Information A-Z

Abstract Publication

All accepted abstracts are published as an electronic supplement to Journal
of Sleep Research (JSR), the offi cial journal of the ESRS.


The European Science Award will be announced during the Opening ceremony on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 17.00. The Best Poster Award will be announced during the Closing ceremony on
Friday, 28 September 2018, 16.45.


Access to all scientifi c and networking events will only be possible with your personal badge, which you will receive at the badge printing stations if your registration is fully paid. All participants are requested to wear their name badge throughout the congress. If you forget your badge, we can reprint it for a deposit of CHF 30.00. The deposit will be returned once you show that you still have both badges, of
which we will keep one. If you have lost your badge or do not show both badges, CHF 30.00 will be charged.
Scanning of badges: Participants are not obliged to allow exhibitors to scan their badge in the exhibition area or when entering an industry symposia. Participants must show their badge for proof of access rights, but do not need to allow a company to scan it. With allowing a company to scan,
you acknowledge that your registration details will be forwarded to the exhibitor.


Certificates of attendance indicating the CME credits are available as from Thursday, 27 September 2018, 13:00, at the self print stations.


A cloakroom is available in the congress centre next to the Secretariat during the registration opening hours.

CME Accreditation

The congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 28 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defi ned by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The CME accreditation is valid for the main congress programme and the teaching courses only and does not cover the company-sponsored satellite symposia.

Coffee Breaks

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and are served in the exhibition area.


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, 27 September 2018, 17.45 – 19.45 in lecture hall Montreal.


After the congress, you will receive an email with a request to fill in an online survey. Please take a moment to complete 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, 25 September 2018: 19.00 – 20.30
Wednesday, 26 September 2018: 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday, 27 September 2018:: 10.00 – 17.00
Friday, 28 September 2018: 10.00 – 17.00


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


The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided. The national language of Switzerland are German/French/Italian.


Tickets for lunch boxes were available to purchase prior to the conference for CHF 16.- per day. Participants who have ordered lunch will be scanned with their badge at the lunch catering station in order to receive their lunch box. No lunch tickets can be bought onsite. Lunch will be served in the
exhibition area.

Registration / Secretariat Opening Hours

Tuesday, 25 September 2018: 08.00 – 19.30
Wednesday, 26 September 2018: 08.00 – 19.00
Thursday, 27 September 2018: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday, 28 September 2018: 08.00 – 17.00


The participant acknowledges that she / he has no right to lodge damage claims against the organisers should the holding of the congress be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economical events or generally by „force majeure“, or should the non-appearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate programme changes. With her / his registration, the participant accepts this provision.
By accepting the general terms and conditions, the participant declares that she / he agrees to its personal and company data being processed by Congrex Switzerland, may be forwarded to the sponsors and exhibitors of the congress and that this data may be used for information purposes on
congresses and events in related fi elds organised by Congrex Switzerland. In the opposing case, the participant notifi es Congrex Switzerland in written within 5 working days after the registration.

Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC)

The Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC) is connected to all lecture halls and is located on the 2nd floor (hall 4.2) in room Nairobi. All speakers are asked to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at the SSC at least 2 hours before the start of their lecture.

Congress Center Basel
Messeplatz 21
4058 Basel / Switzerland


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the congress centre during the congress.
SSID: congress_center_basel
User ID: 2480245422
Password: 9982