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Congress Information


Accepted Abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be available only online (on the ERA-EDTA portal ENP at www.enp-era-edta.org, click on “E-materials” in the ERA-EDTA Congress 2019 Special Area) or on the Mobile Congress App (search for “ERA-EDTA” on the Google or Apple store).

Admission to the scientific sessions is strictly reserved to registered CEPD/congress members.
Minors cannot access the session halls even if accompanied by a registered adult. The same also applies to the Exhibition. In order to be fully compliant with both the EFPIA and MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, ERA-EDTA does not extend hospitality in any way to persons other than the registered congress participants, i.e. healthcare professionals.

Certificate of Attendance
The certificate of attendance is not available as a hard copy onsite. It can ONLY be printed from the restricted area of each CEPD/congress member by going to www.era-edta2019.org/registrations (access is possible only using the congress members credentials).
Only the days in which you have actively scanned your badge will be printed in the certificate of attendance.

Coffee Breaks
Complimentary coffee will be served in the Exhibition on June 14 and 15, 2019. On June 13 and 16, 2019 refreshments will be served in dedicated areas close to the session rooms.

Congress App
The Mobile Congress App can be downloaded from the Google or Apple store. Search for “ERA-EDTA”. The App contains the full scientific programme and all information about Industry Symposia and Exhibitors.
Standard features enable easy navigation and scheduling. Special features allow you to take notes on slides, vote in live sessions, message the faculty, receive personal content recommendations and notifications, read news and test your knowledge with learning questions of your favourite tracks. New in 2019: view slides during a lecture on your mobile and tag single slides to build your personal summary. To learn more and for a demo visit the e-campus on site.

Congress Membership
Regularly registered congress members are entitled to attend all Scientific and Poster Sessions, Welcome Ceremony and Reception as well as access the Industry Exhibition. Onsite they will also receive a congress kit; the Final Programme, if requested during the registration, will be available at the “badge print and badge distribution” desk.
No registration is available for accompanying guests; however, all registered congress members can take part, with their accompanying guests, in the Welcome Ceremony and Welcome
Reception on Thursday, June 13, 2019, provided that they collect a guest badge at the “New Registrations” desks.
All registered CEPD/congress members must wear their name badge when attending any congress event. Only attendants wearing congress members badges are entitled to attend lectures and poster sessions.
The information printed on the badges is exactly the one provided by CEPD/congress members during the registration procedure.

Reprint/Lost-forgotten badges
A “Reprint desk” for lost or forgotten congress members badges will be available in the Registration Area. A replacement badge will cost EUR 20.00 and only payments in cash will be accepted.

CEPD Courses (Continuing Education and Professional Development)
In order to participate in the CEPD Courses held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, a specific preregistration is required. Check all information at www.era-edta2019.org/registrations.

The only currency accepted at the ERA-EDTA Congress will be EUR. A currency exchange service is available for the entire duration of the congress in the Entry Hall III of Hungexpo

The 56th ERA-EDTA Congress has been accredited by EACCME® for a maximum of 20 hours of European external CME credits. The CEPD, instead, has been accredited by EACCME® for a maximum of 7 hours of European external CME credits.
Please refer to page 21 for further accreditation details.

Ethical Med Tech - Conference Vetting System
The EMT14318 - 56th Congress of the European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association from 13/06/2019 to 16/06/2019 in Budapest, Hungary is compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Facilities at the Hungexpo Budapest
A cloak room is located in the Entry Hall III of the Hungexpo Budapest; this service will be available for the entire duration of the congress. At the cloak room the lost & found service is also provided.
Internet points are available in the Registration Area, Hall F and in the E-Campus, Hall A; a Wi-Fi service is provided in the main public spaces of the congress centre, meeting rooms and exhibition.
There are several food and beverage options located in the congress venue; there are also catering areas in the exhibition.

Grant policy
All ERA-EDTA travel grants had to be applied for in advance and have already been assigned.
No additional travel grants, reduced fees or financial support of any kind can be given to registered congress members.

Information desks
In the Registration Area, Hall F an Information Desk will provide you with all the information related to the venue, the services provided and the congress activities.
This desk will have the same opening hours as the Registration Area.
In addition, a Tourist Information Desk is available in the Entry Hall III: here you can receive promotional materials about Budapest, including maps, as well as information about public transportation, sightseeing tours, city walks, day trips outside Budapest, cultural events and restaurant reservations.
Opening hours:
Wednesday, June 12 11:00-19:00 hours
Thursday, June 13 07:00-18:30 hours
Friday, June 14 07:00-18.30 hours
Saturday, June 15 07:00-18:30 hours
Sunday, June 16 07:30-13:00 hours

Insurance / Liability
Participation in this Congress implies that persons/registered CEPD/congress members agree that the organisers do not assume any liability whatsoever. Upon registration, the congress members accept this proviso. ERA-EDTA cannot be deemed responsible for forgotten, lost or stolen personal belongings and Congress materials.

Language of the Congress
The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Lost and Found
See “Facilities at the Hungexpo Budapest”.

Snack bars and catering areas will offer snacks and sandwiches for purchase. Most of the Companies that have arranged Industry Sponsored Symposia will offer lunch to registered congress members.

Meetings on the go
Three meeting rooms are available for congress members (only) for face-to-face meetings among colleagues in the exhibition area (booths 1375, 1390, 1395), free of charge. These rooms can be used for maximum one hour meetings. The booking of the rooms can be made directly at the booths.

Post-congress correspondence
If you wish to contact the ERA-EDTA after the Congress, here are the full contact details:
ERA-EDTA Headquarters, Via XXIV Maggio 38, 43123 Parma (Italy), telephone: +39-0521-989078, fax: +39-0521-959242.
Congress memberships and receipts: registrations@era-edta.org, telephone +39-345-0211784 or +39-366-6814442.
Abstracts and travel grants: abstracts@era-edta.org, telephone +39-346-2425284.
Scientific programme, speakers and chairs: program@era-edta.org, +39-346-2425284.
Congress E-materials: e-materials@era-edta.org,+39-345-9461941.

Printed posters
All presenters who took advantage of the ERA-EDTA offer to have their posters professionally printed and delivered to the congress venue free of charge, should pick up their posters at the Poster Helpdesk on the e-campus – next to the main Poster Area - according to the following time schedule:
Thursday, June 13 16:00 - 19:00 hours
Friday, June 14 07:00 - 19:00 hours
Saturday, June 15 07:00 - 10:00 hours

Programme changes
The organisers cannot assume liability for changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

Registration / Information
The registration and information desks are located in the Registration Area of the Hungexpo
Budapest. The desks will be open according to the following time schedule:
Wednesday, June 12 11:00-19:00 hours
Thursday, June 13 07:00-18:30 hours
Friday, June 14 07:00-18.30 hours
Saturday, June 15 07:00-18:30 hours
Sunday, June 16 07:30-13.00 hours

Shuttle Bus
There will be a Congress shuttle bus betweeen Pilango metro station (red line) and the Hungexpo
with the following time schedule:
Wednesday, June 12 10:30-19:30 hours
Thursday, June 13 07:00-20:00 hours
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 07:00-19:00 hours
Sunday, June 16 07:30-13:00 hours

Social Media
The official hashtag of the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress is #ERAEDTA19.
Please use it in all tweets or posts related to the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress. The hashtag is not case sensitive, this means that #ERAEDTA19 is the same as #eraedta19.
Please read carefully the Social Media Guidelines at www.era-edta2019.org/social-mediaguidelines.

The Speakers’ Preview Room is located on the ground floor of the Hungexpo Budapest and will be open during the following hours, with expert technicians available to assist all speakers:
Wednesday, June 12 11:00-19:00 hours
Thursday, June 13 07:00-18:30 hours
Friday, June 14 07:00-18:30 hours
Saturday, June 15 07:00-18:30 hours
Sunday, June 16 07:00-13.00 hours
All presentations need to be prepared as PowerPoint files in 16:9 format and will be loaded on a central server in the Speakers’ Preview Room. All speakers should bring their presentations stored on a CD, DVD or USB memory stick to this room no later than 2 hours before the start of their session (or the afternoon of the day before if the presentation refers to the first morning sessions).
The use of laptop computers will not be possible.
The Disclosure of Interest of all Invited Speakers and Chairs will be made available at the beginning of each session. Moreover, they have been posted on the Budapest Congress website under the specific section.

Vásár és Reklám Zrt.
Albertirsai út 10.
H-1101 Budapest