CONGRESS INFORMATION


Abstracts
All registered participants can download the abstracts on the congress website www.wcbct2019.org
A limited number of printed Abstract Books can be purchased at the Congress

Accompanying Persons
Delegates registered as an accompanying person will have a congress badge that identifies them as a Guest. This will provide access to all facilities within the CityCube but will not allow entrance into the lecture theatres and seminar rooms for the scientific sessions. Accompanying persons will be able to have complimentary refreshment and catering during the breaks but lunch is not included.

ATM Machine
There is an ATM Machine in the entrance hall of the CityCube next to the cloackroom.

Capacity in the Lecture Halls and Seminar Rooms
The CityCube is one of the largest congress centres in Europe with a number of large lecture and seminar rooms. While we have made every attempt to organise the programme to reflect the popularity of individual themes and sessions there may be times when rooms become full and we may have to exercise the right to restrict entry particularly for some invited addresses and skills classes. We apologise if this happens and would suggest that delegates arrive in good time for the sessions they are interested in attending.

Certificate of Attendance
All registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance by email immediately after the Congress has finished.
Additional certificates of attendance will be sent to delegates who have attended individual pre-congress workshops and in-congress workshops by email as well.

Cloakroom
The cloakroom is located in the entrance hall and open during the Congress.

Congress Documents
Registration fee for participants covers: admission to scientific sessions from 18th-20th July 2019, admission to exhibition and poster area, congress documents, collection of abstracts (online), Opening ceremony.

Congress Language
The official congress language will be English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided. Approximately 15% of the programme will be in the German language only. Details are included in this final programme.

Congress Scientific Stewards
A team of volunteer English and German speaking scientific assistants will be assisting throughout the Congress to help speakers and delegates and ensure that the programme runs smoothly. They are there to help answer any questions you have and are easily identified by their WCBCT2019 T-shirts.

Congress Venue
CityCube Berlin, Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin, Germany

CityCube Security Staff
The congress centre also provides uniformed staff to ensure that the delegates are safe and the building is secure.

Exhibition
The exhibition is situated in Hall B on Level 2.

Exhibition Opening Hours

Wednesday, 17th July 2019    09:00-20:00
Thursday, 18th July 2019        10:00-17:00
Friday, 19th July 2019             10:00-17:00
Saturday, 20th July 2019        10:00-14:00

Helpful Telephone Numbers
Taxi Berlin: +49 30 20 20 20
TaxiFunk Berlin: +49 30 44 33 22
Fire Service: 112
Police: 110

In-Congress Workshops
Delegates who are fully registered for the Congress will be able to attend any of the in-congress workshops that are available. The titles of these are contained in this programme and full details of each workshop can be viewed on the
Congress website. You can register for the In-congress workshops at the registration desk. There is an additional charge for these workshops. The number of participants for all of the workshops is limited so early registration is recommended.

Information and Message Boards
You will find information points in the exhibition hall in Hall B with details of programme changes and other important information. A message board for you to use to post information and connect with other delegates will be available in the registration area on the ground floor

Internet Access
Free wireless internet access is available in the CityCube. The password is WCBCT2019

Liability Disclaimer
The organisers cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of congress proceedings arising from political, social or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control. The organisers will accept no liability for any personal injuries sustained or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the Congress or during all tours and events. Registration of a participant entails acceptance of these conditions.

Lost & Found
A Lost & Found box will be placed at the registration desk.

Media Check/Preview Centre
For those who have not uploaded their presentations the media check is located in Hall B. Speakers are asked to hand in their presentation at the media check at least 2 hours before the session.

Opening Hours
Tuesday, 16th July 2019             15:00-18:00
Wednesday, 17th July 2019        07:45-19:00
Thursday, 18th July 2019            07:45-18:15
Friday, 19th July 2019                 07:45-18:15
Saturday, 20th July 2019            07:45-18:00

Moving between Sessions
There will only be a short break of 5 minutes between each session with the following times being allocated throughout each day:
08:30–10:00 Symposia/open papers/panel debate/roundtable
10:30–11:55 Symposia/open papers/panel debate/roundtable
12:00–13.00 Invited Address
13:00–14.00 Lunch
14:00–15.00 Symposia/open papers/panel debate/roundtable
15:30–16:55 Symposia/open papers/panel debate/roundtable
17:00–18:00 Invited Address

Name Badge
You will appreciate that it is the responsibility of the organisers to ensure that only those people who have registered for the Congress are able to benefit from the programme and facilities that are provided. For this reason your congress
badge must be worn visibly at all times in the Congress centre, the exhibition area and the scientific rooms. Without your badge you will be denied access. If you lose your badge then please go to the registration desk and arrangements will be made to issue you with a new badge although we will have to make a charge of €30 for a replacement. Please respect the instructions that the Congress Stewards, MCI and the CityCube security staff have for preventing access if you do not have a badge and go to the registration desk where you will be assisted.

Photography, Audio, Video and Mobile Phone Policy
Audio, photo and video recording by any device (e.g. cameras, laptops, PDAs, mobile phones, watches) is strictly prohibited during all oral and poster sessions, unless prior permission is obtained from the Congress organiser. Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during scientific sessions. Mobile phones must be switched off while attending sessions.

Programme Changes
The organiser reserves the right to make changes if necessary. No full or partial refunds are made to the attendees in the event of cancellations or other changes in the Programme. Please note that changes will be posted at the registration desk and at the entrance of the session halls. Participants will be informed about the changes.

Refreshments and Catering
Complimentary coffee or other refreshment will be served between 10:30-11:00 in the morning and 15:00-15:30 in the afternoon during the Congress. This will be served in the Exhibition Hall. Coffee cups cannot be taken into the main lecture halls. There is also an opportunity to purchase refreshments including a light snack throughout the day in the Cube cafe. There will be a lunch break between each day in the Exhibition Hall.

Registration Desk
The Congress registration desks are located on the entrance hall of the CityCube. You will find staff from MCI who provide our professional congress, available at the registration desk to assist you with your registration and any other help you may need.

Opening Hours
Tuesday, 16th July 2019              15:00-18:00
Wednesday, 17th July 2019         07:45-19:00
Thursday, 18th July 2019             07:45-18:15
Friday, 19th July 2019                  07:45-18:15
Saturday, 20th July 2019             07:45-18:00

Scientific Support Office
This is located in Room O7

Opening Hours
Wednesday                                15.00-17.00
Thursday & Friday                     7.30-11.30,          13.00-14.30,           15.00-16.30
Saturday                                    7.30-11.00,           13.00-14.00

Services for the disabled
The CityCube is an accessible building and all the rooms at the Congress centre cater for participants with disabilities. However, if you experience difficulty in accessing any of the rooms or using any of the facilities then please inform the staff at the registration desk or one of the stewards and they will assist.

Smoking
Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Congress venue by law.

Tourist Information
Berlin is full of museums, galleries, theatres, architecture and hundreds of other points of interests. Tourist information will be available in your hotel but we have also included a city map with your registration pack and there will a tourist information desk in Hall B of the Congress centre to help you make the most of your visit to Berlin.