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Caring for the environment

Bag recycling – You can leave your congress bag at the registration desk when leaving the congress.

Green print - The print materials of this congress have been printed on paper that is PEFC approved. PEFC is an organisation that certifies paper manufacturers who keep to sustainable forest management criteria.

Reducing print - The printed programme is available only for participants who order it in advance at registration. The complete programme can also be found online in the Interactive Programme Planner (IPP) and on our congress app and you can create your individual schedule & abstract book.

Recycling - As part of our efforts we try to produce less waste and recycle plastic, glass, cans and paper.

Offset your Carbon Footprint - You can contribute to our ecological efforts by offsetting the Carbon Footprint of your travels to Vienna. A Carbon Offset represents a reduction in emissions somewhere else. You can learn more and offset your carbon foot print at:

We are doing our best and there is still much to learn. We will be happy to hear your ideas; please do not hesitate to write to us at


The average temperature in Vienna in June is 14° - 24°C.


Informal for all occasions. It is recommended to bring a jacket and an umbrella.

Congress Venue

Austria Center Vienna

Internationales Amtssitz- und Konferenzzentrum Wien, AG
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
A-1220 Wien


Vienna and Austria use the 220 – 240 Volt/50 Mhz system and two-pin continental plugs – the same as most other European countries.

Electric appliances use continental-style two-pin plugs. Power converters can be borrowed at some hotels. Electrical supply stores do not usually sell adapters.

If you visit from the UK, Ireland, Australia or Switzerland, you need to bring a plug adaptor. C, E and F type plugs generally fit on French electricity sockets.

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.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police: 133
Fire Department: 122
SAMU/EMS (Emergency medical services): 144
European Emergency: 112


The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Lunch and Coffee

Light lunch and coffee is included in the registration fee and will be served in the exhibition area as per the times indicated in the timetable.

Mobile Phones

Please note that mobile phones must be switched off during all sessions.

Paperless Congress

As in previous years, the Scientific Programme and the Abstract book will be available online only. A printed mini programme including all main sessions from the scientific programme as well as an overview and general information, will be available on demand.

For smart phones there will be a congress app including the whole programme available.

Also the congress evaluation will be done via the App and Interactive programme planner this year.

Smoking policy

Smoking is prohibited at all times in the meeting halls, exhibit halls and restrooms. Your compliance is appreciated.

Teaching Courses

Please check the Scientific Programme for the scheduling of Teaching Courses. If you wish to participate, please purchase your ticket in advance when registering to the congress.

Time Zone

Austria is in the Central European Timezone (CET).