ECE 2022 - FAQs
At ESE we recognise the growing impact our activities and events have on the environment, therefore we have created an environmental policy detailing how we are decreasing our environmental impact.
We are in the process of working on a wider environmental policy across all of ESE's activities, which will be communicated in the coming months to the ESE membership.
Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance will be available for all delegates attending the ECE 2022 Congress.
Find out how we are celebrating European Hormone day ECE 2022!
ESE, together with the European Hormone and Metabolism Foundation and partner societies, is launching the first-ever dedicated awareness day for hormones European Hormone Day.
Of course, we know how important hormones are - but not everyone does and especially those who make policies about them! European Hormone Day will raise awareness about the importance of endocrinology and endocrine-related diseases to European and national policymakers.
So, on Monday 23 May 2022 at ECE 2022, join us and help us focus the attention on hormones and celebrate their importance with us.
At ESE we recognise the growing impact our activities and events have on the environment, therefore the printed programme book you will receive in Milan will be a lot smaller than previous years. We encourage you to view the abstract list electronically and make full use of ESE On Demand.
We are delighted to announce that the ECE 2022 Congress, Milan, Italy, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 22 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) in total.
MiCo - Milano Convention Centre,
The location of the MiCo Congress Centre can be seen on the map of Milan below which also includes the location of the airport’s and Milan’s landmarks and attractions!
COVID Policies and Measures
ECE 2022 will take place at the MiCo Congress Centre who have been working hard over the last 18 months to ensure that the centre is COVID safe and complies with all government guidelines.
- Increased cleaning and sanitation to take place
- Provision of self-service sanitation stations
- Extra signage and personnel to manage visiting flows and control gatherings
- Checking of digital COVID certificates on arrival.
The venue currently requires the following:
- Avoid gatherings and keep a 1-meter distance
- The use of FFP2 masks are mandatory at all times while inside the venue
From the 1st May, it is no longer necessary to present the Green Pass to access the MiCo Congress Centre, neither Basic nor Reinforced.
Government guidelines are subject to change but please be rest assured that we will keep you updated with any changes in the lead up to the event. For information on the current measures please see the current MiCo Congress Centre guidelines.
Travelling to the Congress
We encourage you to travel via train and bus where possible to help reduce your carbon footprint when attending ECE 2022. If you would like to offset your emissions, please visit the Atmosfair website to calculate and offset your travel.
Milan has three main airports: Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa and Bergamo Orio al Serio. You can reach each of these airports by taxi, by bus or by train.
- LINATE CITY AIRPORT
7 km from the city centre
20 minutes by taxi
- MALPENSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
50 km from the city centre
25 minutes with the Malpensa Express Train.
- BERGAMO ORIO AL SERIO
56 km from the city centre
45 minutes by shuttle bus.
For more information on Airport Transfers please visit the Milan Public transport website.
Milan overground lines of public transportation system consist of buses, trams and trolley lines and connect every corner of the city within and outside the urban area.
- Underground: The Milan subway system comprises four lines: M1 (red line), M2 (green line), M3 (yellow line), and M5 (lilac line)
- Overground Lines
- Metro Map
- Milan Public Transport timetable
- To call the taxi service in Milan, dial 39 (0)27777.
- You can find a taxi at taxi ranks, which are located in Piazza Duomo, Piazza Repubblica, Piazza Duca D’Aosta, near Garibaldi railway station, Piazza Castello, Piazza Cordusio, Piazza Fontana and Largo Augusto.
- Taxi fares: starting fare 3,30 € / holidays 2,16 € / night fare 2,60 €.
- Milano < > Malpensa: 95 € for each journey, no stops
- Malpensa < > Fieramilano: 65 € for each journey, no stops
- Malpensa Airport < > Linate Airport: 105 € for each journey, no stops
- Linate Airport < > Fieramilano: 55 € for each journey, no stops
- Orio al Serio Airport < > Milan: 90 € for each journey, no stops
For more information please visit Milan Public Transport
Google Maps and similar sat-nav services will provide various routes and directions from your location to Milan.
If you require parking at the Congress Centre please contact the Events Team at email@example.com.
We would like to advise that we are unable to accept registrations for any accompanying people (including spouses and children) at ECE 2022. This is due to health and safety considerations, the Pharmaceutical Code of Practice around the promotion of products to non-Health Care Professionals, and restrictions in-room capacities due to Covid-19. For registered delegates who are parents with small infants and babes in arms, there will be a breastfeeding room available close to the main registration area. Please ask the staff at the Registration Desk to show you where this is. There are no childcare facilities onsite at the Congress, therefore childcare should be arranged separately in Milan. To comply with insurance and safety requirements, infants must always be held or be in a pushchair. Entry to the breastfeeding room is subject to all regular ECE 2022 Congress entry regulations (Covid-19 check and wearing of a face mask).
Babies are permitted to enter the Congress venue with their parent/carer to travel to and from the breastfeeding room only. Please note that children and spouses are not permitted in any ECE 2022 session halls, exhibition areas or adjoining spaces.
We thank you for your understanding.
The Euro (€) is the only currency that is officially recognised as legal tender in Italy. ECE 2022 only accepts Euros.
ECE 20202 includes a commercial exhibition. Only registered delegates are allowed in the exhibition area.
A First Aid room will be available at the venue. Please come to registration or the ESE stand if you or someone you are with needs assistance.
There is a Room of Silence located on the balcony above the Exhibition Hall.
Coffee and lunches are included in the registration fee for a full Congress in-person ticket and will be served daily.
The official language of ECE 2022 is English.
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 Italy for tourist visits of up to three months. Citizens of other countries must have valid passports. Some non-EU citizens are required to produce a visa. Please contact your travel agent or the nearest Italian diplomatic post for further information. Further information on what documents are required to enter Italy can be found here.
Please note that we cannot enter into correspondence with the Italian 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2022. For more information please contact email@example.com
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 2022 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.
Cancellation or modification of the Congress
Delegate insurance and COVID-19 requirements
If you cause damage to third parties and property you will be liable for this. Please take out valid, comprehensive third-party liability insurance. ESE is working with all venues being used for ECE 2022 in Milan, Italy to ensure that they are working to the highest standards of COVID-19 compliance based on the local Italian regulations and that all necessary sanitation and hygiene precautions are made. Delegates/group leaders are responsible for arranging appropriate travel insurance for their Group and for ensuring that all individuals in the Group meet all COVID-19 requirements. This includes the provision and completion of all necessary documentation and testing for travel which may be in place at the time of travel to and from Milan, Italy. · Delegates are personally responsible for all mandatory testing requirements that they may need in order to travel to and from Italy and stay for the duration of ECE 2022 (Saturday 21 May to Tuesday 24 May 2022). We recommend obtaining travel insurance for your trip and reviewing all accommodation and travel Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) before booking in light of COVID-19 restrictions. ESE will not cover or be responsible or liable for any costs that may be incurred by any attendees to ECE 2022 for testing, quarantine or insurance costs.
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 2022 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 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 Italy 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.