General Information

Important notice

A number of fraudulent websites that imitate the EAN Congress 2022 have come to our attention. We would like to warn all participants and members of EAN to be aware of these fraudulent websites and we strongly advise to only use the official EAN Congress 2022 services via our official website www.ean.org. “

Accreditation

EACCME Accreditation
The 8th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology - Europe 2022, Vienna, Austria, June 25-28, 2022, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 25 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). For further details, please consult Evaluation & Certificates.

Accreditation by the Austrian Academy of Physicians
The 8th EAN Congress 2022 has been accredited by the Austrian Academy of Physicians (“Akademie der Ärzte”), which is an official body accrediting medical events on behalf of the Austrian Medical Association. For detailed information, please check the platform here using the event ID 736638. 
Please note that the accreditation by the Austrian Academy of Physicians is automatically recognised in Germany and Switzerland, therefore the collected CME points can be claimed in those countries without additional acceptance procedures.
 

Badges

Onsite access to all scientific and networking events will only be possible with your personal badge. All participants are requested to wear their name badge throughout the congress.

If you forget your badge, we can reprint it in return for a deposit of the same amount paid for your congress registration. A refund will be made when both badges are shown and one is returned to the registration desk.

Virtual access to the Congress Platform is possible by logging in with your MyEAN credentials at www.eanvirtualcongress.org. No badge is required for virtual participation. No physical badge is required for virtual participation.

Scanning of badges:

Participants are not obliged to allow exhibitors to scan their badge in the exhibition area or when entering an industry symposium. Participants must show their badge for proof of access rights, but do not need to let someone scan it. By allowing a company to scan, you acknowledge that your registration details will be forwarded to the exhibitor.

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 has been replaced with the Pocket Programme available for all onsite congress participants.

The complete programme can also be found online in the Virtual Congress Platform where you can create your individual schedule.

We also try to use only recyclable tableware.
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 footprint at: www.carbonfund.org.

We are doing our best and there is still much to learn, so we are always happy to hear your ideas. Please do not hesitate to write to us at headoffice(at)ean.org.

Childcare/Junior Suite not available in 2022

Due to the current situation EAN will not be able to offer childcare at the EAN Congress 2022.

However, EAN fully understands that going to meetings with young children is extremely difficult for many different reasons and EAN will offer this service again at the EAN Congress 2023. If you are planning to travel to the EAN Congress 2022 with young children, several childcare services are offered at hotels or can also be booked via Service4Kids.

For any questions arising please do not hesitate reaching out to europe2022(at)ean.org.

Certificates

CME certificate
If you need a CME certificate, please evaluate the attended sessions until Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 23:59 CEST. 
Please note that only educational and scientific sessions will be included in the CME certificate.

Certificates for on-demand session evaluation
The entire congress inclusive all sessions will be available for all congress participants (virtual and onsite) until 9 July 2022 via the virtual congress platform www.eanvirtualcongress.com. For those participants, who evaluated the educational and scientific sessions on-demand until Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 23:59 CEST, a certificate without CME will be available.

For more details regarding certificates and evaluation, please consult our website here 

Climate

The average temperature in Vienna in June is 16° - 25°C.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom is located in the registration area and is open during the registration secretariat opening hours. The cloakroom service is free of charge.

Clothing

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

Congress on-demand

The entire congress inclusive all sessions, ePoster, ePresentations, industry sessions and the virtual exhibition is available for all congress participants (virtual and onsite) from 21 June 2022 throughout the Congress until 9 July 2022 via the virtual congress platform www.eanvirtualcongress.com – after this period the platform and content (excluding the virtual exhibition) is available for EAN members. EAN Membership

Congress Venue

Austria Center Vienna - ACV

Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Wien
Austria

www.acv.at

The 8th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology takes place at the ACV – Austria Center Vienna, which is located in the 22nd district of Vienna, only a few minutes away from the city centre by public transport.

The CAT (City Airport Train) is the fastest way from the airport to the city centre. Within the city, public transport is recommended.

Vienna has a comprehensive, fully-integrated public transport network consisting of five underground lines, 28 tram routes and more than 100 bus routes. Waiting times are very short – as little as just 3-5 minutes at peak times. It takes just seven minutes to reach Stephansplatz from the Austria Center Vienna on the U1. Please visit the Wiener Linien website for route details: www.wienerlinien.at

Please also see the Public Transport section below.

Covid-19 Restrictions

Please find the Covid-19 rules & Regulations here.

Please also consider the terms & conditions for registering for the Congress here.

Currency and Banks

The official currency of the 8th EAN Congress in Vienna is Euro (€).

The easiest ways to get Euros is from ATMs, which are everywhere in Vienna. Most ATMs work with credit cards of the Visa and MasterCard type, and debit cards that use the Maestro or Cirrus systems.

Electricity

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

Electrical appliances use continental-style two-pin plugs. Power converters can be borrowed at some hotels.

If you visit from the UK, Ireland, Australia or Switzerland, you need to bring a plug adaptor. C and F type plugs generally fit Austrian 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 Austria using a transformer.

Emergency Phone Numbers

In case of an emergency there are three different phone numbers you should know.

  • International Emergency Number 112
  • Fire and major accidents 122
  • Police and rescue coordination centre 133
  • Ambulance and medical assistance 144

Exhibition

An extensive exhibition will be held concurrently with the congress.

Exhibition opening hours are:

  • Saturday, 25 June 2022: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday, 26 June 2022: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Monday, 27 June 2022: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022: 9:00 - 13:30

Accompanying children over the age of 1 year are not allowed to access the exhibition area due to the Pharma Codex. Thank you for your understanding.

Film and photos

Please be advised that photographs and video recordings may be taken at the 8th EAN Congress. By participating in the congress, you consent to the publication, release, exhibition and reproduction of such photos to be used for the EAN website, EAN news blog ‘EANpages’ and on social media.

Filming

Professional filming and photographing are not permitted in congress sessions and in the exhibition without the organizer's prior permission.

Insurance and Liability

The congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to participants' private property, either during or indirectly arising from the 8th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology.

It is recommended that all participants are covered by personal travel insurance for their trip.

Healthy Event

As a medical organisation, health is very important to the European Academy of Neurology.
Not only the health of patients, but that of our participants’ brains and bodies and of our general environment.

Find out more

Language

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

Lost and Found

Please apply to the ACV Helpdesk in the main entrance area of the venue. After the congress, please contact headoffice(at)ean.org.

Lunch and Coffee Breaks

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

Mail/Messages

The faculty of the congress can be contacted via the Virtual Congress Platform.

Medical Assistance

Please apply to the congress registration help desk.

Pocket-Programme

The Pocket-programme gives you an overview of the scientific programme and the industry programme at a glance.

Mobile Phones/Smartphones

Important: All Congress participants who are attending the onsite congress are asked to bring a smartphone or tablet with them to participate in all features such as polling, Q&A and evaluations.

Please note that mobile phones must be muted during all sessions.

Paperless Congress

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

Preliminary Programme

Press Room

A media room with wireless internet access is available to registered journalists. The Press Room is located on Level 0 of the Austria Center Vienna.

Public transportation

The congress centre is located in the 22nd district of Vienna, 10 minutes away from Vienna city centre by train and 35 minutes away from Vienna International Airport. We recommend travelling from the airport to the congress centre and city centre by train—as it is both fast and cheap—and to continue using the public transport system in Vienna.

From Vienna international Airport(VIE) (approx. 45 min)
From Vienna International Airport to the congress venue, take the line S7 in the direction of ‘Laa an der Thaya’ or ‘Wolkersdorf’ to ‘Praterstern’. At Praterstern get on the U1 in the direction of ‘Leopoldau’ and get off at the stop ‘Donauinsel’.

From Vienna Central Station (approx. 28 min)
From Vienna Central Station to the congress venue, take the line U1 in the direction of ‘Leopoldau’ and get off at the stop ‘Donauinsel’.

From Vienna City (Stephansdom) (approx. 20 min)
From Stephansplatz to the venue take the line U1 in the direction of “Leopoldau” get off at the stop 'Donauinsel'.

 

Important Information
The U1 service for Leopoldau (from the city center) will not stop at Kaisermühlen/VIC between 25 April and August 2022.

You can comfortably reach the Austria Center Vienna by foot from U1 subway station Donauinsel in about 10 minutes.

Attention – this path is not barrier-free! Barrierfree alternative: remain on board for three more stations to Kagran, change to the U1 service traveling in the opposite direction (towards Oberlaa) and get out at Kaisermühlen/VIC. Kagran has a central, barrier-free platform

Please click here for more information and a detailed map.

All public transport in Vienna is part of the same ticket and price system. The tickets are valid for buses, local trains, subways and trams. Please find further information here: https://www.wienerlinien.at/web/wl-en

We also recommend to download the public transport App ‘WienMobil’. The App includes an interactive map recommending fast routes to your destination.

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.wienerlinien.wienmobillab&hl=de
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/at/app/wienmobil-lab/id1107918142

Registration hours / Congress Opening Hours:

  • Friday, 24 June 2022 16:00 - 19:00 (Early Badge Pick up / Group Pick up – No congress programme)
  • Saturday, 25 June 2022 07:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday, 26 June 2022 07:00 - 20:00
  • Monday, 27 June 2022 07:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022 07:30 - 16:30

Virtual Congress Platform

As EAN uses the established EAN Congress Platform, a dedicated APP for EAN 2022 will not be launched.

The Virtual Congress Platform is available via www.eanvirtualcongress.org. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (Desktop & Mobile) are recommended for the best experience.

IMPORTANT: All congress participants who are attending the onsite congress are asked to bring a smartphone or tablet with them to participate in all features such as interactive Voting, Q&A and evaluations.

Virtual Exhibition

The virtual exhibition is available for all congress participants (virtual and onsite) from 21 June 2022 throughout the Congress until 9 July 2022.