The European Cancer Congress 2013

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Insurance

The organisers of the European Cancer Congress 2013 do not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly recommended to obtain their own personal insurance policies. The organisers of the European Cancer Congress accept no responsibility for loss due to theft or negligence.

 

Language and Translation

The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translations are being provided.

 

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance may be printed online via the congress website at www.ecco-org.eu, after the congress using your badge code number. Please keep your badge to print your certificate. Certificates of attendance may also be printed from the computers located in the internet zones throughout the venue from 12:00 onwards on Sunday 29 September.
The certificate of attendance can be downloaded until December 2013 using the badge code number found on your badge. Please note that the congress secretariat will not mail certificates of attendance to participants after the congress.

 

Congress Bag

To receive the congress bag, including all congress material, please present the voucher attached to your badge at the bag distribution centre, located near the registration area in Hall 2.

 

Congress Newspaper

OncoPost & OncoPeople is the official newspaper of the European Cancer Congress 2013 – an enjoyable mustread for all participants with up-to-the minute news, features, reports and next day highlights. You can pick up your copy of the first issue of OncoPost & OncoPeople on Saturday 28 September. Issues 2 and 3 will be made readily available throughout the congress centre on September 29 and 30 respectively.

 

ECCO Founding Member Desk

The ECCO Founding Member desk, located in Hall 2, is exclusively dedicated to ESMO, ESTRO, ESSO, EACR, EONS and SIOPE delegates. Ribbons for the ECCO Founding Member Societies Lounges are available at this desk.

  

ECCO Founding Member Societies Lounges

Members of ESMO, ESTRO, ESSO, EACR, EONS and SIOPE are invited to the ECCO Founding Member Societies’ Lounges in the ECCO stand (Hall 2) where they can surf the internet and meet fellow society members while enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee.
Access to the ECCO Member Societies’ Lounges is restricted to members of ESMO, ESTRO, ESSO, EACR, EONS and SIOPE on display of their ribbon, which can be collected at the ECCO founding member desk in Hall 2 and also at the societies’ stands in the exhibition area.

 

Exhibition

Access to the Exhibition Hall (located in Hall 1)

Due to the multidisciplinary audience of this congress, and in line with applicable codes and particularly the Dutch Medicines Act concerning the promotion of prescription-only medicines, all participants will be provided a badge based on whether they are a prescriber or non-prescriber - according to the professional category one belongs to, disregarding their origin, nationality or where their professional license is held.

The exhibition hall is accessible only to Prescribers who hold badges with a blue bar. 
Dutch law defines Prescribers as medical doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and specialised nurses.

  • Non-prescribers (badges without blue bar) are not allowed in the exhibition hall
  • Journalists are also not allowed in the exhibition hall
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    If you think you are wrongly badged, please go to the Exhibition Access desk located in the entrance hall near the entrance of the exhibition.

    Exhibition Opening Hours

    • Saturday 28 September 09:30 - 16:30
    • Sunday 29 September   09:30 - 16:30
    • Monday 30 September  09:30 - 16:30

    Go here for exhibition floorplan and list of exhibitors

     

    Exhibitor Spotlight Sessions

    These exhibitor sessions enable Industry to showcase their latest products and services to delegates, without having to leave the exhibit floor.
    Visit the Exhibitor Spotlight Sessions taking place in the Exhibitor Spotlight Theatres in Hall 5 according to the following schedule:

    • Cellecta Saturday 28/09 12:30 – 13:30 Exhibitor Spotlight Theatre 1
    • GlaxoSmithKline Oncology Saturday 28/09 12:30 – 13:30 Exhibitor Spotlight Theatre 2
    • Caris Life Sciences Sunday 29/09 12:30 – 13:30 Exhibitor Spotlight Theatre 2
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Monday 30/09 12:30 – 13:30 Exhibitor Spotlight Theatre 1
    • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd. Monday 30/09 12:30 – 13:30 Exhibitor Spotlight Theatre 2

    See more at searchable programme

     

    Internet WIFI Access

    General WIFI access is available throughout the congress centre with the exception of the exhibition hall. To access WIFI, activate the WIFI network on your wireless device and select the network listed as ECC2013.

    We gratefully acknowledge Lilly Oncology and MedImmune as sponsors of the internet WIFI access.

     

    Overflow Area

    State-of-the-art overflow area are available in the congress centre. If a session is full and you are unable to enter the session room, you will be guided to an overflow area where you may follow the session remotely using the screens and headsets provided.

     

    Patient Advocacy Square

    The Patient Advocacy Square is a dedicated exhibition area for cancer patient advocacy organisations, including booths and a lounge area. It can be found in hall 5 and is adjacent to the Exhibition in hall 1. The Patient Advocacy Square provides patient advocacy organisations an opportunity to promote their resources and services to the professional oncology community. It also provides an ideal location for patient advocacy organisations to display materials and where healthcare professionals and patient advocates can meet, interact, and exchange information.

     

    Posters

    The poster area is located in Hall 4. All posters are available on webkey. To obtain a free copy, please complete the poster webkey voucher included in the congress bag and bring it to the Celgene International booth 4450 in Hall 1. An online poster search and viewing facility is available from the poster viewing station located near the poster area in hall 4 and via the ECCO website at www.ecco-org.eu.

    We gratefully acknowledge the support of Celgene International as sponsor of both the posters on webkey and the poster viewing station.

     

    Public Transport

    All fully registered participants (excluding day registrations) will receive a public transport voucher on their badge. This voucher can be exchanged for a complimentary public transport pass at the public transport desk in the registration area in Hall 2. This pass gives delegates free access to the public transportation system in Amsterdam for the duration indicated on the ticket.

     

    Registration

    The European Cancer Congress is open to all registered delegates. Your official delegate name badge is required for admission to the congress centre and to all congress events. For security reasons, participants are requested to wear their badge at all times whilst onsite at the congress.

     

    Registration Opening Hours

    • Thursday 26 September 15:00 – 19:00
    • Friday 27 September 7:00 – 21:00
    • Saturday 28 September 7:00 – 18:30
    • Sunday 29 September 7:00 – 18:30
    • Monday 30 September 7:00 – 18:30
    • Tuesday 1 October 7:00 – 11:30

     

    Registration Package. The full congress registration package includes:

    • Entry to all scientific sessions
    • Entry to the exhibition
    • Attendance at the opening event on Friday 27 September
    • Programme book, pocket programme
    • Abstract book on USB
    • Voucher for posters on webkey
    • WIFI access in public areas of the congress centre and access to the internet zones
    • Congress bag (depending on availability)

     

    The day registration package includes:

    • Entry to all scientific sessions on that day
    • Entry to the exhibition
    • Programme book (depending on availability), pocket programme
    • Abstract book on USB
    • Voucher for posters on webkey
    • WIFI access in public areas of the congress centre and access to the internet zones
    • Congress bag (depending on availability)

     

    Satellite Symposia

    Several Satellite Symposia are taking place during the European Cancer Congress. (Find the Satellite Symposia in the searchable programme)

     

    Silent Room

    A silent room is available on level -1 of the congress centre.

     

    Webcasts

    All scientific sessions will be captured and made available online. The user-friendly interface gives viewers the impression of a front-row seat at all congress presentations. Web-captured presentations offer participants the opportunity to enjoy sessions they may have missed, wish to hear again or want to share with others. Webcasts will be available on the congress website from 14 October 2013 onwards. Congress participants can register for webcasts online at the ECC 2013 website: www.ecco-org.eu/webcasts

      

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