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The dates of the 24th EFORT Annual Congress in Vienna, Austria are from 24 to 26 May 2022 at the Reed Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.

In Austria, the standard time is Central European Time (CET; UTC+01:00), similar as in Paris, Madrid, Rome or Berlin.

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 23 May 2023  > 14:00-18:00 GMT+1
  • Wednesday 24 May 2023 > 08:00-18:30 GMT+1
  • Thursday 25 May 2023 > 07:30-18:00 GMT+1
  • Friday 26 May 2023 > 07:30-18:00 GMT+1

CONGRESS SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS & EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

Wednesday 24 May 2023

  • 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 25 May 2023

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

Friday 26 May 2023

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

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 2023 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 will available in March 2023) that can be used in any mobile device, simply save the link in your device home screen.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EFORT APP WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!

COVID-19 MEASURES AT THE CONGRESS VENUE

The Austrian 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 2023 will be available on our website shortly before the conference.

CONGRESS LANGUAGE

The official language of the 24th EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2023 is English. Therefore all abstract submissions and presentations must be in English.

CERTIFICATE OF EUROPEAN CME CREDITS

An application has been made in due time to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. More information will be available in due time.

REDUCED MOBILITY PEOPLE ACCESS

The Reed Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center 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 24th EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2023.
  • Participants are advised to take out their own personal health and travel insurance for their trip.

PASSPORT AND VISAS

  • Austria 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 Austrian 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 Austria in order to avoid any inconvenience.
  • The process may take longer in certain countries, so we recommend that you contact the nearest Austrian Diplomatic or Consular Offices to determine your personal case.
  • For more information visit the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/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 2023 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.

AUSTRIA | VIENNA TIME ZONE

In Austria, the standard time is Central European Time (CET; UTC+01:00), similar as in Paris, Madrid, Rome or Berlin.

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