Congress Venue and Directions
Travelling to Paris
Invitation Letters & Visa Applications
Submit your abstract - extended deadline March 31, 2017
Apply for an invited talk in an ISN Young ISN Members Symposium - deadline February 28, 2017
Apply for the ISN Advanced School - deadline February 28, 2017
Early Registration - NOW OPEN, deadline April 30, 2017
Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the conference?
A: All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program either as Oral or Poster presentations. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract will attend the meeting to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Program.
Q: I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
A: Only after all abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee notifications will be sent to the abstract submitters. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline. Please refer to the Key Dates.
Q: How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?
A: You may enter the Abstract Submission system with your username and password and make changes to your abstract until the submission deadline date. No abstract changes will be accepted after this date, however you are welcome to bring a more up to date abstract to the conference. Please refer to the Key Dates.
Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?
A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the conference website/online journal supplement/conference mobile App. Please contact the Abstract Department for further details.
Q: I am having trouble logging into the abstract submission system – my username/password is not working?
A: Please try one of the following options via the abstract submission page:
a) In case you are using "Internet Explorer", please try other internet browser e.g. "Google Chrome" or "Mozilla"
b) When you copy and paste your user name and password please make sure there is no extra space at the beginning or the end of them
c) In case your password contains the letter "O" please make sure you do not type "0" (Zero) instead the letter "O"
d) Please note that the username or ID received when registering for the congress is different to the abstract submission. Please use the abstract submission username or “create new account”
Q: I created a new account but did not receive my username?
A: Please note that the username is shown in the "Subject line" in the confirmation email received when setting up a new account.
A: In order to register for the conference, please register online
Q: How can I pay the registration fees?
A: Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For full details please click here.
Q: Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring Company/ Hospital’s name?
A: Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, please send an email to the Registration Department, specifying the services requested and full address of the sponsoring company.
Q: Can I register for the conference without paying?
A: Yes, but your registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.
Q: Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?
A: In order to benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.
Q: Can I register onsite?
A: Yes. Onsite registration is available during the conference days. Onsite fees will apply.
Q: What does my registration fees include?
A: For full detailed entitlements, please check the registration page.
Q: Will I receive a confirmation letter after I have finished registering?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon as payment is received and registration is completed. You may use this confirmation letter for visa application purposes.
A: A Le Palais des Congrès de Paris - click here to view a photo
2 place de la Porte Maillot
75017 Paris, France
Q: How do I get from the airport to the Meeting venue?
A: Venue Accessible By Train, Bus, Shuttle, Subway, Taxi
Road traffic, site map, click hereParis has 2 main airports:
There is a public transportation from both airports to the Meeting venue.
• Roissy Charles De Gaulle, 30 minutes by car from the Congress Center.
• Paris-Orly, also 30 minutes by car from the Congress Center.
Access by Car:
Access by public transport:
Q: Can you please send me details of public transport? Do you have a map of the city?
A: Paris is one of the most accessible European cities. For information about travelling to Paris by plane, train, boat, car or coach, please visit the Traveling to Paris website.
The metro is probably the best way to travel within the city. The Palais des Congrès is close to the “Porte Maillot” metro station. It runs from 05:30 to 01:00. You should keep your ticket until you leave the metro as you may need to show it /have it with you at some exit doors and in case of controls.
Line 1 of the metro (La Défense-Château de Vincennes) crosses the city from east to west and provides direct access to the Palais des Congrès “Porte Maillot” station.
They are slower than the metro at certain hours of the day depending on traffic, but the bus services are frequent during the day even if more irregular after 20:00 on some lines. Lines to “Porte Maillot”: 82 (Luxembourg-Neuilly), 73 (Concorde-La Défense), and PC1, PC2, PC3 (beltway lines).
Public transport tickets
Paris public transport is operated by the RATP and includes the metro subway system, RER trains, buses, night buses, Montmartre bus, and the Montmartre funicular railway, all of which accept the same tickets and passes.
You can purchase individual tickets, or a Paris Visite Metro Pass, available for 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days of unlimited travelling: these tickets were created especially for visitors they also include special offers and discounts of up to 35% at a variety of attractions in the Paris area. This makes travelling around the city very easy.
Tickets for public transport are available at subway stations, some bus terminals and registered retailers, usually tobacconists and bookshops, displaying the RATP sign.
Participants will receive Carnet+; which is a pack of 10 single ride tickets with their registration.
There are approximately 500 taxi stations on the city’s major avenues and boulevards. There is an initial fee for each ride. There is a taxi station located on the Avenue de la Grande Armée, right next to the Palais des Congrès: +33 (0)1 45 72 61 84.
The Airports’ specialist is: +33 (0)6 08 57 75 83 available 24 hours and 7/7 days (major credit cards accepted).
Useful telephone numbers
• Paris airports (Roissy CDG and Orly): 3950
• Air France: 3654
• SNCF (French National Railways): 3635
• Taxi services:
- Taxis G7: +33 (0)1 47 39 47 39
- Taxis Bleus: +33 (0)1 49 36 10 10
• Emergency: 15 or 112
Q: How can I find out information about hotels and their rates for this conference?
A: Kenes M+ is offering special rates for all conference participants at congress HQ Hotel; Le Meridien Etoile. We also have a proud partnership with Booking.com to be able to offer variety of hotels.
Q: How can I book my room and should I pay in advance?
A: In order to book a room, please click here to book online. Please note that full payment is required upon booking.
Q: Will I receive confirmation of my hotel reservation?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation will be sent to you by email as soon as the booking is confirmed and the payment is received.
Q: Can I cancel my hotel booking?
A: There are different cancellation policies for different hotels and depending on the time of booking. When booking, please check the cancellation policy summary that appears on the booking page. For bookings that have already been made, please view the terms and conditions of your specific reservation.
Q: How can I get a financial support?
A: We eNcourage you to seek funding, where possible. There are possibilities to apply for Travel Awards
Q: How do I apply for a visa?
A: Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you.
Q: Where can I get a Conference invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
A: Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered participants. To request an invitation letter, please email us at ISN Secretariat
Q: Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local Consulate?
A: Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.
Q: Do I have to be a member to register for the conference?
A: No, you can register as a non member, we do encourage you to become an ISN member and save up to USD 245
For Meeting Registration and Membership Cancellation Policy, click here