ERA-EDTA is pleased to provide you with a series of digital services at the congress this year. Following the success of the digital activities in 2014, we have taken in your feedback to make our services even better this year. We hope that they will prove useful and enhance your congress experience.

The digital services are sponsored by Shire.

The delegate portal
New this year, the delegate portal gives you instant and early access to all things digital at ERA-EDTA. Log in to your personal account, where you can preview your e-materials orders, view and rate presentations, and even ask questions to speakers during and after the congress! You can also request electronic attendance certificates, and use the portal to find out more about the digital services we are offering this year.

Get ahead before the congress starts! You can now register for the delegate portal here:

Wi-Fi service
The Wi-Fi connection will be available in the main areas of the congress centre during ERA-EDTA. You can access the service from your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop computer.

Once at the congress centre, your badge number will be all you need to access the free Wi-Fi connection. Follow these simple steps to connect:

1) Go to the Wi-Fi settings on your device.
2) Select the network “WIFIBYSHIRE”
3) Open your browser and follow the instructions to gain access to the Wi-Fi connection

Congress app

This useful tool serves as a convenient guide to the congress, where you will find all key information in one easy to access place. You can download the ERA-EDTA congress app to your smartphone or tablet before you arrive at the congress centre; just search for “ERA-EDTA 2015” on the Apple or Google Play stores to download the free app.

What facilities does the congress app provide?

- Session and symposium details
- Exhibitor information
- Ask speakers questions (during and after the congress)
- An e-materials module to instantly request and access speaker slides and webcasts
- A dashboard to view all your congress activities
- Rate speaker presentations
- Information on the digital services at the congress
- Access to the ERA-EDTA 2015 Twitter feed
- Congress maps

E-materials service
Have you ever wanted to take away slides from a congress session, eliminating the need to take notes and letting you focus on the discussion? Or, have you ever had to miss a session that you were hoping to attend due to timetable clashes? The e-materials service enables you to order available presentations, which you can then access directly after the congress. Simply collect your SMART Card at the bag collection desk, or use the e-materials module on the congress app, and you are ready to go!    

What are e-materials?

Each e-material represents one presentation during a scientific session.
You can order a presentation if the speaker has released his slides for dissemination. Once you confirm an order, you can access the e-material by viewing and downloading the pdf file of the released speaker slides or streaming the webcast of their presentation.

How do I order and access e-materials at the congress?
You can order e-materials through the following methods:

- Swipe your SMART Card on the e-readers in lecture rooms
- Use the congress app
When you attend a session the app will ask you if you want to the session materials to your basket
Order presentations from the programme pages to your basket
Order parallel sessions when you attend a session
- Visit the Digital Service Area where you can order e-materials with your SMART card from sessions you have missed
How many e-materials can I order?

You can order (add to cart) as many materials as you like during the congress. These will automatically appear on your delegate portal e-materials page, also accessible through the congress app.

Following your order, you will be able to access a set number of e-materials, which is dependent on the number of ‘e-points’ you have (see below for further information about ‘e-points’). At the end of the congress, you can choose which of the materials you would like to access, view and download (check-out), and which ones you don’t want to keep.

How do I access my confirmed e-materials?

- Go to your e-materials basket
On the official congress app
Online at the delegate portal
- Review and confirm which materials you would like to access (ordered missed sessions require ‘e-points’ if you are not a member)
- Go to your e-materials Library
On the official congress app
Online at the delegate portal
- View the PDF and/or webcast of your selected presentations

When will my materials become available?

Most pdf files will be available as soon as the presentation starts in the lecture room, or shortly afterwards. Webcasts will be available about one or a few days after the session.

‘E-points’ system
You can order/add as many missed session as you like to your basket. To confirm and access materials in your basket 1 e-point is required for each presentation.
Every delegate will receive 10 e-points automatically, and you can also gain additional e-points through completing certain activities:

- Registering for the delegate portal 5 e-points
- Early bird delegate portal registration 2 e-points
- Registering for the congress app 3 e-points
- Completing ERA-EDTA's ASQ delegate feedback survey 2 e-points
- New: Asking a question to a speaker 2 e-points
- New: Rating of attended sessions 3 e-points

New in 2015
Unlimited access to E-materials for ERA-EDTA/UKRA members attending the Congress (members
not attending the Congress will receive 30 e-points).
Attended session are also e-points free (e-points are required to access missed sessions).
The Digital Service Area

The Digital Service Area is the central hub for all digital services at the congress. This year we’ll be on level 0 of the congress centre (by the auditorium). Visit us here for:

Available at the Digital Service Area

- Assistance for all Shire-sponsored digital services
- Working and Meetings Tables
- Charging stations for your phone, tablet or laptop
- Facilities to review your e-materials and order e-materials from sessions that you may have missed
- Refreshments
- Photo Wall, to get that memorable souvenir from London


All services are free to use. For any queries on the digital services on offer, please contact the service team with the subject "ERA-EDTA 2015" at