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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

With each passing day, we see the rapid spread of COVID-19. It is far reaching, and it is preventing the gathering of even small numbers of people. It is in this unique context that we regret to announce that our biennial event, FCVB 2020, planned for 23-26 April in Budapest, will not take place as scheduled. Fortunately, however, we have been able to secure new dates and can confirm that our congress will now take place from 22 to 25 April 2021 in Budapest.

The leadership of the ESC and the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS) have been closely following the current health crisis. Increasingly severe measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus as health systems deal with the pandemic. As such, more than 60% of our esteemed congress faculty have already cancelled their participation – and that number will only grow. In addition, travel restrictions and a ban on indoor meetings are currently in place in Hungary and it is difficult to ascertain how the situation will evolve in the coming weeks.

As a result of these factors and our responsibility to protect the health of our faculty, delegates and staff, the CBCS committee agreed that postponing FCVB to April 2021 was the only responsible course of action.

More details about FCVB 2021 will follow, but in the meantime should you have any queries, please refer to the web page Your Questions Answered.

Our heartfelt best wishes go out to you, your families and your patients in these difficult times.

Professor Johannes Waltenberger
ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
Chairperson 2018–2020


Travel to Budapest

Fly to Budapest with direct flights from major cities, or by train and car.

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Book Your Room

The ESC has reserved rooms in a number of Budapest hotels for direct bookings at negotiated rates.  Book before February to secure your rooms.  Limited availability.

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Getting to the Venue

FCVB 2020 will take place in Budapest at

Basic Medical Science Center
Semmelweis University

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Information on Hotel Reservations

Beware of Unauthorised or Fraudulent Hotel Agencies

If you are contacted by any other company or agency offering housing for this congress, please note that these companies are not authorised to represent the ESC in any way, nor do they have access to the officially contracted ESC room blocks or rates. Please be aware that these unauthorised companies might not deliver what they promise in terms of quality and location. Rates and extra charges can be inflated, or hefty fees placed on credit cards. If you are contacted by any such agency or have any questions regarding their legitimacy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Hotel Rome.jpgBook Your Hotel in Budapest

We have negotiated room allotments with some hotels in  in the centre of Budapest within easy reach of Semmelweis University.  You can book your room directly with the hotel through the links provided. 

Rooms are limited, and the hotels have cutoff deadlines. We, therefore, recommend that you book your room by the end of February 2020.

Ibis Styles Budapest City, 3*

Rates: €93–€99  for single/double rooms, including breakfast.
Location: city centre, 1.5 km from the conference venue.

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Leonardo Hotel, 4*

Rates: €135–€145 for single/double rooms, including breakfast.
Location: city centre, 0.9 km from the conference venue.

Please use the booking form in the link below to reserve your room. A minimum of 3 nights must be booked

Hotel booking form

Mercure Budapest Korona, 4*

Rates: €115–€125 for single/double rooms, including breakfast.
Location: city centre, 1.7 km from the conference venue with direct Metro connection.

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Palazzo Zichy Hotel, 4*

Rates: €140–€150 for superior single/double rooms, including breakfast.
Location: city centre, 1.5 km from the conference venue.

Book now - Promo Code: FCVB2020. Make sure you enter this code in the field titled 'Group Code' in order to benefit from the negotiated rates.


For other general accommodation queries, please contact us directly.

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CME Credit and Certificate of Attendance

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