GENERAL INFORMATION

Emergency AID
Please dial 112

Conference Venue
Grand Hotel Napoca,
Octavian Goga Street, no. 1, Cluj-Napoca
004 0264 580 715

Registration Desk
The Registration Desk is situated in the Grand Hotel Napoca on the first floor. Registrants may pick up their conference materials and badge at the Registration Desk.

The members of the Congress Secretariat will be at your service at the Registration Desk. All inquiries about registration, hotel bookings, social arrangements, conference tours and transport will be assisted at the desk.
Staff of Central office ESCI will be also present to assist you in obtaining a free membership for year for ESCI and free online access to the European Journal for Clinical Investigation.

Registration hours:
Wednesday, 27 May 15:00 – 19.30
Thursday, 28 May 07.30 – 19.00
Friday, 29 May 08.00 – 19.00
Saturday, 30 May 08.00 – 13.00

Registration fee includes
• Admission to the Congress and the Exhibition
• Conference material including the Programme Booklet and Abstract Book
• Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
• Coffee breaks and lunch on Thursday and Friday
• Gala Dinner (Friday, May, 29th) is extra and the ticket can be purchased at the Registration Desk, Wednesaday and Thursday, according to availability (35 EUR/ticket)

Exhibition
Foyer, 1st floor, near Registration Desk
Opening Hours:
Wednesday, 27 May 17:00 – 19.30
Thursday, 28 May 08.30 – 18.00
Friday, 29 May 08.30 – 18.00

Plenary lectures
All lectures will be given in the “Atena Meeting Room”, 1st floor. The organizing committee kindly asks every participant of every Workshop to attend these presentations.

Scientific Sessions
Workshop 1: Cardiology
Workshop 2: Metabolic Disease and lifestyle
Workshop 3: Mitochondrial Research
Workshop 4: Neurogastroenterology (NeurogastRO 2015)
Workshop 5: Phagocyte Biology
Workshop 6: Rheumatology
ESCI Master Class in Renal Stones

Poster Session
The poster area is situated in Roma Meeting Room, 1st floor, Grand Hotel Napoca
The official poster display time is Thursday, 28 May, between 18.00-19.30 hours and Friday, 29 May, between 16:30-18:00 hours. Poster presenters should be present by their poster at that time in order to be eligible for poster award. Poster Awards will be selected by the Poster Award Committee. In addition, posters can also be visited during coffee breaks and lunch time.

Opening Ceremony: Old Casino, Central Park (10 minutes walking distance from Grand Hotel Napoca)

Welcome Reception: Old Casino, Central Park

Coffee break and Lunch: Roma Meeting Room, 1st Floor

Congress Dinner
The Congress Dinner - Traditional Romanian Evening - is organized Friday March 29th, starting with 20:00hrs at Hanul Dacilor Restaurant (Constantin Brâncuşi Street, no. 86A). Transfer by bus will be organized at 19:45hrs, 20:00hrs and 20:15hrs with departure from the parking of Grand Hotel Napoca. Transfer back will be organized at 22:00hrs and 22:30 hrs from the restaurant to Grand Hotel Napoca.

Please, ask the congress desk if tickets are still available. Please also inform us if you are not able to join the dinner.

Conference Badge
Participants will receive a badge upon registration. Since your personal badge is your entrance ticket to the sessions and congress dinner, please make sure that you wear your badge at all times during all conference activities and social events.

Accreditation and Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance can be obtained on request at the Registration Desk.
The event was accredited by EACCME and assigned 15 European CME Credits (ECMEC).

The 'Romanian Society of Neurogastroenterology' (or) '49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net. The '49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 15 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme. Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Instructions for oral presentations and technical equipment
Please check the program for the position and length of your presentation. The organizers will provide all necessary instruments (computers, projector, laser pointer, microphones) for the PowerPoint presentations.
PowerPoint Window Office 2013 is available in all session rooms on a PC. Speakers are requested to forward and test their CD ROM or pen drive in the coffee or lunch break in the workshop room 30 minutes before the beginning of their session or the previous day. Please contact the member of the Organization in the room of your workshop before your session. You are requested to upload your presentation on the central laptop in every workshop room.
You will also be able to link your laptop directly in the workshop room but it is requested to check the compatibility 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. In case of a technical problem, please be prepared to provide your file on a transformable format such as pen drive, CD ROM etc. Should you have a special request, please contact the technician at your workshop room in order to make sure the presentation can be made in the desired form.

If you have a Macintosh computer, it can be plugged in by using a conventional, 15-pin socket. Please have this socket upon you.

Language
The official language of the conference is English. No simultaneous translation will be available.

Local transportation
By bus and taxi. Plan your journey by bus at http://www.ratuc.ro/eindex.php
Single tickets can be purchased in the bus stops, cash only.

Taxi fairs are quite cheap, approximately 0.5 EUR/km.
Taxi Companies
Confort Taxi: 004 0264 943
Daniel Taxi: 004 0264 947 / 004 0741 356 288
Diesel Taxi: 004 0264 946 / 004 0761 346 946

Smoking
Smoking is not allowed in the Grand Hotel Napoca and UMF Hotel.