Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the congress?
A: It is expected that at least one author of the accepted abstract attends the meeting to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered presenting authors will be scheduled in the Scientific Program. In case there is a change in the assigned presenting author since the time of submission of the abstract, please contact us as soon as possible to confirm the status of your abstract.

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 presenters. Every effort is made to conclude this process by 12 November 2024 for the regular abstract submission. Please visit the Abstract Submission and Guidelines page for more details.

Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?
A: Registered participants’ abstracts will be published via the CORA 2025 website 2 weeks prior to the Congress. Please visit the Abstract Submission and Guidelines page for more details.
Abstracts of registered presenting authors accepted for oral presentation can be found via the interactive program. All abstracts of registered presenting authors will be made available also via the CORA 2025 mobile application from about a week before the Congress.

Q: My abstract is accepted for presentation, what should I prepare?
A: Detailed guidelines for presentation will be sent to all presenting authors of accepted abstracts in November 2024 during the abstract notification process and will be made available via the CORA 2025 website under “Presentation and Moderation Guidelines” in November 2024. For an overview of the acceptance categories, please refer to the Abstract Submission and Guidelines page, section “Abstract Selection and Presentation”.

Q: How do I register for the Congress?
A: In order to register for the Congress, please click here.

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. During the registration process, you are required to insert Invoice Details, this information will appear on the invoice you receive by email when completing the registration process.

Q: Can I register for the Congress 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 Congress days. Onsite fees will apply.

Q: What does my registration fee 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.

Q: How can I find out information about hotels and their rates for this Congress?
A: Kenes International is offering Conference participants specially reduced rates for various hotels around the Congress venue. Information, pictures, location, and rates are available on the hotel Accommodation page.

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 a hotel confirmation?
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 book a hotel room without registering for the Congress?
A: Yes. You can book your room without registering by clicking on the “Booking” button of your chosen hotel available on the website via the hotel accommodation page. If you need further assistance, please email the Hotel Accommodation Department.

Q: How can I book rooms for a group?
A: For group booking (10 rooms and more) please fill in the Group Bookings form available on the Accommodation page or contact the Hotel Accommodation Department. Different payment and cancellation conditions apply.

Q:  Can I cancel my hotel booking?
A:  Cancellation deadlines apply for each booking request and depend, among other factors, on the service type, the travel supplier, dates of travel, etc. For more information, please contact the Hotel Accommodation Department.

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. The option to issue an invitation letter is available within the registration process. At the end of the registration process, you will be able to generate an invitation letter, and you will also receive a confirmation email with a link to the invitation letter.

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 emailed directly to them.

Q: Where is the Conference taking place?
A: The Congress will take place at the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Giudecca 810, Venice, 30133, Italy. For more information on the venue please visit the conference venue website.

Q: How do I get from the Airport to the Congress venue?
A: For updated and detailed information on public transportation please visit the official tourism website of the City of Venice: Venezia Unica.

Q: Is the Conference CME-accredited?
A: An application will be made to the UEMS-EACCME® for CME accreditation for the 8th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (CORA 2025). For more details, please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page.

Q: How can I claim my CME credits after the Congress?
A: CME Certificate of Attendance will be available for download after completing an online survey. A link to the survey will be published via the CME-CPD Accreditation page and will be sent via email after the Congress to registered participants. Please approach the Registration Desk onsite in case of questions. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that they spent on the educational activity.

Q: Is CORA 2025 EFPIA/MedTech Europe compliant?
A: The 8th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (CORA 2025) will be reviewed and upon a status update within the Conference Vetting System, more details will be published here. Please check again for updates.