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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

It is with great regret that I inform you that Heart Failure 2020 & the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, scheduled for 23–26 May in Barcelona, is officially cancelled. 

The leadership of the ESC and the Heart Failure Association (HFA) have been closely following the current health crisis. The spread of COVID-19 around the world and the necessity for healthcare professionals to deal with the epidemic in their hospitals has impacted the availability of both faculty and delegates. Indeed, many have already cancelled their plans to attend – and that number will only grow. In addition, the Spanish authorities have declared a state of emergency while the Catalan government has imposed a total lockdown and severe travel bans.

As a result of these factors and our responsibility to protect the health of our faculty, delegates and staff, the HFA leadership has decided that cancelling Heart Failure 2020 is the only responsible course of action.

Should you have any queries, please refer to the FAQ.

On behalf of the HFA board, we convey our heartfelt wishes to you, your families and your patients in these difficult times.  

Petar Seferović

ESC Heart Failure Association

President 2018–2020


Register for Heart Failure 2020

23-26 May, Barcelona

Registration includes access to...

  • Scientific sessions
  • Exhibition Areas
  • Mobile App abstracts and online Scientific Programme
  • Online replay of scientific resources (videos, slide sets, abstracts, ESC TV interviews and industry digests) on ESC 365 until end of early August 2020


Registration includes access to...


For Your Security

We have received complaints about a growing number of fraudulent websites masquerading as the ESC offering registration, hotel bookings and other arrangements for upcoming ESC congresses.

We strongly recommend that anyone attending Heart Failure 2020 use only the official ESC website for registration and accommodation requests:




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Special fees are reserved for members of the HFA.

Congress Fees

Full Congress Fees
(includes 21% VAT)
Early Fee until 20 March Late Fee until 17 April Last-Minute Fee until 17 May On-Site Fee from 22 May
Standard Fee €670 €800 €925 €925
HFA Silver Member  Eligibility €555 €680 €805 €805
HFA Gold Member  Eligibility €555 €680 €805 €805
Fellow of the Heart Failure Association (FHFA) Eligibility €555 €555 €555 €555
HFA Gold Young Cardiologists under 40 years old or in training   Eligibility €135 €195 €255 €255
HFA Silver Young Cardiologists under 40 years old or in training   Eligibility €135 €195 €255 €255
HFA Silver Member Allied Health Professionals   Eligibility €135 €195 €255 €255
HFA Gold Member Allied Health Professionals   Eligibility €135 €195 €255 €255
HFA Silver Member Nurse  Eligibility €135 €195 €255 €255
HFA Gold Member Nurse  Eligibility €135 €195 €255 €255
Students (undergraduate medical students, nurses and allied professionals students)   Eligibility                             €0
Presenters below 40 years old - HFA Silver or Gold Members - of an accepted Abstract from Spain   Eligibility                             €0


Day Tickets

Day Tickets
(include 21% VAT)
Early Fee until 20 March Late Fee until 17 April Last-Minute Fee until 17 May On-Site Fee from 22 May
One-day ticket €340  €410  €465  €465

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