We understand that you will have questions following the update regarding ECE 2020 on 17 April 2020. Below are answers to many of these, however if you have further questions please do contact the ECE team at ece2020@endocrinology.org

Is ECE 2020 taking place in Prague, Czech Republic?

Although this is of great disappointment, ESE’s Executive Committee have decided that it is no longer possible to hold ECE 2020 face to face onsite in Prague this year. It is strongly felt that this decision is in the best all round interests of our community.

We are extremely please to announce to announce that ECE 2020 will now be held online as e-ECE 2020. The online digital e-Congress will be streamed live 5-9 September 2020 and will deliver the same high quality endocrine science planned for the ECE 2020.  

ECE 2021 will now be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 22 -25 May 2021 (at the Prague Congress Centre).

I submitted an abstract – what is happening with it?

All accepted abstracts will be published in Endocrine Abstracts later this year and online on ESE On Demand. Both will correspond with the e-ECE 2020 Congress.

In addition, we are currently developing the e-ECE programme and are considering all accepted abstracts as part of the options for the e-ECE 2020. We will contact all submitting authors directly in the coming weeks with further information.

If you would rather withdraw your abstract please contact ECE at ece2020@endocrinology.org with the Subject Title: “ECE 2020 Abstract Withdrawal” before Wednesday 1 July 2020. Please include the submission number and title of your abstract in your email.
Unfortunately, we are not able to transfer your submission to ECE 2021. If you prefer your abstract to be presented as part of ECE 2021 and published in the ECE 2021 issue of Endocrine Abstracts, you will need to withdraw your abstract for 2020 and resubmit the abstract for ECE 2021 when submissions reopen. It will then be subject to the usual review process.

I have already registered – what are the options?

Given this unique situation, we are adjusting the ECE registration cancellation policy for ECE this year (ECE 2020) only.

If you have registered and paid, you can:

  1. Transfer your registration to 2021
    If you could, we would appreciate you transferring your registration to ECE 2021 (which will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 22 -25 May 2021 (at the Prague Congress Centre)). Your ECE 2020 registration payment will be applied as payment in full for your registration for ECE 2021 and will not be subject to any fee increase for ECE 2021.
  2. Request a refund
    We will refund your registration fee in full.

Please let us know which option you prefer by sending an email to ECE at ece2020@endocrinology.org with the Subject Title: “ECE 2020 Registration” by Wednesday 1 July 2020. If we do not hear from you by Wednesday 1 July 2020, your registration will automatically be carried over into the 2021 event.
Refunds will be made by the end of July 2020.

Will I still be entitled to my ECE travel or registration grant?

If you were awarded a full or partial travel or registration grant these will be automatically transferred to your attendance at ECE 2021.


Will I be refunded for hotel costs?

No, ESE/ECE 2020 is not responsible for the refund of any hotel costs.

Individual bookings:

  • If you booked accommodation through the ECE 2020 Accommodation link ECE’s Housing Agent, Bioscientifica, you will be refunded according to each individual hotel’s cancellation policy. If a hotel is offering a full refund you will receive a full refund, but if a hotel is issuing cancellation charges, your refund will have these deducted.
  • Please note Bioscientifica does not put a mark-up on accommodation bookings and can only issue a refund once the hotel has refunded the payment to them. If you booked accommodation independently directly with a hotel you must contact the hotel directly and cancel your booking or move it to the ECE 2021 dates.

Group bookings:

  • If you booked accommodation through the ECE 2020 Accommodation link ECE’s Housing Agent, Bioscientifica, you will be refunded according to each individual hotel’s cancellation policy. If a hotel is offering a full refund you will receive a full refund, but if a hotel is issuing cancellation charges, your refund will have these deducted.
  • Please note Bioscientifica does not put a mark-up on accommodation bookings and can only issue a refund once the hotel has refunded the payment to them.

Will I be refunded for airline or train travel tickets?

No, ESE/ECE 2020 is not responsible for the refund of any travel costs. Please contact the airline or train company you booked with regarding ticket cancellation. You may be able to transfer your booking to the ECE 2021 dates.

If you have travel insurance, please contact the insurance company directly for information and advice.

Thank you for your ongoing support of ESE and patience while we work though plans for a virtual ECE 2020 and face to face ECE 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic.


If you have further questions please contact the ECE Team at ece2020@endocrinology.org

 

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