Press

Journalists are invited to attend ECTS 2017 in Salzburg. The ECTS welcomes registrations from journalists with relevant media credentials. However please note that no press facilities will offered during the congress and further details are given below.

An application form for press registrations will be available for download as of Monday, 3 October 2016.

 

Press Registrations Rules & Regulations

Media representatives who satisfy the criteria below are invited to register for the congress.
Only members of the working press can attend. Identification is required. Freelance journalists must send a letter of intent from their editor and should also provide evidence of previous publications.
A free press registration will be issued free of charge to journalists (including freelance journalists) for recognised journals, magazines and news publications, news agencies, broadcast media and web publications.

Online media, medical publishing organisations, non-profit health care organisations and university publications representatives must meet the following criteria:

  • web sites must contain original, editorial news coverage
  • editorial content must be free from advertising or sponsorships
  • advertisers must be clearly identified
  • websites of for-profit organisations must have more than one sponsor and those sponsors must be clearly identifiable

Representatives engaged in the following are NOT entitled to a free press registration but may register as a delegate: public relations, sales and marketing, advertising and commercial exhibitions (e.g. distributors, exhibition visitors).

Media representatives receive the following:

  • free congress registration (for inclusions please refer to the registration subpage)
  • media pack with press releases

We advise you to register in advance and reserve appropriate accommodation. The organisers are not responsible to make accommodation arrangements for journalists. Registered media representatives are required to wear their name badges at all times while in the meeting venue; no one is admitted to sessions without a badge.

ECTS reserves the right to deny meeting admission to any media representatives who do not abide by the policies described herein or who misuse these privileges by engaging in activities other than journalistic pursuits.

ECTS does not give, rent or sell on-site media registration lists. That information is considered proprietary.


Registration

To register, please send an email to ects2017@mondial-congress.com containing the following information:

Full name
Name of publication
Position in the media
Contact details: address, country, email, phone number
If you are a photographer or accompanied by a photographer, please inform us and complete an additional press registration for each person on your team.


Audio, Video & Photo Policy

Photography, audio recording and videotaping inside the lecture rooms is strictly prohibited. Taking photos of posters presented at ECTS 2017 is only allowed with written permission by ECTS and the respective author.
An official permission form will be available in due course. If you require assistance in contacting the author for approval please contact ects2017@mondial-congress.com.


Embargo Policy

Media representatives are required to abide by the ECTS embargo policy. The embargo policy requires that coverage of abstracts, posters and other research being presented at the congress is prohibited until one hour after the presentation.

 

Use of ECTS Logo

In order to protect the ECTS and congress brand from appearance of endorsement, the use of the ECTS name and logo as well as full congress name and logo may only be used after written approval by the organisers. Any news releases or articles need to include „This science/research was presented at ECTS 2017 in Salzburg, Austria“.

Accommodation

Mondial Congress & Events will secure a sufficient number of hotel rooms in 5*, 4* and 3* hotels at competitive rates.
Please note that due to Salzburg’s tourist popularity in spring and summer, early hotel booking is highly recommended!

Bookings can be made through the online registration, which will open on Monday, 3 October 2016.

Accommodation Scam Alert

 

Hotellist

All prices are given in EUR per night and include current applicable VAT, service charge, city tax and breakfast.

Hotel Single Room Standard
Double Room Single Use Standard
Double Room Standard
Double Room Single Use Superior
Double Room Superior
Walking Distance to Venue
not categorized
Sheraton Salzburg Hotel € 180,- € 210,- at venue
4 stars
Achat Plaza zum Hirschen € 117,50 € 127,50 € 147,00 6 min
Hotel Imlauer & Bräu € 136,55 € 150,10 3 min
Hotel am Mirabellplatz € 135,00 € 180,00 6 min
Hotel Markus Sittikus € 91,55 € 117,55 € 143,10 2 min
Parkhotel Brunauer € 75,50 € 105,50  € 126,00 € 130,50  €151,00 13 min
Villa Carlton Salzburg € 136,55 € 158,10 € 143,55 € 175,10 3 min
Mercure Salzburg Central € 119,00 € 139,00 13 min
Mercure Salzburg City € 119,00 € 139,00 11 min
Holiday Inn Salzburg City € 115,00 € 131,00 14 min
3 stars
Hotel Hohenstauffen € 100,00 € 114,00 8 min
Motel One Salzburg Mirabell € 80,05 € 106,10 8 min

 

Group Bookings (10 and more rooms)

Group Bookings are done via individual contracts. For group bookings, we kindly ask you to contact the Congress Secretariat to arrange details.

Mondial Congress & Events
Mondial GmbH & Co KG
Operngasse 20B, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)1 58804 0
Fax: +43 (0)1 58804 185
E-Mail: ects2017@mondial-congress.com
www.mondial-congress.com

About Salzburg

Sights, Art & Culture, Gastronomy, Shopping
www.salzburg.info/en

Weather Conditions in Salzburg
In May, the weather is usually very stable, mild and nice with lots of stuff in bloom and often snow-white mountain tops to supplement the scenery.
The maximum temperature average reaches 19 degrees, the minimum average some 7 degrees Celsius. Salzburg in May enjoys six hours of sunshine per average day and a total of 13 days with rainfall.

Electricity & Time
The main voltage in Austria is 220V.
Salzburg is in the Central European Time Zone, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1hour.

Shopping
Shops are usually open from 10:00 – 19:00 from Monday to Friday and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturday.
On Sunday shops are usually closed, with the exception of souvenir shops. Grocery stores already open around 8:00 during weekdays.

Tipping
Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10%.

Banks & Local Currency
Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 15:00, Thursday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:30. ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners are accepted.

General Information

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

Currency
Payment of congress-related matters such as registration fees, tickets for networking programme will be handled in Euro (€) only.

Badges
You will receive a personalised badge when collecting your registration documents. During the congress, this badge must be clearly visible at all times and grants access to the scientific sessions, commercial exhibition and official networking events. Admission to the congress will not be allowed without badge identification.

Certificate of Attendance
For official delegates to the congress, a Certificate of Attendance is available at the registration desk.

Smoking
We have a strict non-smoking policy at the ECTS 2017. Smoking inside the congress venue is prohibited. Smoking areas are available outside the main entrance of the congress center.

Insurance
The congress organisers will not assume any responsibility for accidents, losses or damages, as well as for delays or modifications in the programme, caused by unforeseen circumstances. No claims for indemnification from the organisers shall arise for contractors or participants in case of cancellation, for any reason, of the entire Congress.
Delegates are advised to arrange a cancellation insurance for their congress costs (i.e. registration fee, travel or accommodation costs). A cancellation insurance offered by the „Europäische Reiseversicherung“ can be booked during the online registration process. The insurance sum also covers costs incurred for services which have not been booked via Mondial Congress & Events.

Passport and Visa
Please check passport and visa requirements in due time before your departure. Three month tourist visas are issued by Austrian embassies or consulates. They can take a while to be processed, so leave enough time before departure to apply. Fees vary depending on your nationality. There are no entry requirements or restrictions on EU nationals visiting Austria.
Visa information can be obtained from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: www.bmeia.gv.at

Travel Visa – Letter of Invitation
On request, the Congress Secretariat will be pleased to send letters of invitation to individual scientists. Invitations of this kind are intended to assist potential delegates to raise their travel funds or obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Congress to provide financial support. Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent after receipt of registration and payment of full registration fee.
Please note that Visa applications can take a while to be processed, so please send us your request for a letter of invitation in due time.

Travel

Flight Tickets
Mondial Congress & Events offers flight tickets at competitive rates to the participants of this Congress.

Arrival by Air
Salzburg Airport is located about four kilometres from the city centre. It takes 15 minutes to reach the historic city centre by taxi or public bus. Salzburg Airport is the arrival airport for many international airlines and low-cost carriers. Direct flights to Salzburg are available from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Leipzig-Halle, Amsterdam, Vienna, London, Manchester, Stockholm, Zurich and many other cities.

Due to the short distance between Munich and Salzburg, travelling from Munich Airport to Salzburg is very convenient as well. An excellent railway connection from Munich Airport via Munich East Train Station takes passengers to Salzburg in just 2.5 hours. Railway timetables can be accessed directly at www.oebb.at or www.bahn.de.

A convenient airport shuttle also takes passengers from Munich Airport to Salzburg.Timetables can be accessed directly at www.flixbus.at/busverbindung/fernbus-salzburg-muenchen
Austria’s biggest airport is Vienna Airport. During daytime, ÖBB trains provide direct service between Vienna Airport and Salzburg Main Station twice an hour. The trip takes about 2 hours and 49 minutes. Railway timetables can be accessed directly at www.oebb.at

For delegates arriving in Vienna, the WESTbahn, a private railway company, also provides service between Vienna Westbahnhof and Salzburg Main Station every hour. Please visit www.westbahn.at for further information and the ticket shop.

Arrival by Train
Salzburg Train Station is a 5 minutes‘ walk from Salzburg Congress. Being close to the German border means that Salzburg has outstanding Eurocity, Intercity and ICE connections to cities across Europe.  You can also catch a local or suburban train to Salzburg from most towns in the region.

Public transport in Salzburg
A dense network of trolley buses and the new suburban railway guarantee fast and uncomplicated transport in the city of Salzburg.

Source: Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Arrival by Car/Coach
Austria’s expressway network reaches right into Salzburg, allowing a comfortable and convenient trip to Salzburg by car or coach from any point within the European continent.
Salzburg is at the center of the European highway network: the A1 Vienna-Salzburg, the A8 Munich-Salzburg and the A10 Villach-Salzburg all converge in Salzburg. Please remember to purchase a toll sticker for Austrian highways if you are driving to Salzburg. Parking at close quarters to Salzburg Congress is possible, for example at Mirabell-Kongress-Garage (entrance via Mirabellplatz) or Sheraton Garage (entrance via Auerspergstraße)

Registration

First time participant at ECTS?

As first time participant at ECTS, if you register between 27 and 30 March you can benefit from the Early registration fee. Procedures:

  • Please register under the REGULAR FEE; at the end of the process please select the payment option “pay via bank transfer”
  • As soon as we verify that is the first time that you attend the ECTS congress, by 5 April the latest, we will contact you to send the payment details
  • Payment of the registration must be effective on 10 April the latest


Registration Fees

Registration fees include 20% VAT and are cashed in Euro (€) only.

Early Fee
Until 10.03.2017
Regular Fee
Until 07.04.2017
Late/Onsite Fee
From 08.04.2017
ECTS Member € 540,00 € 675,00 € 810,00
Non-Member € 750,00 € 880,00 € 980,00
ECTS Member Trainee/Allied Health Professional € 270,00 € 325,00 € 380,00
Non-Member Trainee/Allied Health Professional € 325,00 € 380,00 € 435,00
Pre-Congress only (12 May 2017) – ECTS Member € 150,00
Pre-Congress only (12 May 2017) – Non-Member € 200,00
Friday & Saturday Combination Ticket (12 & 13 May 2017) € 350,00
Pre-Congress in combination with full congress registration € 100,00
Official Congress Evening, delegate fee € 40,00
Official Congress Evening, accompanying person’s fee € 65,00

Register here

 

Delegate registration fee includes:

  • access to the scientific sessions and exhibition area, coffee breaks
  • conference documentation (congress bag, final programme, abstract publication, name badge)
  • attendance at the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception taking place on Saturday, 13 May 2017*

* not included in the Day Ticket fee for Friday, 12 May 2017

Registration to ECTS 2017 does not give access to the Pre-Congress Programme of Friday 12 May 2017. For this, separate registration is required.

 

Member Fees:
Member fees apply to individual members of ECTS only. Member registrations will be checked on a regular basis. Wrong registrations will be filtered and changed to non-member fees.

 

Trainee/Allied Health Professionals:
Trainees = PhD students, Undergraduates, Residents, Fellows, Junior Post docs (within 3 years of PhD)
Allied Health Professionals = nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists, nutritionists and dieticians
To verify your Trainee/Allied Health Professional status, a written confirmation from your chairman, head of department or programme director is required.

 

Terms & Conditions

Deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, 2 May 2017. For payment/registration after this date, your confirmation will be available on-site at the registration counter. On-site registration is possible throughout the entire congress during the opening hours of the registration counter.

Cancellations must be made in writing to the congress secretariat, Mondial Congress & Events. If received before Friday, 10 March 2017, all fees, except for a cancellation charge of € 50,00 will be refunded. No refunds will be made after this date. For name changes and replacements a handling fee of € 25,00 will be charged.

Group Registrations:
Group registrations (10 or more delegates) are done via individual forms.
For group registrations, we kindly ask you to contact the Congress Secretariat to arrange details.

 

Official Italian Agency

Once the scientific programme is available, the organisers will appoint AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL – AIM Education S.r.l., located at Via Giuseppe Ripamonti nr. 129, 20141 Milan, Italy as official Italian agency to collect all delegate applications from Italian pharmaceutical companies and file them with the AIFA in compliance with its Legislative Order no 219/06, art. 124, regulating the industrial contributions to foreign congresses.

Accommodation Scam Alert

We have been alerted to the fact that companies going by the name EHS Exhibitor Housing Services and EHM Exhibitor Housing Management are making telephone calls indicating that they are “from the congress organisers” and claiming that they have a special hotel deal or that something is wrong with your hotel booking for the ECTS 2017 congress.

Please IGNORE these calls (and/or emails) and DO NOT PROVIDE credit card details.

We do not forward any contact details to third parties. These agencies DO NOT have access to information on hotel bookings you make with us (Mondial Congress & Events). They are accessing public congress information and searching contact details through search engines like Google.
Mondial Congress & Events, as appointed congress organising office, is the only official housing agency for ECTS 2017.

If you are unsure about the status of your booking, or you have any other questions please call us/or let us know by email.

We look forward welcoming you to Salzburg,
best regards,
Your Organising Team

 

Mondial Congress & Events
Mondial GmbH & Co KG
Operngasse 20B, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)1 58804 0
Fax: +43 (0)1 58804 185
E-Mail: ects2017@mondial-congress.com
www.mondial-congress.com

Grants, Awards & Prizes

 

Society Awards

The European Calcified Tissue Society provides grants and awards to fund research and to assist new investigators with expenses related to their projects. Since 2003, ECTS grant expenditure has exceeded €2,000,000 thus supporting our mission to provide funding for research into bone disorders and related topics. For further information on individual awards visit the ECTS website.

 

ECTS-Eli Lilly Healthcare Provider Scholarships 2017

Focused on providing financial assistance for clinicians, this scholarship programme, funded by Eli Lilly, is designed to support the professional development of clinicians, through participation at ECTS 2017 Congress. For more information and application, please visit the ECTS website.

 

2017 Abstract Awards

The following are awarded according to submitted abstract scores. Please select on the abstract form if you are eligible and wish to apply to be considered for one of these awards.

 

ECTS New Investigator Awards:

€ 750,- per award

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the presenting author
  • The applicant is a member of ECTS
  • The applicant is within three years of attaining a PhD, or is a physician in training, or is aged under 35 years
  • The applicant must submit a signed confirmation of eligibility form from their Head of Department
  • The applicant must not be a previous ECTS New Investigator Award winner

 

ECTS Travel Awards:

€ 300,- per award

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the presenting author
  • The applicant is a member of ECTS
  • The applicant is within three years of attaining a PhD, or is a physician in training, or is aged under 35 years
  • The applicant must submit a signed confirmation of eligibility form from their Head of Department

 

ECTS Allied Health Award:

€ 750,- per award

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the presenting author
  • The applicant is a member of ECTS
  • The applicant is an allied health professional (nurse, physiotherapist, dietician, nutritionist)
  • The applicant must submit a signed confirmation of eligibility form from their Head of Department

 

East-Meets-West Research Award

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the primary author of one or several submission from institutions located in China, Japan, Korea and India.