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Your Attendance Guide

Heart Failure 2022 Madrid & Online, 21-24 May


 

Heart Failure 2022 Mobile App

app-download.jpgPlease note this mobile app is tailored to be your personal guide during the congress, no printed programme book will be provided.

With this app, you will be able to

  • View the most updated scientific programme
  • Search for sessions, speakers, faculty, exhibitors
  • Have general congress info at your fingertips

While most of the app does not require an active internet connection, the happening now section and any potential interactivity such as voting will require you to connect to the congress wifi or any other internet connection.

 

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This page is regularly updated. We invite you to see additional information closer to the congress.

 

Onsite in Madrid

Before you travel

We are very pleased to welcome you again onsite in Madrid. Please note that most COVID-19 restrictions in Spain will be lifted on 20 April. See the information below to ensure your journey is as fast and easy as possible.

COVID-19 

Read the current official COVID-19 travel restrictions and what to expect during your stay.

It is your responsibility to ensure you check and comply with the latest health and travel regulations.

Visa Requirements and Invitation Letter

A customised invitation letter for visa purposes is available for delegates with a confirmation that registration has been paid in full. See more

Book your hotel

The ESC has appointed Bco Congresos as its only official housing agency for hotel reservations for Heart Failure 2022 in Madrid. Bco Congresos has selected a number of hotels with negotiated rates, either close to the congress centre or in the city centre with easy access.

See more.

Create your programme

Browse through the Scientific Programme and select the sessions you don’t want to miss.

To personalise your programme we recommend you sign in first (in the top right corner of the screen) with your My ESC login and password.

To include the sessions you don’t want to miss in your personal programme, click on the heart. The session will be saved in “My Programme”.

Heart Failure 2022 onsite congress will run in parallel with the ACNAP - EuroHeartCare 2022 congress (22-23 May) at the IFEMA Madrid congress centre. This unique offer gives you entrance to two congresses with unlimited access to all sessions – both live and on demand!

Important: In the programme, timing is adjusted to your computer setting.

Print your badge

To ensure you can access the congress and start enjoying Heart Failure 2022 without delay, your congress badge must be printed in advance and presented at the congress entrance

Delegates registered for the congress can Print the badge HERE
Please note: digital versions on mobile phones, tablet and other devices will not be accepted. 

 

More Than Just Science at HFA 2022

With this much exciting science to take in, you might need a few minutes to recharge! HFA Gold Members and Fellows of the HFA can stop at the Members Lounge, a quiet, connected space to relax or work in. Sit down, have a coffee and chat with old and new friends.

You never know who you’ll see there; get ready to make new connections and benefit from the provided services and setting (catering area, internet corner with printer, self-charging station and HFA journal distribution).

Not a Member yet? It's not too late to join!

Visit the HFA-ESC Stand and find out more on your Association:

Spread the word about #HeartFailure2022

A promotional toolkit with graphical elements is available to help with the promotion of Heart Failure 2022 to your network.
Tweet along with us using the official hashtag #heartfailure2022 and share the latest highlights. Engage with the community. Please note that video recordings of sessions and posting of videos is not allowed on social media.

Visit the HFA Member Home on the congress platform for these member exclusives

  • Professional development videos
  • Get free access to a chapter of the HFA Handbook
  • Win a free membership renewal if you’re the winner of the HFA Quiz
  • Share a picture and see which of your colleagues around the world are also attending Heart Failure 2022
Not a Member yet?

It's not too late to join and enjoy dedicated activities and benefits all year long.

Spread the word about #HeartFailure2022

A promotional toolkit with graphical elements is available to help with the promotion of Heart Failure 2022 to your network.

When you arrive in Madrid

COVID-19

The individual safety and hygiene measures of all participants is our priority. All participants are also personally responsible for observing the safety and hygiene measures mentioned below.

  • Mouth and nose coverings: All restrictions are lifted, but we strongly recommend that delegates wear face masks in all enclosed spaces.
  • Cleaning and disinfection measures: 
    • All surfaces will be disinfected on a regular basis
    • Hand sanitiser dispensers will be provided at the venue
    • Cashless payments 
    • A reduced number of paper documents

Consult the Official  website for more information.

Getting to the congress

IFEMA Madrid

Centro de Conventiones Norte

28042 Madrid, ES

https://www.ifema.es/en

How to get there ?

IFEMA Madrid is just 5 kilometres from Mardid Airport.

The nearest Metro station to IFEMA is Feria de Madrid line 8: Nuevos Ministerios-Aeropuerto T4. The exit is opposite IFEMA’s South entrance.

Line 8 of Madrid underground will be in renovation from 13 February to 30 May. This will affect the service between Colombia and Mar de Cristal stations, which will remain closed for approximately three months.

A free alternative bus service will be laid on to cover the same stretch above ground from Metro station Colombia to IFEMA Centro Convenciones Norte.

The service will be operative each morning starting at Metro station Colombia area and each afternoon starting at IFEMA North. 

Timetable:

Saturday 21 May

Morning pick-up from 07h30 to 9h00 

Evening pick-up from 19h00 to 20h30

 

Sunday 22 May & Monday 23 May

Morning pick-up from 8h00 to 9h30 

Evening pick-up from 19h00 to 20h30 

 

Tuesday 24 May

Morning pick-up from 8h00 to 9h30 

Afternoon pick-up from 11h00 to 12h30 

 

Read more on public transport.

Opening hours

  • Friday, 20 May
    • Registration and Speaker Service Centre: 14:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday, 21 May
    • Registration and Speaker Service Centre: 07:30 to 18:45
    • Scientific sessions: 08:30 to 19:30
    • Exhibition area: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday, 22 May
    • Registration and Speaker Service Centre: 07:30 to 19:00
    • Scientific sessions: 08:30 to 20:20
    • Exhibition area: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Monday, 23 May
    • Registration and Speaker Service Centre: 07:30 to 19:00
    • Scientific sessions: 08:30 to 20:20
    • Exhibition area: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday, 24 May
    • Registration and Speaker Service Centre: 07:30 to 12:30
    • Scientific sessions: 08:30 to 12:10

While at the congress

COVID-19

The individual safety and hygiene measures of all participants is our priority. All participants are also personally responsible for observing the safety and hygiene measures mentioned below.

  • Mouth and nose coverings: from 20 April facemask won’t be mandatory indoors, they'll remain mandatory only in hospitals and public transport, but we strongly recommend that delegates wear face masks in all enclosed spaces.
  • Cleaning and disinfection measures: 
    • All surfaces will be disinfected on a regular basis
    • Hand sanitiser dispensers will be provided at the venue
    • Cashless payments 
    • A reduced number of paper documents
  • COVID Testing: If you need to get tested in Madrid, a COVID-19 testing centre is now available at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Results are received in a matter of minutes or hours, depending on the test.

Venue Overview 

Heart Failure 2022 floorplan will be available soon.

Cloakroom

Luggage and cloakroom facilities are available within the venue.

Lunch breaks

Cash bars are located within the venue.

 

Social events

Don't forget to join the special events organised for you onsite:

- Networking event on Saturday 21 May at 19:20, after the Inuagural session in front of Lecture room 1

- HoT Walk 2022 on Monday 23 May, meeting point at 19:45 in the registration area, don't forget your sneakers

Find out more

After the congress

Scientific Resources

Presentations on-demand, to watch again or view the ones you have missed, will be accessible on the congress platform, to all registered delegates until 7 June.

HFA Silver Members & FHFA can access these resources on ESC 365, the cardiology knowledge hub, from 7 June and all year long.

Not yet an HFA Member? Join now!

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit and Certificate of Attendance

Please consult the dedicated page for more information.

Any questions?

This page is regularly updated. We invite you to check regularly for updates.

If you have read the above and have a question do not hesitate to contact the congress team

We're always here to help you.

 

Online around the world

Create your programme

Browse through the Scientific Programme and select the sessions you don’t want to miss from Channels 1 and 2.

To personalise your programme we recommend you sign in first (in the top right corner of the screen) with your My ESC login and password.

To include the sessions you don’t want to miss in your personal programme, click on the heart. The session will be saved in “My Programme”.

Important: In the programme, timing is adjusted to your computer setting.

Technical recommendations

The Heart Failure 2022 platform is designed with a responsive interface that is mobile friendly but for an optimal experience, we recommend that you access the platform on a desktop computer.

Supported browsers

We support the most current versions of Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. Chrome is the preferred browser.

Tips for the best experience

  • Disable your web browser’s ad blocker (this is normally done through the Settings in your browser). Turning off the ad blocker will help us confirm your attendance and deliver your CME credits.
  • Zoom out on your web browser to see the full room view. To zoom out/in, press CTRL while using your mouse scroll wheel.
  • If you can’t hear a presentation: Ensure the volume on your computer speakers is turned up and that the sound is not muted. Using the button at the bottom left of the video, confirm the volume level.

How can I interact during the presentation?

As an online delegate you will be able to interact and exchange with the session speakers via a Q&A window on the right of the presentation where you can ask questions and interact with other participants through the Forums. Each of your posts will be identified with your name and country, allowing the audience to recognise your contribution.

All posts* should be made in English so the global community can understand and respond.


*ESC term and conditions: Participants guarantee that the content he/she submits on the Forum is not obscene, threatening, harassing, deceptive, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person, illegal or otherwise deliberately intended to upset or harm other users. The European Society of Cardiology reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to publish, and remove any user’s content from ESC websites at any time and without prior notice.

How can I interact with an abstract or clinical case presenter in the Research Gateway?

When consulting a presentation, you can use the following functionalities - Like, or Comment to post a message.
Presenters are invited to check back on their presentation(s) throughout the congress to respond to comments and/or questions that may arise.
If you enjoy a presentation, please make sure to Like it – and contribute to the rating of the content online! (see the "Best Rated" section) – this will help other participants find and enjoy the content.

Spread the word about #HeartFailure2022

Tweet along with us using the official hashtag #HeartFailure2022 and share the latest highlights. Engage with the community. Please note that video recordings of sessions and posting of videos is not allowed on social media.

After the congress

Scientific resources

Presentations on-demand, to watch again or view the ones you have missed, will be accessible on the congres platform, to all registered delegates until 7 June.

HFA Silver Members & FHFA can access these resources on ESC 365, the cardiology knowledge hub, from 7 June and all year long.

Not yet an HFA Member? Join now!

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit and Certificate of Attendance

Please consult the dedicated page for more information.

Any questions?

This page is regularly updated. We invite you to check regularly for updates.

If you have read the above and have a question do not hesitate to contact the congress team.

We're always here to help you.