Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the Symposium?
A: All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program either as Oral or Poster presentations. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attend the Symposium to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Program.
Q: I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
A: Only after all abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee will notifications be sent to the abstract submitters. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline.
Q: How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?
A: You may enter the Abstract Submission system with your username and password and make changes to your abstract until the submission deadline date. No abstract changes will be accepted after this date, however you are welcome to bring a more up to date abstract to the Symposium.
Q: My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?
A: Copies of your submitted abstracts can be sent to you by email. Please contact the Abstract Department for further details.
Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?
A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the Symposium website and Symposium App. Please contact the Abstract Department for further details.
Is the Symposium CME accredited?
A: Once the Scientific Program has been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):
www.uems.net. For further details on CME-CPD Accreditation and how to receive your CME/CPD Certificate, please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page.
How can I claim my CME-CPD credits after the Symposium?
A: Your CME-CPD certificate will be delivered electronically after completing the educational evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process will take 5-10 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of the CME-CPD accreditation process and helps improve future educational offerings.
Symposium Venue and Directions
Where is the Symposium taking place?
A: The Symposium will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow.
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Glasgow G3 8YW
For more information on the venue please visit the conference venue website:
How do I get from the Airport to the Symposium Venue?
A: For updated and detailed information on public transportation please visit the official Airport
For updated and detailed information on how to get to the venue –
Can you please send me details of public transport? Do you have a map of the city or area surrounding the venue?
A: For up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps, please visit our Getting Around page HERE and Top 10 Things to Do page HERE.
How can I find out information about hotels and their rates for this Symposium?
A: Kenes International is offering Symposium participants specially reduced rates for various hotels around the Symposium venue. Information, pictures, location and rates are available on the
hotel accommodation page.
How can I book my room and should I pay in advance?
A: In order to book a room,
PLEASE CLICK here to
book online. A deposit payment of 1 night is requested in order to confirm the booking and the balance payment is payable until 3 weeks prior to arrival. Please note that full payment is required before arriving to the hotel.
Will I receive a hotel confirmation?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation will be sent to you by email as soon as the booking is confirmed and the requested deposit is received.
Can I book a hotel room without registering for the Symposium?
A: Yes. You can book your room without registering by clicking on the "Booking" button of your chosen hotel available on the website via the
hotel accommodation page. If you need further assistance, please email the Hotel Accommodation Department.
How can I book rooms for a group?
A: For group booking (10 rooms and more) please contact the Hotel Accommodation – Groups Department. Different payment and cancellation conditions apply.
Can I cancel my
A: Yes, a full free cancellation may be done up to 15 days prior to arrival. If canceled or modified by this date, no fees will be charged. If cancelled or modified up to 10 days prior to arrival, you will be charged for 1 night only. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Invitation Letters & Visa Applications
How do I apply for a visa?
A: Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you. To find out if you need to obtain a visa, please click here. For the most updated information regarding visa requirements, we do recommend you contact the Consulate/Embassy in your country.
Where can I get a Symposium invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
A: Please send a request for an official invitation letter to our Invitation Department. Please make sure to send us your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number. An official invitation letter will be created and sent to you by e-mail within 3 working days. Please send your details to
firstname.lastname@example.org with ISPPD10 as the subject line.
Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local Consulate?
A: Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.
Abstracts: ||Submission Opens|| |
| ||Submission Deadline||Monday, 15 February 2016|
| ||Notifications sent to Presenters||By the end of April 2016|
Registration:||Early Bird Registration Deadline*||Wednesday, 13 April 2016|
*Accepted abstract presenters will be able to registerr at the early bird rate for a period of time
| ||Late Fee||Wednesday, 22 June 2016|
| ||On Site Fee||Thursday, 23 June 2016|
Registration Cancellation Policy:|| ||This information is available on the
Sponsorship & Exhibition ||Technical Manual available online||3 months prior to the Symposium|
How do I register for the Symposium?
A: In order to register for the Symposium, please
How can I pay the registration fees?
A: Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For full details please
Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring Company/ Hospital's name?
A: Yes. During the online registration, please indicate in the Billing Address fields the required Invoicing details.
Can I register for the Symposium without paying?
A: Yes, but your registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.
Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?
A: In order to benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.
Can I register onsite?
A: Yes. Onsite registration is available during the Symposium days. Onsite fees will apply.
What does my registration fees include?
A: For full detailed entitlements, please check the
Will I receive a confirmation letter after I have finished registering?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon as payment is received and registration is completed. You may use this confirmation letter for visa application purposes.