Registration desk
Onsite the registration desk will be open for participants at the following times:
Thursday, February 15           from 11:30 to 20:00
Friday, February 16                 from 07:30 to 19:00
and Saturday, February 17    from 07:30 to 18:00

Congress badges
Each participant may collect the badge at the registration desk. Participants are kindly requested to wear their badge during all congress activities and social events.
No colour: Participants
Red colour: Invited Speakers and Chairpersons
Green colour: Exhibitors
Blue colour: Patients

Internet connection
Free wi-fi connection is available in all congress spaces.
Wifi: SSC2018
Password: SSC2018

The official language is English.


Coffee breaks
Coffee breaks will be organized in the exhibition area, during the following times:
Friday, February 16 from 10:30 to 11:00 and from 17:25 to 17:50, Saturday, February 17 from 10:10 to 10:40.

A standing buffet lunch will be offered to all registered participants on Friday, February 16 from 13:40 to 14:40 and on Saturday, February 17 from 13:15 to 14:20 in the exhibition area.

Certificate of Attendance
Certificates of attendance will be sent by email on Tuesday, February 20.


Welcome Cocktail – Thursday, February 15
A welcome cocktail will be held after the Opening Lectures in the hall of the congress center for all registered participants and patients.

Congress Dinner – Friday, February 17
See information

Speaker Preview Room
Speakers are kindly requested to load their presentation slides in the Speaker Preview Room at least three hours before their presentation (or, if their session starts at 8:00, the previous day).
The opening hours of the Speaker Preview Room are:
Thursday, February 15        from 11:30 to 19:00
Friday, February 16              from 07:30 to 18:30
Saturday, February 17         from 07:30 to 17:00.

The following facilities will be provided in the Speaker Preview Room:

  • • computers (operating system Windows and MAC) to review, alter and upload the presentations to the server
  • • support by technical staff is available

The technicians will transfer the presentation to the corresponding Session Room. All speakers will easily find their presentations directly in the meeting room.

Abstract book
The abstracts of the oral presentations and posters are included in the Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders in the congress bag.