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Registration and Opening Hours

Opening Hours Registration and Preview Centre

Friday, June 14 14.00 – 19.00 hrs
Saturday, June 15 07.30 – 20.15 hrs
Sunday, June 16 08.00 – 19.30 hrs
Monday, June 17 08.00 – 19.30 hrs
Tuesday, June 18 08.30 – 14.00 hrs

Opening Hours Exhibition

Friday, June 14 CLOSED!
Saturday, June 15 09.30 – 18.30 hrs
Sunday, June 16 09.00 – 17.45 hrs
Monday, June 17 09.00 – 17.45 hrs
Tuesday, June 18 CLOSED!

Badges

Participants should collect name badges from the conference registration desk. As only registered participants will be permitted to attend the scientific sessions, the exhibition and poster areas, you are required to wear your badge when entering and while remaining in the congress venue.
Accompanying persons and exhibitors will also receive badges to allow access to the appropriate areas.
Lost badges can be replaced at the registration desk. However, a handling fee of EURO 50.- will be charged.

Cancellations and Refunds

Notice of cancellation had to be made in writing by email or fax to the Congress Office.
The policy for refunding registration fees is as follows:
Written cancellation received:
– until April 4, 2019: 75% refund
– between April 5 and May 31, 2019: 25% refund
– after May 31, 2019: no refund
The date of the email/fax ID is the basis for considering refunds. Refunds will be made after the congress.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be issued at the registration desk.

Insurance

By registering to the ESHG 2019 participants agree that neither the organising committee nor the congress office assume any liability whatsoever. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance. The conference fee does not include insurance. Cancellations made after the deadline (May 31, 2019) cannot be refunded for any reasons.

Programme

Mobile App

The mobile app with full programme and other useful information will be available for download two weeks before the conference.

Speakers’ Preview

Equipment for a final check of the sequence of your presentation is available in the Speakers’ preview room. All presenters should bring their electronic presentation to the Speakers’ preview not later than 2 hours before the start of the session (30 minutes for the first morning sessions).

Poster Removal

The organisers cannot assume any liability for loss or damage of posters displayed in the poster area. Removal times for the different groups:
Groups A-C: Monday, June 17, 2019 from 16.45 hrs
Group D: Monday, June 17, 2019 between 17.45 – 18.00 hrs (strict!)
Posters that will not be removed by Monday, June 17, 2019, 18.00 hrs, will be removed by the staff, will not be kept or mailed to the author after the meeting, but will be discarded.

Live Streaming in the Exhibition Hall

The plenary lecture hall is equipped with a live transmission possibility to the Live area in the exhibition. The programme of the C room will be transmitted to this area during exhibition opening hours.

Coffee Breaks

During the session breaks, refreshments (coffee, tea and water) will be served free of charge to participants wearing name badges. Coffee and lunch bags will be served in the exhibition area.

Lunch and Refreshments

Lunch tickets for lunch boxes have to be pre-ordered – they cannot be purchased on site. Please note that lunch tickets are not refundable. Lunch boxes can be picked up from 11.30 – 13.30 at the coffee points in the exhibition. A cash bar is also available in the exhibition area.

Venue

Conference Venue

Congress Venue – Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center
Mässans Gata/Korsvägen
412 94 Göteborg, Sweden
Entrance No. 2

Travelling – Accessibility – Public Transportation

By Air

Landvetter Airport
The Flygbussarna airport coaches run to and from Landvetter airport (20 min. journey) and stop at Korsvägen/the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, right opposite the hotel. This is the first and last stop when travelling from and to the airport.

By Train

From Gothenburg Central Station take tram 2 (for Krokslätt) or tram 4 (for Mölndal). From Brunnsparken you can also take tram 5 (for Torp). The trams stop on Korsvägen right opposite the hotel. You can find timetables for these trams on the Västtrafik website.

By Car

GPS coordinates: Lat: N 57º 41′ 53.06″ Long: E 11º 59′ 20.01″

E6/E20 (from the north) and road 45 (from Karlstad): On arriving in Gothenburg, turn off when you see the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Take the first exit on the left, then turn right on to Örgrytevägen and then take the next right exit for the hotel.
E6/E20 (from the south) and road 40 (from Borås): On arriving in Gothenburg, turn off when you see the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Take the second exit on the right for the Gothia Towers hotel.
During your stay  you can choose from a number of convenient parking options. All parking options are extremely popular, so to guarantee a parking space for your car, you will need to pre-book parking.

Public Transport

Gothia Towers is located near the Korsvägen stop. Korsvägen is a hub for public transport in Gothenburg, and numerous tram and bus lines stop there. Korsvägen is also the first stop for the airport bus coming from Göteborg Landvetter airport.
For timetables and further information, please visit the Västtrafik website.
The stops Korsvägen and Liseberg are about 100 metres from the Gothia Towers hotel/Conference center entrance.

Cloakroom and Luggage

A cloakroom and luggage storage are available close to the registration area.

WIFI

WiFi is available throughout the conference venue. Network ID: eshg2019, password: eshg2019

Staff

If you should have any questions, the congress staff (recognizable by a pink badge/lanyard and a black T-Shirt) will be pleased to help you.

Conference Policy

Language

The official language of the congress will be English (no simultaneous translation).

Pictures

Please note that taking pictures during the sessions is allowed, unless indicated accordingly by the presenter or the poster author. Persons who will not observe this rule will be excluded from the session by the chairpersons.

Smoking Policy

The ESHG 2019 is officially a “No-smoking-Conference”. Note that smoking is banned in public buildings and private businesses – including restaurants, pubs, shops, public transport, entertainment venues and workplaces.

Social Media Guidelines

Please see our full policy here.
The ESHG supports the use of social media around the European Human Genetics Conference to network with your colleagues and friends attending the meeting. Please do however respect the ESHG social media guidelines.
The views and opinions posted on ESHG’s social media do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the ESHG, its Board or membership. The ESHG reserves the right to remove comments it deems to be inappropriate.