General Information

About Bruges

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country. The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval and about 430 hectares in size. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam and Stockholm, it is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North. Bruges has a significant economic importance thanks to its port and was once the chief commercial city in the world. Bruges is well known as the seat of the College of Europe, an elite university institute for European studies regarded as “the EU’s very own Oxbridge.”

Address and Accessibility of the Congress Centre

The Concertgebouw Bruges can be well reached by public transport. The public transport system is easy
to use and a very efficient way to get around the city.

Address congress centre:
Concertgebouw Brugge
‘t Zand 34
8000 Brugge
T: +32 50 47 69 99
info@concertgebouw.be
www.concertgebouw.be

Abstracts

The online abstract submission is available from 1 February 2017. Please submit your abstracts at abstracts.uroweb.org before the deadline of 1 June 2017 23.59 hrs (CET). Abstract submitters will be notified of the reviewing outcome by email at the beginning of July 2017. An abstract/ programme book is included in the congress bag.

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance for ERUS17 will be available to print at www.erus17.org as of Thursday, 28 September 2017. Before obtaining your Certificate of Attendance, you will be requested to enter the number under the barcode on your badge to log in (type the number without the *) as well as complete the evaluation questionnaire. It is therefore important to retain the delegate badge for this purpose.

Congress Bag

Each delegate can collect a congress bag in the registration area.

Disclosure links to Industry

It is requested that all faculty disclose to the audience any links with the industry related to the topic of their lecture at the beginning of their presentation(s). A link can be: being a member of the advisory board or having a consulting agreement with a specific company.

EAU Policy on Live Surgery

The EAU established an official policy on Live Surgery Events, offering organising centres a clear framework within which to plan and perform live surgeries. It outlines a set of guidelines in which the overriding principle is that patient safety must take priority over all other considerations in the conduct of live surgery.

Electricity

The electricity in Belgium runs on 230 volts and the frequency is 50 Hz. Plugs have two or three round pins. A plug adapter should be taken along if incompatible electronic gadgets are used.

Emergency Information

In case of an emergency call 112 for police, fire brigade and ambulance service. In case of an emergency in the congress centre contact a security guard immediately. 

Exhibition

A technical exhibition will be held jointly with the meeting. Visit http://erus17.uroweb.org/exhibition-industry/ for more information.

First Aid

In case of an emergency, contact a security guard or the organisation immediately.

Insurance

The organisers do not accept responsibility for any personal damage. Participants are strongly recommended to arrange their own personal insurance.

Language

All presentations during the meeting will be conducted in English. No translation will be provided.

Lost and Found

Found items should be returned to the registration desk. If you lose something, please report to this desk for assistance.

Mobile Phones  

The sound and camera flash of mobile phones must be switched off during all sessions.

Social Media

We are using social media at the congress to encourage an open discussion on urology science and experiences at the congress. ERUS congress speakers, opinion leaders, delegates and media share their ideas, commentary and photos on Facebook and Twitter. We invite you to use the following hashtag #ERUS17 and #livesurgery on Twitter and Facebook to discuss the Congress, and join the conversation!

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