General Information

Congress Venues

Thessaloniki Concert Hall (TCH)
Martiou 25 & Paralia – 54646
Thessaloniki, Greece

Aristotle University Hospital of Thessaloniki
Hands-on Cadaver Workshops
Thessaloniki School of Medicine University
Campus – 541 24
Thessaloniki, Greece.

Makedonia Palace
Hands-on Clinical Workshops
Mini Hands-on Workshops
Leoforos Megalou Alexandrou – 546 40
Thessaloniki, Greece.


Tuesday, 21 June                16:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 22 June         07:30 – 19:30
Thursday, 23 June             07:30 – 18:30
Friday, 24 June                  07:30 – 17:30
Saturday, 25 June              07:30 – 12:00


Wednesday, 22 June         09:00 – 20:00
followed by the Welcome Session in Hall A – Friends of Music Hall, Building M1 with
Networking Ceremony (20:00-21:30)
Thursday, 23 June             09:00 – 18:00
Friday, 24 June                  09:00 – 16:00
Saturday, 25 June              no exhibition


Participants Badge
Upon registration, you will receive yourname badge. You are kindly requested to wear your badge during all Congress sessions and events.


The Congress abstracts are available in the Congress App and will also be published in
the June issue of the online supplement of the RAPM Journal; they can be accessed via
The journal will be accessible for everyone free of charge for 1 month (until the end of July). Following this the journal will only be available for ESRA members (


Free WIFI will be available at the Congress without password. Please be aware that public WIFI capacity is always limited and therefore limited to email and web browsing activity. Network: ESRA2022


Speakers’ Ready Room
All Invited Speakers and Free Paper Oral Presenters are kindly requested to bring their PowerPoint presentation on a USB Memory stick and load it on one of the Congress computers in the Speakers’ Ready Room at least 1 hour before the start of the session.

The Speakers’ Ready Room is located in the Building M2 (CR-3).

Tuesday, 21 June                 16:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 22 June          07:30 – 19:30
Thursday, 23 June              07:30 – 18:30
Friday, 24 June                   07:30 – 17:30
Saturday, 25 June               07:30 – 12:00

Guest Attendance Policy
All event activities (including educational sessions, meals, exhibition hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees.
Non-registered guests are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration will be required at all times.
Children and Family members of faculties and awardees are allowed to attend the Opening Ceremony or the Awards sessions.
Specific badges for children and family members can be provided at the Registration


ESRA Society & Events App
We are delighted to offer Congress participants great tools to help you get the most
out of this Congress experience; the detailed programme, the venue and of course each
other! App name: “ESRA Society & Events”

Voting Sessions
There will be in-sessions voting in both the Pro/Con Debates and Problem Based Learning Discussion which will be done on Slido via the Congress App.


Ask the Speaker
During some “Ask the Expert” sessions, the Congress App will be offering the participants an option of anonymous “Ask the
Speaker” feature.


ESRA Going Green
We are committed to work towards a sustainable future and therefore pledged to get rid
of single-use non-recyclable plastics during the entire Congress. We will use biodegradable or recyclable options instead. In addition, we will limit paper printing and collect and recycle as much of the branded materials used around the venue as possible.


Social Media
Join the online conversation on social media with #ESRA2022 and become part of the
ESRA community. A social media expert will be onsite sharing photos and quotes, so feel
free to engage on Twitter and Instagram @ESRA_Society.


Lunch and Coffee breaks
Lunch and coffee will be served at the times specified on the timetable, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the Exhibition area. Please note that lunch will not be served on

Certificate of Attendance
All congress participants and workshop participants will receive their Certificate of Attendance via email after the Congress. Abstract presentation certificates will also be sent after the Congress.


Cloakroom facilities are available in the Registration Area (Building M1)
Wednesday, 22 June            07:30 – 21:00
Thursday, 23 June                07:30 – 18:30
Friday, 24 June                     07:30 – 18:30
Saturday, 25 June                 07:30 – 13:30
*During the entire Congress, the dress code will be casual and informal.


Liability and Insurance
The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents
or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take
out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


The official language of the Congress is English.


Praying Rooms/Family Room
There are Praying rooms and a Family room available at the venue. The rooms for praying are separated for women and men. You can find the directions on the floor plan.


Industry Support Disclosure
This event is supported, in part, by funding from Industry. All support is managed in strict
accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organisations is made in the Congress Program, on the event website, and with signage during the event. A list of all industry supporters is available in the Industry Support and Exhibition Section on the website.


The climate of Thessaloniki is Mediterranean and is partly influenced by the mainland. Thessaloniki is about 34 m above sea level, which also influences the climate. The rarity of extreme weather conditions and the favorable temperature characteristics of each of the four seasons provide the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy each change’s beauty and colors in the urban landscape. With approximately 300 days of sunshine per year, you can enjoy your stay in Thessaloniki at any time of the year.


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


Press Office
Mrs Nikoletta Bouka
Mrs Loukia Liappi
Contact Details
+30 6972554955


Congress Organiser
K.I.T. Group GmbH
Kurfürstendamm 71
10709 Berlin, Germany

Childcare Service
To all participants of the ESRA 2022 Congress in Thessaloniki, ESRA is providing complementary childcare service at your hotel, should you travel with your child.

At the Makedonia Palace, childcare service is managed by the agency Paramana; the minimum booking for the service is of three hours and is available at any time if you place the inquiry ahead of your arrival (48h notice minimum).

Other hotels in Thessaloniki offer childcare services; please find the full list and contact details below.

Kindly inform the hotel that you are part of the ESRA 2022 group at the time of booking and all childcare related costs will be covered by ESRA.

39th Annual ESRA Congress 22 – 25 June 2022



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Babysitter Service
(48h notice required)
Makedonia Palace Petroula Dalkidou 4 yes (minimum 3h)
City Hotel Tina Kepetzi 4 yes
DAIOS Hotel Effie Argiantzi 5 yes
Electra Palace Hotel Kiki Pilalidou 5 yes
Excelsior Tina Kepetzi 5 yes
Golden Star City Resort Theodoros Chatziemmanouil 4 yes
Grand Hotel Palace Dimitra Samara 5 yes
Holiday Inn Christina Filippidou 5 yes
Hyatt Regency Jeremy Cue 5 yes
Porto Palace Hotel Athanasiadou Katerina 5 yes
THE MET HOTEL (chandris) Fotis Arvanitis 5 yes
The Modernist Nikos Siglidis 4 yes