In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

Important update on EuroHeartCare 2020

Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions

It is with great regret that we must inform you that EuroHeartCare 2020, the annual scientific congress of the Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP), scheduled for 4-6 June in Seville, is cancelled. 

The ESC and ACNAP leaderships have been closely following the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its impact on healthcare professionals, particularly, nurses and allied professionals who are on the front lines. 

With severe measures being taken by hospitals to deal with the epidemic, a growing number of delegates have informed us that they are unable to travel. In addition, Spanish authorities have declared a lockdown to stop the spread of the infection.

As a result of these factors and because it is our responsibility to protect the health of our faculty, delegates and staff, the ACNAP board1 decided that cancelling the congress was the only responsible course of action. The congress will take place next year in the same venue, from 17 to 19 June.

If you have any questions relating to EuroHeartCare 2020, or COVID–19 and heart disease2, please contact us at or call +337 8531 2036

Notes to editor

1 See statement from Professor Tina Hanser, ACNAP President here 
2See COVID-19 webpage 


ESC Press Office
Tel: +33 (0) 7 8531 2036

About the European Society of Cardiology

The ESC brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people to live longer, healthier lives.