Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 44th Annual Meeting of the EBMT in Lisbon, Portugal, March 18-21, 2018.

Please see a few useful tips below before you travel to join us and while on-site:

ANNUAL MEETING VENUE

Centro de Congressos de Lisboa / Lisbon Congress Centre (LCC)
Praça das Indústrias
1300-307 Lisbon, Portugal
http://lisbonvenues.pt/en/lisbon-congress-center/

GETTING THERE

The Lisbon Congress Centre is 15 minutes away from the Lisbon Portela Airport by taxi. For information on taxi services and transportation, please see here. Please be advised that most taxis in Lisbon only accept payment in cash (EUR).
If you are local and arriving by car, please see here for parking access and information.

General Public Transportation
Within the city, the major transportation companies – Carris and Metro – cover the entire urban perimeter with regular buses and subway stations. In addition, there are more than 3.500 available taxis.

Trams
Riding the line 28 tram is a must in Lisboa. Line 15 is the best way to reach Belém and Lisboa Congress Centre from downtown. You can hop on the line 15 tram either at Figueira Square or Comercio Square (getting off in the Jeronimos Monastery). The best place to get on board is in the typical top-hilled neighborhood of Graça (we suggest ending the trip in the Estrela Basilica).

Bus and Aerobus
“Aerobus” & “AeroShuttle” services connect the city centre and the airport. They run between 07:45 and 20:45 and the ticket is purchased on board. The local bus service also provides buses between the airport and downtown. The lines 44, 45 and 83 cost 1.90 EUR (single ticket). Some destinations within the city are best reached by the regular buses.

LANGUAGE

The official language of EBMT 2018 is English.

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION

Simultaneous translation will be available in the following sessions:

  • Patient Family and Donor Day, Saturday, 17th March (English <-> Portuguese)
  • Nurses Education Day, Sunday, 18th March (English <-> Portuguese)
  • Psy Day, Monday, 19th March (English <-> Portuguese)

REGISTRATION AND FACULTY DESK

The Registration and Faculty Desk is located on the Ground Level (Level 0) of the Congress Venue and will operate during the following hours:

Saturday, 17th March – 13:00 – 18:00
Sunday, 18th March – 07:30 – 20:00
Monday, 19th March – 07:00 – 18:30
Tuesday, 20th March – 07:00 – 18:30
Wednesday, 21st March – 07:30 – 13:30

• NAME BADGE FOR PRE-PAID DELEGATES: A confirmation letter with a barcode has been sent to you by email. Please make sure to print this confirmation letter and bring it with you to the Meeting, as this will enable you to collect your registration material from the pre-registration area of the venue. If you are unable to print the confirmation letter, you will still be able to use the self-service machines by typing your full name into the machine. Hosts will be at the registration area to assist you.

• FOR INVITED FACULTY: Your badge and registration material has been pre-printed. Please collect your registration material from the on-site Faculty Desk in the Registration Area.

You are kindly requested to wear your badge during all sessions and social events.

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

The exhibition is located in Pavilion 2 – Pavilhão do Rio, and will be open during the following hours:

Sunday, 18th March – 9:30 – 17:30
Monday, 19th March – 10:00 – 17:30
Tuesday, 20th March – 10:00 – 17:30

HOW DO I…? & MEET THE EXPERT REGISTRATION

Pre-registration and payment is required for How Do I…? and Meet the Expert Sessions. Space is limited. If you are not yet registered and would like to take part in any of these sessions, please visit the registration desk on-site.
The full list of these sessions and pre-registration can be found here.

SPEAKERS’ READY ROOM

The Speakers’ Ready Room will be open during the same hours as the Registration Desk and is located on Level 1 of the Lisbon Congress Centre in room 1.09 and is clearly signed.

MEETING APP

The full Scientific Programme is available on the Meeting App. Please scan the QR code in the EBMT Programme Book. Or search for Conf2Go on the app store and enter “EBMT2018” under “Congress Code”.

Selected presentations from the Scientific Program will be available on the Meeting App.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available for all Annual Meeting delegates.
Username: EBMT2018
Password: EBMT2018

OPENING CEREMONY & WELCOME RECEPTION

All registered participants are invited to the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 18th March, at 18:15 in Auditorium I. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by the Welcome Reception.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

The EBMT 2018 Poster Area is located in Pavilion 1. Posters will be presented in 2 shifts, and available for viewing on:
Monday, 19th March, 09:00 – 18:30 (Shift A)
Tuesday, 20th March, 09:00 – 18:30 (Shift B)

Nurses e-Poster Presentations
Nurses posters will be presented as e-Posters at EBMT2018 Annual Meeting for the very first time!
Visit the e-Poster area located in the Poster Area to browse the posters and learn more!

Please check the Final Programme Book or Annual Meeting App for additional information regarding poster topics presented each day.
Poster presenters are requested to mount their poster as per the final programme and dates, using the poster board number they have been given.

POSTER SESSIONS

The EBMT Poster Sessions, kindly supported by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 17:00 to 18:00 in the Poster Area. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues while enjoying drinks and light refreshments.
At the beginning of Tuesday’s Poster Session, the Best Young Abstract Awards Presentation will be presented by Prof. Jürgen Kuball.

LUNCH AND COFFEE BREAKS

Lunch and coffee will be served at the Exhibition Hall for all Meeting participants according to the official Meeting breaks as listed in the timetable.

EBMT NETWORKING EVENING

The EBMT 2018 Networking Event will take place on Tuesday, 20th March, from 19:30.
Address: Patio da Gale
Praça do Comércio, 1100 Lisboa, Portugal

Please note that this is a ticketed event. Should you have any questions, please visit the registration desks for further information.

DRESS CODE

Informal for all occasions.

COAT CHECK

Coat check will be available onsite in the Registration Area and will operate at the same opening times as the Registration Desk.

CME ACCREDITATION

The programme of the 44th edition of the EBMT 2018 Annual Meeting has been reviewed and approved for CME accreditation by the European Board for Accreditation in Hematology (EBAH) CME Unit. The EBAH CME Unit has approved this educational activity for a maximum number of 22 CME credits. Each EBMT Annual Meeting participant should claim credits only for time that she/he actually spent in the educational activity.
Additional information on how to obtain your points can be found on the EBMT meeting website: www.ebmt2018.org.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

All registered participants will receive a username and password following the completion of the EBMT 2018 Annual Meeting. Participants will be asked to log in with their username and password at a special link via the meeting website. Your certificate of attendance will be available for download once you log in.

MEETINGS

Working Party Business Meetings will take place during the following times:
Monday, March 19th
07:00-09:00
Tuesday, March 20th
07:00-09:00
Room 5A – Inborn Errors (starting at 07:30)
Room 5B – Acute Leukemia
Auditorium V – Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology
Room 3A – Chronic Malignancies (MDS and MPN)
Room 3B – Severe Aplastic Anaemia
Room 3C – Infectious Diseases
Room 5C – Transplant Complications
Auditorium V – Paediatric Diseases (ending at 08:00)
Room 3A – Chronic Malignancies (CLL and Myeloma)
Room 3B – Lymphoma
Room 3C – Autoimmune Diseases
Nurses Group Meetings will take place on Monday and Tuesday, as per the table below:
Monday, March 19th Tuesday, March 20th
Room 3B – EBMT Nurses Group Annual Business Meeting (14:30-15:00) Room 1.10 – Italian EBMT Nurses Group Meeting (13:30-14:15)
Room 3A – French EBMT Nurses Group Meeting (14:00-15:00)

Statistics Consulting Meetings
Members of the EBMT Statistical Committee will be available for consultation on any aspect of study design or analysis on a walk-in basis on Monday and Tuesday, 08:30-10:30, Room 1.11.

PASSPORT AND VISAS

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required. Visas are not necessary for citizens of EU countries, USA, Canada and most other countries. Please contact your local Portuguese Embassy, Consulate or Travel Agency for further information.

VISAS

Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to Portugal. Additional information regarding these requirements and as well as visa considerations can be found here and/or directly through the Portuguese Embassies or Consulates whose addresses can be found here. The Meeting Organizers are not responsible for any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of visa or other required documentation.

INVITATION LETTER

You may personalize and download an official invitation letter to the EBMT 2018 Meeting here.

CLIMATE

Average temperatures for Lisbon in March can range from lows of 10°C to highs of 18°C (50°F to 64°F).

CURRENCY

The currency unit in Portugal is the Euro. Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks (opened to the public on working days) but also at exchange offices and automatic cash dispensing machines.

EXCHANGE

Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. Traveller’s cheques and currency can be changed at hotels or banks which are opened from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 15:00. Automatic changing and cash dispensing machines linked to international networks are also widely available.

TIME ZONES

Brasil Brasilia – 3H
Emirados Árabes Dhabi + 4H
Japan Tokyo + 9H
South Africa Cape Town + 2H
USA Washington – 5H

ELECTRICITY

European type 2 pin sockets with AC 220 V and 50 Hz current are used. 380 V current is usually available in meeting and exhibition rooms. To use American-type plugs, a 220 V transformer should be used together with an adapter plug.

SALES TAX

Sales tax (VAT) is included in quoted prices. For non-EU residents, tax free shopping schemes are available in many shops, rendering substantial savings to visitors.

SECURITY

Crime rates in Portugal are among the lowest in the world. Hotels have their own security staff, which is sufficient for most events. Regardless, we do recommend that you do not leave any bags or other personal belongings unattended at any time, inside or outside the session halls.

SMOKING

Smoking is forbidden by law in public transportation and in closed public areas.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECORDING PRIVILEGES

EBMT reserves exclusive rights to photograph and/or record (audio and video) all event proceedings and participants for use in marketing materials, presentations, and course content reproductions (online or other). Photography and/or recording by individuals is not permitted in the scientific, educational and business meetings during any EBMT event, unless specifically pre-authorized by EBMT. Individuals granted such privileges shall be properly registered at the event and issued the proper proof of privileges (press badge or other).

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE

It is strongly recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for travel, health and accidents before they depart from their countries. As organizers, the EBMT and/or CME-Congresses Ltd. cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to Meeting participants and accompanying persons.

PROFESSIONAL CONGRESS ORGANIZER

CME Congresses Ltd. is the official Congress Organizer of the EBMT 2018 Annual Meeting.

For more information, please contact us at:
Tel: +44 20 3289 9552
E-mail: ebmt@cme-congresses.cominfo@cme-congresses.com
Web: www.cme-congresses.com