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Congress Information

CME Accreditation

An application will be made to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The EACCME is an institution of the UEMS (www.uems.net). The number of credit hours of European external CME credits will be announced on the ESGAR Website and in the Final Programme.

Congress Venue

Located in the heart of Ireland’s vibrant, popular and historic capital city, The CCD is just 15 minutes from Dublin airport. A convenient city centre location and excellent transport links, make The CCD easily accessible whether you are travelling from within Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe, or indeed anywhere in the world.

The Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1, D01 T1W6


The meeting will be held in English.

Letter of Invitation

The Central ESGAR Office will be happy to provide you with a formal invitation letter (as soon as ESGAR has received your registration AND payment). It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply any commitment for ESGAR to provide financial funds or accommodation!


ESGAR is not liable for personal injury and loss of or damage to private property. Participants should obtain the appropriate travel insurance. The place of performance of any duties and obligations for both ESGAR and the participant’s sides shall be Vienna, Austria. Any contractual relationship with ESGAR shall be subject to Austrian law.

Passport and Visa

People from certain countries need a valid Irish entry visa before arriving in the State, whether by air, sea or land. An Irish visa is a certificate placed on your passport or travel document to indicate that you are authorised to land in the State subject to any other conditions of landing being fulfilled. This means that you will still be subject to immigration control at the point of entry to the State even if you have a visa.

You don’t need a visa to land in Ireland if you are a citizen of the EEA or of one of the countries listed in the table in 'Further information' here.  You will need a visa if you are a citizen of one of the countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Ireland. You can find detailed information on the application procedures on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS Website).

The processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa type and the Office to which the application is lodged. Visa applications are considered in as speedy a manner as possible but timeframes for decision can be dependent on a number of factors including, the number of applications received and the resources available to process them at any one time.

While the vast majority of applications are dealt with within a much shorter timeframe it is recommended that applicants allow as much time as possible when applying for a visa. Just in case further enquiries have to be made, we advise you to apply for your visa 8 weeks before the date you plan to travel.

Will an Irish Visa allow me to travel to Northern Ireland?

No - If you wish to travel to Northern Ireland you will require a UK Visa. Further information can be found here

For more information on visa requirements and rates, please click here.

Important Dates

October 2017
Preliminary programme available

November 2017
Abstract submission opens

November 2017
Registration opens

January 15, 2018
Abstract submission deadline

February 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors

March 14, 2018
Early registration deadline

May 15, 2018
Pre-registration deadline

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