We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the EBMT in Marseille, France, March 26-29, 2017.
Please see a few useful tips below before you travel to join us and while on-site:
This year’s headline will be the celebration of the 60th anniversary of some of the seminal publications describing the basic medical and technical procedures that have allowed the development of hematopoietic cellular therapies.
Palais des Congrès – Marseille Chanot
Parc Chanot, Rond-Point du Prado
Palais des Congrès – Registration Area, Lecture Halls
Palais des Evénements – Exhibition Hall, Poster Area, Lecture Halls
The Marseille Exhibition and Convention Centre is located in the heart of the city and is easy to access. For more information on how to get there by car, plane, train, subway, or bus, please click here.
Taxis from Marseille Provence Airport are around 70 €, and up to 90 € at night, with 30 to 35 km to downtown locations.
An alternative is the bus shuttle which runs every 15 minutes, taking passengers from the airport to Marseille’s main train station, Gare Saint Charles. Tickets can be purchased online or at the airport for less than 10 €. Upon arrival at the Gare Saint Charles station, you can switch to the Metro line 2 which will stop at Rond Point du Prado, directly in front of the entrance to Parc Chanot.
A taxi from the Gare Saint Charles station to Parc Chanot should cost around 20 €.
Parking is available at the Meeting venue at the cost of 5€ per day.
The official language of EBMT 2017 is English.
Simultaneous translation will be available in the following sessions:
Patient Family and Donor Day, Saturday, March 25th, from French to English
Nurses Education Day, Sunday, March 26th, from English to French
Psychiatrists Day, Monday, March 27th, from English to French
REGISTRATION AND FACULTY DESK OPENING HOURS
Registration Desks are situated on the 1st Level of the Palais des Congrès and will operate at the following times:
Saturday, March 25th, 12:30-18:00
Sunday, March 26th, 07:30-21:00
Monday, March 27th, 06:30-18:30
Tuesday, March 28th, 06:30-18:30
Wednesday, March 29th, 07:30-13:30
NAME BADGE FOR PRE-PAID DELEGATES: A confirmation letter with a barcode will be sent to you by email shortly.
Please make sure to print this confirmation letter and bring it with you to the Meeting, as this will enable you to collect your registration material from the pre-registration area of the venue. If you are unable to print the confirmation letter, you will still be able to use the self-service machines by typing your full name into the machine. Hosts will be at the registration area to assist you.
FOR INVITED FACULTY: Your badge and registration material has been pre-printed. Please collect your registration material from the on-site Faculty Desk in the Registration Area.
HOW DO I…? & MEET THE EXPERT REGISTRATION
Pre-registration and payment is required for How Do I…? and Meet the Expert Sessions. Space is limited. If you are not yet registered and would like to take part in any of these sessions, please visit the registration desk on-site.
The full list of these sessions and pre-registration can be found here.
SPEAKERS PREVIEW ROOM
(Sponsored by Pfizer)
Before You Travel...
The Speakers’ Preview Room will be open during the same hours as the Registration Desk and is located at the Sormiou Room on the 1st Level of the Palais des Congrès.
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
The Exhibition Hall is situated in the Palais des Evénements, and will be open at the following times:
Sunday, March 26th, 9:30-17:30
Monday, March 27th, 9:00-18:30
Tuesday, March 28th, 9:00-18:00
(Sponsored by Basilea)
The full Scientific Program is available on the Meeting App. To download the App, please visit the Google or Apple app store and search for “EBMT2017”
(Sponsored by Basilea)
For instant access to speaker slides, go to: www.e-materials.com/ebmt2017
For assistance visit the EBMT e-campus service area in the Exhibition Hall.
Free Wi-Fi will be available in the Congress Center for all delegates. The username and password for Wi-Fi access is “EBMT2017”
OPENING CEREMONY & WELCOME RECEPTION
All registered participants are welcome to the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony which will take place on Sunday, March 26th, at 19:00 in the Auditorium at the Palais des Congrès. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Welcome Reception, which will be held in the Garden Level of the Palais des Congrès. Refreshments will be served and participants can enjoy live jazz music.
The Poster Area is located in the Exhibition Hall, Palais des Evénements.
Posters will be available for viewing on:
Monday, March 27th, 09:00-18:30
Tuesday, March 28th, 09:00-18:00
Poster presenters are requested to mount their posters as per the final program, date and poster board number they have been given.
EBMT POSTER SESSIONS
(Sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals)
Poster sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, 17:00-18:00, in the Poster Area in the Exhibition Hall. All Meeting participants are welcome to attend and enjoy networking with colleagues, poster viewing, discussions and light refreshments. Awards will be presented during the Poster Session on Tuesday.
LUNCH AND COFFEE BREAKS
Lunch and Coffee will be served at the Exhibition Hall for all Meeting participants according to the official Meeting breaks as listed in the Timetable.
The EBMT 2017 Annual Meeting Networking Event will take place in Les Halles de la Major which is designed as a market place with stands that specialise in different dishes such as Meat, Fish, Cheese, Tapas etc. Everything will be freshly prepared in front of you and then served. You will also be able to taste a variety of local wines accompanied by a live DJ performance during the event.
Pre-registration is required. Tickets are limited.
Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Location: Les Halles de la Major, 12 Quai de la Tourette, Marseille, France
YOGA MORNING SESSIONS
Close your eyes and breathe in! Slow down in our complimentary yoga classes. Ideal for beginners, these sessions will focus on: stretching, relaxation and meditation.
Marseille is the European Capital of Sport this year and we didn’t want to miss out on this opportunity. We all know about those day-long or multi-day conferences when the day is seemingly endless and it is hard to keep up our energy! Jump in with easy morning yoga in order to refresh the body, bring focus to the mind, and build energy — just what you need!
When and where?
Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th of March, from 8:00 to 8:30 am at the Auditorium, 1st Level, Palais des Congrès.
Prereqs & Preparation: This class is open to all levels. No equipment or experience is required.
The program of the 43rd edition of the EBMT 2017 Annual Meeting has been reviewed and approved for CME accreditation by the European Board for Accreditation in Hematology (EBAH) CME Unit. The EBAH-CME Unit has approved this educational activity for a maximum number of 20 CME credits. Each EBMT Annual Meeting participant should only claim credits for time that she/he actually spent in the educational activity.
For further information on how to obtain your points, please visit the EBMT Meeting Website.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
All registered participants will receive a username and password just following the completion of the EBMT 2017 Annual Meeting. Participants will be asked to log-in with their username and password on a special link via the Meeting website.
Once logged in, your certificate of attendance will be available for download.
Working Party Business Meetings will take place on Monday, March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th, in the morning, 07:00-09:00:
Nurses Group Meetings will take place on Monday and Tuesday:
Statistics Consulting Meetings
Members of the EBMT Statistical Committee will be available for consultation on any aspect of study design or analysis on a “walk-in” basis on Monday and Tuesday from 08:30-10:30am. The consultations will take place at the Pomègues Room, 2nd Level, Palais des Congrès.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Please do not leave any bags or other personal belongings unattended at any time, inside or outside the session halls.
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to France. Additional information regarding these requirements and as well as visa considerations can be found here and/or directly through the French Embassies or Consulates whose addresses can be found here. The Meeting Organizers are not responsible for any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of visa or other required documentation.
You may personalize and download an official invitation letter to the EBMT 2017 Meeting here.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECORDING PRIVILEGES
EBMT reserves exclusive rights to photograph and/or record (audio and video) all even proceedings and participants for use in marketing materials, presentations, and course content reproductions (online or other). Photography and/or recording by individuals is not permitted in the scientific, educational and business meetings during any EBMT event, unless specifically pre-authorized by EBMT. Individuals granted such privileges shall be properly registered at the event and issued the proper proof of privileges (press badge or other).
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
If is strongly recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for travel, health and accidents before they depart from their countries. As organizers, the EBMT and/or CME-Congresses Ltd. Cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to Meeting participants and accompanying persons.
Informal for all occasions
As the spring approaches, afternoons in Marseille in March can be rather pleasant, with temperatures reaching up to 15°C (59°F). Evenings, however, are still rather chilly, bringing lows of just 6°C (43°F), so it is important to pack a jacket when travelling at this time of year.
Please remember that Daylight Saving Time (DST) will occur in Europe on Sunday, March 26th. At 02:00, clocks are turned forward one hour to 03:00 local daylight time.
PROFESSIONAL CONGRESS ORGANIZER
CME-Congresses Ltd. is the Organizer of the EBMT 2017 Annual Meeting.
For more information, please visit: www.cme-congresses.com