Location

The congress will be held at the Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre, Antwerp.   Please refer to Hotel and Travel.

Information about the venue can be found here www.fmcca.com

Dates 

The congress starts on Monday, October 28th and finishes on Thursday, October 31st.
Workshops are scheduled on Sunday, October 27th and Friday November 1st.

Language

The official language of the congress is English.

Coffee and Lunch

Lunch will be served in the exhibition area during the break between the sessions. Coffee/tea, juice, water and small snacks (fruit, nuts) will be available in the exhibition area throughout the day.  These are included in the registration fee. 

Exhibition

An industrial exhibition, highlighting medical and surgical equipment, pharmaceutical products and books will be held during the congress.

Accreditation

The congress has submitted a request for accreditation to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for Antwerp 2019. The former 2016 Singapore program has been granted 24 European CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance with accreditation details at the registration desk of the congress. 

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™.

Letter of Invitation / Visa Application

Upon request, the chairmen of the congress will be happy to send a personal letter of invitation so as to enable participants to obtain supporting funds or visas to attend the congress. A letter of invitation cannot be considered as an offer of financial support.

Requests for invitation letters must imperatively be made during the online registration process.

Most visitors coming into Belgium do not require a pre-arranged visa for entry. Traveller’s passports should be valid for more than 6 months at the time of entry, and have 2 blank pages available. 

The list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Europe may be found on link below.  Should you require a visa, please refer to the website for application procedures https://www.schengenvisainfo.com 

Liability

In registering for the congress, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Organizing Secretariat assume any liability whatsoever. Participants should therefore organize their own health, travel and personal insurances.