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CONGRESS INFORMATION

 

ABSTRACT USB-STICK
A voucher to collect the Abstracts USB-Stick is in all registered congress members bags.
Should you wish to receive one you can collect it at the booth 2.200 (Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma) located in the Exhibition.


ADMISSION
Admission to the scientific sessions is strictly reserved to registered congress members. Minors cannot access the session halls even if accompanied by a registered adult. The same applies also to the Exhibition.
ERA-EDTA as per EFPIA HCP Code does not extend hospitality in any way to persons other than the registered congress members.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
The certificate of attendance will be sent to all regularly registered delegates by email after the congress. In case you do not receive it, please write to registrations@era-edta.org.
If you need a hard copy, you can collect it at the dedicated desk located in the Registration Area of the Austria Center Vienna.
Please notice that the certificate will specify the exact number of days that you will have attended the congress.

CME COURSES
Participation in the CME Courses on May 21, 2016 will be on a “first come first served” basis. The courses are reserved to regularly registered congress members and are included in the registration fee.
In order to participate all regularly registered congress members must go to the session halls and have their badge scanned by the hostesses at the entrance (at participant’s own responsibility).

 

COFFEE AND TEA BREAK
Complimentary coffee and tea will be served in the Exhibition, during all coffee breaks, except on May 21, 2016 when refreshments will be served close to the session halls.

 

CONGRESS MEMBERSHIP
Regularly registered congress members are entitled to attend all Scientific and Poster Sessions, Welcome Ceremony and Reception and the Industrial Exhibition. Onsite they will also receive a congress kit (including the Final Programme and the voucher for the Abstracts USBStick).
Accompanying guest congress membership is not available; however, all registered congress members can take part, with their accompanying guests, in the Welcome Ceremony and Welcome Reception on May 21, 2016.
All registered congress members must wear their name badge when attending any congress event. Please note that only attendants wearing congress members badges are entitled to attend lectures and poster sessions.
The information printed on the badges is exactly the one provided by congress members during the registration procedure.
Reprint/Lost-forgotten badges
A “Reprint desk” for lost or forgotten congress members badges will be available in the Registration
Area. A replacement badge will cost EUR 20.00 and only payments in cash will be accepted.

 

CME COURSES

In order to participate in the CME Courses held on May 21, 2016, all regularly registered congress members must go to the session halls and have their badge scanned by the hostesses at the entrance (at registered congress members’s own responsibility).
Please note that the seat capacity of the conference rooms is limited, therefore participation in these courses will be on a “first come first served” basis.
The courses are reserved to regularly registered congress members and are included in the congress membership fee.


FACILITIES AT THE AUSTRIA CENTER VIENNA
A cloak room is located on level 0, in Foyer F; this service will be available for the entire duration of the congress.
An internet point is available in the Registration Area; a Wi-Fi service is provided in the main public spaces of the congress centre, meeting rooms and exhibition.
There are several food & beverage options located in the congress venue; there are also catering areas in the exhibition.

 

GRANT POLICY
All ERA-EDTA travel grants had to be applied for in advance and have already been assigned.
No additional travel grants, reduced fees or financial support of any kind can be given to registered congress members.

 

INFORMATION DESK
At the Information Desk in the Registration Area, level 0, it will be possible to receive promotional materials about Vienna, including maps, as well as information about public transportation, sightseeing tours, city walks, day trips outside Vienna, cultural events and restaurant reservations.
Opening hours:
Friday, May 20 14:00-18:30 hours
Saturday, May 21 08:30-18:30 hours
Sunday, May 22 08:30-18:30 hours
Monday, May 23 08:30-18:30 hours
Tuesday, May 24 08:30-14:00 hours


INSURANCE/LIABILITY
The ERA-EDTA is insured only to meet claims arising from incidents caused by the organisers and their equipment.
Participants, exhibitors and visitors are strongly recommended to be properly insured against accidents they may suffer when travelling to and from the Congress and during the Congress itself.

LANGUAGE OF THE CONGRESS
The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

LUNCH
Snack bars and catering areas will offer snacks and sandwiches for purchase; they are located in the Exhibition. Most of the Companies that have arranged Industry Sponsored Symposia will offer lunch to the registered congress members.

 

POST-CONGRESS CORRESPONDENCE
If you wish to contact the ERA-EDTA after the Congress, here are the full contact details:
ERA-EDTA Headquarters, Via XXIV Maggio 38, 43123 Parma (Italy), telephone: +39-0521-
989078, fax: +39-0521-959242.
For all matters related to congress memberships and receipts: registrations@era-edta.org.
For all matters related to abstracts and travel grants: abstracts@era-edta.org.
For all matters related to the scientific programme, speakers and chairs: program@era-edta.org.

 

PROGRAMME CHANGES
The organisers cannot assume liability for changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

 

REGISTRATION / INFORMATION
The registration and information desks are located in the Registration Area of the Austria Center Vienna.
The desks will be open at the following times:
Friday, May 20 11:00-19:00 hours
Saturday, May 21 07:00-19:00 hours
Sunday, May 22 07:00-19:00 hours
Monday, May 23 07:00-19:00 hours
Tuesday, May 24 07:00-16:30 hours

 

RECEIPTS
Pre-registered congress members may request the receipt of the congress membership fee by personally giving their full address to the staff working at the ERA-EDTA Congress Office desk or by sending a specific request to registrations@era-edta.org. Receipts will be sent upon request and only after the congress.
Onsite registered congress members may request the receipt of the payment by ticking the appropriate box in the onsite form or personally giving their full address to the ERA-EDTA Congress Office desk or by sending a request to registrations@era-edta.org. Receipts will be sent after the congress.

UEMS CME CREDITS
The 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.
The 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress is designated for a maximum of 24 European CME credits (ECMEC).
Each medical specialist should claim only those credits for the sessions that he/she actually attended.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert the EACCME credits received to an equivalent
number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on this matter can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME
for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
For more information, visit www.uems.net.

HOW TO RECEIVE UEMS CME CREDITS
ERA-EDTA will track attendance of congress members during the congress in the Austria Center Vienna each day. Regularly registered congress members must go to the session halls and have their badge scanned by the hostesses at the entrance (at registered congress members’s own responsibility).
All Congress members will then be awarded the number of credits towards the hours actually spent participating in the sessions of the congress. ERA-EDTA will send UEMS CME certificates to all regularly registered congress members by email approximately one month after the end of the Congress. In case you do not receive it by that time, please write to cmecredits@era-edta.org.

 

ERA-EDTA cannot be deemed responsible for forgotten, lost or stolen personal belongings and Congress materials.


SPEAKERS INFORMATION
The Speakers’ Preview Room is located in the Level 0, Main Entrance Foyer of the Austria Center Vienna.
All presentations need to be prepared as PowerPoint files and will be loaded on a central server in the Speakers’ Preview Room.
All speakers should bring their presentations stored on a CD, DVD or USB memory stick to this room no later than 2 hours before the start of their session (or the afternoon of the day before if the presentation refers to the first morning sessions).
The use of laptop computers and traditional slides will not be possible.
The Disclosure of Interest of all Invited Speakers and Chairs will be made available at the beginning of each session. Moreover, they have been posted on the Vienna Congress website, under a specific section.

VENUE
Austria Center Vienna
IAKW - AG
Internationales Amtssitz- und Konferenzzentrum Wien, AG
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
A-1220 Vienna
Austria
www.acv.at/index.en.html

 

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