General info

Language
The official language of the congress is English.

Letter of Invitation
The Congress Secretariat will send you a letter of invitation upon request. The Organizing Committee would like to clearly state that the letter is only to help the participant to obtain a visa or to raise travel funds and has no further financial obligations from the congress towards the participant. The Congress Secretariat is only able to send you the letter of invitation after receipt of your registration and payment. 

Passport and Visa
Citizens of EU countries may enter Croatia using their national identity cards instead of a passport. Otherwise, passports are required to enter Croatia. 
Citizens of the UK, EU countries, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand did not (and do not) need visas to visit Croatia. Visitors can visit Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Please consult the Consulate nearest to you for special details.

Exhibition
An exhibition of veterinary pharmaceutical products, pet food, clinical and scientific equipment and publications will be held during the congress. Coffee breaks will take place in this area and all delegates are cordially invited to visit the commercial exhibition. Companies interested in taking part in the exhibition can contact the Congress Secretariat.

Congress badges
All participants, accompanying persons and exhibitors must wear the Congress identification badges. Entrance to meeting halls, poster and exhibition area will not be permitted to any person without badge.

Poken
Once again, Poken will equip every delegate with an interactive digital networking tool. This tool, or "Poken" serves as your digital business card and digital briefcase. The Poken allows you to exchange contact details with other participants, and collect digital information from sponsors, sessions, presenters, posters and exhibitors. 
You will receive your Poken when you arrive at the registration desk, along with your badge, personal vouchers and congress bag. As part of the Poken experience, you will have access to the Poken Congress online portal, for which you will receive log-in details.

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance can be printed after submission of the on-line evaluation which will be requested to fill in after the congress. You will receive an invitation via e-mail after the congress.

Currency
The Croatian currency is the Kuna. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept international credit cards.

Mobile Phone Manners
As a courtesy to other attendees, please observe good mobile phone manners. When attending sessions, please turn off your mobile phone and other wireless communications or use the silent notifications options. If you must take a call, please step out of the room rather than disrupting the event. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Liability
Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Congress Secretariat assume any liability. Participants should, therefore, organize their own health and travel insurance.

Disclaimer
The ESVD-ECVD and/or its agents have the right for any reason beyond their control to alter or cancel, without prior notice, the congress or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the Annual Congress of the ESVD-ECVD. The Organizing Committee and the Congress Secretariat shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expenditure or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration or cancellation.