Information A-Z

Accreditation

The ECTRIMS 2019 – 35th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 -13 September 2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 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.

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 Biogen

ATM

An ATM can be found within the entrance area of the congress centre. It is located next to the Congress Material desk at the congress centre.

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, 13 September 2019. 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 is charged. Onsite changes of name badges or email addresses for the certificate mailing due to incorrect submission will be charged 10.

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 2019 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 2019 is proud to support this initiative.

Congress Venue

Stockholmsmässan:
Mässvägen 1 Älvsjö
125 80 Stockholm
www.stockholmsmassan.se

Currency

All official prices are indicated in Euro (€). The official currency in Sweden is Swedish Krona (SEK). All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

ECTRIMS Council Village

Various national MS societies have prepared interesting posters about their society and yearly activities. The posters are on display throughout the congress in the ECTRIMS Council Village which is located in the ECTRIMS Information Area in front of Hall G and Hall H.

Educational Session

The educational programme consists of 26 interesting Educational Sessions that participants can register for (upon availability). In order to avoid queues and waiting time, please register for the Educational Sessions in advance during the online registration. However, upon availability it is also possible to register for the courses onsite at special Educational Sessions Booking counters in the registration area and via the congress app. Webcasts of the Educational Sessions (except Case-based Educational Sessions) will be made available to all participants one week after the congress in the ECTRIMS Online Library.

Exhibitor Lounge

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

Family Room

A family room will be available during the congress in which delegates are able to follow the scientific sessions while taking care of their children. A kid’s corner with toys will also available in the room. If you want to use this family room located in Meeting Room K15, please come by the Registration Helpdesk to receive a badge for your child so they have access to the congress area.

First Aid

In case of any emergency, please get in touch with the nearest ECTRIMS staff member.

Industrial Exhibition

The industrial exhibition is located in immediate vicinity to congress activities such as lecture halls and catering areas. 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, 11 September 2019        

 

09.30 - 18.00

Thursday, 12 September 2019

 

09.30 - 18.00 

Friday, 13 September 2019

 

09.30 - 16.30

Insurance

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

Internet Corner

Internet terminals are available for all congress participants and are located within the ECTRIMS Information Area in front of Hall G and Hall H.

Language

The congress language is English. Simultaneous translation will not be 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 via the ECTRIMS Congress website and includes abstracts, ePosters and webcasts from this years’ congress and past meetings.

Terminals to access the ECTRIMS Online Library will be available onsite and are located in the ECTRIMS Information Area in front of Hall G and Hall H.

Opening Hours

Wednesday, 11 September Thursday, 12 September Friday, 13 September 
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 - 19.1509.00 - 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

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 Roche

Poster Exhibition

P347 - P713
Poster Session 1: Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 17.15 - 19.15

P714 - P1080
Poster Session 2: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 17.15 - 19.15

P1081 - P1443 and P1604 - P1669
Poster Session 3: Friday, 13 September 2019, 12.15 - 14.15

EP1444 - EP1603
no official Session
: all ePosters can be viewed electronically on ePoster terminals

Aside the poster sessions, all accepted posters that have been submitted also as ePoster 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.

Press

Accredited journalists are welcome to cover ECTRIMS 2019. Upon presentation of your press identification, registration will be free of charge. A Press Centre is at your disposal located in the entrance area and is signposted accordingly. 

Registration Area and Helpdesk

The registration area will be available during the following opening hours:

Tuesday, 10 September 2019  

 

16.00 – 19.00

Wednesday, 11 September 2019        

 

07.00 - 18.30

Thursday, 12 September 2019

 

07.00 - 18.30 

Friday, 13 October 2018

 

07.00 - 18.30

There will be participant check-in desks available already on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 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.

Contact onsite as from 9 September 2019:
Phone +41 61 560 75 30

Responsibility

The participant acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the organisers should the holding of the congress be hinderedor prevented by unexpected political or economic events or generally by force majeure, or should the non-appearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate programme changes. With his/her registration, the participant accepts this proviso.

Room for Ad-Hoc Meetings

A small room for ad-hoc meetings is available on Wednesday, 11 September and Thursday, 12 September 2019 from 09.00 –18.00 and on Friday, 13 September 2019 from 09.00 –14.00. It can accommodate a maximum of 6 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 ad-hoc meeting room is located next to the Press Centre and a hostess is available to make a reservation for you.

Room of Silence

A room of silence is available to the participants throughout the whole congress. It is located in the entrance area and is signposted accordingly.

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 within the exhibition. 

The Scientific Exchange Lounge is supported by Novartis

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Receive up to date information on what is being presented in lectures, discussed about posters and other MS related topics! Follow “ECTRIMS2019” on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and join the conversation using #ECTRIMS2019

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: ECTRIMS2019
Password: MerckMSinsideout

Wireless internet is supported by Merck