General Information

Congress Venue

Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom

Presernova cesta 10
1000 Ljubljana


Congress Registration Counter

All congress materials and documentation will be available at the congress registration counter located in the Grand Reception Hall on Ground floor of the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom. The congress staff will be pleased to help you with all enquiries regarding registration, congress material and congress program. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff members if there is anything they can do to make your stay more enjoyable.

Opening Hours

Thursday, 14 February 201907:30 – 19:00
Friday, 15 February 201907:00 – 18:30

Saturday, 16 February 2019

07:30 – 17:30

During opening hours the congress counter can be reached by phone at:
+386 12417 400.

General Information in short:

The congress language is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided. Symposia in national languages organised by the National Affiliated Societies (NAS) will be offered in a dedicated room throughout the congress days.

The entry formalities for Slovenia vary according to the country of origin. Please address enquiries about entry and vaccination to your travel agent or the local Slovenian consulate. For citizens of many but not all countries, a valid passport (or personal identity card for residents of EU) is sufficient to enter Slovenia.

Participants are advised to check visa requirements at the nearest Slovene embassy or consulate. Information on visas and addresses of Slovene embassies is available on the website of the Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs at:

The European Society for Sexual Medicine retains the right to publish all material presented at the Congress in an ESSM publication.

Accepted abstracts that are presented during the congress will be published in the online JSM supplement available from end of March 2019. Accepted abstracts that are not presented by the author or a presenter will not be published in the JSM online supplement.

Abstracts will also be published in CO CONGRESS ONLINE® from one day prior to the congress (13 February 2019) on the congress website and on CONGRESS MOBILE®, the congress app.

ESSM cannot assume liability for any changes in the congress programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

The speakers centre is located in room M1 on level -1 of the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom.

Speakers are asked to hand in their USB stick, containing the PowerPoint presentation preferably one day before their presentation but at least 90 minutes prior to the presentation.

The presentation will be transferred to the central congress server and will be available afterwards on a special congress notebook in the hall of the presentation. Due to time and technical reasons we kindly ask the speakers not to use their own notebook. Several PC working stations are provided in the speaker’s centre where speakers can also work on their PC charts in a quiet area. Technical staff will be glad to assist.

Opening Hours
Thursday, 14 February 201907:30 – 19:00
Friday, 15 February 201907:00 – 18:30
Saturday, 16 February 201907:30 – 17:00

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As a courtesy to all participants wireless LAN in the exhibition area allows easy access to the internet.

Please select

WiFi network (SSID): ESSM2019

Password: essm2019

All participants are kindly requested to wear their name badges at all times during the congress. The colors of the name badges have the following significance:

  • Congress delegate: blue
  • Faculty: green
  • Press: yellow
  • Exhibition: orange
  • Staff: red

From this year on, ESSM would add colored ribbons to the badge of active members in different committees, education and certification. These are not only for decoration, but also show appreciation. It gives others the possibility to recognize members who are familiar in the ESSM structure and activities and gather information and experiences from them, when needed. The persons who fulfill the criteria will get their ribbons at the registration desk upon collecting their badge.

Color explanations

  • Blue: President
  • Purple: Executive committee members
  • Green: Chairs and members of the different ESSM committees (Scientific, Educational, YoSeMa, Examination)
  • Yellow: Training leader for persons who lead fellowships, educational centers and the ESSM School
  • Red: Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine (FECSM)
  • Pink: Fellow of the EFS-ESSM Certified Psycho-Sexologist (ECPS)

The technical exhibition will be situated in the Grand Reception Hall on Ground floor and the Foyer on Level -1 of the Curltural and Congress Center Cankarjev Dom. Coffee bars will be located in the technical exhibition.

Opening Hours
Thursday, 14 February 201910:00 – 17:00
Friday, 15 February 201908:00 – 17:00
Saturday, 16 February 2019 08:00 – 17:00

Posters and highlighted posters will be sited in the Foyer 1 on Level -1 of the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom.

ESSM highlighted poster tours will take place forenoon and afternoon of the congress day. You will find the times of the sessions in the scientific program. Each poster tour includes up to seven poster presentations chaired by two senior scientists.

Opening Hours
Thursday, 14 February 201910:00 – 17:00
Friday, 15 February 201908:00 – 17:00
Saturday, 16 February 2019 08:00 – 17:00
  • Set-up: Thursday, 14 February 2019  08:00 – 12:00
  • Removal: Saturday, 16 February 2019  16:00 – 18:00

Posters that have not been removed by the respective time will be disposed of. Poster material to put up the poster is available at the poster desk close to the poster areas during the hanging. Alternatively you will get the poster material at the counter.

For ESSM membership issues and any other ESSM business, please contact our ESSM booth which is situated in the Foyer 1 on Level -1 of the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom.

Coffee and tea will be served during the morning and afternoon, daily from Thursday, 14 to Saturday, 16 February 2019 free of charge to all participants wearing a congress name badge.

A daily snack lunch will be served in the exhibition area.

The congress venue also provides several snack bars, where beverages and snacks can be purchased.

A cloakroom free of charge is available in the Grand Reception Hall on Ground Floor and on the Foyer 1 on Level -1 of the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom. Delegates can also store their luggage here.

There is a room set apart for prayers. It is a quiet place, where delegates may withdraw to see divine strength and guidance. Please follow the signage.

In the case of emergency please address the staff at the registration counter in the entrance area of the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom. The attentive staff will be pleased to help.

Cameras, video cameras or audio recording devices are not permitted in the session rooms.

Any recording of sessions is strictly forbidden.

The Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom is a non-smoking venue. Smoking is prohibited within the congress venue.

The congress fee does not include insurance.

All participants should arrange for their own insurance. Health and accident insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your country of origin.

For reasons beyond its control (such as war, strikes, lockouts, riots or any such civil disturbances, any acts of god, including but not limited to earthquakes, floods, droughts and typhoons and any other cause of circumstance of whatsoever nature beyond control) that have an impact on the arrangements, timetables or planning of the 21st Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine and its corresponding activities in Ljubljana, Slovenia, ESSM has the right to immediately alter or cancel the activities or events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly thereto no party involved shall be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancellation.