General Information

Congress Language

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


Payment of congress-related matters such as registration fees, tickets for networking programme will be handled in Euro (€) only.


You will receive a personalised badge when collecting your registration documents. During the congress, this badge must be clearly visible at all times and grants access to the scientific sessions, commercial exhibition and official networking events. Admission to the congress will not be allowed without badge identification.

Certificate of Attendance

For official delegates to the congress, a Certificate of Attendance is available at the registration desk.


We have a strict non-smoking policy at the ECTS 2018 congress. Smoking inside the congress venue is prohibited. Smoking areas are available outside the main entrance of the congress centre.


The congress organisers will not assume any responsibility for accidents, losses or damages, as well as for delays or modifications in the programme, caused by unforeseen circumstances. No claims for indemnification from the organisers shall arise for contractors or participants in case of cancellation, for any reason, of the entire Congress.

Delegates are advised to arrange a cancellation insurance for their congress

Passport and Visa

Delegates are advised to check passport and visa requirements in due time before departure to Valencia.

Please refer to the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for further information on entry to Spain.

Travel Visa – Letter of Invitation

On request, the Congress Secretariat will be pleased to send letters of invitation to individual scientists. Invitations of this kind are intended to assist potential delegates to raise their travel funds or obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Congress to provide financial support. Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent after receipt of registration and payment of full registration fee.

Please note that Visa applications can take a while to be processed, so please send us your request for a letter of invitation in due time.