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Your attendance guide

Your checklist before the Congress

Before you leave

Download and check the Heart Failure Mobile App or refresh it before leaving.
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  • Create your personalised programme
  • Receive all the news and updates
  • Get ready to play an active role during the voting sessions
  • Navigate the maps to familiarise yourself with the congress

Don't forget to bring your badge or voucher with barcode (printed or on your mobile device). That will allow you to go directly to the 'Badge Printing' desks and save time. 

When you arrive

Find out more information about the public transport of Vienna by reading our guide.               

Arriving on Friday? Get a head start: we open Registration and the Speaker Service Centre on 25 May from 14:00, be the first to pick up your badge!

On Saturday 26 May registration opens at 07:30 and sessions will start at 08:30!

At the Congress

Check your email for the Heart Failure daily congress news.

Pick up your daily Heart Failure Congress News at the entrance for an insight into the day's highlights.

Join us for the Inaugural Session on Saturday 26 May, followed by the traditional Networking Reception on the HFA Stand.

Register for free for the CPR Workshops. Seats are limited. A dedicated desk on-site will be available in the Exhibition Area to sign up!

Share your experience, your opinions, your feedback on Twitter using #heartfailure2018

Look for your face in the crowd on the Facebook album of the European Society of Cardiology page.

Visit the ESC-HFA stand to learn more about the HFA products and membership benefits.

Congress Schedule


25 MAY

Scientific sessions   08.30-17.30 08.30-18.00 08.30-18.00 08.30-12.30
Registration 14.00-18.00 07.30-18.30 07.30-18.30 07.30-18.30 07.30-13.00
Exhibition   10.00-18.00 08.30-17.30 08.30-17.30 Closed
Speaker Service Centre 14.00-18.00 07.30-18.30 07.30-18.30 07.30-18.30 07.30-12.30


*The Inaugural session will take place on Saturday 26 May from 17.45 to 19.15 in Room Vienna and will be followed by a networking reception on the HFA/ESC Stand.