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The dates of the 23rd EFORT Annual Congress in Lisbon, Portugal are from 22 to 24 June 2022 at the CCL Centro de Congressos de Lisboa.

In Lisbon and all of mainland Portugal, the time during the winter months is equivalent to GMT or UTC time (the same as in London or Dublin) and during the summer it is GMT+1 (also as in London or Dublin).

THE CONGRESS BADGES

  • All delegates and guests will receive a name badge at the registration desk.
  • The badge will be the official meeting document and should be worn at all times in order to gain entry into the meeting rooms and exhibition halls.
  • With a delegate's badge, participation will be granted into the scientific programme.
  • Admission to the congress will not be allowed without badge identification.

REGISTRATION DESK OPENING HOURS

  • Tuesday 21 June 2022  > 14:00-18:00 GMT+1
  • Wednesday 22 June 2022 > 08:00-19:00 GMT+1
  • Thursday 23 June 2022 > 07:30-18:30 GMT+1
  • Friday 24 June 2022 > 07:30-18:30 GMT+1

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONGRESS VENUE

CONGRESS SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS & EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • Scientific sessions are open 09:00-18:30 GMT+1
  • Exhibition hours are 09:00-19:30 GMT+1 incl. the EFORT Welcome Reception from 17:30-19:30 GMT+1

Thursday 23 June 2022

  • Scientific sessions  are open 08:00-18:30 GMT+1
  • Exhibition hours are 09:00-17:30 GMT+1

Friday 24 June 2022

  • Scientific sessions are open 08:00-18:30 GMT+1
  • Exhibition hours are 09:00-15:00 GMT+1

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EFORT SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME 2022

CONGRESS VENUE FLOOR PLANS

The Congress Floorplans can be seen from the EFORT corporate and Congress Official Mobile App as well as from this EFORT Congress website: https://congress.efort.org/floor-plans

THE CONGRESS OFFICAL APP

The EFORT Congress is full paperless, no other supports are available a part the Congress Floor plans and the EFORT Congress 3-Day Schedule posters at the Congress Venue. Therefore, avoid internet traffic jams on-site and seize the opportunity to download our EFORT 2022 Congress App in advance! 

Download the EFORT Mobile App – Search for EFORT in your application store for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and/or Android systems and download the App!

Old Android devices running on Android 7.0 and below are not compatible with our Corporate and Congress App, therefore we have also launched a mobile WebApp that can be used in any mobile device, simply save the link in your device home screen.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EFORT APP

COVID-19 MEASURES AT THE CONGRESS VENUE

The Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the entire population as well as our visitors.

As the organizers of the EFORT Annual Congress we would like to remind you about some safety precautions:

  • Keep your distance.
  • Frequent hand washing & sanitising.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

More information:

CANCELLATION POLICY IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19

Participation and access to the Congresses: you might be asked to present a valid COVID certificate together with your identity card or passport, or any other document or confirmation required by law.

If the attendee cannot attend the conference due to COVID-19 reasons (positive test, travel restrictions, transportation cancellation, imposition of quarantine in country of origin) the registration fee will not be refunded.

In the event of cancellation of the Face-to-Face Congress as a result of or in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, EFORT will automatically register you for the Online Congress, if made available, and EFORT’s liability is limited to the refund of the difference in the registration fee, if any. In the event of cancellation of both the Face-to-Face Congress and/or of the Online Congress as a result of or in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, EFORT's liability is limited to the refund of the paid registration fee, less possible administrative and/or processing fees e.g. credit cards. In no event EFORT will be liable for any other damage or loss incurred by you as a consequence of such cancellations.

In order to offer our participants the highest possible level of safety, a hygiene concept will be established based on the official regulations and recommendations of the host country. As those regulations are subject to constant changes, the detailed safety concept of the EFORT Congress 2022 will be available on our website shortly before the conference.

CONGRESS LANGUAGE

The official language of the 23rd EFORT Annual Congress Lisbon 2022 is English. Therefore all abstract submissions and presentations must be in English.

CERTIFICATE OF EUROPEAN CME CREDITS

The 23rd EFORT Congress 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, has been granted for a maximum of 19 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. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 8 ECMECs for a full-day event.

The EACCME® credit system for the 23rd EFORT congress is based as following:

  • Wednesday 22 June 2022 > Max. of 5 credits
  • Thursday 23 June 2022 > Max. of 8 credits
  • Friday 24 June 2022 > Max. of 6 credits

The  EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20

Regulations require scanning in and out of each session to collect the total amount of hours the medical specialist attended into the scientific programme as part of the educational activity of the congress.

Industry-Sponsored Symposia are not subject to CME accreditation and therefore do not count in the total of hours spent in the educational activity.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CME CERTIFICATION DURING THE CONGRESS

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

For your certificate of attendance, please kindly get in contact with the registration team through the following email address: [email protected] or alternatively consult the registration desk directly in the Venue.

REDUCED MOBILITY PEOPLE ACCESS

The Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL) is accessible to people with reduce mobility. 

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

Lunch and refreshments are not included in the registration fee. You can buy lunch and refreshments in several catering areas within the congress centre.

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE

  • The conference secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or indirectly arising from the 23rd EFORT Annual Congress Lisbon 2022.
  • Participants are advised to take out their own personal health and travel insurance for their trip.

PASSPORT AND VISAS

  • Portugal is a member of the European Union and belongs to the Schengen area.
  • Please note that all travellers, except for those exempt from visa requirement, should apply for the corresponding visa at the local Portuguese Diplomatic or Consular Offices before their arrival.
  • People in possession of a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Member State, should check the validity of their visa in order to avoid any inconvenience.
  • If an entry visa is required, please allow sufficient time for this procedure:
  • Submit your visa application in person and three months before you travel to Portugal in order to avoid any inconvenience.
  • The process may take longer in certain countries, so we recommend that you contact the nearest Portuguese Diplomatic or Consular Offices to determine your personal case.
  • For more information visit the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://portaldiplomatico.mne.gov.pt/en/

INVITATION LETTERS

EFORT will send invitation letters for visa purposes to registered participants only. To request an official letter of invitation for your visa application, be sure to have the following information ready when processing your request: your full name as it appears on the passport and your passport number.

Disclaimer: This procedure is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the EFORT Congress 2022 and is not an official invitation covering fees and/ or any other expenses or financial support for the conference. EFORT is not to be held responsible for the outcome of your visa application. Those persons needing an official invitation letter in order to attend the congress may contact [email protected] specifying the necessary details.

NO-SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is strictly prohibited during all meetings and sessions and in exhibition halls at all times.

PORTUGAL | LISBON TIME ZONE

In Lisbon and all of mainland Portugal, the time during the winter months is equivalent to GMT or UTC time (the same as in London or Dublin) and during the summer it is GMT+1 (also as in London or Dublin).

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