ECCMID 2012 ESCMID

General Information A-Z

App

Navigate through the entire 22nd ECCMID programme from your iPhone, iPad, Android or Blackberry. View sessions by day and category, access the abstracts being presented, locate exhibitors through the interactive map and directory and create your own itinerary to fully exploit your congress experience.

Visit the corresponding App Store for download.

Badges

Only your personal badge allows you to access all scientific sessions and the exhibition. Thus, please wear your name badge throughout the congress. € 30 will be charged for replacement of a lost badge.
Onsite changes of name badges due to incorrect submission of names and/or addresses will incur a charge of € 10.

Cameras and Recordings

Any kind of electronic recording as well as photograph taking is prohibited in all lecture halls during all sessions.

Certificates

From the afternoon of Monday, 2 April 2012 onwards, certificates of attendance can be printed at self-service stations in the preregistration area, using the barcode on your name badge. € 10 will be charged for certificate changes due to incorrect submission of names and/or addresses.

Cloakroom / Left Luggage

A cloakroom is available on level 0 within the East main entrance foyer to keep your coats and bags. Coats are free of charge, GBP 2 per piece of luggage.

CME Accreditation – now online

ECCMID has received accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME , www.eaccme.eu) to provide medical specialists with CME credits. CME credits can be claimed for the main congress programme, including Educational Workshops and Meet-the-Expert Sessions, but neither for the company-sponsored Integrated Symposia nor for the posters.
To claim CME credits please log in on the congress website (www.escmid.org/eccmid2012) and follow the link “CME”. After completing the form, print the certificate which indicates the number of CME credits you have received. Before starting with the evaluation you need to generate your profile with the registration key you have received with your documents.
EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS, www.uems.net). EACCME credits are recognised as Physician’s Recognition Awards (PRA) by the American Medical Association. To convert EACCME credits to AMA PRA, please contact the AMA (www.ama-assn.org).

Currency

All official congress prices are indicated in Euro (€). The official currency in the United Kindom is the pound sterling (£). All major credit cards are accepted inmost hotels, restaurants and shops.

Electricity

The electrical power supply in the United Kingdom is 230 volts. Suitable adapters are needed for all European plugs.

ESCMID World

During the congress, ESCMID staff will welcome you and be happy to answer your questions at their booth located on themezzanine level (Capital Lounge) on the way to the Capital Suite.

European Network Corner

The European Network Corner is locatedwithin the poster exhibition in hall S10 (Level 1).
ESCMID Study Groups, ESCMID Collaborative Centres, EUCAST and related organisations provide information on posters about their various initiatives.

The authors of the posters will be present to answer questions during the following presentation times:
Sunday, 1 April 13.00–14.00
Monday, 2 April 13.00–14.00

Learn more about these initiatives and meet individuals involved in these groups.

The opening hours are as follows:
Saturday, 31 March 12.00–18.45
Sunday, 1 April 10.00–18.30
Monday, 2 April 10.00–18.30
Tuesday, 3 April 10.00–15.00

Exhibition

Companies from all over the world display their latest products, services and technical innovations in the industrial exhibition area (list of exhibitors), located in hall S10 on level 1.

The opening hours are as follows:
Saturday, 31 March 12.00–18.45
Sunday, 1 April 10.00–18.30
Monday, 2 April 10.00–18.30
Tuesday, 3 April 10.00–13.30

Contact onsite:
Phone: +44 20 7069 60 00
Fax: +44 20 7069 64 00

Flights

Congrex Travel Ltd., the official ECCMID travel agency, offers its services at the “Flights” desk in the exhibition hall next to the secretariat on all congress days.

Contact onsite:
Phone: +44 20 7069 60 01
Fax: +44 20 7069 64 01

Hotel Accommodation

Congrex Travel Ltd., the official ECCMID travel agency, offers its services at the “Hotel” desk in the exhibition hall next to the secretariat on all congress days.

Contact onsite:
Phone: +44 20 7069 60 01
Fax: +44 20 7069 64 01

Insurance

The congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of, the congress. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Internet Corner and WiFi

Internet terminals for all delegates are located in the exhibition hall and are available during exhibition hours. In addition, several hotspots on the Boulevard offer free WiFi, sponsored by Siemens.

Language

The congress language is English. Simultaneous translation is not provided. English is de facto official language of the United Kingdom.

Message Centre

Amessage centre to leave or pick up messages is availablenext to the congress secretariat in the exhibition hall. Numerous display terminals throughout the congress centre announce the names of persons for whom messages have been received. If your name appears on the screen, please proceed to the message centre to collect yourmessage, located within the exhibition hall next to the secretariat.

Mobile Phones

Please be aware that mobile telephones must be switched off during all sessions.

Photography

Taking photographs and electronic recording are prohibited in all lecture halls during all sessions.

Poster Exhibition

The poster exhibition will be situated in hall S10 next to the industrial exhibition. Information regarding poster format, set-up and dismantling times will be sent to the authors along with their notification of acceptance mid-January 2012.

Press

The press centre is located in the Capital Suite of ExCeL. There will be a well-equipped press working room with PC workstations (internet connected), printer, telephone and fax. A press agenda, press releases and other information is available at www.escmid.org/press.

Publication – Online Library

All accepted abstracts are published in an online library in Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI), the official journal of ESCMID. There is no printed abstract book or CD available. In addition, selected sessions will be recorded andmade available to congress participants. Visit the congress website (www.escmid.org/eccmid2012) or the ESCMID website at www.escmid.org/OLL to access the online library.

Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC)

The Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC) is centrally located in the Capital Suite, (level 3) and provides remote connection to all the lecture halls. All speakers are required to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at least 1 hour before their lecture at the SSC.

Smoking Policy

There is a strict non-smoking policy throughout ExCeL.

Venue

The ExCel ICC London is located in the eastern part of the city, in the Docklands area. It offers high quality, modern conference facilities as well as a large exhibition area. The centre hosts a wide variety of facilities such as shops and cafés as well as parking decks. For detailed information visit www.excel-london.co.uk.

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