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Accreditation

The ECTRIMS 2018 – 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Berlin, Germany, 10 -12 October 2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). 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 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Programme of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Accreditation for German Participants

The ECTRIMS 2018 – 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis is further accredited by the Berlin Chamber of Physicians (Landesärztekammer Berlin) to provide CME credits to German participants.

ECTRIMS 2018 is designated for a maximum of 15 points (Wednesday, 10 October and Thursday, 11 October each 6 points; Friday, 12 October 3 points). Each medical specialist can only claim those points that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

German physicians are therefore asked to claim the points at the accreditation desk which is located at the Registration Helpdesk at the end of each day by providing their personal barcode label.

Application for Mobile Devices 

The ECTRIMS Society App is a 365 days app which will provide valuable information about ECTRIMS throughout the year. The yearly congress app is available within the society app and will allow participants to navigate through the entire scientific programme, access the abstracts being presented, locate exhibitors and to create a personalised itinerary.

The congress app is supported by Celgene

Badges

Access to the congress is only possible with your personal name badge. Please always wear your badge! If you forget your badge, we can reprint it for a deposit of € 30. The deposit will be returned once you show that you still have both badges, of which we will keep one. If you lost your badge or do not show both badges anymore, € 30 will be charged.

Certificates

Certificates of attendance indicating CME credits are available onsite from Friday morning, 12 October 2018. They can be printed at the certificate stations in the entrance area, using the barcode printed on your name badge.

Changes

For any name change, a fee of 50 ischarged. Onsite changes of name badges or email addresses for the certificate mailing due to incorrect submission will be charged 10.

Children at ECTRIMS 2018

Children up to the age of 1 year are allowed at the congress, considering that one parent watches the child and the child does not disturb the congress.

Accompanying children over the age of 1 year are not allowed to attend the congress due to the pharma codex. We thank you for your understanding.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom is available to keep your coats and luggage. It is located in the entrance area and is free of charge for delegates and exhibitors. For security reasons, please be informed that suitcases are not allowed within the congress area and have to be stored at the cloakroom.

Congress Bags

The congress bags at ECTRIMS 2018 are fair trade congress bags which have been handcrafted by women in autonomous sewing co-operatives in South Africa. Each bag has directly translated into work for township women and ECTRIMS 2018 is proud to support this initiative. 

Congress Venue

ECTRIMS 2018 takes place at the City Cube Messe Berlin:

City Cube Messe Berlin
Messedamm 26
14055 Berlin / Germany
www.messe-berlin.de

-Bahn Stop: Messe Süd

Exhibitor Lounge

A lounge for exhibitors is located next to the exhibition area. Access for exhibitors only.

Industrial Exhibition

Companies from all over the world are given ample opportunity to display their latest products, services and technical innovations. The exhibition is open during the following hours:

Wednesday, 10 October 2018         

 

09.30 - 18.00

Thursday, 11 October 2018

 

09.30 - 18.00 

Friday, 12 October 2018

 

09.30 - 16.30

Internet Corner

Internet terminals are available for all congress participants. They are located on level 2 in front of the industrial exhibition.

Language

The congress language is English. Simultaneous translation is not provided.

Lunch & Coffee Breaks

Lunch & coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and will be served in the exhibition area.

Mobile Charging Stations

 

Mobile charging stations are available for all congress participants. They are located in the whole congress area.

The mobile charging stations are supported by Roche

Online Library

The ECTRIMS Online Library is accessible here and includes abstracts, ePosters and webcasts from this year's congress and past meetings.

Opening Hours

Wednesday, 10 October Thursday, 11 October Friday, 12 October 
Registration Area and Helpdesk07.00 - 18.3007.00 - 18.30 07.00 - 18.30
Industrial Exhibition09.30 - 18.0009.30 - 18.0009.30 - 16.30
Speakers' Service Centre07.00 - 18.3007.00 - 18.3007.00 - 17.30
Poster Desk09.00 - 19.0009.00 - 19.1509.00 - 16.00
Press Centre07.00 - 18.3007.00 - 18.3007.00 - 18.00
Cloakroom07.00 - 21.0007.00 - 21.0007.00 - 18.30
Ad-Hoc Meeting Room09.00 - 18.0009.00 - 18.00 09.00 - 14.00

Photography / Electronic Recordings

Taking photographs and electronic recordings of the slides or a presentation with a camera or mobile device is strictly prohibited in all lecture halls during all sessions.

Pocket Programme

The Pocket Programme gives you an overview of the scientific programme at a glance.

The Pocket Programme is supported by Merck

Poster Exhibition

P330 - P649
Poster Session 1: Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 17.00 - 19.00

P650 - P969
Poster Session 2: Thursday, 11 October 2018, 17.15 - 19.15

P970 - P1290 and P1739 - P1797
Poster Session 3: Fridday, 12 October 2018, 12.15 - 14.15

EP1291 - EP1738
no official Session
: all ePosters can be viewed electronically on ePoster terminals

Aside the poster session, all accepted posters are available for viewing electronically during the entire congress on ePoster terminals. Additionally, all accepted posters can be accessed via the ECTRIMS Online Library.

The ePoster terminals are supported by Biogen. 

Prayer Room

A prayer room is available to the participants throughout the whole congress and is located in meeting room R1 on Level 3. 

Press

Accredited journalists are welcome to cover ECTRIMS 2018. Upon presentation of your press identification, registration will be free of charge. A Press Centre is at your disposal located on Level 1 close to the lecture halls B – E and is signposted accordingly. 

Registration Area and Helpdesk

The registration area in the entrance area and the Registration Helpdesk on level 2 will be available during the following opening hours:

 

Tuesday, 9 October 2018   

 

16.00 –19.00 (registration area only)

Wednesday, 10 October 2018        

 

07.00 - 18.30

Thursday, 11 October 2018

 

07.00 - 18.30 

Friday, 12 October 2018

 

07.00 - 18.30

There will be participant check-in desks available already on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 between 16.00 –19.00. Pre-registered delegates have the opportunity to print their badge and pick up their congress material in order to avoid waiting times on Wednesday.

The same opening hours will apply for onsite registrations. Onsite registrants cannot be guaranteed to receive all congress documents. For a new congress registration please follow the signs to “New Registration” within the registration area. You can pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Cash payments in Euro will only be accepted at the registration helpdesks on level 2.

Contact onsite as from 8 October 2018:
Phone +49 177 280 98 98

Room for Ad-Hoc Meetings

A small room for ad-hoc meetings is available on Wednesday, 10 October and Thursday, 11 October 2018 from 09.00 –18.00 and on Friday, 12 October 2018 from 09.00 –14.00. It can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons and can be requested for up to 1 hour. Requests to use this meeting room will be treated on a first come first serve basis. The room is located in Meeting Room Gera and a hostess is available in front of the room to make a reservation for you.

Scanning of your Badge 

Participants are not obliged to allow exhibitors to scan their badge in the exhibition area or when entering an industry symposia. Participants must show their badge as proof of access rights, but do not need to allow a company to scan it. With allowing a company to scan, you acknowledge that your registration details will be forwarded to the exhibitor.

Scientific Exchange Lounge

The Scientific Exchange Lounge offers the possibility to meet and discuss scientific issues with colleagues. It is located in the industrial exhibition. 

The Scientific Exchange Lounge is supported by Mylan

Shuttle to Airports on Friday, 12 October 2018

Free shuttles will be offered to the delegates after the end of the official programme on Friday, 12 October 2018 between 18.00 and 18.30. The shuttles will bring the delegates to both airports (Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld) and will depart in front of the congress centre. 

Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn

Receive up to date information on what is being presented in lectures, discussed about posters and other MS related topics! Follow “ECTRIMS 2018” on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn and join the conversation using #ECTRIMS2018.

Webcasts

All main lectures are recorded and will be available as a webcast in the ECTRIMS Online Library after the congress. The ECTRIMS Online Library can be accessed here.

WiFi

Wireless internet is available throughout the conference centre free of charge.

Network Name: ECTRIMS2018
Password: BIOGEN_MultiplechoiceS

Wireless internet is supported by Biogen