Information A-Z

Abstracts

All accepted abstracts are published as an electronic supplement to Journal of Sleep Research (JSR), the official journal of the ESRS.
All accepted abstracts are available to the participants on CD-ROM.
The CD-ROM is sponsored by Resmed. Please exchange the voucher for the CD ROM, which is given to you together with the badge, at the Resmed exhibition booth during the exhibition opening hours. No printed abstract book is available.

Awards

The following prize will be announced during the closing ceremony on Saturday, 20 September 2014, 13.30
ESRS-Weinmann young investigator mobility award 2014
Weinmann supports 2 ESRS 2014 poster prizes with € 2’000.– each.

Badges

Access to all scientific sessions are only possible with your personal badge. Please always wear your badge!
€ 30.– will be charged for replacement of a lost badge.

Certificate

Certificates of attendance indicating the CME credits are available as from Friday, 19 September 2014, in the afternoon. They can be printed from self-service stations in the pre-registration area, using the barcode printed on your name badge.

Climate

Light rain can fall in autumn, so bring an umbrella and a waterproof jacket. Also prepare for cool breezes from the Baltic Sea, which moderates the climate pretty much during the entire year.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom is available next to the secretariat during the registration opening hours.

Coffee Breaks

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and are served in the exhibition area. Please refer to the “Programme Overview” for the times.

Currency

On the 1st of January 2011, Estonia joined the Euro-Zone and switched the Estonian Kroons to Euros. Changing money in Estonia is easy at the many ATMs, banks, hotels or bureaus that offer currency exchange services.

Electricity

The electrical current in Estonia is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Sockets take the standard, round-pinned European plugs.

ESRS

Throughout the meeting, ESRS staff will be available at the ESRS booth to answer any questions you may have or to deal with any matters concerning the ESRS Society. The ESRS Business meeting takes place on Thursday, 18 September 2014, 18.00 – 20.00 in Lecture Hall B.

Evaluation

After the congress, you will receive an email with a request to fi ll in an online survey. Please take a moment to fill in the questionnaire. Your answers will be used to evaluate the scientific content of the programme in order to continuously improve it for future meetings.

Exhibition

Opening hours:
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09.30 – 20.00
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10.00 – 16.30
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09.30 – 16.00
Friday, 19 September 2014 09.30 – 17.30

 

Going Green

ESRS goes green and will therefore not print a final programme anymore. A pocket programme will be given to all participants onsite (free of charge) and all information are regularly updated on this website. Please use the interactive programme to compile your own scientific programme before the congress starts.

Insurance

The meeting organiser cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Internet Corner

Two internet terminals are located in the exhibition area and are available to all congress participants during the opening hours of the exhibition.

Invitation Letter

Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation may write to the Organising Secretariat. This procedure is designed to assist participants to obtain a visa or permission to attend the meeting and does not apply to registration fees or other expenses. Please note that invitation letters can only be sent if the registration and payment has been received by the Organising Secretariat.

Language

The official congress language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided. The national language of Estonia is Estonian. English is the most popular foreign language spoken and understood in Tallinn.

Registration / Secretariat

Onsite Contact
Email: registration.esrs@congrex.com
Opening hours:
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08.00 – 20.00
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday, 18 September 2014 07.45 – 16.30
Friday, 19 September 2014 07.45 – 17.30
Saturday, 20 September 2014 07.45 – 14.00

Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC)

All speakers are requested to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at least one hour before their lecture at the SSC.

Restaurants

Tallinn offers you plenty of good restaurants serving traditional dishes that guarantee the reputation of Estonian cuisine. There are also various restaurants that serve fine international cuisine.

Shopping

There are a lot of different shopping opportunities in Tallinn. The major shopping centres are generally open from 10 am until 9 pm daily. Smaller shops are open on weekdays 10 am – 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm and are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Tipping

Tips are not obligatory, but if the service and food are excellent then it is normal to leave the waiter/waitress a tip of between 5% and 10% of the bill.

Time Zone

Tallinn is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET). EET is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Transport in Tallinn

Central Tallinn is very compact and easy to get around. There are busestrolley buses and tram-lines in place. Public transport operates between 6:00 and 23:00 (some lines operate until 24:00). 

Venue

The 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society will take place at the Nordea Concert Hall.

Nordea Concert Hall
Estonia pst 9.
10143 Tallinn / Estonia
www.tallinnconcerthall.com

Visa Requirements

Since Estonia joined Europe (EU) in 2004, citizens of the EU, United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand do not need visas to visit.
As visa requirements vary for each country and visa requests may be long processes, we strongly advise to contact the Estonian embassy in your country as early as possible.
In case you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact the Conference Secretariat (esrs@congrex.com).

WLAN

Free WLAN is available throughout the congress centre.

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