General Information A-Z
Kènes International has obtained special accommodation rates for congress participants. Detailed information, a wide variety of hotels, and the online booking system is available.www.eccmid.org/registration_hotel_bookings/book_your_hotel
The Affiliated Societies (AS) posters are this year again nearby the council meeting during ECCMID. ESCMID Affiliated Societies are active in various specialties and are based all over the world.
Representatives from the societies will be available to contact for discussions at the times below:
Monday 20 April 2019, 15:00 – 16:00 Hall “le Cercle”
After the Poster display in the Hall “le Cercle”, there will be the council meeting (16:00 – 17:30) in this hall for registered affiliated societies representatives.
Navigate through the entire 30th ECCMID programme and all important information on your mobile phone or tablet. View sessions by day and category, and access the abstracts being presented. Create your individual scientific schedule and save it to your calendar. Locate all session rooms and your favourite exhibitors on the floor plans. Get in contact with your colleagues via the integrated chat tool and comment on all sessions and presentations.
Download the ECCMID 2020 congress app from the iOS or Android app store for your mobile interactive congress experience.
All participants and exhibitors are required to wear their badges throughout the congress. Access to the scientific sessions will only be possible with your personal name badge. We charge EUR 100 for replacement of a lost badge. For any name change, we charge a fee of EUR 50.
Banks are usually open from 09:00-17:30 (Monday-Friday) and ATM services are available 24/7 across the City of Paris. At the airport, main train stations and along the main streets currency exchange services are available for your convenience.
Cameras and Recordings
Electronic recording or excessive photography of presentation slides is prohibited in all lecture halls during all sessions.
Certificates of attendance (not including CME credits) are available from Monday morning, April 20 2020. They can be printed at the print stations in the registration area, using the barcode on your name badge. CME Certificates will be emailed to participants following the congress.
Childcare can be requested in the online registration system from March 1st 2020. Costs are the responsibility of the requesting party. For more information please contact info[at]escmid.org
April is a wonderful month to visit Paris; You are able to enjoy the 14 hours of sunlight each day. April is also the second-driest month - after February - but considerably warmer!
|Temperature||High Temperature||Low Temperature||Sunlight Hours||Rainfall days|
|9°C / 48°F||17°C / 63°F||8°C / 46°F||13.5 hrs||8 days|
Cloakroom / Luggage Storage
A cloakroom will be available in a tent outside the main entrance to Hall 7.
18.04.2020 07:30 - 21:30
19.04.2020 07:00 - 18:00
20.04.2020 07:00 - 18:00
21.04.2020 07:00 - 16:00
For your ECCMID attendance, you will receive credits from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) Institution of the UEMS. The number of credits will be communicated before the congress.
For more information on CME Accreditation, please refer to the scientific programme page CME/CPD Accreditation.
Upon receipt of the correct registration fee, each participant has received a confirmation of registration by email. Please bring your registration confirmation with the barcode and go directly to the badge self-print stations in the registration area of the congress centre.
Delegates who are booked through a group registration will receive the information on how their badge and congress material will be distributed through their group coordinator.
A congress bag will be distributed to registered participants during the following opening hours:
Friday, 17 April 2020 13:00 - 20:00 h
Saturday, 18 April 2020 07:30 - 19:30 h
Sunday, 19 April 2020 07:00 - 18:00 h
Monday, 20 April 2020 07:00 - 18:00 h
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 07:00 - 15:30 h
The same opening hours will apply for onsite registrations. It cannot be guaranteed that onsite registrants will receive all congress documents.
For a new congress registration please follow the signs to “New Registration” within the registration area. You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex). Cash payments in Euro will only be accepted at the secretariat.
Paris Convention Centre
Place de la Porte de Versailles
All official prices are indicated in Euro (EUR, €), the official currency of France. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Dining out in Paris and tipping
In Paris, restaurants typically serve lunch between 12:00 – 14:00. Dinner is usually enjoyed between 19:00 – 21:00, reservations are highly recommended.
If satisfied with the service, a gratuity of 10% of the entire bill is recommended.
In Paris, plugs and sockets have two round pins, following European standard. 220V/230V/50Hz.
In the event of an emergency, dialling 112 from any phone will connect you to the emergency services (police, fire or ambulance).
ePoster sessions will take place in 6 Poster Arenas.
The ePoster Arenas are located on the first floor (Level 7.2).
The arena schedules are listed on https://www.eccmidlive.org.
ePoster Recording Studio
The ePoster recording studio is located on level 7.4 in Room 741b in the congress venue.
Here you are able to digitalize your posters
18.04.2020 09:00 - 18:00
19.04.2020 08:00 - 18:00
20.04.2020 08:00 - 18:00
21.04.2020 08:00 - 15:30
The ESCMID-SFM Manual of Clinical Microbiology is a jointly produced hard-copy publication by ESCMID and SFM. In 2010 a popular French Manual of Microbiology was published by SFM. The new manual is based upon the original French manual, but has been updated and adapted for Europe. There are 52 chapters covering essential information in clinical microbiology. The launch of the Manual was at the ECCMID 2012 in London. On site, the manual is available for purchase from the ESCMID Booth.
The cost for Individual copies purchased online is EUR 30 and it may be acquired via info[at]escmid.org
ESCMID Networking Corner (ENC)
The ESCMID Networking Corner is in the ESCMID World Village.
ESCMID Study Groups, ESCMID Collaborative Centres and infection networks and projects provide information on posters about their various initiatives. Learn more about their activities and stroll through the posters.
During the congress, ESCMID staff will welcome you and be happy to answer your questions at their booth located on the 2nd floor (Level 7.3) within the ESCMID World Village.
A commercial and industrial exhibition will take place within the framework of the congress. If you are a commercial representative, and wish to view more information on available exhibition space at ECCMID 2020, please contact Maya Ravinsky, Industry Liaison.
The exhibition is located on the ground floor after registration (Level 7.1) with free standing booths and on the first floor (Level 7.2) between the Paper posters with a Shell Scheme Village.
The First Aid is located on the main entrance level (7.1) in the atrium on the right side. In case of any emergency, get in touch with the nearest ECCMID staff member.
How to Reach the Congress Venue by Public Transportation
Use the following public transportation to get to Paris Expo Porte de Versailles:
Line 12, Porte de Versailles station – exit 1 for pavilions 2 to 7 & exit 2 for pavilion 1
Lines T2 and T3a, Porte de Versailles – Parc des Expositions stop
Line 80, Porte de Versailles–Parc des Expositions stop / Line 39, Desnouettes stop
For visitors who want to take a taxi to the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, journey times and prices are found below:
From Shiphol Airport: A taxi from the airport costs approx. 45€ - 55€ and takes around 40-50 minutes.
There are 3 car parks close to the venue: Car Park 1: 2 rue d’Oradour-sur-Glane, 75 015 Paris
Car Park 6: access Place des Insurgés de Varsovie, 75 015 Paris / VIP access Avenue de la Porte de la Plaine, 75 015 Paris
Car Park 7: Rue Marcel Yol, 92 170 Vanves
For the list and session details of integrated symposia organized by commercial companies, please refer to the Integrated Symposia and Exhibition Guide or the mobile website of the congress.
Free WiFi will be available throughout the congress venue. No user name or password is needed, the network name is ECCMID 2020.
Mrs. Maya Ravinsky
Tel: +972 546 787837
A lactation room will be available, on Level 7.4 in Room 741c, at the congress venue, where hygiene supplies are provided for expressing mothers.
Please note that children are not permitted in any session halls, exhibition areas or adjoining spaces at ECCMID.
The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.
Liability and Insurance
The organizer is not able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the congress. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Lost and Found Information
Items that are found at the event will be collected by the ECCMID staff and will be kept at the Registrations Service Desk. Should you lose or find any personal belongings, we kindly ask you to visit this desk to report or collect the items.
Lunch and Refreshments
At ECCMID 2020 meals are not included in the Individual congress registration package. Lunch and Refreshment services are available in several Catering Areas located on the ground floor (Level 7.1). Additional options are available throughout the venue.
In the exhibition hall, ESCMID provides meeting space for Delegates and Faculty members. The meeting boxes can be used free of charge and will be bookable onsite. Each meeting shall not last longer than one hour. Bookings can only be made on the day of planned meetings. Please visit the reception desk for further information.
Navigate through the entire 30th ECCMID programme and all important information on your mobile device. View sessions by day and category and access the presented abstracts.
Log-in to create your personal schedule and leave feedback on sessions www.eccmidlive.org
For Updates and further information subscribe to our ESCMID Newsletter: here
Official Letter of Invitation
The organizers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual requesting one, once their registration and fee have been received. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the congress to provide any financial support. You may request such a letter during the online registration or from the Congress Registration Department at eccmidregistration[at]escmid.org.
Parking options are available close to the venue. For further information please refer to this website.
For the fifth time, ECCMID will host a Pipeline Corner. SMEs from Europe and overseas will present their research projects and product pipeline. Location and Date TBA.
A Prayer room is available on Level 7.4 in Room 741b in the congress venue.
Press registration is complimentary and includes all privileges of regular registration. Members of the press who qualify for press registration and who have been pre-registered may contact the onsite registration at the congress venue to get their press badge.
Only journalists or reporters, writers or editors with credentials from a journal, newspaper, magazine, radio or TV station, wire service, or other news organization can be accredited.
Freelancers must present proof from a news organization that assigned them to cover the meeting. Freelancers wishing to cover ECCMID on a speculative basis are asked to request accreditation in writing using their letterhead.
Please note that delays may occur for journalists on-site that have not pre-registered.
For questions and applications, please contact: eccmidinfo[at]escmid.org
Computer and printing facilities (2 A4 pages maximum) are available next to the ESCMID Booth. For larger A4 and A3 printing jobs, vouchers are available at the registration counter which can be redeemed at the poster helpdesk.
Vouchers are available in lots of 5 pages, at a cost of 0.50 EUR per page.
All full ECCMID 2020 registrants (excluding ECCMID Day passes and ECCMID Exhibition only registrations) will receive 10 t+ tickets with their congress material. The book of 10 t+ tickets allows you to travel using the metro, the RER in zone 1, the Île-de-France region’s bus lines (except Orlybus and Roissybus), the tramways, and the Montmartre funicular.
Once validated, the t+ ticket allows you to make as many transfers as you want on the metro and RER networks for 2 hours (after the first validation), and for 90 minutes on the bus and tram networks (between the first and last validation).
The following transfers are possible:
- metro/metro for 2 hours, following the first validation;
- metro/RER and RER/RER within Paris, for 2 hours between the 1st and last validation;
- bus/bus (including transfers between the RATP and OPTILE networks), for 90 minutes between the 1st and last validation;
- bus/tram and tram/tram, for 90 minutes between the 1st and last validation.
To calculate your itinerary, get information about timetables or the traffic: https://www.ratp.fr/en
In case your ticket doesn’t work properly, please just present yourself to any stations where an agent will take care of the exchange.
Publication – ESCMID eLibrary
All accepted abstracts, electronic versions of posters as well as presentations are published in the ESCMID eLibrary. There is no printed abstract book or CD available. In addition, many sessions will be recorded and made available to congress participants. All on-site material will be available at the ECCMID live terminals located in the ESCMID World and online at www.eccmidlive.org. You can access the eLibrary at www.escmid.org/eLibrary
A valid congress registration is required to access some webcasts. Year-in sessions and Keynote Lectures are freely available at www.eccmidlive.org.
Registration categories and fees to the congress can be viewed here. Online registration to the congress will be available on the 18th of September 2019.
Onsite Registration Opening Hours:
17.04.2020 13:00 - 20:00
18.04.2020 07:30 - 19:30
19.04.2020 07:00 - 18:00
20.04.2020 07:00 - 18:00
21.04.2020 07:00 - 15:30
ESCMID provides over 100 ECCMID Travel Grants for young scientists who submitted an abstract. Further details and criteria can be found on the ESCMID website.
Paris Convention Centre
Place de la Porte de Versailles
Participants are requested to check with the French consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. As part of the European Union, for some countries a Schengen Visum is required.
It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa in advance if required.
For up to date information regarding visa requirements, please visit the Government of France website:
Each floor of the venue has 4 separate water fountains providing drinkable water. Check the venue maps for locations.
Find your centre!
As with last year, we are offering yoga sessions during ECCMID
Find more information in the flyer