General Information

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be available for all delegates attending the ECE 2019  Congress.   


Lyon Convention Centre,

50 Quai Charles de Gaulle,

69463 Lyon cedex 06,


The Palais des Congrès de Lyon is located in part of the Cité Internationale, a newly built district of Lyon, France. The Lyon Convention Centre dominates the complex with its cutting-edge technology and innovative architecture, boasting 25,000 m2, three auditoriums and numerous meeting rooms.

Public Transport

3 bus and trolley lines link the venue directly to the Métro, TGV station and City Centre.

Leaving from the venue you can reach the centre of Lyon or the Part-Dieu TGV railway station in just 12 minutes.

Express tramway run between Lyon St Exupéry airport and the Part Dieu TGV station.

There are 6 Vélo’v stations (pushbike rental) within easy reach of the venue.

By plane

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is connected to 27 French cities connected by daily, scheduled flights.

There are 43 scheduled, international flights, 19 charter routes and 7 cargo routes connecting Lyon to the rest of the world.
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is a hub for low-cost Easy Jet flights, with numerous daily flights.

By Train

Lyon is 2 hours from Paris, 1½ hours from Marseille, 4 hours from Brussels.
The venue is just 10 minutes from the Part-Dieu TGV railway station and 15 minutes from the Perrache railway station (Between Lyon and Paris, one TGV every 30 minutes during peak periods).
An express tramway runs between Lyon St Exupéry airport and the Part Dieu TGV station.

By Car

The venue is situated close to the Lyon Périphérique Nord (Northern Ring Road)
1½ hours from Geneva,
3 hours from Turin,
4 hours from Paris,
4½ hours from Milan,
5 hours Barcelona


The Euro (€) is the only currency that is officially recognised as legal tender in France. ECE 2019 only accepts Euros.  


230 volts (50 cycles) is the standard electrical current throughout France. Plugs are 2-pin and therefore adapters are required for 3-pin appliances.


ECE 2019 includes a commercial exhibition. Please view the Sponsors and Exhibition page for more information about becoming a sponsor of ECE 2019.  Please note that only registered delegates are allowed in the exhibition area.

First Aid

A First Aid room will be available at the venue.


Coffee and lunches are included in the registration fee and will be served daily.


The official language of ECE 2019 is English. Some sessions are available in French.

Passport, Visa and Letter of Invitation

EU citizens must either present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of the stay in order to enter France for tourist visits of up to three months. Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport. Some non-EU citizens are required to produce a visa. Please contact your travel agent or the nearest French diplomatic post for further information. Please note that we cannot enter into correspondence with the French authorities on your behalf and an invitation letter does not imply any financial liability on our part. Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorisation to attend the meeting should contact the meeting secretariat at


In accordance with the policy of ESE, it is strictly forbidden to take photographs during sessions or of posters.


Fully accredited members of the Press are invited to attend ECE 2019. For more information please contact

Social Media Policy

The European Society of Endocrinology welcomes the use of social media. To ensure that the needs of all parties are met, we ask that delegates using social media comply with the following policy.

  • We ask that all writers attending ECE 2019 gain approval from a speaker/poster presenter prior to quoting or publishing that individual’s scientific results on the internet or through other forms of media. This policy applies to both professional writers/journalists and to non-journalists blogging about the congress or otherwise sharing information amongst a group of individuals.
  • Please refrain from taking photos of any session/poster without prior consent from the congress organisers.
  • All delegates are respectfully asked to refrain from communicating using mobile devices whilst lectures are in progress.

Travel Insurance

A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is recommended. The ECE Office will not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by attendees during the congress or their stay in France before or after the meeting.

Carbon Off-setting

Having the opportunity to meet face to face, connect and share our knowledge is an invaluable experience. At the same time, we recognize these events have associated impacts from travel/transportation and lodging.
In planning for the event, great care was taken to incorporate sustainability considerations into the various aspects and activities for the congress. These actions include:

  • Reducing the amount of materials produced for the congress
  •  Encouraging the use of public transportation
  • Facilitating offsets for our impacts with the help of meeting delegates and sponsors.

In keeping with our goal, we are also encouraging conference delegates to offset their travel-related carbon impacts associated with the conference.
For a list of carbon offset providers, we suggest you visit Carbon Catalog is a free and independent web directory of carbon offsets (they do not sell offsets or have commercial relationships with providers). Once you have chosen the project you wish to support, you can follow the link to their website, where a simple calculator will be available to help you determine the carbon impact of your travel to the ECE 2019. You can then donate the off-set amount to your chosen project.

Thank you for your consideration.

Cancellation or modification of the Congress                                                                

In the unlikely event, ECE 2019 has the right to alter or cancel the Congress without prior notice. This includes any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of ECE 2019 which prevents or impedes the holding of the Congress, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. ECE 2019 are not liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Congress. Registration fees will not be reimbursed by ECE 2019.

Disclaimer / Liability                                                                                                                                    

The European Society of Endocrinology and Bioscientifica Ltd cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by delegates, nor for loss of or damage to luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance. All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the ECE 2019 and to present its programme as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants. However, neither ESE nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the ECE 2019 or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person's presence in France in connection with the Congress. Participants are fully liable for damages caused to third parties and property. All delegates shall have a valid, fully comprehensive third party liability insurance.

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