FAQs

Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the Congress?
A: All accepted abstracts will be scheduled in the Scientific Program either as oral presentation, e poster discussion or e poster viewing. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attends the Congress 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 will notifications be sent to the abstract submitter. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline or extended abstract submission deadline in case there is extension.

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.

The submission form allows you to store your abstract as a DRAFT until the deadline. After the deadline if not submitted, drafts will be deleted.

Click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the process in order to submit your abstract. You can make changes to your submitted abstract by the deadline.

If you have already clicked on SUBMIT and you wish to edit your abstract you will be required to click on the “re open” icon. Please make sure to SUBMIT after your edits to keep any changes that were made.

After the submission deadline abstracts cannot be modified or corrected.

Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?
A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the Congress website/online journal supplement/program. Please contact the Congress secretariat at reg_chest20@kenes.com 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:

In case you are using “Internet Explorer”, please try another internet browser, e.g. “Google Chrome” or “Mozilla”.
When you copy and paste your username and password please make sure there is no extra space at the beginning or the end of them.
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” option.

For any issues with your password please click on “Forgot my password” and you will be able to receive a new one.

Q: My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?
A: Please enter your account to see the abstract you have submitted. This option is possible also after the submission deadline.

Q: I would like to delete my abstract. Can you please delete it for me?
A: You are able to delete your abstract until the abstract submission deadline. After the deadline please email the Congress secretariat.

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 or Embassy for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you.

Q: Where can I get a Congress invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?

A: Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered participants. At the end of the congress registration process you will be able to generate an invitation letter which can be used for the visa application.

Q: Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local Consulate/Embassy?

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.

Hotel Accommodation

Q: How can I find out information about hotels and their rates?

A: Kenes Group is offering CHEST Congress 2020 participants specially reduced rates for various hotels in Bologna. 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 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 requested deposit is received.

Q: Can I book a hotel room without registering for the CHEST Congress 2020 ?

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 contact nglick@kenes.com. Different payment and cancellation conditions apply.

Q: Where is the Congress taking place?

A: The Congress will take place at Palazzo dei Congressi Bologna. For more information on the venue please visit  the General Information page.

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 Airport website: Bologna International Airport.

Q: Can you please send me details of public transport in Athens? Do you have a map of the city or area surrounding the venue?

A: Bologna’s official website includes up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps. Please visit Bologna’s official tourist information website for more information.

Q: Is the conference CME accredited?

A: For details on the CME-CPD Accreditation and how to receive your CME/CPD Certificate, please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page.

Q: How can I claim my CME credits after the Congress?

A: You will receive an email with the link to claim your CME Certificate of Attendance immediately following the Congress.  Each delegate should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Q: Do I have to register for the congress in order for my abstract to be included in the scientific program?

A:  All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program as either an E-poster short oral presentation or E-poster viewing only. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attends the Congress 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 will notifications be sent to the abstract submitters. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline.

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. No abstract changes will be accepted after the submission deadline; however, you are welcome to bring a more up to date abstract to the Congress.

Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?

A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the Congress website and in the CHEST® journal.

Q: My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?

A: Copies of your submitted abstracts can be sent to you by email. Please contact abstracts@kenes.com 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:

1- In case you are using “Internet Explorer”, please try another internet browser e.g. “Google Chrome” or “Mozilla”

2- 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

3- In case your password contains the letter “O” please make sure you do not type “0” (Zero) instead the letter “O”

4- 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

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.