & Invitation Letter

A customised invitation letter for visa purposes is only available for delegates with a confirmed and registration that has been paid in full. Please use the contact us form to request an invitation letter. 

The letter is intended to help delegates raise travel funds or obtain a visa but does not imply the ESC will provide financial support.

In case of a visa request rejection, the ESC will refund the full registration fee only upon receipt of the official refusal document from the Embassy.

Please visit the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for further information concerning the documents required to obtain a visa. We urge all delegates to keep in mind that a visa application may take some time to be processed and should, therefore, be initiated early enough to ensure it is accepted before the Congress begins.

We invite you to check with your local embassy regarding what sort of documents are necessary, as this may differ between delegates from the same country.

Frequently asked questions

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still require assistance, do not hesitate to contact the Congress Registration Department:

Contact details

For further information, please contact the ESC Registration Department with the "Contact Us" form.

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

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