Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the congress?
A: All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program either as Oral or Poster presentations. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attend the meeting to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Program.
Q: I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
A: Only after all abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee will notifications be sent to the abstract submitters. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline. Please refer to the Key Dates.
Q: How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?
A: You may enter the Abstract Submission system with your username and password and make changes to your abstract until the submission deadline date. No abstract changes will be accepted after this date, however you are welcome to bring a more up to date abstract to the conference.
Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?
A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the congress website and congress mobile App. Please contact the Abstract Department for further details.
Q: I am having trouble logging into the abstract submission system – my username/password is not working
A: Please try one of the following options via the abstract submission page:
1. In case you are using “Internet Explorer”, please try other internet browser e.g. “Google Chrome” or “Mozilla”
2. When you copy and paste your user name and password please make sure there is no extra space at the beginning or the end of them
3. In case your password contains the letter “O” please make sure you do not type “0” (Zero) instead the letter “O”
4. Please note that the username or ID received when registering for the congress is different to the abstract submission. Please use the abstract submission username or “create new account”
Q: I created a new account but did not receive my username?
A: Please note that the username is shown in the “Subject line” in the confirmation email received when setting up a new account.
Q: Is the congress CME accredited?
A: Once the Scientific Program has been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made. For details on the CME-CPD Accreditation and how to receive your CME/CPD Certificate, please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page.
Q: How can I claim my CME-CPD credits after the congress?
A: You may receive your CME Certificate of Attendance after the congress. Please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page for further details.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Q: Where is the Congress taking place?
A: The Congress will take place at the Lyon Convention Centre in Lyon, France. For more information on the venue please visit the congress venue website.
Q: How do I get from the Airport to the Congress Venue?
A: For detailed information on public transportation please visit the congress venue website here.
Q: Can you please send me details of public transport? Do you have a map of the city or area surrounding the venue?
A: For up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps, please visit the city’s official website for more information.
Q: How can I find out information about hotels and their rates for this conference?
A: Kenes International is offering conference participants specially reduced rates for various hotels around the conference venue. Information, pictures, location and rates are available on the hotel accommodation page.
Q: How can I book my room and should I pay in advance?
A: In order to book a room please click here. Please note that full payment is required upon booking.
Q: Will I receive a hotel confirmation?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation will be sent to you by email as soon as the booking is confirmed and the payment is received.
Q: Can I book a hotel room without registering for the congress?
A: Yes. You can book your room without registering by clicking on the “Booking” button of your chosen hotel available on the website via the hotel accommodation page. If you need further assistance, please email the Hotel Accommodation Department.
Q: How can I book rooms for a group?
A: For group booking (10 rooms and more) please visit the group registration page.
Q: Can I cancel my hotel booking?
A: There are different cancellation policies for different hotels and depending on the time of booking. When booking, please check the cancellation policy summary that appears on the booking page. For bookings that have already been made, please view the terms and conditions of your specific reservation.
Q: How do I apply for a visa?
A: Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you.
Q: Where can I get a Congress invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
A: Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered participants. The option to request an invitation letter is available within the registration process.
Q: Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local Consulate?
A: Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.
Q: How do I register for the congress?
A: In order to register for the conference, please register online.
Q: How can I pay the registration fees?
A: Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For full details please click here.
Q: Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring Company/ Hospital’s name?
A: Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, during the registration process you can write their billing details.
Q: Can I register for the congress without paying?
A: Yes, but your registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.
Q: Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?
A: In order to benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.
Q: Can I register onsite?
A: Yes. Onsite registration is available during the congress days. Onsite fees will apply.
Q: What does my registration fees include?
A: For full detailed entitlements, please check the registration page.
Q: Will I receive a confirmation letter after I have finished registering?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon as payment is received and registration is completed. You may use this confirmation letter for visa application purposes.
Q: Can I bring my child/family with me at the Meeting?
– Access to Conference Events / Children Younger than 18
All conference technical and networking events require a badge for admission.
Registered attendees may bring children with them as long as they have been issued a badge. Registration badges for children under 18 are free and available at the registration desk onsite. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and guardians are asked to help maintain a professional, disturbance-free conference environment. Please also note that some content of scientific presentations and talks might not be appropriate for children.
– Exhibition Hall Access / Children Younger than 18
Everyone who attends the exhibition must be registered and have a badge.
Badges for children are free and available onsite at the registration desk. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Guardians are asked to help maintain a professional, disturbance-free exhibition environment. Children under 18 are not allowed in the exhibition area during exhibition move-in and move-out. Please also note that some content of scientific posters and exhibition materials might not be appropriate for children.
- Submission Opens – Monday, January 21, 2019
- Submission Deadline – Tuesday, April 2, 2019
- Abstract Review – April 2019
- Notifications sent to Presenters – June 2019
- Submission Opens – July 1
- Registration Opens – February 2019
- Early Bird Registration Deadline – until July 31, 2019
- Regular Fee- from August 1 until September 24, 2019
- On Site Fee – from September 25, 2019
Registration Cancellation Policy:
- 100% refund – cancellations received up and including July 31, 2019
- 50% refund – cancellations received between August 1 until September 24, 2019
- No refund – as of September 25, 2019