ESC Professional Members will benefit from an easier and more enriching ESC Congress.
This section is dedicated to providing you with information to prepare your congress attendance.
Select the most convenient route to Fira Gran Via:
Av. Joan Carles 1,6408908 l'Hospitalet de LlobregatBarcelona - Spain
Map with hotels' location
The ESC recommends using public transport wherever possible.
There is a new metro line, Line 9 Sud, that runs from the airport to Fira Gran Via, and into Barcelona city centre. It connects with three other major metro lines, so there is a simple way to get to Fira Gran Via from nearly every area of the city.
Metro stops: Fira (tunnel directly into venue) or Europa Fira (5-minute walk)
Five-day public transport tickets, at a special congress rate of €25, can be purchased in advance through the online individual registration page, or at the congress venue in the Main Entrance from Friday 25 August 2017 onwards.Tickets are valid for unlimited journeys, on the metro, bus and trams in Zone 1, and to and from the airport.
More on transport
Registration Help Desks located in Zone 7 are available to assist you with all other cases or requests.
Get an overview of the registration area
Your personal Congress badge is your passport to the scientific sessions and exhibition. Please wear your Congress badge visibly at all times. Security guards may ask you to make your badge more visible. Remember to take it off when in the city.
The Congress starts on Saturday 26 August at 09:00 with the ESC Guidelines mini quiz sessions and special tracks. Experience the full programme starting at 11:00 in all Villages.
Enjoy the Inaugural session, at 17:00 in the Main Auditorium, including the Keynote Address: 'The Future of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Digital Era' by Eric Topol, MD, Chair of Innovative Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute and former Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
It will be followed by a networking event in the ESC Professional Members' Lounge and the ESC Plaza.
From Sunday to Tuesday the congress starts at 07:45 with the Cardiolgy@Breakfast sessions.
Stay with us until Wednesday when the experts will bring you Congress Condensed sessions with essential take-home messages for your practice.
View the Schedule-at-a-Glance
Floor plan and on-site facilities
Prepare your scientific programme based on what you want to learn and who you want to meet.
Determine which sessions you plan to attend.
List the speakers and presenters, experts, opinion leaders, service providers, product manufacturers and colleagues with whom you would like to engage, whether you want to discuss best practices or talk business.
Online tool to search the programme by day, topic, session type, category, track or keyword.
Browse through the electronic version to get a general overview of all activities during the Congress.
It includes ESC Communities and activities, general & local information, a description of the main scientific tracks and types of sessions, the programme by day and times, an index of Faculty and Presenters as well as an index of topics and acronyms. It also includes the list of exhibitors and the floor plan of the Congress
Search for "ESC Congress 2017" in the App Store® or Google Play
It allows you instant access to all sessions, presentations, abstracts, exhibitors, maps & general information.
Once installed, you can use the app without internet (some specific functionalities may require internet such as synchronisation with SP&P, voting/ask questions & Social Media).
Follow us throughout ESC Congress. Teams of cardiologists will be covering Hot Lines, Guidelines, and everything in between. Be part of the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.And don’t forget to mark #esccongress feed.
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