Before you travel
Please note that most COVID-19 restrictions in Spain have been lifted on 20 April.
To ensure your journey is as fast and easy as possible please read the current official COVID-19 travel restrictions and what to expect during your stay.
It is your responsibility to ensure you check and comply with the latest health and travel regulations.
VISA REQUIREMENTS & INVITATION LETTER
A customised invitation letter for visa purposes is available for delegates with a confirmation that registration has been paid in full. See more
The ESC has selected several hotels with negotiated rates, either close to the venue or in the city centre with easy access. Take advantage of booking online with our official housing agency BCO Congresos .
Online Final Programme
Get a general overview of all sessions taking place during the Congress.
To personalise your programme we recommend you sign in first (in the top right corner of the screen) with your My ESC login and password.
To include the sessions, you don’t want to miss in your personal programme, click on the heart. The session will be saved in “My Programme”.
Important: In the online programme, timing is adjusted to your computer setting.
ESC Congress Mobile App (available on the 22 August)
it allows you an instant access to all sessions, presentations, abstracts, exhibitors, maps, general information & latest news.
Search for "ESC Congress" in the App Store® or Google Play.
Then download the ESC Congress 2022 app.
Programme at a Glance
You can also download the programme by day and main topics.
To ensure you can access ESC Congress without delay, your congress badge must be printed in advance and presented at the congress entrance.
Digital versions on mobile phones, tablet and other devices will not be accepted.
Badges are personal, individual, and non-transferable. If printed in duplicate and shared or used in breach of any of these rules, the badge will be deemed not valid and entrance in the Congress denied. Entry may be refused without valid Photo ID (Passport / ID Card/ Driving Licence).
Your badge will be available in your My ESC account from 1 August. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
Badge holders will be available at the entrance of the congress.
When you arrive in Barcelona
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona - Spain
Nearest Metro: Fira on line L9s
See transport information to access the Congress Venue.
The individual safety and hygiene measures of all participants is our priority. All participants are also personally responsible for observing the safety and hygiene measures mentioned below.
Mouth and nose coverings: All restrictions are lifted, but we strongly invite delegates to wear face masks in all enclosed spaces.
Cleaning and disinfection measures:
All surfaces will be disinfected on a regular basis
Hand sanitiser dispensers will be provided at the venue
A reduced number of paper documents
Consult the official website for more information.
Some hotels organise COVID testing sessions within their premises. Delegates may want to check directly with their hotel reception if this service is offered.
Otherwise, book your corona test appointment in Barcelona.
Testing facilities can be found at the following locations near Fira de Barcelona – Gran Via:
Quiron – Avinguda Josep Tarradellas, 34, 08029 Barcelona
Synlab – Asinsa Centre Medic, Numancia 47-49, Ent. 1, 08029 Barcelona
Quiron – Carrer de Provenza, 319, 08037 Barcelona
Quiron – Carrer del Rosselló, 484, 08025 Barcelona
For an overview of facilities in and around the city of Barcelona, please see the following links:
While at the congress
|Welcome Areas & Registration
|Global Community Stands
|ESC Professional Members & FESC Lounges
|Speaker Service Centre
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKETS & CONGRESS BAGS
If you have purchased in advance public transport tickets, please go to the Welcome Area 1 to retrieve them.
If you would like to purchase them, you can do it at the Welcome Area 2 – Zone 6.
Please pick up your congress bags in the Welcome Area 1 at any time during the congress days (while stocks last).
STEP INTO A GREENER CONGRESS!
The ESC is offsetting CO2 emissions from this year's congress in Barcelona.
Do you want to know what YOUR carbon impact is? Visit the ‘Step Towards a Greener Future’ Cube to calculate and contribute to reducing YOUR travel carbon footprint. Get your picture taken and join the offsetting community. Find out more about your greener ESC Congress.
Friday 26 August, 17:45-18:45 in room Barcelona (Main Auditorium)
Doors will open at 17:30.
Sold out - Reserved for fiesta guests who have booked in advance.
The 'Barcelona Fiesta' will take place on Saturday 27 August from 18:30 to 21:30 at the congress venue.
Entryway next to lecture rooms Rome & Vienna. Show your badge at the entrance.
The ESC General Assembly & Extraordinary Assembly will be held on Sunday 28 August from 17:30 to 19:00 in Room Munich.
Sunday 28 August from 15:30 to 16:15 in “The Zone”.
Keep some time to visit the following areas
MEET THE ESC IN THE LOUNGE AND EXCHANGE AREA
Discover Everything the ESC Can Do for You!
Become an ESC Professional Member or combine with your subspecialty community.
Learn more about ESC 365 and how to access slides, videos and abstracts from the congress.
Talk to our team about your career development and how you can get involved – education, certification, university courses, guidelines and journals.
Let us introduce you to the ESC Atlas of Cardiology and ESC registries.
Discover our range of textbooks and publications for sale.
Check up on your journal subscription, your online access and renewals.
Find out and apply for the FESC title – a symbol of excellence.
Visit the ESC Shop to buy souvenirs, sportswear and more. Get 25% off on ESC apparel.
and souvenirs – only for ESC Professional Members and FESC.
ESC heART Gallery
Awaken your senses and visit the unique ESC heART Gallery - in front of the ESC TV stage.
Paintings, drawings and photos created by cardiovascular professionals.
Watch short summaries and informed discussions of the hottest science from the congress.
Stop by the ESC TV Stage.
The home of abstracts and clinical cases. Discuss with presenters on original science and clinical practice. Don’t miss the Moderated ePoster sessions and presentations in the Science Box and Case Corner.
Meet your society and exchange with colleagues from all over the world.
Visit the new and innovative area dedicated to our Partners and National Cardiac Societies. Enjoy international joint sessions and attend the Daily Highlights from your national society on the “Global Stage”.
Experience engaging didactic sessions with fun in an exciting setting! From Cardiology Toolbox to Quiz sessions.
Expect the unexpected...
HUB GAUDI - DIGITAL HEALTH TRACK
Visit the hub “Gaudi” on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August for sessions dedicated to Digital Health.
Come and exchange with our industry partners.
Friday, 26 August to Monday, 29 August
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
After the congress
Presentations on-demand, to watch again or view the ones you have missed, will be accessible on the congress platform, to all registered delegates, until 12 September.
ESC Professional Members & FESC can access these resources on ESC 365, the cardiology knowledge hub, all year long.
Not yet an ESC Professional Member? Join now!
CME ACCREDITATION & CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Will be available from 12 September in your My ESC account.
Find out more on certificates of attendance and CME credits.
If you have read the above and have a question do not hesitate to contact us.
We're always here to help you.