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ESC Congress 2020 Register
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

 

Your Attendance Guide

Table of Contents

Before you leave home

 Download and check the FCVB 2020 module in the ESC Congresses mobile app.

  • Create your own programme
  • Receive news and updates
  • Play an active role during voting sessions
  • Get familiar with the congress venue

You’ll be given a copy of the 'Programme at a glance' at the registration desk. You will also find all the information about the scientific sessions in the Mobile App.

When you arrive

Getting to the congress venue

Semmelweis University

Basic Medical Science Center Semmelweis University

Tűzoltó str. 37-47, Distr. IX

1094 Budapest, HU

Learn more about transport and fares

 

Congress schedule

 Congress starts on Thursday 23 April at 17:00.

 

Thursday

23 April

Friday

24 April

Saturday

25 April

Sunday

26 April

Registration

16:00-18:00

07:30-19:00

07:30-17:30

08:00-13:00

Speaker Service Centre

16:00-18:00

07:30-19:00

07:30-17:30

08:00-12:00

Scientific sessions

17:00-19:45*

08:30-18:45

08:30-17:15

09:00-12:30

Exhibition

17:00-18:30

08:30-18:00

08:30-17:00

09:00-12:00

 

At the Congress

Cloakroom

Free left luggage and cloakroom facilities are available within the venue.

First Aid

Participants in need of medical treatment should refer to the ESC staff in the registration area.

Coffee & Lunch breaks

Coffee breaks & lunches are included in the registration fee. The catering area is located on the right of the main entrance.

Twitter

Share your experience, your opinions and your feedback on Twitter using #FCVB20

All ESC congresses in ONE app!

Create your personal programme and prepare your congress experience from your mobile device

Search for "ESC Congresses" in your stores, download it and install the congress of your choice

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For Android mobile devices with no access to Google Play: download the app here

You will be able to download separately each congress content and delete each of them afterwards if needed. Keep your "ESC Congresses" app all year long to be informed on the ESC and its congresses.

Useful features:

  • Session Feedback. Use the "Evaluate" button for each session or presentation.
  • See where all industry partners are located on the floor plan
  • Ask for an appointment, via the app, to exhibitors and industry partners
  • Get resources from ESC 365 (slides, videos, abstracts) after the congress by email