General Information

Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance will be available for all delegates attending the ECE 2016 Congress.

Climate
Spring takes a while to get a foothold in Munich, and March and April can still bring some very cold days and freezing nights. By May, however, the temperatures are lifting and you can expect a daily average high of around 18°C and nights of approximately 7°C. It's still raining quite a lot, on approximately 1 in 3 days, so bring an umbrella as well as layered clothing so that you can adapt to the temperature changes.
 
Credit card acceptance in Munich                                                                                                       
Major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, stores, cafés and restaurants. Photograph ID may be required when using a credit card.

Currency
The Euro (€) is the only currency that is officially recognised as legal tender in Germany . Each Euro has 100 cents. ECE 2016 only accept Euros.
 
Cancellation or modification of the Congress                                                                
In the unlikely event, ECE 2016 has the right to alter or cancel the Congress without prior notice. This includes any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of ECE 2016 which prevents or impedes the holding of the Congress, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. ECE 2016 are not liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Congress. Registration fees will not be reimbursed by ECE 2016.
 
Disclaimer / Liability                                                                                                                                    
The European Society of Endocrinology and Bioscientifica Ltd cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by delegates, nor for loss of or damage to luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance. All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the ECE 2016 and to present its program as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants. However, neither the ESE nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the ECE 2016 or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person's presence in Ireland in connection with the Congress. Participants are fully liable for damages caused to third parties and property. All delegates shall have a valid, fully comprehensive third party liability insurance.
 
Electricity                                                                                                                                                     
230 volts (50 cycles) is the standard electrical current throughout Germany. Plugs are 2-pin and therefore adapters are required for 3-pin appliances.
 
Exhibition
ECE 2016 includes a commercial exhibition. Please view the Sponsors and Exhibitors page for more information about becoming a sponsor of ECE 2016.  Please note that only registered delegates are allowed in the exhibition area.
 
First Aid
First Aid room will be available at the venue.
 
Munich
Munich is the largest city in the south of Germany and is about an hour and a half drive from the Alps. Like many cities, Munich started out as a small town enclosed by a wall and then expanded beyond it. The 'inner city' occupies such a small area that everything is close and easy to visit. For further information regarding Munich, please visit http://www.muenchen.de/int/en
 
Meals
Coffee and lunches are included in the registration fee and will be served daily.
 
Language
The official language of the ECE 2016 is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
 
Passport, Visa and Letter of Invitation
EU citizens must either present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of the stay in order to enter Germany for tourist visits of up to three months. Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport. Some non-EU citizens are required to produce a visa. Please contact your travel agent or the nearest German diplomatic post for further information. Please note that we cannot enter into correspondence with the German Authorities on your behalf and invitation letter does not imply any financial liability on our part.
Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorisation to attend the meeting should contact the meeting secretariat at ece2016@endocrinology.org
 
Photography
In accordance with the policy of the ESE, it is strictly forbidden to take photographs during sessions or posters.
 
Press
Fully accredited members of the Press are invited to attend ECE 2016. Please contact media@endocrinology.org
Online registration is not available.
 
Social Media Policy

The European Soceity of Endocrinology welcome the use of social media. To ensure that the needs of all parties are met, we ask that delegates using social media comply with the following policy.

  • We ask that all writers attending ECE 2016 gain approval from a speaker/poster presenter prior to quoting or publishing that individual’s scientific results on the internet or through other forms of media. This policy applies to both professional writers/journalists and to non-journalists blogging about the congress or otherwise sharing information amongst a group of individuals.
  • Please refrain from taking photos of any session/poster without prior consent of the congress organisers.
  • All delegates are respectfully asked to refrain from communicating using mobile devices whilst lectures are in progress.
Tipping
In restaurants a customary service charge may be added to a bill. If a service charge is included, tipping is not necessary, unless the service received is exemplary. If a service charge was not included, a normal tip is between 10%-15%. With other services from hairdressers to taxi drivers, it is generally not necessary to tip although staff will always appreciate acknowledgement of service.
Travel Insurance
A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is recommended. The ECE Secretariat will not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by attendees during the congress or their stay in Ireland before or after the meeting.