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ESC Professional Members' Lounge

ESC Congress 2019


A place to relax and exchange ideas 

One of the many benefits of being an ESC Professional Member is privileged access to the Members’ Lounge, which is open throughout the ESC Congress and is the ideal place to relax and 

Not a Professional Member yet?

Now is the time to upgrade! And if you register for ESC Congress before 23 August you can save on the onsite registration fee.

Opening hours

  • Saturday, 31 August–Tuesday, 3 September: 08:00–19:00
  • Wednesday, 4 September: 08:00–13:00

What you can expect inside the Lounge

Free printed copy of the latest 2019 ESC Pocket Guidelines

Be the first to pick up your FREE printed copy of the latest ESC Pocket Guidelines as part of your ESC Professional Membership. Available exclusively in the Lounge from Saturday 09:00. Don’t miss out!

Networking events

Dedicated networking events with a focus on career development for ESC Professional Members take place throughout the Congress.

  • Inaugural networking event – Kick off your Congress experience by connecting with fellow members.
  • ESC Asia networking event – Get a first look at a pioneering event to be held in Singapore later this year.

Young community events

If you’re under 40, the ESC offers a special programme tailored around career development needs with activities such as:

  • speed mentoring;
  • virtual case areas; and
  • young networking events

Learn more about young community activities during ESC Congress.

Women in ESC events

Attend Women in ESC activities to connect with peers, talk with renowned cardiology experts, and get career development advice from some of the ESC’s most prominent members.

ESC Cardio Talk at ESC Congress

Join us each day in the ESC Professional Members’ Lounge for the recording of a new podcast, featuring eminent cardiology experts discussing the latest science that can impact your practice. Times and topics will be emailed daily throughout the Congress in eCongress News.


Several presentations will take place in the Lounge to help your career development:

  • How to obtain an ESC Grant
  • Be a Twitter Pro
  • Tips for job interviews
  • How to write your CV

Presentations will also be held, enabling you to make the most of your ESC Professional Membership benefits. Subjects include navigating My ESC account; Enago editing and publication support services; ESC 365; and ESC CardioMed.

Complimentary refreshments during Congress

If you need a tea, coffee or just a break, the Lounge is the place to head for!

Come and sit with colleagues to discuss the latest presentations or just to rest for a few minutes…

Business facilities

Enjoy free access to computers and printers to check your emails, review incoming presentations on ESC 365 (thanks to your ESC Professional Membership) and to keep up on ESC events and activities.

Professional photographer available: look your best!

Need a profile photo for your publications, ESC member directory entry or for your online professional networking? Free portraits are available in the Lounge – all included in your Professional Membership benefits. It’s first come, first served, with the photographer available as follows:

  • Saturday, 31 August – Tuesday, 3 September: 08:00–19:00
  • Wednesday, 4 September: 08:00-13:00

Certificate of Attendance

Collect your certificate of attendance in the Lounge starting Monday, 2 September.

Schedule of activities

Plan your activities in the Professional Members' Lounge with the Scientific Programme & Planner, or see the full schedule of activities by day below:

Note: The Professional Members’ Lounge is accessible only to ESC Professional Members, or those who have a combined ESC Professional Membership and Association Silver Membership. Non-members are not permitted to enter, even if accompanied by a Professional Member.