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Heart Failure 2023: exclusive member benefits

From 20-23 May 2023 in Prague, Czechia

A place to relax and exchange ideas 

One of the many benefits of being an HFA Silver or Gold Member is privileged access to the Members Lounge during HFA Congress 2023. It is a great place to rest, relax and recharge.

Not a HFA Silver or Gold Member yet? Now is the time to upgrade

Opening hours

  • Saturday, 20 May: 08:00 18:30
  • Sunday, 21 May: 08:00–17:00
  • Monday, 22 May: 08:00–17:00
  • Tuesday, 23 May: 08:00 – 12:45

What you can expect inside the lounge

For consultation

A selection of ESC journals will be available to read.

Physiotherapy Sessions

Need to relax and recharge between sessions? A dedicated physiotherapist will be available to help you de-stress during a 20 minutes session. An appointment is required - please book on site at the welcome desk of the Members Lounge.

Complimentary refreshments and snacks

If you need tea, coffee, a little snack or just a break, stop by the lounge!

Come and sit with colleagues to discuss the latest presentations or just to rest for a few minutes.

Professional portrait

Need a profile photo for your publications, ESC Member Directory profile or for your online professional networking? A space in front of the Members Lounge will be dedicated to a professional photographer who will be able to take your photo – all included in your HFA Silver or Gold Membership benefits. Available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Saturday, 20 May: 10:00-12:00 / 15:00-17:00
  • Sunday, 21 May: 10:00-12:00 / 15:00-17:00
  • Monday, 22 May: 10:00-12:00 / 15:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, 23 May: 10:00-12:00

Business facilities

Enjoy free access to computers and a printer, review incoming presentations on ESC 365,  and keep up on HFA events and activities.

Need to charge your phone? A self-charging mobile station will be available, just leave your phone in a locker and leave it to charge while you attend sessions.

Note: The HFA Members Lounge is accessible only to HFA Silver and Gold Members and those who have a combined ESC Professional and HFA Silver / Gold Membership.

HFA Career Café 2023 

The HFA Career Café aims to create more interactions between key opinion leaders in heart failure and young heart failure specialists/specialists in training. In a “speed dating” format, we will organise face-to-face meetings between mentors and applicants. Applicants must register in advance (see below) and will receive career development advice and recommendations from experts in their fields with years of successful careers behind them. 

Time (during afternoon coffee breaks)

Sunday, 21 May 2023 from 17h15 – 18h15

Monday, 22 May 2023 from 17h15 – 18h15


  • Face-to-face interviews of 20 minutes
  • 26 mentors

Each session will be composed of:

  • Introduction (5 minutes)
  • Interview session 1 (20 minutes)
  • Switch (2 minutes)
  • Interview session 2 (20 minutes)
  • Networking cocktail (15 minutes)