11 March 2019

17 April 2019

Q: How do I register for the Congress?
A: In order to register for the Congress, please register online 

Q: How can I pay the registration fees?
A: Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For full details, please click here

Q: Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring Company/ Hospital’s name?
A: Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, please send an email to the registration department at reg_echest19@kenes.com  specifying the services requested and full address of the sponsoring company.

Q: Can I register for the Congress without paying?
A: Yes, but your registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.

Q: Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?
A: To benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.

Q: Can I register on site?
A: Yes. Onsite registration is available during the Congress days. Onsite fees will apply.

Q: What does my registration fees include?
A: For full detailed entitlements, please check the registration page.

Q: Will I receive a confirmation letter after I have finished registering?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon as payment is received and registration is completed.

Q: Can Non-registered person attend the congress?

A: All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered persons (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) will not be permitted in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Q: How do I apply for a visa?
A: Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Consulate or Embassy for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you.

Q: Where can I get a Congress invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
A: Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered participants. At the end of the congress registration process you will be able to generate an invitation letter which can be used for the visa application.

Q: Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local Consulate/Embassy?
A: Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.

Q: How can I find out information about hotels and their rates?
A: Kenes Group is offering CHEST Regional Congress 2019 participants specially reduced rates for various hotels in Athens. Information, pictures, location and rates are available on the hotel accommodation page.

Q: How can I book my room and should I pay in advance?
A: In order to book a room, please book online. Please note that full payment is required upon booking.

Q: Will I receive a hotel confirmation?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation will be sent to you by email as soon as the booking is confirmed and the requested deposit is received.

Q: Can I book a hotel room without registering for the CHEST Regional Congress 2019 ?
A: Yes. You can book your room without registering by clicking on the “Booking” button of your chosen hotel available on the website via the hotel accommodation page. If you need further assistance, please email the Hotel Accommodation Department.

Q: How can I book rooms for a group?
A: For group booking (10 rooms and more) please contact lgeller@kenes.com. Different payment and cancellation conditions apply.

Q: Where is the Congress taking place?
A: The Congress will take place at Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC). For more information on the venue please visit  the General Information page.

Q: How do I get from the Airport to the Congress Venue?
A: For updated and detailed information on public transportation please visit the official Airport website: Athens International Airport.

Q: Can you please send me details of public transport in Athens? Do you have a map of the city or area surrounding the venue?
A: Athens’s official website includes up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps. Please visit Athens’s official tourist information website for more information.

Is the conference CME accredited?
For details on the CME-CPD Accreditation and how to receive your CME/CPD Certificate, please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page.

How can I claim my CME credits after the Congress?
You will receive an email with the link to claim your CME Certificate of Attendance immediately following the Congress.  Each delegate should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Q: Do I have to register for the congress in order for my abstract to be included in the scientific program?
A:  All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program as either a poster viewing or poster short-oral presentation. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attends the Congress to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Program.

Q: I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
A: Abstract notifications will sent to all submitters beginning in April, 2019.

Q: How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?
A: 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 the submission deadline; however, you are welcome to bring a more up to date abstract to the Congress.

Q: My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?
A: Copies of your submitted abstracts can be sent to you by email. Please contact abstracts@kenes.com for further details.

Q: I am having trouble logging into the abstract submission system – my username/password is not working
A: Please try one of the following options via the abstract submission page:

  • 1- In case you are using “Internet Explorer”, please try another internet browser e.g. “Google Chrome” or “Mozilla”
  • 2- 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
  • 3- In case your password contains the letter “O” please make sure you do not type “0” (Zero) instead the letter “O”
  • 4- 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

Q: I created a new account but did not receive my username?
A: Please note that the username is shown in the “Subject line” in the confirmation email received when setting up a new account.