General Information

Venue – Dates

Megaron – Athens International Conference Center (Vas. Sofias & Kokkali Str., Athens, Tel. +30 210 7282000)
November, 20-22, 2019

How to reach the Venue
The Athens Concert Hall occupies a central location right in the heart of the city

The Concert Hall is situated at the corner of Vas. Sofias Avenue and Kokkali St.
This is a location most people know and you’ll find it easy to get to.
If you come by taxi, just tell the driver you want the Concert Hall. He won’t need any further directions!

You can also get here by public transport from any part of Athens:

  • By metro, it’s just two minutes from the Concert Hall Metro Station to the door of the Concert Hall
  • By bus, buses Ε14, Χ14, Α5 and 550 stop right in front of the Concert Hall
  • By electrically driven bus, buses 13, 12, 10 and 3 stop right in front of the Concert Hall

Visitors to Athens can easily find the Concert Hall:

  • From the airport you can take bus Χ95, or a 35 minute ride on the Metro will bring you to the Concert Hall
  • From the railway station, it’s just 30 minutes to the Concert Hall Metro station
  • From Piraeus it’s just a few minutes ride on the Metro.

If you come by car you can park in the Concert Hall’s new three-level parking facility, which has spaces for 750 cars.
The entrance is on Kokkali St. and the facility is open from 6am to 2am every day.


ENGLISH is the official language of the Symposium.


Registration typeEarly Bird Registration till 30/6/2019Late Registration after 30/6/2019 And On site
ESDE Members350€400€
Non-ESDE Members450€500€
Residents, Trainees200€230€
StudentsFree of chargeFree of charge
Pre-Congress Courses150€200€
Congress Dinner on Thursday November 21st100€100€

Registration fees include:
Access to the scientific sessions & industry exhibition | Meeting material | Certificate of attendance | Coffee breaks | Light lunch | Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception on Wednesday November 20th.

VAT 24% will apply in case of invoicing.

CME credits

The Meeting will be awarded with CME credits by the Hellenic Medical Association.

Scientific presentations and PC reception

The Meeting Halls offer full audio-visual equipment.

A PC Reception desk will be available at the Meeting area. All presentations should be clearly labeled with the author’s name and session’s title.
All speakers are kindly requested to deliver their presentations at least 2 hours prior to the session they participate.


Hotel nameHotel categoryDistance from the VenueSingle
Crowne Plaza Hotel5*500 m.€ 150
Golden Age Hotel4*800 m.€ 130
Alexandros Hotel3*500 m.€ 100

Above prices are subject additionally to Municipality Tax only

Accommodation Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Policy

  • 1 night deposit is required to confirm your accommodation
  • Full payment for accommodation must reach the Secretariat before October 15th, 2019

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be made to the Meeting Secretariat in writing:

  • For cancellation of accommodation received until July 15th, 2019 a refund of the total fee, less 20€ administration fees, will be made.
  • For cancellation of accommodation, received between July 16th and September 20th, 2019 1 night will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • After September 20th, 2019 refunds for accommodation will not be possible.

Method of payment

Payment can be effected either:

  • By bank remittance stating the Symposium’ title as well as the name of the participants to:
    ALPHA Bank to the order of ERA Ltd:
    Account: 101.00.2002044307,
    IBAN code: GR66 0140 1010 1010 0200 2044 307
    Charges to be paid by sender
  • By major credit cards.

Social Events of the Meeting

To be announced shortly

Certificates of Attendance

Certificate of attendance of the ESDE 2019 Meeting will be available on the last day of the Meeting. A personalized certificate will be distributed to each registered participant against his/her badge on Friday November 22nd.

Badges and Security

It is essential that all participants wear their personal badge at all times in the Congress area, as it is the official entrance pass to scientific sessions. The badge is mandatory also for the Welcome Cocktail to be held on Wednesday November 20th following the Opening Ceremony of the congress.

  • Blue color badge Participant
  • Red color badge Faculty Member
  • Orange color badge ESDE Executive Board Member/OC Members
  • Green color badge Exhibitor

Internet Corner

Participants will have the opportunity to access e-mail at the internet corner located at the exhibition area, operating during congress hours.

Free Communications

Free Communications will be presented according to the Final Programme. All presenters should contact the Speaker’s room at least 2 hours prior to their session, to ensure the technicians load their presentation. Speakers of the morning sessions should deliver their material the day before their presentation. Each oral presentation should last 10 minutes –including 2 minutes discussion.


Posters will be presented on poster panels according to the numbers given in the Final Programme at the designated area of the congress venue.
Letter of Invitation for Visa

Letter of Invitation for Visa

An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the ESDE Meeting 2019 will be issued ONLY after a completed registration form and full payment have been received along with proof of accommodation booked during the Congress dates.

Meeting Secretariat and Travel Agency

ERA Ltd – 17, Asklipiou Str., 106 80 Athens – Greece
Tel.: +30 210 3634 944, Fax: +30 210 3631 690, E-mail:, Web Site:

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