Practical information

Opening hours of the registration desk
  • Wednesday 4 May: 12:00-18:00
  • Thursday 5 May: 08:00-18:00
  • Friday 6 May: 08:30-16:00
  • Saturday 7 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.
Members: purple
Non-members: no colour
Exhibitors: black

Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance will be sent after the congress by email.


The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity. In spring, the daytime temperature range is 8–15°C (46–59°F).

CME credits

The congress is designated a maximum of 15 European CME credits (EACCME).


Please note that Switzerland remains with the Swiss franc, usually indicated as CHF. While Switzerland is not part of the European Union and thus is not obliged to convert to the euro, many prices are nonetheless indicated in euro so that visitors may compare prices. Merchants may accept euro but are not obliged to do so. Change given back to the client will most likely be in Swiss francs.


The electric current used throughout Switzerland is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles (continental European standard). Wall outlets are unique to Switzerland, however. There is limited compatibility with plugs from other countries.

Evaluation form

In order to allow the organisers to learn from past experiences they would be very grateful if you would be willing to give them the necessary feedback. An online evaluation form is available on the congress app and on

Exhibit and sponsors

See “exhibit and sponsors”.
Coffee breaks will be served in the exhibition area. Delegates are encouraged to visit the stands and to recognise the valuable support which these companies have provided towards the congress.

General Assembly

Paid-up members are welcome to attend the General Assembly: Room Montréal, Thursday 5 May, 17:15 - 18:15

Agenda (members only)

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

Switzerland is part of the Central European Time Zone (CET) +1.


Lunch will be provided on Thursday (5 May) and Friday (6 May).

On-site registrations

All amounts are payable in euro:
• ESC members 750
• Non-members 850
• Nurses, midwives, social workers, counsellors (non-MD), medical students
          ESC members 440
          Non-members 540
• Congress Dinner / person 100
• Pre-congress workshop
          combined with congress fee 25
          workshop attendance only 40

Preview room for invited speakers

Speakers are kindly invited to submit their slides - either on memory stick or laptop - at the latest 60 minutes before their presentation to the preview room: room Rio (second floor). Last minute preview facilities will be available.


You never have to worry about tipping in Switzerland, as tips are included in the price. You can, however, add a smile to the face of someone who has provided good service by rounding up to the nearest franc or round figure.

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 (sent after the congress)
• coffee and tea during breaks
• welcome cocktail
• light lunch on Thursday and Friday


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