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Coronavirus and EHRA 2020

I am very sad to inform you that EHRA 2020, the scientific congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association scheduled for Vienna later this month, will not proceed as planned.

The ESC and EHRA leadership have been following closely the recent developments around COVID-19. It is clear that severe measures must be prepared and physicians and hospitals need to ready themselves to deal with the epidemic. As a result, over the past few days, more than one-third of our congress faculty have had to cancel their participation – a number which continues to rise.

We have discussed the situation with our partners who share the opinion that cancelling EHRA 2020 is the only responsible course of action under the current circumstances.

At EHRA, our focus now is to allow you and your hospital to fight this epidemic. We wish you all the best in these uncertain times and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Check the FAQ webpage to get answers to your questions.

On behalf of the EHRA Executive Board and the Congress Chairs Profs. Haran Burri and Katja Zeppenfeld,

Hein Heidbuchel
EHRA President 2018-2020


Your Attendance Guide

EHRA 2020, 29-31 March, Vienna

Before you travel

Make sure you have: 

  • Your voucher or congress badge with you - if you've registered by 23 March
  • Downloaded EHRA 2020 module from the ESC Congresses Mobile App to:
    • Create your own programme
    • Receive news and updates
    • Voting during interactive sessions
    • Get familiar with the congress venue
  • Booked your slot for a wonderful career advancement opportunity. The speed mentoring call for application is now open - apply by 1 March.
  • This year again, there will be no Final Programme. A printed version of the Programme at a Glance will be available to all delegates.

When you arrive to Vienna

Getting there

  • Congress venue
    • Messe Wien
    • Messeplatz 1
    • 1021 Wien, Austria

Opening hours

  • Saturday, 28 March:
    • Registration desk and Speaker Service Centre open from 15:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday, 29 March:
    • Registration desk opens at 07:30
    • Congress starts at 08:30
  • Here is the detailed schedule

While at the congress

Childcare service

To ensure equal access to education opportunities, we are pleased to provide healthcare professionals attending the EHRA Congress, an on-site daycare service staffed by approved childcare providers, via an agreed partner.

  • This service is offered on a first-come-first-served basis
  • This service is located within the congress venue
  • For legal reasons, parents must take their children out of the daycare after 4 consecutive hours
  • Food will not be provided nor allowed at the childcare service
  • To pre-book this service, please follow the instructions on the day-care registration file

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 bars are located within the venue


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Post congress - ESC 365


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All EHRA 2020 resources will be accessibly until end of June.

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