If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the Congress?
All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the scientific program
either as oral or poster presentations. It is expected that at least one author
of the abstract must attend the Congressto present the work and answer questions.
Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the scientific program.
I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been
Only after all abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee will
notifications be sent to the abstract submitters. Every effort is made to
conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline (Beginning
of January, 2018).
How can I make changes
to an abstract I have already submitted?
You may enter the Abstract Submission system with your username and password and make changes to your abstract until the submission deadline. No abstract changes will be accepted after this date, however you are welcome to bring a more up to date abstract to the conference.
My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send
one to me?
Copies of your submitted abstracts can be sent to you by email. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for further
I am having trouble logging into the abstract submission system – my username/password is not working
Please try one of the following options via the abstract submission page:
- In case you are using "Internet Explorer", please try another internet browser e.g. "Google Chrome" or "Mozilla"
- When you copy and paste your user name and password please make sure there is no extra space at the beginning or the end of them
- In case your password contains the letter "O" please make sure you do not type "0" (Zero) instead the letter "O"
- Please note that the username or ID received when registering for the congress is different to the abstract submission. Please use the abstract submission username
I created a new account but did not receive my username?
Please note that the username is shown in the "Subject line" in the confirmation email received when setting up a new account.
How do I register for the Autoimmunity 2018 Congress?
In order to
register for the Congress, please register online.
How can I pay the registration fees?
registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For full
details, please click here.
Can I receive an invoice under the
sponsoring Company/ Hospital’s name?
Yes. If you
require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, please send an email
to the registration department at email@example.com specifying
the services requested and full address of the sponsoring company.
Can I register for the Congress without paying?
Yes, but your
registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.
Can I register before the early fee
deadline and pay later?
In order to benefit
from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the
Can I register on site?
registration is available during the Congress days. Onsite fees will apply.
What does my registration fees include?
detailed entitlements, please check the registration page.
Will I receive a confirmation letter
after I have finished registering?
detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon
as payment is received and registration is completed.
How can I find out information about hotels and their rates?
Autoimmunity 2018 participants are entitled to reduced
rates for various hotels in Lisbon.
Information, pictures, location and rates are available on the hotel accommodation page.
How can I book my room and should I pay in advance?
In order to book a room, please book online. Please note that full
payment is required upon booking.
Will I receive a hotel confirmation?
Yes. A detailed confirmation will be sent to you by email as soon
as the booking is confirmed and the requested deposit is received.
Can I book a hotel room without registering for the Congress?
Yes. You can book your room without registering by clicking on the "Booking" button of your chosen
available on the website via the hotel
accommodation page. If you need further assistance, please contact the hotel accommodation department.
How can I book rooms for a group?
For group booking (10 rooms and more) please contact Ms Elda Hehle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Different payment and cancellation conditions apply.
How do I apply for a visa to visit Portugal?
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Portugal Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you.
Where can I get a Conference invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered participants. The option to issue an invitation letter is available within the registration process. At the end of the registration process you will be able to generate an invitation letter, and you will also receive a confirmation email with a link to the invitation letter.
Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local Portugal Consulate?
Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.
Where is the Conference
The Conference will take place at the CCL – Centro de Congressos de Lisboa in Lisbon,
Portugal. For more information on the venue please visit the
General Information page.
How do I get from the Airport
to the Congress Venue?
For updated and detailed information on
public transportation please visit the official Airport website: official city airport website.
Can you please send me
details of public transport in Lisbon? Do you have a map of the city or area
surrounding the venue?
The City of Lisbon official website includes up-to-date tourist information
including public transport information and maps. Please visit the city's official tourist information
website for more information.
Is the conference CME
Once the Scientific Program has
been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made to the European
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is
an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net. Further
details will be published on the Conference website as soon as they are
How can I claim my CME
credits after the conference?
You may receive your CME
Certificate of Attendance on site at the Conference Venue or online immediately
following the conference. Please approach the Registration Desk on site for
further information. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of
credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.