Congress information

Everything you need to know about the 59th ERA Congress, from A to Z.

ABSTRACTS
All abstracts accepted for presentation can be downloaded here and will appear in NDT as an official online supplement. No abstract book will be printed.

ADMISSION
Admission to the scientific sessions is strictly reserved to registered Congress members. Badges must be worn by all attending participants to be admitted to the congress areas.
In order to be fully compliant with both the EFPIA and MedTech, ERA does not extend hospitality in any way to persons other than the registered congress participants.
General Public / Exhibition Access
The general public (inclusive of patients, care-givers, students and children) are forbidden by strict EU compliance laws to enter the exhibition or any room hosting an industry activity. In addition, the ERA asks delegates and faculty to refrain from taking children to any scientific sessions or practical demonstrations. In the event that children are required to enter the Congress centre, they should be supervised by an adult at all times and observe the restrictions that apply to limited access area.
Reprint / Lost-forgotten badges
Lost or forgotten badges will be available in the Registration Area. A replacement badge will cost EUR 10.00.

CATERING
No official lunches will be provided for Congress delegates but there will be food stalls directly in the congress centre as well as in close proximity, to buy coffee, drinks, snacks and lunch. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there will be coffee breaks in the designated areas in the Industry Exhibition. Many Industry Sponsored Symposia also offer lunch boxes for their designated attendees.
Congress membership does not include lunch or any other refreshments, besides coffee breaks during the Congress.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
The certificate of attendance will be available from May 22 directly on  My ERA/My Congress/Certificates. The certificate of attendance is not available as a hard copy onsite. It can ONLY be downloaded from My ERA
Please note that the information contained in your certificate will be based on your attendance during the actual Congress dates (May 19-20-21-22, 2022).
Do not forget to scan your badge when entering a session hall to ensure your attendance.

CONGRESS MEMBERSHIP FEE
It includes:

  • Access / live streaming to the scientific sessions and mini-oral presentations held on May 19-22, 2022, including Q&A with speakers
  • Exclusive access to the Congress webcasts and digital content until August 22, 2022
  • CME and hands-on courses held on May 19, 2022 (on-site places available on a “first come, first served” basis)
  • Access to Industry Symposia (they might be restricted to HCPs) and the exhibition area
  • Certificates of attendance and EACCME®/UEMS® credits
  • Congress Kit (live participants only – not available for exhibitors and 1 day congress members)
  • Last but not least… all Non-Members who pay and register to the Congress will become ERA Members and will receive all the ERA Membership benefits until the end of 2022!

CONGRESS VENUE
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Pavillon 7, Level 7.3
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
75015 Paris
Download the Congress Map.

CURRENCY
The only currency accepted at the ERA Congress is EUR.

DATA SCANNING SYSTEM
Congress badges will have a QR code that contains a link to some of the personal data (first name, last name, title, country, city, e-mail, institution and HCP status) delegates have submitted to ERA to register for the ERA Congress 2022. To acquire EACCME®/UEMS® credits, delegates in Paris are required to scan their name badge upon entrance into each EACCME®/UEMS® accredited session.
By allowing any third party to scan their badge during this event (at industry sponsored sessions or in the exhibition), delegates give their consent to share their data with them. The barcode will act as an electronic business card. Nonetheless, delegates are under no obligation under any circumstances to share their details with any third party during this event.

DRESS CODE
Dress will be informal throughout the Congress. ERA reserves the right to refuse access when deemed necessary for the comfort and safety of all delegates.

EDUCATIONAL GRANT HANDLING 
The provision of Educational Grants of any amount are important for the success of the ERA Congress 2022. Help us to provide continuous medical education by supporting Healthcare Professionals attendance at ERA events.
Interplan as a regularly re-certified Trusted Partner of MedTech Europe and officially appointed partner of ERA ensures the most compliant and unbiased distribution of support for Educational Grants. For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at grants@interplan.de or visit our website for more information https://meetingservices.interplan.de/en/grant-handling/

ERA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
All ERA members are invited to attend the ERA General Assembly on May 21 at 9.30 hours (CEST). In order to attend, all members both live and virtual, must login to My ERA. Click here for full instructions.

ERA BOOTH 
Wish to learn about membership in the ERA, ERA activities, journals and next year’s congress? Visit the official ERA booth C.250 in the exhibition. You can find further materials and event announcements just opposite at the “Education & Future Events” booth C.150.

ETHICAL MED TECH – CONFERENCE VETTING SYSTEM
The 59th Congress of the European Renal Association from 19/05/2022 to 22/05/2022 is compliant with the Ethical Med Tech Event – Conference Vetting System with the ID EMT26486. www.ethicalmedtech.eu

FACILITIES at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles Check the Congress Map for exact locations
Cash dispenser: located outside Pavillion 7, just before the escalators on the left.
Breastfeeding room: located near the main entrance of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
Cloakroom and left luggage: a cloakroom service for coats and reasonably sized luggage is available during the opening hours of the Congress. The Cloakroom service will be located in the registration area and is free of charge. Please note, that especially on arrival and departure days, we cannot guarantee space for luggage. The organizer does not assume any liability for items or contents.
Lounge area: need a short rest? Take a seat in our ERA lounge area located between the E-rooms and the Virtual Halls.
Prayer room: located near the main entrance of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
Recharge area: you will find it in the 2 areas located in the Exhibition.
Virtual Halls (1 and 2): you can take a seat and watch the fully virtual live sessions. You can also watch them wherever you are on your device on the virtual platform.

HOTEL DESK
A Hotel Desk will be available in the Registration Area from Wednesday, May 18 during Pre-Registration  to Sunday, May 22, 2022, during Congress opening hours.

HYGIENE/HEALTH
As of March 14 2022, rules requiring the presentation of a vaccine pass will be suspended in France.
A health pass will still be required to access some places, such as medical establishments and care homes. The wearing of a mask will no longer be mandatory, except for in public transport and in medical establishments and care homes.
ERA constantly follows the key updates from the French government and is still concerned about safety. Therefore, we will ask the participants to wear masks while attending the ERA Congress.
If you wish to know more about the Covid-19 measures introduced in Paris, please visit the website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau.

INSURANCE & DISCLAIMER
ERA accepts no liability for injuries and/or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

LANGUAGE
The official language of the Congress is English. No translation will be provided.

LOST & FOUND
Please refer to the Cloakroom for the Lost & Found items.

MOBILE PHONE POLICY
Please respect your fellow colleagues and friends by switching off your mobile phone in all session halls and meeting rooms.

OPENING HOURS
Please visit this webpage.

PARKING
“Paris Convention Centre”:
Car Park 7: Rue Marcel Yol, 92 170 Vanves
Alternatively, Car Park 6: access Place des Insurgés de Varsovie, 75 015 Paris

PHOTOGRAPHER
During the event, photographs and film recordings will be made. ERA will use these recordings for the purpose of documenting the event and promoting other events. For this purpose, the recordings will be published on ERA’s websites and other ERA marketing channels. If ERA organizes events together with an event partner, ERA may pass on the recordings to this event partner. Beyond that, however, ERA does not pass on the recordings to third parties. This is permitted by Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. (f) GDPR. Since delegates are attending a public event, ERA assumes that from the delegate’s point of view there are no general reasons against the production of recordings and the processing of these recordings for the purposes described above. Should this nevertheless be the case, the delegate is asked – as far as possible – to ensure that he/she is not photographed or to contact the photographer directly.

POST-CONGRESS CORRESPONDANCE
If you wish to contact the ERA after the Congress, here are the contact details:

PROGRAMME CHANGES
The organisers cannot assume liability for changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Metro: Line 12, Porte de Versailles station / Line 8, Balard station
Tramway: Lines T2 and T3a, Porte de Versailles–Parc des Expositions stop
Bus: Line 80, Porte de Versailles–Parc des Expositions stop / Line 39, Desnouettes stop

From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport:
– Take the RoissyBus to Paris–Opéra, then take Metro Line 8 (direction Balard) to Madeleine, and change to Line 12 (direction Mairie d’Issy) to Porte de Versailles–Parc des Expositions station
– Take the RER B (direction Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse) to Cité Universitaire station, then take tramway T3 (direction Pont du Garigliano) to Porte de Versailles–Parc des Expositions stop
From Orly airport:
– Take the Orlyval train to Antony, then the RER B to Cité Universitaire, change to the tramway T3 and get off at the Porte de Versailles–Parc des expositions stop
– Take the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau, then the RER B to Cité Universitaire, change to the tramway T3 and get off at the Porte de Versailles–Parc des expositions stop

SECURITY
Please pay special attention to your personal belongings, especially when walking around the city center and in the public transportation system. Any security problems or concerns within the Congress Centre should be reported to a member of staff. Emergency exits are marked with exit signs.

SMOKING
The ERA congress will take place in a smoke free venue. The smoking ban applies to the whole buildings, including the catering locations and loading areas.

SOCIAL MEDIA
The official Congress hashtag is #ERA22.

TAXIS
Taxis will be available at the main entrance of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, at Gate A.

TOURIST INFORMATION
The City Information Desk, located in the registration area, will be available to provide further information about the city and your visit. You can also purchase public transportation tickets there, subject to availability. The transportation card is not included in the ERA Congress membership fee.

TRAVEL GRANTS
Due to the high number of travel grants requested for the 59th Congress, kindly note that the notification letters will be delivered in the upcoming days.

UEMS® CME CREDITS
The 59th ERA Congress Paris & Virtual (not including Welcome Ceremony, Moderated Mini Oral sessions and Industry Symposia) has been granted a max. of 26 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).
Credits are granted according to actual time spent in sessions (credit assignment ratio is 1 hour 1 ECMEC®credit).
To acquire EACCME®/UEMS® credits, delegates in Paris are required to scan their name badge upon entrance into each EACCME®/UEMS® accredited session. Please note that credits can either be claimed for the live congress in Paris, the live-streamed sessions OR the on-demand content up to a maximum of 26 credits.
EACCME®/UEMS® certificates can be claimed through the “My ERA” account from August 23, 2022.
Certificates of attendance are instead available from May 23, 2022.

VIRTUAL HUBS
Want to explore the virtual congress platform, visit the virtual industry profiles or start networking with all participants? Take a minute to sit down at one of two virtual hubs in the exhibition area.

VISA INFORMATION
Kindly note that it is possible to request a VISA letter in the Registration Process.
Requirements to get a Visa Letter are a valid registration ticket for the 59th ERA Congress and settled payment.

PARTNERS