​Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend​ the Congress?

A: All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Programme. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attend the Congress to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Programme. For more information on abstract submission, please click here​.

Q: I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?

A: Only after all abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee will notifications be sent to the submitting author. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline. Please refer to the Key Dates below.

Q: How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?

A: Once an abstract is submitted, no further changes are available. Updated information may be presented in the E-Poster or PPT presentation.

​Q: My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?

A: You will receive a copy of your abstract following submission in the notification email. 

​Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?

A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the Congress website, on the Congress USB flashdrive which will be distributed at the Congress, and in the online Supplement of the Archives of Disease in Childhood. 


Q: Is the Congress CME accredited?

A: Once the Scientific Programme has been finalised, an application for CME credits will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net. For further details on CME-CPD Accreditation and how to receive your CME/CPD Certificate, please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page on the Congress website.

Q: How can I claim my CME-CPD credits after the Congress?

A: Your CME-CPD certificate will be delivered electronically after completing the educational evaluation and credit claiming procedu​re after the Congress​​. The process will take 5-10 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of the CME-CPD accreditation process and helps improve future educational offerings. To receive the link, after the Congress, please contact​ the Congress Secretariat.​​


​Q: How do I register for the Congress?

A: In order to register for the Congress, please visit the registration page on the Congress ​website. 

Q: How can I pay the registration fees?

A: Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For full details please click here

Q: Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring Company/ Hospital's name?

A: Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, please contact​ the Registration Department, specifying the services requested and full address of the sponsoring company.

Q: Can I register for the Congress without paying?

A: Yes, but your registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.

Q: Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?

A: In order to benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.

Q: Can I register onsite?

A: Yes. Onsite registration is available during the Congress days. Onsite fees will apply.

Q: What does my registration fee include?

A: For full detailed entitlements, please check the registration page​. 

Q: Will I receive a confirmation letter after I have finished registering?

A: Yes. A detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon as payment is received and registration is completed. You may use this confirmation letter for visa application purposes.​​​


Q: How can I find out information about hotels and their rates for this Congress ?

A: Kenes International offers Congress participants specially reduced rates for various hotels around the Congress venue. Information, pictures, location and rates are available on the hotel a​ccommodation​ page

​Q: How can I book my room and should I pay in advance?

A: In order to book a r​​​oom, please​ click he​​rePlease note that full payment is required in order to book the room.​​ 

​Q: Will I receive a hotel confirmation?

A: Yes. A detailed confirmation will be sent to you by email as soon as the booking is confirmed and the requested deposit is received.

​Q: Can I book a hotel room without registering for the Congress?

A: Yes. You can book your room without registering by clicking on the "Booking" button of your chosen hotel available on the website via the hotel accommoda​tion pa​ge​. If you need further assistance, please contact the Hotel Accommodation Department.

​Q: How can I book rooms for a group?

A: For group booking (10 rooms and more) please contact the Hotel Accommodation – Groups Department. Different payment and cancellation conditions apply.

​Q:  Can I cancel my hotel booking

A:  Yes, a full free cancellation may be done up to 15 days prior to arrival. If cancelled or modified by this date, no fees will be charged. If cancelled or modified up to 10 days prior to arrival, you will be charged for 1 night only. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.​​


Q: How do I apply for a visa?

A: Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you.

Q: Where can I get a Congress invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?

A: Please send a request for an official invitation letter to our Invitation Department via the contact us page​. Please make sure to send us your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and ​passport number. An official invitation letter will be created and sent to you by e-mail within 5-7 working days. Please use the name of the Congress in the subject line.

Q: Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local Consulate?

A: Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are e-mailed directly to them. ​​​​


​​Q: Where is the Congress taking place?

A: The Congress will take place at the following venue:.

Route François-Peyrot 30
CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex​

Q: How do I get from the Airport to the Congress Venue?

A: ​Please visit the "General Information" page on the Congress ​website for more information. ​

Q: Can you please send me details of public transport? Do you have a map of the city or area surrounding the venue?

A: For up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps, please visit the city's official website for more information.

key dates


Submission Opens

October, 2015


Submission Deadline

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016 – Midnight, CET


Notifications sent to Presenters

Mid-June, 2016


Registration Opens

November, 2015​


Early Bird Registration Deadline

Wednesday​, 29 June, 2016 – Midnight, CET


Late Fee

​Wednesday, 5 October, 2016 


On Site Fee

From Thursday​, 6 October, 2016

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Technical Manual available online

3 months prior to the Congress

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