General Information


Oral presentations
All conference rooms will be provided with personal computers for enabling the video projection of all oral presentations. Presenters will not be allowed the use of their personal pc. Files of presentation (CD-Rom or pen drive) will have to be prepared in PowerPoint (solely for Windows operating system).
All invited Speakers and Authors of oral presentations are requested to hand in their presentation at least 1 hour prior to the appointed session in the Speaker Ready Room.
The file format of your presentation must be PowerPoint for windows. Chairpersons must be present in halls at least 20 minutes before the beginning of sessions to ensure correct coordinating of presentation.
English is the official language of the congress. Simultaneous translations will not be provided.

CME Accreditation
The conference's scientific program has been submitted to the EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education), the institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), and ECM credits have also been requested for Italian participants.
Credits have been requested for all medical professional figures. Credit certification will be distributed to registered participants who have attended to the whole duration of the congress day and that have returned the EACCME/CME questionnaires duly filled in and signed, at the Registration Desk. Italian participants will also have to sign for each congress day they wish to receive credits for, at their arrival and departure at/from the congress venue. The form to be sign for attendance registration will be available at the Registration desk.

Certificate of attendance
A certificate of attendance will be distributed at the end of the congress to all registered participants that will request it.

Poster presentations
Posters will be displayed in the Poster Exhibit Area on the ground floor of the conference center.
The final allocation of poster panels corresponds to the poster number as listed on pages 36 - 43.
Posters could be attached to panels from June 21st afternoon, and should remain posted throughout the whole duration of the conference. These may be removed at the end of the conference right before the Closing Ceremony which will take place on June 24th. Poster authors should be available for congress participants who wish to discuss contents of the poster's scientific work, during coffee and lunch breaks.

A short blast of poster presentations
(June 23rd 10.30-11.00)
During the plenary session poster authors will have 30 seconds to give a preview presentation of their work.

Poster Awards
the 3 best posters will receive an award during the plenary session to take place on June 24th from 12.30-13.30.
All registered participants may contribute with their vote by filling in the form placed inside congress bags and by turning it in to the Organizing Secretariat's registration desk, by June 23rd 13.00.
The presentation of a poster is subordinated to the registration to the Congress. In the Scientific Programme and in the list of poster presentations, presenting authors have been indicated in bold letters and underlined.

General Information

Congress Venue
33007 OVIEDO
Ground Floor: Secretariat, Registration Desk, Main Room, Poster Area, Speaker Ready Room
Third Floor: Rooms for Parallel Sessions

Registration Desk / Secretariat:
The registration desk will be open during congress hours:
Tuesday, June 21                 15.00 - 18.00
Wednesday, June 22           8.00 - 19.00
Thursday, June 23                8.00 - 18.00
Friday, June 24                      8.00 - 14.30

Registration fee:

Member delegate Euro 550,00
Non Member delegate Euro 650,00
Student delegate * Euro 350,00
IDC Delegate ** Euro 350,00

Delegate registration fee includes:
Conference kit
Access to all scientific sessions and poster area
Lunches and breaks
Abstract Book and CD of Proceedings
Name changes are not allowed.

Accepted on-site payment methods
Credit card (American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Carta SI)

Hotel reservation
For any questions regarding hotel reservation please refer to the Organizing Secretariat at registration desk.

Abstract Book and CD of proceedings
An abstract book along with the CD of proceedings will be distributed, in the congress bag, to each registered participant. Abstract book and CDs have been published by Taylor & Francis, which will guarantee international visibility of the volume.
The proceedings of the conference have the ISBN and each paper will be indexed with a DOI.

Speaker Ready Room opening hours:
Tuesday, June 21 15.00-18.00
Wednesday, June
22 8.00-19.00 Thursday,
June 23 8.00-18.00
Friday, June 24 8.00-12.00

Organizing Secretariat
Newtours Spa

Via A. Righi, 8 - 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI) - Italy
Phone: +39 055 3361.1 - Fax: +39 055 3033895

  Final Program
Registration and Final Paper Submission open till March 31st
Important Dates
Preliminary Programme
HEPS 2008 Official Website
HEPS 2008 Conference Proceedings
HEPS 2005 Conference Proceedings