Admission to the scientific sessions is strictly reserved to registered congress members. Minors cannot access the session halls even if accompanied by a registered adult.
The same applies also to the Exhibition.
ERA-EDTA as per the EFPIA HCP Code does not extend hospitality in any way to persons other than the registered congress members.

The certificate of attendance will be sent to all regularly registered delegates by email after the congress. In case you do not receive it, please write to
If you need a hard copy, you can collect it at the dedicated desk located in the Registration Area of the IFEMA Feria de Madrid - North Congress Center. Please notice that the certificate will specify the exact number of days that you will have attended the congress.

Participation in the CME Courses on June 3, 2017 will be on a “first come first served” basis. The courses are reserved to regularly registered congress members and are included in the registration fee. In order to participate all regularly registered congress members must go to the session halls and scan their badge at the entrance (at participant’s own responsibility).

The ERA-EDTA is insured only to meet claims arising from incidents caused by the organisers and their equipment. Participants, exhibitors and visitors are strongly recommended to be properly insured against accidents they may suffer when travelling to and from the Congress and during the Congress itself.

The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
A CME Course in Spanish (“Curso de Nefrologia”) will be organised - please see the preliminary programme.

For accredited journalists only. Full press working facilities and activities including press conferences, press releases and services for press will be available at the IFEMA Feria de Madrid - North Congress Center during the Congress.

An application will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for CME accreditation of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress and pre-congress CMEs. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Congress members receiving certifi cates for ECMEC credits must contact their National Accreditation Authority to have the credits recognized (or converted) in their country of practice. EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, you should contact the AMA directly.
The total number of CME credits given to the ERA-EDTA Madrid Congress will be posted on the website as soon as they are available.

ERA-EDTA will track attendance of congress members during the congress in the IFEMA Feria de Madrid - North Congress Center each day. Regularly registered congress members must go to the session halls and scan their badge at the entrance (at participant’s own responsibility).
Congress members will then be awarded the number of credits towards the hours actually spent participating in the sessions of the congress.
ERA-EDTA will send UEMS CME certifi cates to all regularly registered participants by email approximately one month after the end of the Congress. In case you do not receive it by that time, please write to

IFEMA Feria de Madrid - North Congress Center
Avda. del Partenón, 5
28042 Madrid - Spain