Frequently Asked Questions

If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the Symposium?
All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program either as Oral or Poster presentations. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attend the meeting to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Program.  

I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
Only after all abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee will notifications be sent to the abstract submitters. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline 

How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?
Abstracts can be changed until the deadline date via the abstract submission link. Following the deadline for submissions changes to the abstracts will not be accepted.

My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?
Copies of your submitted abstracts can be sent to you by email. Please contact us via the contact us form  on this website for further details.​

Is the Symposium CME accredited?
Once the Scientific Program has been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made. Further details will be published on the Symposium website as soon as they are available.

How can I claim my CME credits after the Symposium?
You may receive your CME Certificate of Attendance online immediately following the Symposium. Please approach the Registration Desk on site for further information. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.​

How can I find out information about hotels and their rates?
Kenes International is offering MDS 2017 participants specially reduced rates for various hotels in Valencia. 
Information, pictures, location and rates are available on the hotel accommodation page.

How can I book my room and should I pay in advance?
In order to book a room, please b ook online. A deposit payment of 1 night is requested in order to confirm the booking, and the balance payment is payable until 3 weeks prior to arrival. Please note that full payment is required before arriving in Valencia.

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

Can I book a hotel room without registering for the Symposium?
Yes. You can book your room without registering by clicking on the "Booking" button of your chosen hotel available on the website via the hot el accommodation page.

How can I book rooms for a group?
For group booking (10 rooms and more) please contact us via the contact us form on this website.  Different payment and cancellation conditions apply.​

How do I apply for a visa ?
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. To find out if you need to obtain a visa, please click here . For the most updated information regarding visa requirements, we do suggest you contact your local consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you.  

Where can I get a Meeting invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
Please send a request for an official invitation letter via the contact form  on this website. Please make sure to send us your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number. An official invitation letter will be created and sent to you by e-mail within 3 working days.

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


How do I register for the Meeting?
In order to register for the Meeting, please register online.

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

Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring Company/ Hospital's name?
Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, please send an email to the registration department via the contact us form on this website -specifying the services requested and full address of the sponsoring company. 

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

Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?
In order to benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.

Can I register on site?
Yes. Onsite registration is available during the Symposium days. Onsite fees will apply.

What does my registration fees include?
For full detailed entitlements, please check the registra tion page .

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

Where is the Symposium taking place?

The Symposium will be held at Palacio de Congresos de Valencia
Avda. Cortes Valencianas, nº 60
46015 Valencia (España)
Tel.: +34 96 317 94 00
Fax: +34 96 317 94 01

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