General Information

About Lisbon

Sprawling along the right bank of the Tagus estuary, Lisbon stands looking proudly towards the Atlantic Ocean and was the muse that inspired the great maritime discoveries. Likely founded by Phoenicians, the city was built during a millennium of colourful history waiting to be discovered by visitors. Lisbon witnessed Muslim domination, a Christian conquest, a golden age of discoveries, destruction by an earthquake and followed by an enlightened reconstruction process and ongoing renewal. Lisbon is a patchwork of distinct and colourful quarters, like Baixa, Chiado, Alfama, Bairro Alto: accept the challenge of discovering Lisbon on foot or taking the famous old yellow tram!

To be found close by, are a series of excellent golf courses, the romantic town of Sintra, a paradise that has been magnificently set in the most beautiful landscape and has rightly been classified as world heritage. There is no better way to see the exuberant trees and vegetation than to take a horse-drawn carriage ride and pass by ancient mansions before reaching the Palácio da Pena at the top of the hill. Other places of interest are the cosmopolitan seaside resort of Cascais, the Arrábida hills and their nature reserve, Sesimbra and the medieval walled village of Óbidos.

Access to the Session Rooms

Only congress delegates, with a valid badge, have access to session rooms. Seating is regulated on a first-come, first served basis. We recommend delegates to go to the session room well in advance. Due to safety regulations, the organisers will close the session room when all seats are taken. It is not allowed to stand in the aisles of the rooms.

Bank and Exchange

The national currency in Lisbon is the Euro (€).

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance for will be available to print at uroweb.org as of Saturday, 14 September 2019. Before obtaining your Certificate of Attendance, you will be requested to enter the number under the barcode on your badge to log in (type the number without the *) as well as complete the evaluation questionnaire. It is therefore important to retain the delegate badge for this purpose. Information on CME accreditation is available here.

Cloakroom / Luggage

The cloakroom is located in the Registration area and open during congress hours. Please be sure to collect all personal belongings at the end of each day. Add info on where to pick up left items (administration office/ security)

CME Accreditation

A list of CME accreditation points granted by various national urological societies and the European Board of Urology will be available in the programme book and on this website.

Congress Bag

Each delegate can collect a congress bag in the registration area.

Electricity

The electrical supply in Portugal is 220-230 Volts and the socket are EU-standard. If travelling from countries outside of EU please check if you need an adapter.

Insurance

The organisers do not accept responsibility for any personal damage. Participants are strongly recommended to arrange their own personal insurance.

Language

All presentations during the ERUS Congress will be conducted in English, the official language of the EAU. Translation to other languages is not available.

Lost and Found

Found items should be returned to the EAU Information Desk at the registration area. If you lose or find something, please report to this desk for assistance.

Mobile Phones

The sound and photography flash of mobile phones must be switched off during all sessions.

Passport and Visa

For participants from EU countries, a national identity card is sufficient to enter Portugal. For citizens of other countries, a valid passport is required, and for some countries, a visa is required. Should you have any doubt about the need for an entry visa, please contact the Portuguese Embassy or Portuguese Consulate in your own country.

Smoking Policy

The ERUS Congress and the concomitant exhibition have been designated as non-smoking events throughout the entire venue, including all meeting halls, functions, registration and catering areas. All the participants are kindly requested to respect the no-smoking policy.

Social Media

We are using social media at the congress to encourage an open discussion on urology science and experiences at the congress. EAU congress speakers, opinion leaders, delegates and media share their ideas, commentary and photos on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow the EAU on Facebook via www.facebook.com/eaupage and on Twitter via @uroweb. Use #ERUS19 and #LIVESURGERY to discuss the Congress, and join the conversation!

Webcasts & Live Streams

Various sessions will be webcasted via this website.

Wi-Fi / Charge & Connect Area

Free wireless internet will be available within the Lisbon Congress Centre during the congress.

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