General information A-Z
ABSTRACT BOOK AND ABSTRACT USB
All accepted abstracts are published in the abstract book and on the abstract USB. The abstract book can be found in your Conference Bag.
To receive your complimentary USB of the ECFS Conference abstracts, please go to the Gilead booth 11.
The abstract USB is generously sponsored by the company Gilead Sciences Europe.
Please visit the hotel counter in the registration area if you wish to book a hotel room or if you have any problem with your hotel reservation.
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 14:30. The closest bank with a cash machine is BBVA (Avenida de las Ciencias 14B, 41020 Seville), located 400 meters away from the Conference Venue.
A catering area is at your disposal within the Exhibition Area. It is open on Thursday and Friday from 08:30 to 18:00,
and Saturday from 09:00 to 11:00. There you can purchase sandwiches and desserts as well as beverages. Payment can be made in cash (Euros) or by credit card.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
A Certificate of Attendance for registered delegates can only be acquired in the designated areas in the Conference Venue. They cannot be issued after the conference.
The Cloakroom is located near the Registration Counter, on level 0 of the Conference Venue. The charge is € 2 per checked item.
The Cloakroom will be open during the following hours:
Wednesday, June 7 07:30 – 21:30
Thursday, June 8 06:45 – 19:00
Friday, June 9 06:45 – 20:00
Saturday, June 10 08:00 – 13:30
The Closing Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 12:30 to 13:00.
An application has been made for CME credits for the ECFS Conference which was still pending at the time of printing the Final Programme. To apply, please complete the CME credits attendance form, as well as the EBAP survey, that you can find on the ECFS website:www.ecfs.eu/seville2017, scan and email it back to:
firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Monday 3 July 2017.
The Conference Bag, containing the conference material, can be obtained at the Conference Material Counter next to the Registration Counter.
CROSS INFECTION POLICY
The ECFS discourages individuals with CF to attend the conference as a bug free environment cannot be guaranteed.
If individuals with CF decide to attend the conference despite this recommendation, we kindly ask them to report to the registration counter. ECFS advises they show consideration to others by sticking the little rose provided at the registration counter on their name badge.
In case a person with CF is a member of the Faculty, ECFS takes the safety of the individual at heart. The Faculty Member will be informed of the cross-infection policy and a sign will be posted on the room door of the sessions at which this Faculty Member is presenting.
The currency of Spain is the Euro (EUR).
The Conference Venue is accessible to conference participants with disabilities.
ECFS 2017 CONFERENCE APP
The ECFS 2017 Conference App is designed to enhance the experience of the participants before, during and after the conference, by placing the following features and information at their fingertips:
• Interactive conference programme
• Abstracts and ePosters (Library button)
• Maps and floor plans
• Exhibitor listings
• Network possibility (My Community button)
• Voting system (in designated sessions)
• Conference survey
ECFS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
All ECFS members are invited and encouraged to attend the ECFS Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 9 from 18:30 to 19:30 in Auditorium 2.
ECFS PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
Each year, several special interest cystic fibrosis groups hold their meetings in conjunction with the conference. You can find them in the Meetings section of the Final Programme.
ECFS TOMORROW LOUNGE
The ECFS Tomorrow initiative is specially geared towards assembling those who are interested in building their future
career in the cystic fibrosis community and the ECFS of tomorrow.
Located within the Poster Area adjacent to the Exhibition Area, the ECFS Tomorrow Lounge will feature interactive workshops on Thursday and Friday. Come and take an active part in the debate and discussions on different aspects of cystic fibrosis management and care.
An ePoster is an electronic version of the traditional paper poster which is displayed on a computer or mobile device.
You will be able to consult the ePosters by using one of the computers in the ePosters Area located within the Exhibition. ePosters can be viewed any time during the conference and will also be available on the ECFS website after the conference for ECFS members only. The ePosters are indexed by topic and you will have the possibility to post messages to the authors of the ePosters. Please note that abstracts selected for oral presentation in workshops will only be available as ePosters.
ePoster Corner A is located within the Exhibition Area on level 0. ePoster Corner B in the Poster Area adjacent to the Exhibition Area. ePoster Corner C is located on level 1 of the Conference Venue.
All accepted abstracts are published as ePosters on the ePoster USB. To receive your complimentary USB of the ECFS Conference ePosters, please go to the Vertex Welcome Desk
at booth 17. The ePosters USB is generously sponsored by the company Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
EUROPEAN CYSTIC FIBROSIS SOCIETY
The conference organiser, the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS), will be present during the conference with a booth located in the CF Community Area in the Exhibition Area. Here you can obtain information about the Society and become an ECFS member.
Conference participants are invited to visit the Exhibition located on level 0. The Exhibition will feature commercial
exhibitors and will be open during the following hours:
Wednesday, June 7 18:00 – 21:30
Thursday, June 8 09:00 – 18:00
Friday, June 9 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday, June 10 09:00 – 11:00
FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Out of respect for speakers’ copyright, it is forbidden to take pictures and/or to film during any session.
INSURANCE AND LIABILITY
The European Cystic Fibrosis Society and the ECFS Conference Secretariat do not accept any liability for personal injury, loss of or damage to belongings of conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.
The official conference language is English. Simultaneous translation into Spanish will be available on Friday, June 9 in Auditorium 3.
LOST & FOUND
Lost items can be collected at the cloakroom during the conference. Any objects found during the conference and not
claimed will remain at the Conference Venue.
A badge is required for admittance to all official conference sessions and events, as well as the Exhibition and Poster Area. Each participant is asked to present the badge in order to gain access to the conference. The badge must be clearly displayed. Lost name badges can be replaced at the registration counter for a fee.
OPENING PLENARY AND WELCOME RECEPTION
The Opening Plenary on Wednesday, June 7 will take place from 18:30 to 20:00. It will be followed by a welcome reception from 20:00 to 21:30 in the Exhibition Area. Both events are free of charge to all registered participants.
The Poster Area is adjacent to the Exhibition Area and is open from Wednesday 18:00 to Saturday 11:00.
Poster presenters are asked to be available at their poster according to the timetable which can be found on page 48.
The Organiser cannot assume liability for any changes in the Conference Programme due to external or unforeseen
circumstances. Please consult the ECFS Conference App for the latest updates.
A transportation card is included in the registration.
The card can be used on buses, metro, trams and trains in Seville only. It is loaded with an amount of € 10 which allows at least four return trips between the city centre and the congress centre.
Please help us recycle your badge holder by using the recycling box at the exit of the Conference Venue.
The registration counters are open during the following times:
Tuesday, June 6 07:30 – 17:30
Wednesday, June 7 07:30 – 20:15
Thursday, June 8 06:45 – 18:30
Friday, June 9 06:45 – 18:30
Saturday, June 10 08:00 – 12:30
Some sessions require a separate registration.
Meet the Experts Sessions
All (except Students) € 45
Students € 20
CF Course (Limited Seating) June 7 – One day course
A Tour of Cystic Fibrosis - ’the essential toolkit‘ € 180
CF Course (Limited Seating) June 7 – One day course in Spanish
Un Recorrido por la Fibrosis Quística: ’Herramientas esenciales‘ € 180
Physiotherapy Short Course June 6 and 7
Exercise in CF: from evaluation to prescription € 270
European Psychosocial Interest Group Meeting
ECFS Member Free
Non-ECFS Member € 25
ECFS Nurse Special Interest Group Meeting
ECFS Member Free
Non-ECFS Member € 25
ECFS Conference Get-together – Friday, June 9
All (except Students) € 25
Students € 15
Group (10 participants) € 225
The registration fees include:
• Admission to the Scientific Programme
• Admission to the Exhibition and Poster Area
• Opening Plenary and Closing Ceremony, satellite symposia
and other sponsored sessions
• Coffee breaks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
• Conference bag containing programme and abstract book*
*Conference material cannot be guaranteed for late registrants.
SEVILLE INFORMATION POINT
The Seville Information Point is located in the Exhibition Area between booth 14 and 16. Opening hours are:
Thursday and Friday 10:00-17:00
It is forbidden to smoke in any part of the Conference Venue.
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SPEAKER PREVIEW ROOM
All speakers must report to the Speaker Preview Room at least four hours prior to their presentation in order to hand
over and check their presentation. The Speaker Preview Room is located on level 1 of the Conference Venue and will be open during the following hours:
Wednesday, June 7 10:00 – 19:00
Thursday, June 8 06:45 – 18:00
Friday, June 9 06:45 – 18:00
Saturday, June 10 08:00 – 11:00
A survey about the conference will be available online after the conference and on the ECFS App. This survey will help us better understand your needs and wishes. By completing the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three FREE Conference Registrations for the 41st ECFS Conference in Belgrade.
Radio Taxi: +34 954 57 11 11
Tele Taxi: +34 954 62 22 22
WI-FI ACCESS AND INTERNET ZONE
Wireless internet is available for registered participants free of charge at the Conference Venue.
Please select the network SSID: ECFS2017
An Internet Zone is located in the Exhibition Area.