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Registration must now be made onsite in Paris!

Registration must now be made onsite in Paris

Congress opening hours:

  Registration & Speaker Service Centre Sessions Exhibition
Friday 28 April 14:00 - 18:00 No sessions Closed
Saturday 29 April 07:30 - 18:30 08:30 - 19:00 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 30 April 07:30 - 18:30 08:30 - 19:45 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 1 May 07:30 - 18:30 08:30 - 19:45 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 2 May 07:30 - 13:00 08:30 - 12:30 Closed

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

Registration fees

The registration fees include 20% French 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
Local Resident *details below €200 €200 €200
Local Nurse/Nurse abstract presenter (1) * €120 €120 €120
Nurse (1) €190 €250 €310
PhD student (2) €190 €190 €190
Abstract presenter in Basic Science (3) €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.

(3) Abstract presented in Basic Science: you must be assigned as the presenter of an accepted abstract in the Basic Science category. Abstract results are expected late February

*Local professionals: special registration opportunities

Free registration for:

  • Undergraduate Medical students (more information in the "Undergraduate Medical Student Registration" section below)
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts from France (registration will be made automatically before the Late fee deadline, under the condition that you have submitted your agreement form)

Reduced registration fees for:

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

*Applies to participants of French nationality both living and working in France. A copy of your ID/passport will be requested during the registration process.
A copy of a piece of ID will be requested during the registration process.

Développement Professionel Continu

French professionals can apply for local continuing education (DPC) programme on Saturday 29 April.

Read more

Download the application form

Day tickets for delegates

Unique fee per day: €330

Please note that one day ticket per person may be purchased.

Industry representatives 

This fee applies to industry representatives without a stand or sponsorship activities at the congress.

Full congress €1 230
Day ticket €750

Undergraduate medical students

Undergraduate medical students can apply for a free registration by filling in this form and providing a currently valid medical student card and a piece of ID.

Why attend as an undergraduate medical student ?

"This conference is an important event for my professional growth and an indispensable opportunity to exchange with the international scientific community." Mr Mattia Ronchetti (Bibbiena, Italy)

"I believe Heart Failure will offer me a platform to acquire the knowledge required to meet future challenges."  Mr Ayodeji Gbenga Itiola (Kiev, Ukraine)

"Heart failure is one of the biggest issues of modern medicine. A good knowledge of the subject is essential for any clinician. I expect to learn the most up-to-date guidelines for heart failure and the know-how to manage these patients from the early diagnosis to the later stages." Mr Claudio Sampieri (Empoli, Italy)

"Attending the congress will give me a great opportunity to boost my ongoing work, to get in touch with senior researchers in the field of cardiovascular research, and to attend the scientific sessions conducted by the field pioneers." Mr Christopher Schneider (Graz, Austria)

"I perceive this scientific exchange as an exceptional experience to learn from worldwide professionals. It's a great opportunity to familiarize with new strategies for approach in the prevention and treatment of HF throughout workshops and sessions."  Mrs Martina Avtarovksa (Maribor, Slovenia)

"I have millions of unresolved questions and I am sure that this world-famous congress will help me to figure out most of the answers." Mrs Elena Pelivanova (Maribor, Slovenia)

"I am a presenter of my abstract in this congress and this is my first international scientific exposure. As a future cardiologist it is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the newest achievements in the field." Mrs Rasa Zeimaite (Plunge, Lithuania)

What the fee includes

  • Access to scientific sessions and the exhibition area
  • Final Programme and Industry Programme
  • 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 on Saturday 29 April

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.

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.

Invitation Letter

A customised invitation letter for visa purpose is available for download through your My ESC account. Such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates raise travel funds or obtain a visa. Please note, however, this does not bind the ESC to provide financial support.

Visa Application

Further information is available on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Heart Failure 2017 & World Congress on Acute Heart Failure 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),

Heart Failure 2017 & World Congress on Acute Heart Failure is designated for a maximum of 21 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. 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™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at 

Live 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.

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.

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