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Palexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre
Rte François-Peyrot 30
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
The congress venue, Palexpo, is close to the airport, but also only 15-20 minutes by bus from the city centre. There is a wide choice of hotels and other accommodation options available throughout Geneva. More information is available here.
The Hilton Geneva is conveniently located next to the congress venue and close to the airport. There are efficient transport links to the city centre and with the complimentary ‘Geneva Transport Card’ you can travel by bus to the city centre in 15-20 minutes.
The EEC has preferential congress rates at this hotel: BOOKING LINK
The InterContinental Geneve is located in the diplomatic district with elegant rooms offering breath-taking views of the Geneva lake and Mont Blanc. which is 11 minutes by bus. With the complimentary ‘Geneva Transport Card’ you can travel by bus to the congress venue in 11 minutes and to the city centre in 15 minutes.
The EEC has preferential congress rates at this hotel: Book now
***Please beware of unauthorised agencies***
Please do not engage with unofficial companies claiming to sell registrations, accommodation or other services on behalf of the congress.
There is no official accommodation agency for this congress.
Registration for the congress is only via https://www.ilae.org/eec2022.
The official language of the congress is English.
The congress organisers will not accept liability for personal injury or loss/damage to property/belongings of participants, before, during or following the congress or their stay in host city. It is therefore recommended that participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.
The ILAE Young Epilepsy Section (ILAE-YES) identified amongst its members the need for more sustainable long-term mentoring, and therefore introduced a Peer2Peer Mentoring programme with the aim to provide a framework for more experienced fellows and Post-Docs to act as mentors for younger colleagues (residents, Master, PhD students) not only at the congress, but possibly beyond.
Eligibility Criteria & Selection:
- Under 35 years of age
- At time of application:
- for MDs: within 2 years of start of fellowship
- for non-MDs: being enrolled in a graduate student programme (Masters or PhD)
- Submission of a letter of motivation
The allocation of mentees and mentors will be based on the field of work and, if desired, geographical region. Applicants will also be required to indicate their topics of interest for mentorship when applying.
ILAE-YES will host a kick-off meeting at the EEC 2022 and all participants in the programme will be invited to join.
Expression of interest will be with registration for the EEC. Applicants for the Peer2Peer Mentoring programme will be contacted by ILAE-YES and invited to submit a more detailed application for acceptance on the programme.
Deadline for expression of interest is 20 May 2022.
For general queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your health and safety at this event are of the utmost importance. We ask that all participants play their part in ensuring guidelines are followed.
Please be advised that a risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any event or public space, including the congress. Prior to registering for and attending the congress, please ensure you have read the latest Swiss guidelines: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende.html.
By attending the congress, you acknowledge this inherent risk and, as a condition of entering the congress, you acknowledge, understand and confirm that you will comply with the following guidance.
Do not attend the congress if you:
- Are showing Covid-19 symptoms such as, but not limited to: fever or a feeling of fever (chills, hot-cold), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unusual fatigue, sore throat or headache, loss or change in smell or taste.
- Have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 7 days.
- You are unable to comply with the Covid-19 travel requirements of Switzerland: https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home
- You are under any self-quarantine orders.
If at any point during your time at the congress you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and asked to leave the congress venue, at management's sole discretion.
Additional measures to be taken by the ILAE and the congress venue, for your safety:
- Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the venue, for all congress areas (session rooms, exhibition, catering points, poster points and common areas.
- Increased cleaning measures, to ensure that all high-contact areas will be frequently sanitised.
- Compliance with venue capacity limits: we will ensure that maximum capacity limits are complied with in session rooms and all congress areas.
For information on what the congress venue is doing to keep you safe during the congress, please read here: https://palexpo.ch/en/health-safety.
Finally, we are asking everyone to keep your distance where you can and respect others, who may be apprehensive returning to in-person events. Thank you for your co-operation, we are looking forward to returning to in-person congresses safely.
If you need a negative Covid-19 test to return and you would like to arrange a Covid-19 test before you leave Geneva, please see Book your COVID-19 test online on https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ie/planning/about-switzerland/covid-pcr-test/ for information on how to book a test.
Download Guidelines: Health & Safety Information – Covid-19
Regular Registration Deadline27 May, 2022
Congress Begins9 July, 2022
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