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Coronavirus and Acute Cardiovascular Care 2020

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the resulting nationwide lockdowns imposed in many countries have required the cancellation or postponement of several congresses due to take place between March and June.

Access Acute Cardiovascular Care Cancellation - Your Questions Answered


This content in this section refers to the previous congress. It is only here for reference purposes.

Your Attendance Guide

Acute Cardiovascular Care

To make the most of your congress experience, please review the check list below.    

Before you leave home


Download and check the AcuteCVD 2020 module in the ESC Congresses mobile app.

  • Create your own programme
  • Receive news and updates
  • Play an active role during voting sessions
  • Get familiar with the congress venue

You’ll be given a copy of the 'Programme at a glance' at the registration desk. You will also find all the information about the scientific sessions in the Mobile App.

When you arrive

Getting to the congress venue

Megaron - Athens International Conference Centre
Vass. Sofias & Kokkali
115 21  Athens, GR

Learn more about transport and fares


Congress schedule

 Congress starts on Saturday, 7 March at 9:00.


Area Friday, 6 March Saturday, 7 March Sunday, 8 March Monday, 9 March 
Registration  16:00-18:00 08:00-17:30 08:00-17:45 08:00-14:00
Scientific Sessions        ∅ 09:00-17:30 09:00-17:30 09:00-13:45
Poster session        ∅ 08:30-17:30 08:30-17:30 08:30-12:30
Exhibition        ∅ 10:00-17:30 09:00-17:30 09:00-12:30
Speaker Service Centre 16:00-18:00 08:00-17:30 08:00-17:30 08:00-13:45

At the Congress


Acute-CVD2020-hands-on.jpgWorkshops are the best way to improve your skills with key experts:

  • preparatory sessions are open to all delegates without restriction

  • hands-on sessions are restricted to a limited number of participants.
    Delegates are asked to register on-site at the dedicated desk in the workshop area where they will be able to receive the mandatory voucher.

Please note, we ask all hands-on sessions pre-registered participants to arrive five minutes prior to the begining of the workshops. 

Get the workshop programme

ACVC Activities

The ACVC, organising the congress, supports the community all year-long.

Discover how the association support you on the stand, in the exhibition area.

Access all the information


Members Lounge

Acute-CVD2020-Members-lounge.jpgThe Members Lounge is an exclusive area for ACVC Members. 


This is the perfect place to relax, network, get your emails with a coffee.

Want to get access? Become a member now.



Free left luggage and cloakroom facilities are available within the venue.

First Aid

Participants in need of medical treatment should refer to the ESC staff in the registration area.

Lunch breaks

Cash bar and restaurant are located within the venue.


Share your experience, your opinions and your feedback on Twitter using #ACUTECVD20


Childcare services

To ensure equal access to education opportunities, we are pleased to offer, via our partner, a limited childcare service onsite staffed by approved childcare providers.

This service is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you would like to pre-book this service, please follow the instructions in the attached document.

Please note that for legal reasons parents have to take their children out of the crèche after 4 hours.

Parents are also responsible for feeding their children outside of the crèche.

The childcare will be located inside the congress venue.

All ESC congresses in ONE app!

Create your personal programme and prepare your congress experience from your mobile device

Search for "ESC Congresses" in your stores, download it and install the congress of your choice

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For Android mobile devices with no access to Google Play: download the app here

You will be able to download separately each congress content and delete each of them afterwards if needed. Keep your "ESC Congresses" app all year long to be informed on the ESC and its congresses.

Useful features:

  • Session Feedback. Use the "Evaluate" button for each session or presentation.
  • See where all industry partners are located on the floor plan
  • Ask for an appointment, via the app, to exhibitors and industry partners
  • Get resources from ESC 365 (slides, videos, abstracts) after the congress by email