General Information (A – Z)

With more than 130 Sessions, the EANM Annual Congress is the most valuable Nuclear Medicine Meeting worldwide. Each year, more than 6,200 participants have the possibility to network, socialise and discuss the newest trends and findings in the field of Nuclear Medicine. The EANM is proud of receiving approximately 2,200 abstracts annually from all over Europe and overseas. 140 exhibiting companies, covering an area of 3,500 sqm present their newest technologies. Be part of EANM’17 taking place in the beautiful city of Vienna!

Credit Card Fraud

CREDIT CARD FRAUD – do not pass on credit card data!!!

Unfortunately, in 2016, a few participants of the congress fell victim to credit card fraud. Professional fraudsters, masqueraded as a travel agency, placed calls and asked for credit card details in order to register, finalise hotel bookings or to offer the same hotel room at a lower price.

Last year even a fake website (http://eanm2016.org) has been established. As those are no OFFICIAL EANM WEBSITES, please do not register for the congress on those homepages.

Registration and Hotel Booking is only possible through the vEANM area.

The name of some of these fraudsters are already known:
» International Fairs Directory / MULPOR from Uruguay
» EHS Housing / John Adam / Exhibitors Housing Services
» Hicord / last year with the fake website eanm2016.org
» NEW: Housing Planners / Contact: Chris Marshall

Please be aware that these are not third party providers of the EANM and are not linked in any way to the EANM.Therefore, please end all calls immediately and do not share your credit card details!

ENITED is the only company that is allowed and officially assigned by the EANM to book rooms for the Annual EANM Congress. Please do not hesitate to contact the EANM Executive Office if you are unsure if calls are trustworthy or if you have any further questions.

Airport & Arrival Information

The Vienna airport is located 25 km south of the city. It takes approximately 25-35 minutes by car to the city centre. Some low cost airlines fly to the nearby Bratislava airport, located about 1 hour drive from Vienna.

Vienna Airport is very well connected to the city and traffic is seldomly a problem. There are buses, trains, express trains and taxis around the clock. For a quick overview on schedules and transportation, please check the Austrian Federal Railway website (http://www.oebb.at/en/ – use the button “Timetable”).

By City Airport Train (CAT): This express train connects the airport with the city centre with a non-stop ride. The CAT operates from the airport 06:09-23:39 and from the city 05:36-23:06 every 30 minutes. It takes 16 minutes to Landstrasse/Wien Mitte (connection metro U3 and U4). Ticket vending machines can be found at the luggage hall at the airport or directly in the CAT stations. Costs at the ticket vending machines are €12.00 for a single ticket and €19.00 for a two-way ticket. If you buy the tickets online, you will receive a price reduction of one Euro.
https://www.cityairporttrain.com/en/home

By train (OEBB): Several regional trains have a stop at the airport. Every 30 minutes there is one to the city centre (stop in Landstrasse/Wien Mitte, connection metro U3 and U4) or to the main train station (stop Hauptbahnhof, connection U1). You have to buy a 2-zone ticket for €4.40 that will be valid for 90 minutes including commute to any metro, bus or tram within Vienna. You can buy the ticket either at the staffed OEBB counter at the luggage hall at the airport or at the ticket vending machines at the stations.
http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en

By bus: The airport bus takes about 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic and final destination. There are three lines (VAL 1-3). VAL 1 & VAL 2 depart every 30 minutes and VAL 3 every hour from the bus terminal at the airport, towards different destinations in the city. VAL 3 has a stop at the congress centre.
https://www.viennaairportlines.at/en/blog/1068

One-way tickets cost €8,00 and two-way tickets are €13,00. You can buy a ticket on the bus itself. For more information, please visit: https://www.viennaairportlines.at/en/

By taxi: When leaving the arrival halls, please look for the signs for the nearest taxi stand. An average journey by taxi from the Vienna Airport to downtown takes about 20-30 minutes and costs approx. €35,00 to €45,00 one-way (incl. surcharge for the luggage, 3 people max.).

Only for the return transfer towards the airport you can ask for an “Airport Taxi” (or German “Flughafentaxi”). Depending on your pick-up point the taxi company will give you immediately the fix price.

Phone numbers of main taxi companies: 0043/1 40100 or 0043/1 31300.

By pre-booked transfer: To book a transfer in advance is highly recommendable and the companies will offer you fixed rates of around €35,00. Recommended agencies are:
–    Airport Transfer Service (ATS) http://www.ats-vie.com/en/index
–    Airport Driver http://www.airportdriver.at/en
–    Vienna Airport Cab http://www.vienna-airport-cab.at/index.php/en/

By limousine / minivan: In case you would like to order a reliable transfer via private limousine, we can recommend the following two experienced companies:
MSM Limousine Service: msm@kstp.at (phone: 0043 676 35 00 170)
Preidelt Limousinenservice: http://www.preidelt.com/limousinenservice/ (phone: 0043 676 879 613 505)

Banks, Credit Cards & ATMs

Banks are usually open from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00 (weekdays) and 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30 (Thursday) and are closed during the weekends.
There are ATMs (Automatic Teller Machine) in the ACV and all over the city of Vienna. Currency exchange offices can be found at the airport, at the main train station and along the main streets of Vienna.

Call for Abstracts

The deadline for abstract submission is April 25, 2017. For all related information please follow the guidelines provided here. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (excluding title and authors) and should be well structured stating the aim, materials and methods, results and conclusion of your chosen topic. Abstracts should be written in Microsoft Word and may not include tables, graphics or pictures. You can edit, delete or simply reload your abstract(s) as often as you like online. After expiry of the deadline, abstracts can only be withdrawn in writing. Guidelines for oral presentations as well as e-Poster submission will be available here at the beginning of June 2017. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of abstracts by email on June 20, 2017.

Cancellation Insurance

As an additional service, EANM offers the possibility to contract during the online registration a personal cancellation insurance. The cancellation insurance offered by Europäische Reiseversicherung covers up to 100% of your registration fees and hotel cancellation fees in the event of your cancellation for any cause provided for in the insurance terms.

Certificate of Attendance

To obtain your certificate of attendance please visit www.eanm.org, log in to the vEANM Area with your personal account information and refer to the section vConfirmation > Congress related. The certificate will be available within 24 hours after you have scanned your congress badge.

Churches, Synagogues, Mosques

Although Vienna (like the rest of Austria) is mostly Catholic, different religions are practiced by many citizens. Catholic and Protestant churches as well as Synagogues and Mosques services are available. Please contact your hotel concierge for current times of services or nearby houses of prayer.

City of Vienna

Vienna has been voted as the top city of the world for the best quality of life for the seventh time in 2016. With a splendid cultural and imperial background the city is crowded with museums, cafés and historical buildings. There are many pedestrian areas and parks and a vibrant nightlife. Tourist information is easy to find at https://www.wien.info/en

 

City Tax

The current city tax is 3.2% on net accommodation costs. Per law, all hotels must display this amount (either at reception or at the invoice). All advertised prices are including all taxes.

Climate

The daytime temperatures in mid-end October range between 7°-14° Celsius and it may also be rainy and windy during the entire month.

Closing Ceremony & Farewell Cocktail

All registered delegates and accompanying persons are cordially invited to the
Closing Ceremony & Farewell Cocktail:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 13:15 – 14:30
Hall A, ACV – Austria Center Vienna

Please note that only delegates and accompanying persons wearing a valid congress name badge will be granted access.

CME Credits & Certificates

To acquire CME credits, attendees are required to scan their congress badge upon first arrival at the congress venue as well as upon entrance into each CME session. For CME sessions, an evaluation form must also be completed for each session attended.

To obtain your CME certificate(s) please visit www.eanm.org, log in to the vEANM Area with your personal account information and refer to the section vConfirmation > Congress related. The certificate(s) will be available within 24 hours after you have scanned your congress badge.

Congress Bag

All registered delegates (excluding pre-symposium-only attendees, accompanying persons and exhibitors) are entitled to receive a congress bag. Please pick up your congress bag at the bag distribution area by presenting your congress name badge.

Congress Language

The congress language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Congress Office

The congress office at the ACV (Austria Center Vienna) will be open during the following days and times:

Saturday, October 21, 2017: 07:30 – 18:00
Sunday, October 22, 2017: 07:30 – 18:00
Monday, October 23, 2017: 07:30 – 18:00
Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 07:30 – 18:00
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 07:30 – 12:00

Congress Venue

Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna, Austria
URL: www.acv.at

 

The ACV is within 2 minutes walking distance from the metro station Kaisermühlen VIC, right behind the Vienna International Center and United Nation’s headquarters. The metro U1 (red line) is the only one connecting the city centre with the ACV.

Currency

The official currency in Austria is Euro (€). You can exchange your currency at all banks as well as many exchange offices in Vienna. When you are exchanging your currency, you need your passport or official ID-card. If you do not have it with you, the bank may refuse to exchange your currency.

Dates & Deadlines

April 25, 2017: Deadline for submission of abstracts
June 20, 2017: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
June 27, 2017: Deadline early registration fee
 October 17, 2017: Deadline advanced registration fee
(after October 17 on-site registration fee)
October 21, 2017: Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
October 25, 2017: Closing Ceremony and Farewell Cocktail

Disclaimer

In the event the congress has to be cancelled by the organisers because of force majeure, the registration fee, any hotel deposit and any other payments for services ordered through the registration process will be partially refunded or forfeited, which is subject to the commitments of the congress organisers at that time. You may wish to insure yourself directly against such a risk.

EANM Executive Office

Schmalzhofgasse 26
1060 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-(0)1-890 44 27
Fax: +43-(0)1-890 44 27-9
Email: office@eanm.org
URL: www.eanm.org

EANM Members’ Assembly

The Members’ Assembly will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 14:00/15:00 – 17:00 (14:00 first call, 15:00 second call).

Please note: Only members in good standing* of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine are eligible to attend the Members’ Assembly.
(*Members in good standing are members who have paid their membership fees for the year 2017)

Electricity

The power supply in Austria is 220/240 V. Most electric outlets adhere to the continental standard (Schuko). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor for the two-pin sockets which are used in Austria.

Media

By attending the event, each participant acknowledges and agrees to grant EANM the right at the congress to record, film, photograph or capture the likeness of such participant and its representatives in any media now available and in the future developed, and to use, copy, modify, distribute, broadcast or otherwise disseminate at any time and on a global basis such media, without any further approval from or payment to such participant or any of its representatives.

Museums

There are many different museums in Vienna. For prices and opening hours please refer to the hotel reception or any tourist information. Some museums and exhibitions are closed on Mondays.

Name Badges

Name Badges will NOT be sent via post in advance anymore. The badges for the congress will only be issued on-site between October 21 and October 25, 2017. The badges must be collected in person.
A confirmation email including a QR code will be issued upon successful completion of registration. With this QR, along with a valid photo ID, the name badge can be printed onsite in the registration area.

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

All registered delegates and accompanying persons are cordially invited to the
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 19:30 – 23:00
Hall A/B/C, ACV – Austria Center Vienna

Please note: As of 22:00 only persons holding a valid congress name badge will be permitted to enter the congress venue. Anyone who has not picked up his/her badge from the registration desk until 22:00, or has not yet registered, or has lost/forgotten his/her badge can no longer be granted entry into the congress venue due to security reasons. Registration will re-open on Sunday morning at 07:30.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is by far the easiest way to get around the city. The Vienna buses, trams and subways are quick, cheap and all-around excellent. Friday to Sunday the metro services are 24h. If the weather is good, we recommend to take a bike from the public network.

Please make sure to carry a valid ticket!
Conductors do not hesitate to fine anyone €103 without a valid ticket (being a tourist is not a valid excuse).
Ticket machines can be found in each metro station.

For further public transportation information of the city of Vienna, please check: http://www.wienerlinien.at/

Public Bicycle Sharing System (CityBike Wien): The city offers the environment-friendly bike system to both, locals and visitors. Bikes can be hired at over 120 bike stations across Vienna. They can be returned at any empty bikebox at any station. You need a one-time registration (either online or directly at the bike station) and a valid credit card. The first hour is free of charge, the second is for € 1,00 and it progressively increases until € 4,00/hour.
For more information or registration please visit: https://www.citybikewien.at/en/

Public Transportation Ticket (PTT)

All congress participants who book a hotel through the online registration page of EANM which is more than a 15-minute walk away from the congress venue will receive a complimentary public transportation ticket.
For an overview of hotels and their respective distance to the congress venue, please refer to the page ‘List of Hotels‘.

Registration Desk

The registration desk at the entrance foyer of the ACV (Austria Center Vienna) will be open during the following days and times:

Saturday, October 21, 2017: 07:30 – 22:00
Sunday, October 22, 2017: 07:30 – 18:00
Monday, October 23, 2017: 07:30 – 18:00
Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 07:30 – 18:00
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 07:30 – 12:00

Restaurants & Nightlife

There is a large choice of restaurants in Vienna, offering various kinds of local or international dishes. Downtown restaurants normally open for lunch from 11:00 to 15:00 and for dinner from 19:30 to 23:00. Cafés and breakfast bars may already open at 08:00, some even earlier. Fast food, kebab, and take-away pizza stalls usually serve food all day long, and some of them stay open until midnight. Bars, night clubs and discotheques usually open from 22:00 to 04:00. Wineries in Grinzing usually open from 16:00 onwards.

Safety Tips / Pick-pockets

In general Vienna is a very safe city. Vienna’s reputation reflects the country at large: according to the 2015 Global Peace Index, Austria was ranked the third most peaceful country in the world.
Nevertheless – as in each tourist hotspot – simply carry your wallets in closed/zipped bags and keep an eye on your bag when standing/walking in crowded areas, packed metro stations or buses, etc. The main emergency numbers are: Police: 133, Ambulance: 144. European Emergency call: 112.

Shopping

Vienna is an ideal destination to shop for a wide variety of items catering to everybody’s tastes and wishes. Shops and department stores are generally open Monday through Friday 9:00 hours to 18:00 hours, some until 19:00 hours, Saturdays 9:00 hours -17:00 hours. In shopping malls and shopping streets, shops are open on Thursdays until 21:00 hours and on Saturdays until 18:00 hours. Only most souvenir shops are open on Sunday. Flea markets, f.e. Naschmarkt, are open every Saturday morning.
The closest shopping mall towards the congress centre is “Donauzentrum”. It is two stops with the metro line U1 away from the congress centre. The station is “Kagran”.

Taxes & Tipping

VAT is always included in the price presented to the customers/guests in shops, hotels, restaurants and other service providers. Non-EU citizens can directly claim back their VAT at the shops (excluding restaurants, hotels and other food). Please ask at the shops for more information. A service charge is not always automatically included in hotel and restaurant bills, it will be stated on the bill or in the menu. Tipping is not mandatory, but a small gratuity (5-10%) is expected in restaurants or taxis if good service is received.

Taxis

Taxis are not the most affordable alternative to the public transportation. A 15 minutes journey will cost about € 15.00 depending on the traffic. It is not recommended to use taxis in the inner city as a lot of the streets are pedestrian areas and the traffic is quite high. The rates will be shown on the meter next to the driver. The minimum rate for a taxi is approx. € 4. Night rides start at € 4.50

Possible taxi numbers are: 0043/1 40100 or 0043/1 31300.

Time Zone

Vienna is located in the Central European Time Zone (CET), i.e. one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Vienna Information Desk

The Vienna Information Desk with a guide at the entrance foyer of the ACV (Austria Center Vienna) will be open:

Saturday, October 21, 2017: 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday, October 22, 2017: 09:00 – 18:00
Monday, October 23, 2017: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 09:00 – 12:00

Visa

All foreign visitors entering Austria must possess valid passports. For citizens from the European Union Member countries, a valid identity card is sufficient.

PLEASE CHECK THE CURRENT VISA REQUIREMENTS WITH THE NEAREST AUSTRIAN CONSULATE/EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE TO AUSTRIA!

All registered congress participants with a completed registration can download a visa invitation letter within their vEANM Area.