If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the Congress?
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.
I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
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 six weeks after the abstract has been submitted.
How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?
No abstract changes will be accepted after it is submitted, however you are welcome to bring a more up to date abstract to the conference. If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the conference website/online journal supplement/program. Please contact the Abstract Department for further details. I am having trouble logging into the abstract submission system – my username/password is not workingPlease try one of the following options via the abstract submission page:
I created a new account but did not receive my username?Please note that the username is shown in the "Subject line" in the confirmation email received when setting up a new account.
- In case you are using "Internet Explorer", please try other internet browser e.g. "Google Chrome" or "Mozilla"
- 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
- In case your password contains the letter "O" please make sure you do not type "0" (Zero) instead the letter "O"
- 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”
My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?
Copies of your submitted abstracts can be sent to you by email. Please contact us via the contact form on this website for further details.
How do I register for the Congress?
In order to register for the Congress, please register online. Registration opens July 1 2017.
How can I pay the registration fees?
Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer.
Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring company/ hospital's name?
Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, please contact the registration department via the contact us form - specifying the services requested and full address of the sponsoring company.
Can I register for the Congress without paying?
Yes, but your registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.
Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?
In order to benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.
Can I register on site?
Yes. Onsite registration is available during the Congress days. Onsite fees will apply.
What does my registration fees include?
For full detailed entitlements, please check the registration page.
Will I receive a confirmation letter after I have finished registering?
Yes. A detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon as payment is received and registration is completed.
Invitation Letters & Visa Applications
Do I need a visa to enter France?
Please see information on Visa Requirements and Visa Invitation Letters here.
Is the Congress CME accredited?
Once the Scientific Program has been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found here. 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 here.
How can I claim my CME credits after the Congress?
Your CME-CPD certificate will be delivered electronically after completing the educational evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process will take 5-10 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of the CME-CPD accreditation process and helps improve future educational offerings.
Congress Venue and DirectionsWhere is the Conference taking place?The Conference will take place at the Palais des congrès de Paris. For more information, please visit the venue website here. How do I get from the Airport to the Congress Venue?For more information, please click here.