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General Information

Please find below some general information you may find useful when attending the ESPE 2018 Meeting:

 

Abstract Book and USB-stick

Accepted abstracts are published and available to view via the ESPE 2018 Meeting website in PDF form. In addition, a USB-stick version of all abstracts is given to delegates on a first come first-served basis. Please collect the USB-stick at the Novo Nordisk exhibition booth (Stand 4).

 

ATM Facilities

There are ATM facilities located in the box office area. (Entrance leading to the Christos Lambrakis Hall).

 

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be available to all delegates to print onsite at the meeting from noon onwards on Saturday 29 September. These can be printed by visiting the self-service desks in the registration area and scanning your badge. Please note, only one certificate will be printed per badge and you are unable to collect certificates on behalf of other delegates. This certificate will not verify CME accreditation points.

 

CME Credits

The ‘57th Meeting of Paediatric Endocrinology 2018’ is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME® is an institution of the European union of Medical Specialists (uEMS), www.uems.net. The scientific programme of the 57th Meeting of Paediatric Endocrinology 2018 (ESPE 2018) Athens, Greece, 27–29 September 2018 has been granted 20 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 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® credits to AMA credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/uemseaccme-cme-credit-recognition.

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised 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.

The CME accreditation is valid for the main meeting programme only and does not cover the industry sponsored symposia.

 

Disclaimer/Liability

The Organising Committee and Bioscientifica cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance. All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the ESPE 2018 Meeting and to present its programme as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants. However, neither the meeting nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the ESPE 2018 Meeting or of any of the arrangements, programmes or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in connection with this Meeting. Participants are fully liable for damages caused to third parties and property. All delegates shall have a valid, fully comprehensive third party liability insurance.

 

Disclosure Statement

In compliance with the Continuing Medical Education (CME) guidelines of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and the main European accrediting bodies, it is essential to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in educational activities. All faculty members participating are required to disclose to the activity audience, any significant financial interest or other relationship with the Manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and with any commercial supporters of the activity.

Significant financial interest or other relationship may include: grants, research support, status as an employee, consultant, major stockholder, member of a speakers’ bureau, etc.

The intent of this disclosure statement is not to prevent speakers, with significant financial or other relationships, from making a presentation, but rather to provide the audience with the information necessary to determine whether a speaker’s interest or relationships influence the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusion.

Finally, all faculty are required to identify to the audience any use of a product or service that is either investigational or without FDA/EMEA-approved product labelling. Please note that at the 57th Annual ESPE 2018 Meeting in Athens, the presenter will show a slide with disclosure information in the beginning of his/her lecture.

 

Emergency Phone Numbers

In an emergency, please dial 112 to contact the police, fire or ambulance services.

 

ESPE President Poster Awards

The ESPE President Poster Awards are voted by members of the Programme Organising Committee after the last poster session and are given to five presenting authors (among 20 nominees). The winners will be announced by the President at the ESPE President Poster Awards Session prior to the Closing Ceremony. The voting criteria will be based on the scientific content and style of poster presentation. The Awards consist of an official ESPE Award Diploma, a Presidential gift and a place in the official listing on the ESPE society website among ESPE Award Winners, in the following year.

 

First Aid Room

If you are in need of medical attention please make yourself known to any member of the Meeting Team.

 

Internet Access/Wifi

Internet access will be available free of charge throughout the venue. Details will be
available from the registration desk.

 

Lost and Found

Contact the registration desk in case of personal belongings being lost or found. Belongings not picked up after the meeting will be handed over to the venue team.

 


Meals

Refreshment breaks and lunches are included in the registration fee and will be served daily in the Exhibition Hall Thursday to Saturday at specified times.

 

Meet the Expert Handout

Handouts for the Meet the Expert Sessions are given to all registered delegates upon arrival. These will be included in the delegate bag. A printer-friendly PDF version will be available on the ESPE Meeting website at www.espe2018.org after the meeting.

 

Mobile Application

Get 24-hour fast and simple access to everything you need to know via the official ESPE 2018 Mobile App.

  • Access the most up-to-date programme, speaker and session information 
  • View the abstracts, with links to the programme and poster lists
  • See the exhibition listing and floor plan
  • Network: follow the Twitter feed #ESPE2018
  • Find venue and city information

To download the free App, type www.core-apps.com/dl/espe2018 into the browser of your smart device.

* whilst the App has been tested on many portable devices (i.e. all Apple devices and versions of its operating systems, Android powered devices and a variety of versions of Blackberry) some devices may be incompatible (i.e. older versions of Blackberry, versions of windows mobile, etc). The App is designed to load data whilst connected to a mobile network or wiFi, but it will work even when not connected to a network. 

 

Posters

All posters at ESPE 2018 are available for viewing at our ePoster stations, which will be cited in the Poster Hall. The posters are searchable and you are able to contact the author and to request an electronic version of the poster.

 

Photography

Please kindly respect ESPE’s ‘No photography’ policy. Please note that you may be asked to leave the lecture room if you are taking photos of presentations or posters.
ESPE has appointed an official photographer for the event; photographs may be used for promotional purposes by the organisers, e.g. by inclusion on the website,
ESPE’s official social media and/or marketing materials. If you have any concerns or queries regarding this, please email: espe2018@bioscientifica.com.

 

Prayer Room

There is a Prayer Room available. Please visit the registration desk for more information.

 

Press

Members of the press are kindly asked to contact the Registration Desk for interview requests.

 

Smoking Policy

In accordance with the policy of ESPE, this is a non-smoking event.

 

Speakers’ Support Centre

The Speakers’ Support Centre (SSC) is located in the Speaker Preview Room, in the Exhibition area on Level 0. All speakers giving a presentation are requested to
validate their presentation in the SSC a minimum of two hours before the session starts or the day before if it is a morning session. Presentations received after this
deadline cannot be guaranteed optimal audio visual support.

The SSC is open during the following hours:

Wednesday 26 September: 14:00 – 18:00 (for working group speakers only)
Thursday 27 September: 07:00 – 18:30
Friday 28 September: 07:30 – 20:00
Saturday 29 September: 07:30 – 18:30

 

Tipping

In restaurants a customary service charge may be added to a bill. If a service charge is included, tipping is not necessary, unless the service received is exemplary. If a
service charge was not included, a normal tip is between 10%-15%. With other services from hairdressers to taxi drivers, it is generally not necessary to tip although
staff will always appreciate acknowledgement of service.

 

Travel Grants

Meeting Travel Grant awardees are required to sign a register at ESPE Connect (Stand 33), before they are eligible to receive their grants. It is mandatory for awardees to also bring their acceptance letter and a form of ID. The Meeting Travel Grants will be distributed shortly after the meeting by bank transfer.

 

Travel Insurance

A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is recommended. The ESPE Meeting Secretariat will not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by participants during the meeting or their stay in Greece before or after the meeting.

 

Venue Address

Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC)
Vas. Sofias Ave. & Kokkali St.
115 21 Athens, Greece

The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre is a technologically advanced conference venue and concert hall. Situated in the city centre yet surrounded by its own extensive landscaped gardens, Megaron offers a stunning environment, exceptional aesthetics, cutting edge technology and unrivalled client service.

 

Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology

This year’s Yearbook has been published in online form. This valuable reference tool is free to all ESPE delegates. Visit www.espeyearbook.org.

 

Future ESPE Meetings

Please remember to mark your calendar for future ESPE meetings: