General Information

The official language of the Congress will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation.

A name badge will be required for access to the conference area. 
Participants will receive a name badge when they check in at the registration desk. 
It must be worn at all times.

The ESCV 2017 will be accredited  by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
The UEMS-EACCME credits must be requested at the congress reception desk when registering.
To apply for the UEMS-EACCME credits you will need to fill out an evaluation form and sign an attendance book/scan your badge at the registration desk.
Before asking for the UEMS-EACCME credits please check with your national health authority whether the CME credits are accepted in your country.
The UEMS-EACCME® has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live events and e-learning materials and with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for live events only.
Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at
For more information, please visit

The dress code for the conference, including the welcome reception and the social dinner, is informal.

All participants are asked to switch mobile phones off or to silent mode during the scientific sessions.

In Italy the electrical current is 220 volts AC (50 Hz). Electrical sockets comply with European regulations. In most hotels you will find adaptors for different types of plugs

What currency is used in Italy?
Since 2001, the currency used in Italy is the euro. One euro is divided up into 100 euro-cents. There are eight different coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro-cents) and seven notes (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros).

Smoking is not permitted in closed public areas, including the conference venue, airports, hotels, restaurants, shops, or workplaces and is only allowed in specific designated/signed areas.