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General Information A-Z



Navigate through the entire 31th 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 2021 congress app from the iOS or Android app store for your mobile interactive congress experience. Available Spring 2021


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 Vienna. 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 Sunday morning, July 11th 2021. 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.

Child Care

Childcare can be requested in the online registration system from June 1st 2021. Costs are the responsibility of the requesting party. For more information please contact info[at]escmid.org


July is a wonderful month to visit Vienna. The City of Music welcomes you with an average of 21.1 degrees Celsius (70.0 °F). The perfect occasion to take a walk in one of the many beautiful city parks or to visit one of the many museums.

Record high
°C (°F)
Average high
°C (°F)
Daily mean
°C (°F)
Average low
°C (°F)
Record low
°C (°F)
39.0 / (102.2)26.2
21.1 / (70.0)16
Average precipitation mm (inches)Average snowfall cm (inches)Average precipitation days
(≥ 1.0 mm)
Mean monthly sunshine hoursPercent possible sunshine
66.6 / (2.60)0

CME Accreditation

Further information about CME points will be communicated in early 2021.

Congress Registration

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.

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.

Congress Venue

Reed Messe Wien GmbH
Messeplatz 1
1021 Vienna
Website: https://www.messecongress.at


All official prices are indicated in Euro (EUR, €), the official currency of Austria. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Electricity Supply

In Vienna, plugs and sockets have two round pins, following European standard. 220V/230V/50Hz. The USA, Canada and a large part of South America have the different 110-127 Volt system, which means many devices from there can only be connected in Vienna by using a transformer.


In the event of an emergency, dialling 112 from any phone will connect you to the emergency services (police, fire or ambulance).


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 25 (shipping included) and it may be acquired via https://www.escmid.org/escmid_publications/manual_of_microbiology/


There is no official hotel provider for ECCMID 2021. Participants are asked to book their own hotel rooms using their preferred hotel booking agent or service.

Integrated Symposia

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.

Industry Liaison

Mrs. Maya Ravinsky
Tel: +972 546 787837


The congress organisers accept no liability for any injuries sustained, or any property loss or damage during, or as a result of, the congress. Please ensure that your own insurance is valid.

Mobile Website

Information on the mobile website will follow in Spring 2021.


For updates and further information subscribe to our ESCMID Newsletter: here

Pipeline Corner

For the fifth time, ECCMID will host a Pipeline Corner. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Europe and overseas will present their research projects and product pipeline. Location and date TBA.

For more information, please contatct science[at]escmid.org

Press Centre

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

Publication – ESCMID eLibrary

All accepted abstracts, electronic versions of posters as well as presentations are published in the ESCMID eLibrary after the congress. There is no printed abstract book or CD available. You can already find previous year’s material in the eLibrary now.


You can access the eLibrary at https://www.escmid.org/eLibrary/


Registration categories and fees to the congress can be viewed here.

Social Media

Receive up to date information on what is being presented in lectures, discussed about posters and more by following the Official ESCMID Social media accounts! Follow “ESCMID” on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and join the conversation using #ECCMID2021.

Travel Grants

ESCMID provides 100 ECCMID Travel Grants for young scientists who submitted an abstract. Further details and criteria can be found on the ESCMID website.