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MSACL 2015 EU: Congress Primer

Some of the highlights of what you need to know about the MSACL conference.

Dress Code

Business casual works, but whatever you are most comfortable in. The days are packed full of great content, but they are still long and you will want to be comfortable so you can focus on learning and networking.

Getting to the Congress Center

Directional Assistance (including 'How to Catch a Bus from the Airport')

Wireless Access

Wireless access will be available throughout the congress center.

Access Point:Salzburg Congress
PASSWORD: msacl2015.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration will open with the Welcome Coffee (Tue 9:00AM, Wed 8:00AM, Thu 7:45AM, Fri 8:00 AM) and close after the Receptions in the evening.

EXHIBITS ONLY registrants are NOT PERMITTED in the Scientific Sessions (except Plenary). Violations may result in registration revocation without refund.

Plenary Lectures

Check out the Plenary Lectures.

Corporate Workshops

Corporate workshops are held Thursday & Friday from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the rooms on the Ground Floor and in the Paracelsus room on the 2nd Floor.

There is also a corporate workshop from Thermo Scientific on Thursday at 8:00 AM.

Scientific Program

Electronic Copy of Printed Program (1.8 MB, PDF)

Web-Based Program: Go here for the web-based conference program.

REMEMBER: Long Abstracts are password protected.
USER: msacl
PASS: 12345

Mobile Program

Working our way towards a paperless conference. Or, if not paperless, then at least electronically fluent.

Anonymous Questions to Presenter
Notice that you can pose questions anonymously to each presenter, podium or poster, for them to consider during a Q&A session, or merely to reflect on after the congress. This question box is below the abstract of each presenter in the mobile application.

If you are a Full Conference registrant you can log in with the email you registered with as your user name. If you do not know your password you can easily reset it. To set your password select Reset Password at the bottom of the login page.

(1) You can see the emails of all presenting authors.
(2) You can take notes for each talk.
(3) You can take notes for contacts you've met.

Certificates of Attendance and Continuing Education

Pick up your Certificate of Attendance at the registration desk. Please note that Certificates of Attendance will not be sent out after the congress. They are only valid when picked up by you at the congress and stamped with the Association seal.

Apply ON-LINE for CE Certificates for the MSACL EU activities.

Posting Poster and Slide PDFs on the Web

Presenters, don't forget you have the option of uploading your poster(s) or podium presentation slides as a PDF (via Manage Abstract) to include as part of your web presence compendium.

Welcome Coffee & Coffee Breaks

Welcome Coffee and Coffee Breaks will be served in Mozart 1-3.

Thursday - Friday
Coffee Breaks will be served in the Exhibit Hall on the first floor, except for Welcome Coffee which will remain in the Ground Floor foyer.


Lunch (12:00 - 1:00 pm) will be served in Mozart 1-3 and, weather permitting, some bistro tables on the front patio.

Thursday - Friday
Lunch (12:30 - 2:30 pm) will be served in the Exhibit Hall on the First Floor.

Receptions (aka Dinner)

Working dinner in Mozart 1-3 just before last short course session on Tuesday.

The Opening Reception will be held on the 1st Floor with the Exhibits from 5:30-8:30 PM. Buffet meal will be served as well as a selection of beer, wine, water.

Reception from 5:45 - 7:45 PM in the Exhibit Hall. Buffet meal will be served as well as a selection of beer, wine, water.

Closing Reception from 5:15 - 7:15 PM in Registration Foyer. Buffet meal will be served as well as a selection of beer, wine, water.

Contact Collection / Lead Retrieval

BadgerScan is a Contact and Lead Retrieval App that is completely FREE for full functionality.

BadgerScan allows users to:

(1) Collect contact info via scanning QR codes on attendee badges.
(2) Create and launch customized surveys.
(3) Share individual contacts between devices.
(4) Export contacts via email as a spreadsheet.
(5) Save notes for each contact.
(6) Create your own QR badge on the BadgerScan App to rapidly share your information with anyone who also has BadgerScan.

The app does NOT require a network connection (except for use of the survey element).

The app never requires an in-app purchase for full functionality.

All contact info is stored on your phone, not on a server.


Conference Staff

And finally, the MSACL Staff if you need any assistance on-site.

David Herold, MD, PhD

Chris Herold, PhD, MBA

Amber Herold
Director, Technology

Mike Kim
Director, Logistics

David Yount
Director, Food & Beverage

Alisa Zych, MS
Director, Registration

Charity Aiken, PhD
Scientific Liaison