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Registration information

Heart Failure is the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC.

Registration online services will open on 3 November 2017.

Should you have any queries about the registration process please refer initially to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Registration Fees

The registration fees include VAT. Please read the General Conditions.

Delegate Fee Early fee until 23 March 2018 Late fee until 20 April 2018 Last minute until 18 May 2018
Standard €655 €780 €890
Nurse (1) €190 €250 €310
PhD student (2) €190
Basic Science & Nursing abstract presenters (3) €120


(1) Nurse registration : A statement on official letterhead proving your Nurse status, both signed and stamped by your Head of Department, will be requested during the registration process.

(2) PhD Student : A valid student card or any document proving postgraduate student status will be requested during the registration process.

(3) Basic Science & Nurse abstract presenters: submitters of accepted abstracts under these categories will receive instructions after abstract results are announced (February 2018) on how to benefit from this special fee. N.B: Abstracts submitted in the wrong category at the time of the submission will be reclassified by the scientific programme committee during the reviewing period.

Local professionals: special opportunities*

Free registration for

  • Undergraduate Medical students (more information soon)
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts from Austria below 35 years old

Submit your abstract between 3 November 2017 and 12 January 2018

Reduced registration fees for:

  • Local residents: register at 200€
  • Local nurses: register at 120€

*These special rates apply to professionals of Austrian nationality currently living in Austria. Copy of ID will be requested during the registration process.

Day tickets for delegates (one day only)

Unique fee per day: € 330

Industry representatives without a stand or sponsorship activities during the congress

Full congress € 1230

Day ticket € 750

Undergraduate medical student registration

Undergraduate medical students can apply for a free registration via an online form which will be available from 3 November.

Registration will be confirmed after verification of your credentials.

Fees include

  • Access to scientific sessions and the exhibition area
  • Final Programme and Industry Programme
  • Access to the online Abstract Book  

A paper version of the European Journal of Heart Failure in 2019 can be purchased during the registration process for a €50 additional charge.

Press registration 

Online registration services will open on 3 November.

To get your Press accreditation and register for ESC Congresses & Events please visit the ESC Press Office web pages and learn more about our registration process.

Please note that the ESC Press Office will verify your credentials before giving you any accreditation.

Company or media outlet business cards or membership cards will not be accepted as valid. Press registration is not available to Industry or its Public Relations representatives, event management, marketing or communications representatives, even if they have a valid press card.

Feel free to email the ESC press office for more information:

Any media outlet or press representative wishing to attend an ESC Event and/or to obtain official press releases from the ESC Press Office, must commit to respecting any and all embargoes set by the ESC.

Press representatives who receive embargoed material from the ESC understand that it is for their individual use and will not distribute the embargoed information to anyone else prior to the embargo release.

The Media and Embargo Policy should be consulted for more information.

Invitation Letter

Available soon.

Visa Application

Further information is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Austria

Certificate of Attendance

The scientific programme of the Heart Failure 2017 congress will be submitted for review. As a reference, please note that Heart Failure 2017 was accredited for 21 hours of CME credits.

Official Agency for AIFA submissions (Prerichiesta AIFA)

According to Italian legislation, any Marketing Authorisation Holder or pharmaceutical company responsible for the commercialisation of a drug, which organises or helps to organise, whether by direct or indirect funding in Italy or abroad, a congress, or a meeting on topics in any way related to the use of medicines, shall notify the competent Unit of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) at least 60 days before the date of the event to ensure that these adhere to strict technical criteria and aim to provide further knowledge in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, biochemistry, physiology, pathology and clinical medicine.

AIM has been appointed as the official agency for AIFA submission to support sponsors and exhibitors with these formalities. Pharmaceutical companies which require the authorisation from AIFA are advised to contact:


Att: Ms Barbara Samburgo

Via Flaminia 1068,

00189 Roma - Italy

Tel: +39 06 330 53 227

Fax: +39 06 333 36 50


Frequently asked questions

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

If your question is missing, do not hesitate to contact the Registration department:

Contact Details

For further information,

please contact the ESC Registration Department with the "Contact Us" form below.

Tel. +33 (0)4 92 94 76 12 - Fax. +33 (0) 4 92 94 76 10