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ENS 2011: Lisbon, Portugal · 28 – 31 May 2011

General Information (in alphabetical order)


All accepted abstracts are published as a supplement to the Journal of Neurology, the official journal of the ENS.
All accepted abstracts are available to the participants on CD-ROM. The CDs can be collected at the secretariat or ENS booth upon presentation of the voucher, which is handed out with the badge.


In memory of Prof. PK Thomas the ENS is pleased to announce the PK Thomas Award for the best paper on peripheral nerve disorders. Prof. PK Thomas graciously left an annual sum of € 500.– for awarding the best paper on peripheral nerve disorders.
The papers will be evaluated during the ENS meeting and the prize winner will be notified in writing after the congress.


Access to all scientific sessions is only possible with your personal badge which you receive at the registration desk in Lisbon.
Please always wear your badge. € 30.– will be charged for replacement of lost badge.

Car Parking

Car parking is available just in front of the congress centre at a cost of € 12.80 per day.


Attendance certificates
Attendance certificates are available as from Monday afternoon onwards at the Pre-Registration desks. Changes of certificate due to incorrect submission of names and/or addresses will be charged € 10.–

CME certificates
To claim your CME credits, please fill in the online evaluation form at the congress website www.congrex-switzerland.com/ens2011 after the meeting. In order to do so, please use your personal access code, which is given to you on a voucher with your badge.
After completing the questionnaire you can print the certificate indicating the CME credits.


A cloakroom is available on the ground level near the main entrance during the secretariat opening hours.

Coffee breaks

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and are served in the exhibition area.


Throughout the meeting, ENS staff will be available at the ENS booth to answer questions you may have or to deal with any matters concerning the ENS.
The ENS Business Meeting takes place on Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 11.15 – 12.15 h in room D.

European Board Examination in Neurology

UEMS – European Board of Neurology arranges the 3rd European Board Examination in Neurology during the 21st annual meeting of the ENS in Lisbon on Friday, 27 May 2011. Successful candidates will be conferred to the title “Fellow of the European Board of Neurology”. For details please visit www.uems-neuroboard.org.

Hotel Accommodation & Travel Agency

Congrex Travel Ltd.
Peter Merian-Strasse 80
4002 Basel / Switzerland
Tel +41 61 690 94 11
Fax +41 61 690 94 14
Email ens.hotel@congrex.com

Congrex Travel is present at a desk during the meeting. For assistance onsite, please contact the counter “Hotel” next to the secretariat.


The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for ENS 2011.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts and for booking office information please visit www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus and:

  1. Choose “For delegates”
  2. Under “Delegates login” enter conventions code TP04S11.
  3. Choose one of the participating airlines listed
  4. Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the conventions code TP04S11 when booking the ticket

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Spanair, SWISS International Air Lines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

Please note: For travel from Japan and New Zealand special fares or discounts are offered by the participating airlines on their own network.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance.


The meeting organiser cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Internet Corner

Several internet terminals are located in the exhibition area and are available to all congress participants during the opening hours of the exhibition.


The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation is provided. The national language of Portugal is Portuguese, English and Spanish are widely spoken.


Light lunch is included in the registration fee and is served in the exhibition area. First come first serve.

Mobile Phones

Please be aware that mobile phones must be switched off during the sessions.

Press Registration and Media Room

A media room with wireless internet access is available to registered journalist. Press representatives must register at the secretariat showing their press accreditation.

Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC)

There is a centrally located SSC connected to all lecture rooms. All speakers are asked to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at least one hour before their lecture at the SSC.


The 21st ENS annual meeting takes place at the Lisboa Congress Centre (www.lisboacc.pt), situated in Praça das Indústrias. Overlooking the Tagus River, in a prestigious area of the city (in Junqueira/Belém historical quarter), the Congress Centre is situated about 20 minutes from Lisboa International Airport and 10 minutes from the main hotels in the city. The access is easy either by tram or by bus from the city centre.

Address during the conference:

ENS 2011
Lisboa Convention Centre
Praça das Indústrias
1300-307 Lisbon / Portugal
Phone: +351 213 601 914
Fax: +351 213 601 915

Visa Requirements

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required.
Visas are not necessary for citizens of EU countries. Please contact your local Portuguese Embassy, Consulate or your Travel Agency for further information. Participants who need a visa to travel to Portugal are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least three months before the intended date of travel.


Free wireless-LAN access is offered in the exhibition area.