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A special experience

ESC Professional Members will benefit from an easier and more enriching ESC Congress.


Your Attendance Guide

ESC Congress 2017 - Barcelona

This section is dedicated to providing you with information to prepare your congress attendance.

Take a tour of the venue and see what is where


Practical information

Locate your hotel and the congress venue

Select the most convenient route to Fira Gran Via:

Av. Joan Carles 1,64
08908 l'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona - 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


Don't forget to bring your badge or voucher

Access Where to go in Registration Area
FESC with badge or voucher Zone 4
ESC Professional Member
with badge
Zone 5
All delegates with voucher Zone 6
Faculty Zone 4 - faculty desk
Groups Zone 2
Exhibitors  Zone 1
Press Main Entrance
On-site registration Zone 3 - new registration desk

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.

Note all opening hours

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

Get familiar with the Congress venue and on-site facilities

Floor plan and on-site facilities

Create your personal programme

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.

Scientific Programme & Planner

Online tool to search the programme by day, topic, session type, category, track or keyword.

Access now

Review the Final Programme

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


Download the Mobile App

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.


  • Browse sessions by Day, Villages, Topic, Type or Track.
  • Create your personalised programme (synchronised with your online Scientific Programme & Planner), and take notes of specific presentations
  • Share your programme and notes with your other devices and with your colleagues
  • Receive presentation resources from ESC Congress 365 (slides, videos, abstracts) after the congress by email
  • Find practical information
  • Receive the latest news & follow #ESCcongress Twitter feed
  • Make the most of this app with the provided Tips
  • Synchronise your personal appointments across your mobile devices

New this year

  • Rating functionality: give your feedback on sessions you attend
  • Vote during Mobile app Interactive sessions in 2 clicks
  • "News" button: access ESC TV, Congress news, press releases, Twitter and Facebook feeds
  • Check your Membership status in the "My Congress" section

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).

Like, Share, Interact

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.