GENERAL INFO

CONGRESS VENUE
ExCeL London
One Western Gateway – Royal Victoria Dock – London E16 1XL
www.excel.london
How to get there >

The new high-speed Elizabeth train-line will get you from ExCeL to central London in 12 minutes, and to Heathrow airport in 43 minutes. The nearest station is named Custom House (ExCeL London).

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official language of the Congress is English.

TIME
All sessions in the Live Programme online are in GMT, Greenwich Mean Time (London time).

PASSPORT AND VISA
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. You are strongly advised to find out if you need a visa to enter the UK as early as possible, and should a visa be required, to apply as soon as possible as the application process can be time consuming.
You can check if you need a visa via this link – https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
You must apply and pay online for the visa using the link at https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa
Find details of your nearest visa application center using this link: https://www.gov.uk/find-a-visa-application-centre

In support of your application, you should gather evidence of your circumstances, employment, ability to meet the costs of the trip and the arrangements in the UK. More details can be found via this link to the guide to supporting documents https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents

In case of visa rejection, EuGMS cannot be held responsible and therefore cannot refund any registration and accommodation fees.

LETTERS OF INVITATION
Requests for letters of invitation for visa purposes should be directed to PCO after the registration. Please note that such letter does not grant any financial support. The Letter of Invitation will be sent only upon completion of registration and payment.

MOBILE PHONES
Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones silenced in the rooms where scientific sessions are being held.

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE
Certificates of attendance will be granted according to delegate attendance. In case of non-show (physical attendance) or non-entry in the platform (online participation) during Congress dates, no certification of attendance will be produced.

CURRENCY
In the United Kingdom, the currency is the GBP pound sterling (£). Foreign currencies can be exchanged for GBP at banks, travel agencies and Post Offices, as well as at London’s airports and major train stations. For currency converter please click here.

ELECTRICITY UK
appliances are fitted with three-pin plugs that can be connected to the UK mains supply through wall sockets. UK power sockets deliver an average voltage of 230v. Unlike the sockets in many other countries, these have a switch to turn the power supply on and off – make sure you’ve turned it on if you’re trying to charge your appliance.

MISCELLANEOUS
Attendance through the Online Congress Platform is under the premise that registered delegates accept the below Data privacy statement. All details included in the Online Congress Platform are available to users strictly for personal and not for commercial use, only for information purposes, and can be changed or deleted without prior notice. Use, reproduction and publication, in whole or in part, through any printed or electronic means, is strictly forbidden without prior written consent by EuGMS and PCO Aristea.

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
Registration fees do not include participants’ insurance against personal accidents, sickness and cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance. It is highly recommended that all in-person participants carry proper health and travel insurance. In the case that EuGMS 2022 Congress cannot be held in whole or in part due to any event beyond the PCO control or force majeure (such as war, fire, explosion, flood, earthquake, sabotage, strikes, epidemic, health emergency and acts of any government) the PCO cannot be held liable for any damage, cost, or loss incurred, such as registration fee or any other direct or indirect loss or consequential damage.