43rd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine 2019

May 19–24, 2019 / Basel, Switzerland

Congress Information

Important Dates and times at a glance

Dates of the Congress at Congress Center Basel
Sunday to Friday, 19 – 24 May 2019

20:00–23:00 Sunday, 19 May 2019
Welcome Reception / Ice Breaker Cocktail at the Congress Centre Basel

Doors open 19:30
Military Personnel: Dark suit / Lounge suit; Civilians: Dark suit / Lounge suit

08:00–10:00 Monday, 20 May 2019
Opening Ceremony at the Congress Center Basel

Congress Center doors open 07:15
San Francisco Hall doors open 07:30
Military Personnel: Service uniform; Civilians: Informal (casual)

20:00–22:30 Dinner for the Heads of National Delegations at the Guild Saffron
Meeting Point: Entrance Congress Center 18:45
Please refer to the relevant information on your voucher, if you have registered for this event.
Military Personnel: Mess Dress; Civilians: Dark suit / Lounge suit

07:00–20:00 Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Social Event Day

Please refer to the relevant information on your voucher, if you have registered for this event.
Military Personnel: Business casual; Civilians: Business casual

19:00–23:00 Thursday, 23 May 2019
Gala Dinner at the Congress Center Basel

Doors open 19:15
Please refer to the relevant information on your voucher, if you have registered for this event.
Military Personnel: Mess Dress / Gala; Civilians: Black tie Dinner jacket

10:30–12:30 Friday, 24 May 2019
Closing Ceremony at the Congress Center Basel

San Francisco Hall doors open 10:15
Military Personnel: Service uniform; Civilians: Informal (casual)


The Congress Center Basel

Basel, located in Switzerland at the heart of Europe, is a congress city with conveniently situated facilities. The Congress Center Basel enjoys a downtown location, situated directly adjacent to Basel Exhibition Centre. The historic old town, the shopping areas and the many museums and parks can be reached comfortably on foot or in a few minutes by public transport. The Congress Center Basel and its facilities are located directly alongside Messe Exhibition. For more information on how to reach Basel either by Train, Plane or Car, please go to www.congress.ch

Congress Basel Center
MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel AG)
Telephone +41 58 206 28 28
Fax +41 58 206 21 86

ICMM 2019 Delegate Transportation in Switzerland

The ICMM 2019 Congress Organisation will ensure transportation of registered ICMM 2019 delegates who have notified their specific arrival dates / times and flight numbers at the 3 major airport (Zurich, Basel, Geneva). Look out for the ICMM 2019 Hospitality Desks.


A name badge will be provided on-site with your registration documents. Name badges must be visible and used at all times anywhere within the Congress Centre.

Badges must also be worn during all social events including the Excursions on the Social Day

Badge Identification explanation:


Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance will be sent by email after the Congress.

Congress accreditation

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a programme of educational activities to guarantee the maintenance and upgrading of knowledge, skills and competence following completion of postgraduate training. CME Credits are recognized by most national CME-authorities in Europe and will be featured on the certificate.



European Union of Medical Specialists: UEMS-EACCME®


Swiss Society for Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation: SGAR  


Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine: SGAIM


Swiss Society of Emergency Medicine: SGNOR


Swiss Society of Surgery: SGS


Swiss Dental Association: SSO


Swiss Society of Veterinarians: GST


Swiss Society for Intensive Medicine: SGI


Certificate of Competence in Clinical Pharmacy: FPH


Certificate of Competence in Hospital Pharmacy: FPH


Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychology: SGPP


Swiss Association for Trauma & Acute Care Surgery:



Congress material

The Congress documents should be collected on-site at the Registration Desk in Hall 5 during opening hours, at the  Congress Centre.

Currency and credit cards

The Swiss Franc is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. One Swiss Franc is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins consist of 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 Swiss Franc, 2 Swiss Francs and 5 Swiss Francs. Note denominations are 10 Francs, 20 Francs, 50 Francs, 100 Francs, 200 Francs and 1000 Francs.

Current (May 2019) exchange rate: 1 USD = 1.06 Swiss Francs, 1 Euro = 1.17 Swiss Francs.

Foreign bank notes and traveler’s checks can be converted into Swiss Francs at the hotel, foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchange outlets. The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations. Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. VISA and MasterCard are accepted at the Congress Registration Desk. Personal or company cheques are not accepted at the registration desk.

Drinking water

It is safe to drink tap water in Switzerland.

Emergency contact numbers

Medical emergency number: +41 58 206 23 23
Medical policlinic (Room Lima): open from 07.30 – 18.30, open daily

Congress emergency number: +41 58 206 23 23
Only in cases of extreme emergency

Congress information number: +41 22 33 99 626
For information related to congress hours, official congress hotels, congress registration

International emergency number: 112

Exhibition information

The ICMM 2019 Exhibition, featuring commercial displays of International Organisations, Pharmaceutical Companies, Media Publishers and Scientific Societies, will be located in Hall 4.1. As always, the Exhibition Hall will host the catering stations.

Exhibition schedule

Monday 20 May 2019 10:00 – 17:30
Tuesday 21 May 2019 09:30 – 17:30
Wednesday 22 May 2019 Closed
Thursday 23 May 2019 09:30 – 17:30
Friday 24 May 2019 09:30 – 13:30

Food & beverage

Coffee/tea and light snacks during official breaks are included in the registration fees and will be served around the Exhibition Area. Lunch will be served in the centrally located catering court in the Exhibition Area. On Wednesday 22 May 2019, no catering will be served as the Exhibition and Congress are closed due to the Social Day.


English is the official Congress language. Translations into French will be provided.

Lost and found

A lost-and-found service will be available at the help desk at the Main Entrance.

Mobile phones

Delegates are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in silence mode in the rooms where scientific and educational sessions are being held, as well as during Poster Sessions.

Mobile App

Get all the information including the abstracts you need at your fingertips with the ICMM 2019 Mobile Application onsite at the Congress. It will shortly be available for free on iOS and Android.

On-site registration hours

The desk for registration, information and distribution of documents will be open as follows (subject to change):

Sunday 19 May 2019 08:00 – 21:00
Monday 20 May 2019 06:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 21 May 2019 07:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 22 May 2019 07:00 – 19:00
Thursday 23 May 2019 07:00 – 19:00
Friday 24 May 2019 07:00 – 14:00

Photographing and recording

Photographing, audio taping, video recording, digital taping or any other form of recording for commercial use is strictly prohibited in the session rooms and Poster Area. The copyright of the scientific contributions is to the 43rd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine 2019 (ICMM 2019). An official photographer will be taking pictures throughout the congress.


Posters are located in the Exhibition Area (Hall 4.1). Please contact the Poster Desk (in the Poster Area) for any information. To get the necessary material, a table is set-up within the Poster Area. The authors must be present in front of their posters during Poster viewing for free discussion.

Poster desk

The Poster Desk can be found in the Exhibition & Poster Area (Hall 4.1)

Prayer Room

Two separate prayer rooms (women and men) are situated on level 4.0 of the Congress Centre. They area accessible during the following congress hours:

Sunday 19 May 2019 08:00 – 22:00
Monday 20 May 2019 08:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 21 May 2019 08:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 22 May 2019 08:00 – 19:00
Thursday 23 May 2019 08:00 – 22:00
Friday 24 May 2019 08:00 – 14:00

Smoking policy

The ICMM 2019 Congress is a non-smoking event. It is forbidden to smoke in the Congress Venue, including the Exhibition & Poster Area.

Speaker’s preview room

The Speakers’ Preview Room will be located in Room Rio, on Level 2 of the congress venue. Speakers are kindly requested to hand in their PC formatted USB keys (PowerPoint presenta­tions) at the Speaker’s Preview Room centre at least two hours before their session or the day before for early morning presentations. All conference rooms contain state-of-the-art technical equipment.

The Speakers’ Preview Room is opened as follows:

Sunday 19 May 2019 19:30 – 21:00
Monday 20 May 2019 07:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 21 May 2019 07:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 22 May 2019 Closed
Thursday 23 May 2019 07:00 – 19:00
Friday 24 May 2019 07:00 – 14:00

Survey / congress evaluation

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer an online survey that will be sent to you shortly after the Congress. Your valuable feedback will help us to improve the organisation and quality of the next ICMM Congresses.


Restaurant prices usually include service charges, but a reward for good services is always appreciated.


Switzerland is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Switzerland does observe daylight savings.