General Information

General Information

WELCOME YOU TO THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PNEUMOCOCCI AND PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASES (ISPPD-12)

ISPPD-12 is planned primarily as an in-person meeting to be held in Toronto, Canada from 19-23 June 2022, with the possibility to access a large portion of the programme online for participants that may not be able to attend in person due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.

  • For more details on the specifics of both in-person and online participation, please click HERE.
  • For more details on in-person only and online-accessible sessions, please visit the scientific programme page HERE. Details are poster in the second half of the page.

All onsite attendees are requested to follow the COVID-19 regulations as defined by the Canadian Government. Please check the most up-to-date information HERE and make sure you meet all requirements.

Please note that all travellers must register to ArriveCAN and complete the required COVID-19 information within 72 hours of their travel! Completing the information before travelling to Canada is mandatory and free. You can use the ArriveCAN mobile app (available on iOS and Android) or the online form at https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/services/arrivecan.html

For your safety, keeping physical distance, maintaining good hygiene and wearing a facemask during the ISPPD-12 Symposium are highly recommended. For updated onsite requirements, please click HERE.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Address: 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5H 2M9 Canada
Tel: +1 416-361-1000

  • To view Hotel Sheraton website, please click HERE.
  • To check the Symposium venue map, please click HERE.

 

The official language of the Symposium is English.

End of June is a nice time to visit Toronto and enjoy the city’s vibrant life. The average high temperature for the month of June is 24°C (75°F) and the average low temperature is 12°C (53°F).  In the evenings it may be chilly, so prepare a cardigan or a jacket to take with you.

Participants are advised to wear business casual for all Symposium functions and programmes.

The Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. Abbreviations include $, CA$, Can$ or C$.
You can compare your local currency to the Canadian dollar HERE.

We encourage all participants to download and install the mobile app prior to the Symposium.
Available in the App Store (compatible with version 13.0 and later on iOS) and Google Play Store (compatible with version 8.0 and later on Android). Search “ISPPD 2022” or scan the QR code below.

Features of the App:
• View the sessions, speakers, exhibitors and supporters
• Create your own schedule for the Symposium, including bookmarking the sessions you wish to attend
• Access information on CME accreditation
• Read the abstracts
• Check out venue information
• Receive real-time updates

Free WiFi is available to all Symposium in-person participants throughout the venue.
Username: ISPPD2022 | Password: isppd-12

ONSITE OPENING HOURS

FACULTY REGISTRATION DESK

If you are a Board, GA or Committee Member, an invited speaker in a Plenary, Meet-the-Expert or Workshop session or a session moderator, please come to the Faculty Registration Desk to collect your badge.

PREPAID REGISTRATION

  • A confirmation letter with a barcode will be sent to all non-Faculty participants a few days prior to the Symposium.
  • Please bring your confirmation letter with you to the Symposium to enable you to collect your registration materials from the prepaid registration stations located in the Registration Area of the Symposium Centre.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation letter and barcode, do not worry, you will still be able to use the self-service machines by typing your full name into the machine. Hostesses will be in the Registration Area to assist you.

BADGES

Upon registration, you will receive your name badge. You are kindly requested to wear your badge during all Symposium sessions and events.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

All registered participants have access to the ISPPD-12 Virtual Platform from June 19, 2022, 09:00 AM EDT.
The platform will stay open until June 19, 2022, 09:00 AM EDT and you can enjoy 3-months of on-demand access to session recordings and E-Posters.
For details on which sessions will be available via the ISPPD-12 Virtual Platform, please check the scientific programme page HERE (second half of the page).

A link to the Virtual Platform will be posted here in due course.
On June 16, 2022, all registered attendees will receive their platform login details via email. In this regard, please check your spam box as well and if you cannot find the letter, please contact us.

Please find below quick links to the ISPPD-12 scientific programme, onsite poster presentations and book of abstracts.

ISPPD-12 is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 26.5 hours. For further information and to download your Certificate of Attendance after the Symposium, please click HERE.

Support from pharmaceutical partners helps make this event possible. As such, it is important that we comply with the various codes and directives relating to the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The Human Medicine Regulations 2012, (clauses 294-300) and the European Union directive (2001/83/EC, article 86) provides guidelines relating to medicinal products for human use. Within these guidelines is the restriction that access to pharmaceutical product marketing activities must be limited to only those participants licensed/authorised to prescribe or supply medicinal products.
All participants, with the exception of the exhibitors, are asked the following question during registration: Are you licensed/authorised to prescribe or supply prescription only medicines?
Within the virtual event platform healthcare professional authorised to prescribe prescription medicines will be recognized with a letter P (Prescriber) indicated after their names.
Within the virtual event platform, all exhibitors (booth admins) will be recognized with a letter E (Exhibitor) indicated after their names.

Most people need a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorisation to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. Further information is published HERE.

It is the responsibility of ISPPD-12 participants to obtain a visa if required.  Symposium participants should familiarise themselves with visa requirements well in advance of the event. The ISPPD-12 organisers encourage you to apply for a visa as early as possible, at least 3 to 4 months before the Symposium.

Complete information on whether you need a visa and how to apply for a visa to enter Canada can be found on the Government of Canada’s website.

An official personalised letter of invitation will be provided to registered participants as part of the registration procedure. This invitation is prepared solely for the purpose of visa applications and is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Programme.

Invitation letters can be provided electronically (PDF) or as a hard copy if required. Hard copies will be mailed via regular post free of charge (in this case organisers do not take responsibility for delivery). In case of special delivery (courier) request, the participant will be responsible for all charges.

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

The Symposium 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.

SYMPOSIUM ORGANISERS

Kenes Group
7, rue François-Versonnex,
C.P. 6053, 1211 Geneva 6
Switzerland

AGENT FOR ITALIAN SPONSORS AND PARTICIPANTS

As Organizers of the 12th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-12) taking place in Toronto, Canada from 19 to 23 June 2022, we entrust TWT srl, to collect the applications from pharmaceutical companies (participating as sponsors or exhibitors) for the Italian Ministry of Health agency (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco AIFA) procedure, in compliance with the instructions given by the Legislative Order 219 of the 24th april 2006 – art. 124.

Tel: +39 06 597 84 01
Website: http://www.agenziafarmaco.com/en

PLEASE NOTE:  Kenes Group is not involved in the registration procedure. It is the pharmaceutical companies’ sole responsibility to adhere to the above regulations directly via a local agent.

Please contact TWT srl no later than 80 days before the beginning of the congress.

Mr. Gianni Frontani / gfrontani@twt-team.it
Mrs. Anna Lupidi / alupidi@twt-team.it
Via Arrigo Davila 130
00179 Rome
Italy

www.twt-team.it

Tel:  +39 06 4424 9321
Fax: +39 06 9933 1533