Abstract submission open
January 2, 2024

Abstract submission deadline
February 18, 2024
extended to March 3, 2024

Acceptance decision for authors
April 1, 2024

Registration open
May 2, 2024

e-Poster submission deadline
August 19, 2024

Conference opening
September 21, 2024
Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions we have received about the upcoming 52nd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference.
  • Is the conference a hybrid or in person only event?

    This year’s conference is an in person only event.

  • What is the best way to get to the conference venue from the airport?

    From the airport you can take bus Χ95 to the ΠΛ.ΜΑΒΙΛΗ bus stop or a 35 minute ride on the Metro will bring you to the Megaro Moussikis stop. A metro ticket for 90 minutes costs €9. You can also use a taxi. The taxi ride takes around 26 minutes, depending on traffic.

  • What is the best way of getting around Athens?

    The best way to get around Athens is by using public transportation.The Athens public transport system is affordable, reliable and covers most of the city and suburbs. You can use all means of public transport using the same ticket (a single ticket costs €1.20 and is valid for 90 minutes). A Day Pass (€4.10) is valid for unlimited travel (except airport services) for 24 hours. A 5-Day Ticket (€8.10) is valid for unlimited travel on all modes of transport (except airport services and bus line Χ80) for 5 days. A 3-Day Tourist Ticket (€20) is valid for unlimited travel (including 1 round trip to/from Athens International Airport). 3-day passes are available at the bus and metro ticket kiosks at Athens International Airport, Omonia, Syntagma, Thissio, Monastiraki, Acropolis and Piraeus stations.

    The fastest means of getting around Athens is the Metro. The Athens Metro system consists of 3 lines and connects to the tram, bus routes and suburban railway. The Metro runs daily from 5 am to midnight. Lines 2 and 3 operate until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

    Athens Metro: Website

  • Where to buy tickets for public transport?

    Tickets and passes (Ath.ena tickets) for public transport are sold at ticket booths and machines in all Athens Metro and tram stations. There are three types of Ath.ena tickets: a paper ticket, an anonymous card that you can top up, and a personalised card. These tickets can be used on all forms of public transport.

  • What is a poster presentation?

    A poster presentation is a visual presentation of research findings or projects displayed on an e-kiosk. Poster presentations are commonly used to showcase research and communicate findings to a wider audience. The presenter creates a poster that includes visual aids, such as graphs, images, and text, to summarise their research. Poster presentations are an effective way to share research findings and network with colleagues in the same field.

  • What is the conference agenda and what topics will be covered?

    You can find the conference agenda in the programme section on our website. The theme of our Conference is “Unveiling the Future: Artificial Intelligence and New Kidney Replacement Therapies ”.

  • What are the accommodation options near the conference venue and how can I book it?

    Accommodation of various categories is provided at discounted prices near the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre. Recommended hotels are either within walking distance from the conference venue and just a few minutes away from the city centre by public transport, or the other way around. You can find more information about the hotels in the Accommodation section of the website. Please note that we do not have any rooms on hold for the conference period and that availability is subject to change.

  • Are there any social events or networking opportunities during the conference?

    Apart from break and coffee sessions during the day, there will be a networking event for attendees where there’ll be an opportunity to network and enjoy informal time with colleagues. Entrance to the networking event can be purchased separately when registering.

  • What is the dress code for the conference?

    The dress code for the EDTNA/ERCA conference is business casual. However, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket or sweater as the temperature in the conference rooms can vary.

  • Will there be a morning walk / run again?

    Yes, we will plan such an activity in Athens, stay tuned for more details.