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Your Attendance Guide

ACNAP 2023, Edinburgh (Scotland), 23-24 June


We look forward to welcoming you in Edinburgh. Not yet registered? You still have time!

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To make the most of your congress experience, please review the information below.  This page is regularly updated. We invite you to see additional information closer to the congress.

Once registered, you may be interested by these additional opportunities

  • Pre-conference workshops on 22 June - Small focus sessions on a specific topic. See the programme and register.
  • ACNAP Congress Welcome Reception and European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Award Ceremony
    23 June 2023 from 19:00 in Edinburgh Castle. See more and register.
  • Under 40? Get career advice from renowned experts in their field during two sessions during the congress. See more and apply.

Before you leave home

Print your badge

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

Please note: digital versions on mobile phones, tablets and other devices will not be accepted. 

A mail will be sent to all delegates closer to the congress which includes a link to print your badge.

Need assistance? Contact us and we will be happy to help.

Now available! Download the ACNAP Congress Mobile App

The app gives you instant access to all sessions, presentations, abstracts, industry partners, maps, general information and the latest news. 


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Wi-Fi network: acnap-congress

Password: acnap-congress

Getting to the congress venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
The Exchange, 150 Morrison Street
EH3 8EE Edinburgh

ACNAP 2023 delegates get 20% off tram tickets!

Buy any ticket from and use the code ACNAP20 at the checkout.

At the congress

Congress schedule

ACNAP 2023 starts on 23 June 2023 at 08:30. 

Friday, 23 June
Saturday, 24 June
Registration  07:30-18:00 07:30-16:30
Scientific sessions 08:30-17:45 08:30-16:30
Poster sessions 08:30-17:45 08:30-16:30
Exhibition 09:00-17:30 08:30-17:00
Speaker Service Centre 07:30-18:00 07:30-16:30
ACNAP Members Lounge 08:30-18:30 08:30-17:15


Scientific Programme

Get a general overview of all sessions taking place during the congress.

Browse the Scientific Programme

To personalise your programme, we recommend you sign in first (in the top right corner of the screen) with your My ESC account login and password. To include sessions you don’t want to miss in your personal programme, click on the heart next to the session name. The session will be saved in “My Programme”.

You can also browse the programme on the ACNAP 2023 Mobile App.  


The Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions (ACNAP) organises the congress once a year, but supports the ACNAP community all year long.

ACNAP Corner

Discover ACNAP initiatives and meet with your association representatives on the ACNAP Corner, the place to get informed about ACNAP activities, its membership and network with other delegates. Take a photo with your colleagues at the selfie booth and share your feedback on the Ideas Wall.

  • Collect your congress goodies
  • A selfie wall with fun accessories will be there so bring your colleagues and go home with a souvenir of your time in Edinburgh

ACNAP Silver Members enjoy significant savings and a special congress experience! Not a Silver Member yet? Join now.


ACNAP Corner is located on level -2, in the exhibition area.

More information on ACNAP activities

Pre-conference workshops

Pre-conference workshops are small, focussed sessions on a specific topic, taking place on Thursday, 22 June, the day before the congress.

When: 22 June  

Where: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

Choose from: 

  1. How to make a good graphical abstract
  2. Patient and public involvement in cardiovascular care
  3. Meet the mentors



ACNAP 2023 Welcome Reception and EJCN Awards ceremony 

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The ACNAP Board and EJCN Editorial Board are delighted to welcome you to the world-famous Edinburgh Castle for the ACNAP 2023 Welcome Reception and EJCN Award Ceremony.

When: 23 June from 19:00

Where: Edinburgh Castle  

Guest tickets also available!


Career Counselling Sessions

New this year! Get career advice from renowned experts in their field during two counselling sessions in Edinburgh.

When: 23 June and 24 June

Where: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) 

  • Session 1: Time matters: tips and tricks to manage acute conditions
  • Session 2: Tips and tricks on leading the multidisciplinary team


ACNAP Members Lounge

The ACNAP Members Lounge has one mission: to help you relax and recharge.

  • Enjoy a free cup of coffee while you chat with old and new friends
  • Meet key opinion leaders
  • Celebrate being together with free ice cream!
  • Get your hands on an ACNAP ribbon
  • Show your skills on a piano!
Ice Cream Happy Hour

Ice cream picture.jpgACNAP Silver Members can enjoy free ice cream daily during afternoon breaks.

Where: ACNAP Members Lounge, level +1


ACNAP General Assembly

ACNAP Members attending the congress are invited to the ACNAP General Assembly, which is an opportunity to find out more about ACNAP and its leadership.

When: 24 June from 14:30 to 15:15

Where: Room 2, level -2


  • ACNAP Activities Summary 2022-2023
  • ACNAP Membership
  • Budget Report 2022-2023
  • Q&A

ACNAP meeting points

Meet colleagues, expand your network, find peers for coffee or dinner or join forces and discover the city of Edinburgh. Look for the « ACNAP Meeting Point » sign and enjoy a new experience during the congress!

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When: 23 June

  1. At 8:00: let's start the day together and go on the tour with our Young Community (YoCo) Committee Chair, Ana Filipa Gomes.
  2. From 17:30: let's gather towards the end of the day to discuss your first impressions of the congress.


  1. Main entrance/registration area, level 0
  2. In front of the 'Ideas Wall', located in the registration area, level 0

ACNAP Young Community (YoCo) meet-up

Our ACNAP Young Community (YoCo) Committee Chair, Ana Filipa Gomes, is inviting the young community members to meet up at the end of the first day to network and enjoy the city for a drink!

When: 23 June at 17:30

Where: In front of the 'Ideas Wall', located in the registration area, level 0

ACNAP National Societies meet-up

Our ACNAP National Cardiovascular Nursing Societies Committee Chair, Michela Barisone, is inviting all the National Societies representatives to meet up and exchange on key topics during the ACNAP Congress.

When: 24 June at 9:45

Where: Next to the ACNAP corner, level -2

ACNAP First timers

If this is your first ACNAP Congress, there are special initiatives just for you!  Start the day together with our tour of the congress venue at 8:00 with ACNAP Board representative and remember to pick up your 1st Timer Goody pack from the ACNAP Corner in the Exhibition area.

ACNAP Ideas wall

Share your ideas, thoughts and feedback on the congress and help us to make ACNAP Congress 2024 even better than this one. The Ideas Wall is located on level 0 in the Registration area.

ACNAP Ribbons

Our fun ACNAP Congress ribbons are a great conversation starter and help you stand out in the crowd. Collect yours at the ACNAP Corner (level -2) or at the Ideas Wall (level 0)

ACNAP wear red day 24 June

In partnership with the British Heart Foundation, all ACNAP Congress delegates are encouraged to wear red on Saturday 24 June.

Other facilities at the congress centre

Childcare services

Childcare facilities are not available on-site during the congress. Children are not permitted in the congress.


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

First Aid

Participants in need of medical treatment should contact ESC Staff at the Registration Desk.

Lunch breaks

Snack bars are located within the venue. 


Wi-Fi network: acnap-congress

Password: acnap-congress


Like, share, interact

Be part of the conversation on Twitter using #ACNAP2023

Please note that posting video recordings of sessions is not allowed on social media.

To support you in spreading the word on your congress, a Promotional toolkit is available. 

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After the congress

Scientific resources

Watch again or view the sessions you have missed.

All the presentations, except the workshops and the moderated abstracts and clinical cases, will be recorded and available on-demand for all the delegates through ESC 365 until 9 July.

After this date, congress resources will be available for ACNAP Silver members only. Not yet a member? Join us now!

Certificate of attendance and continuing medical education

Certificates of attendance are available from 3 July in your My ESC account. Find out more.


Any questions?

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

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