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Practical information

Everything you need to know about the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2022.

Abstracts on USB keys

With the support of GSK, the ERS is offering delegates an electronic copy of the ERS Congress Abstracts on USB keys, which they can collect free of charge from the GSK exhibition stand (located in the Exhibition Hall) in exchange for a voucher in the Badge Holder.

The USB keys will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.

Business Centre

The Business Centre is located within the Registration area in Hall 8. The Business Center Services are at the participants’ own expense.

Cash Dispensers

A cash dispenser is located in the North Access, below the escalators going up to Hall 8.1.

Catering

No official lunches will be provided for Congress participants but there will be a number of lunch facilities around the congress centre, including cafeterias, restaurants, bars and several coffee/snack points.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom service for coats and reasonably sized luggage is available during the opening hours of the Congress. The Cloakroom service will be located at the North Access and is at the Delegates’ own expense. The cost per item is € 2.

Data scanning system

Congress badges will have a QR code that contains a link to some of the personal data (first/last name, address, e-mail and professional category) delegates have submitted to ERS to register for the 2022 ERS International Congress. By allowing any third party to scan their badge during this event, participants give their consent to share their data with them. The barcode will act as an electronic business card. Nonetheless, delegates are under no obligation under any circumstances to share their details with any third party during this event. This does not include the security checks at the entrance of the Congress Center or of each hall.

Dates and opening hours

Congress centreRegistrationERS sessionsIndustry symposiaExhibition
Saturday, 03.09.202209:00-17:0009:00-17:00
Sunday, 04.09.202207:00-21:3007:00-17:3008:00-17:3008:00 – 09:15

13:00 – 14:00

18:00 –19:30

09:00-17:30
Monday, 05.09.202207:30-21:3007:30-17:3008:00-17:3008:00 – 09:15

13:00 – 14:00

18:00 –19:30

09:00-17:30
Tuesday, 06.09.202207:30-21:0007:30-17:3008:00-17:3008:00 – 09:15

13:00 – 14:00

18:00 –19:30

09:00-17:30

All timings are subject to change

Dress code

Dress will be informal throughout the Congress. ERS reserves the right to refuse access when deemed necessary for the comfort and safety of all delegates.

Exhibition Access

This exhibition is restricted to Healthcare professionals. The general public (Inclusive of patients and children) are forbidden by international law to enter the exhibition or any room hosting an industry activity. In addition, the ERS asks delegates and faculty to refrain from taking children to any scientific sessions or practical demonstrations. In the event that children are required to enter the Congress centre, they should by supervised by an adult at all times and observe the restrictions that apply to limited access area. In the event that a member of public is invited to participate in the ERS Congress Scientific Programme, they should be accompanied by a qualified Healthcare professional or ERS representative, observing the ERS restrictions where appropriate.

Hotel Desk

A Hotel Desk will be available in the ERS Registration Area from Sunday 04 September to Tuesday 06 September 2022, during Congress opening hours.

Insurance and disclaimer

ERS accepts no liability for injuries and/or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Language

The official language of the Congress is English. No translation will be provided.

Lost and Found

Please refer to the Cloakroom for the Lost & Found items.

Mobile phone policy

Please respect your fellow colleagues and friends by switching off your mobile phone in all meeting and poster rooms.

Parking

Parking F – located in the North Access – is available to participants at a cost of €3.00 per hour or €30.00 per day.

Security

Please pay special attention to your personal belongings, especially when walking around the city center and in the public transportation system.

Any security problems or concerns within the Congress Centre should be reported to a uniformed member of staff. Emergency exits are marked with exit signs.

Smoking

The ERS congress will take place in FIRA Barcelona Gran Via, which is a smoke free venue. The smoking ban applies to the whole buildings, including the catering locations and loading areas. As smoking is a major cause of lung disease, ERS further asks Congress participants and exhibitors not to smoke in FIRA Barcelona Gran Via or any area within 100 meters of the building.

Special accessibility needs

Depending on the availability, it is possible to acquire a manual wheelchair on site. Manual wheelchairs are free of charge and can be picked-up at the North Access. A personal ID will be requested as a guaranty until the wheelchair is being returned.

Taxis

Taxis will be available at the North, East and South accesses of the Congress center during congress days and opening times.

Tourist information

The Barcelona City Desk, located in the registration area, will be available to provide further information about the city and your visit.

Transportation Cards

ERS has negotiated a special rate for public transportation cards with the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) for ERS Congress delegates.

A transportation card costs €4.40 for three full days of unlimited travel within the city. The card allows unlimited rides within Barcelona on overground and underground urban lines during the days of validity, to/from the airport, which includes: metro, bus (TMB), urban railway (FGC, Zone 1), Montjuïc funicular, tram (TRAM), and regional railway (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1). If you choose to purchase a card, you may collect it at the Transportation Card desks in the Congress centre.

Important: The transportation card is not included in the ERS Congress registration fee. It can be purchased through the registration platform. Please note that these cards will be sold on a first come first served basis, and there will be no sales onsite. Transportation cards are non-refundable.

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