Practical information

Opening hours of the registration desk

  • Wednesday 9 May: 12:00-18:00
  • Thursday 10 May: 08:00-18:00
  • Friday 11 May: 08:30-16:00
  • Saturday 12 May: 08:30-12:00


Conference badges should be worn by all participants at all times during the conference and while visiting the exhibition area. No badge, no entry.


In May the temperature will begin to warm up and get sunnier. However, frequent overcast skies keep the temperatures at moderate levels. The average daily temperature is 16°C.

CME credits

The request for European accreditation will be submitted to the UEMS/EACCME. The number of granted European CME Credits will be announced in due course.


The currency in Hungary is the Forint (1.00 EUR = +- 312 HUF). All conference fees and rates are charged in Euro only.


The electric current used throughout Hungary is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles (continental European standard).

General Assembly

Paid-up members are welcome to attend the General Assembly: Thursday 10 May, 17:15 - 18:15

Insurance liability

ESC does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance and participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies in their country of origin.


The congress language is English.

Local time

Hungary is part of the Central European Time Zone (CET) +2.


A light lunch will be provided on Thursday (10 May) and Friday (11 May).


Normally 10-15% is customary in taxis, restaurants and bars.

Registration package

The registration package for participants includes:

  • admission to the scientific sessions and the exhibition area
  • access to the opening ceremony
  • abstract book on a USB flash drive
  • final programme
  • certificate of attendance
  • coffee and tea during breaks
  • welcome cocktail
  • light lunch on Thursday and Friday 

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