To register for the ESM Congress, you will need to login to your ESM user account, or create an ESM user account if you do not already have one. To create a new user account, open the registration link above and under "I do not have a login for this website yet" click "Register Here".

Virtual tickets are now available

ESM are thrilled to be able to offer delegates the option to attend the 2022 Annual Congress virtually.

The Congress sessions will be live-streamed at the times as advertised in the programme, and online delegates will have the opportunity to ask speaker questions via the streaming platform. The Congress is live-only; session recordings and video-on-demand will NOT be available.

Please note that all oral and poster presenters must attend and present in-person in Bologna. Virtual oral and poster presentations are not possible this year.

Registration fees

Fee (on site attendance)
Fee (online attendance)
Student (ESM member)
Student non-member
Academic (ESM member)
Academic non-member
Industry (ESM member)
Industry non-member

5 reasons to register to the ESM Congress


Be exposed to the the latest developments in this fast-moving field

Learning about the advances and breakthroughs in labs around the world can translate to new approaches for your own lab's work that you may not think to explore without this exposure. The ESM meeting is the best place to gain an in-depth perspective of the field.


Investigate potential opportunities for collaborations or develop relationships with other organisations on behalf of your research team

The ESM meeting provides ample opportunity to meet with attendees with similar interests.


Present your work to a highly relevant and supportive audience

Attendees who present at the ESM meeting receive excellent exposure and feedback for their work and their lab.


Bring information and training back to the lab

Findings presented at the ESM meeting can be shared with other lab and team members to extend the benefits of attending to your entire research group.


Learn about the newest data and tools from the poster sessions and the exhibition

Labs save time and money by improving their research methods. New tools and technologies are unveiled to attendees of the ESM meeting.


Registration guidelines

Registration is in English, and the congress currency is EURO €.

Abstracts can be submitted once your congress registration is complete; you will be able to submit your abstract as part of the Meeting registration process. Delegates must be registered for the Meeting prior to submitting an abstract. Registrations must be paid for based on the general payment guidelines for all registrations; however those submitting abstracts can avail of a full refund should their abstract not be selected for oral or poster presentations and the delegate no longer wish to attend the congress.
Please refer to the ‘abstract submission guidelines’ should you wish to submit an abstract.


Payment by credit or debit card is preferred; our payment services are handled by STRIPE. Please note that you do NOT need to have an account with STRIPE in order to use this service.
Payments by bank transfer must be received within 2 weeks of your invoice date.
All unpaid registrations for which correspondence has not been received 10 days before the event will be deleted.


Invoices are available through your profile on the ESM website. PLEASE NOTE that no separate invoices will be created or sent by the congress office.
Once payment has been received you will be sent a payment confirmation email.

Cancellations and refunds are subject to the following cancellation policy:

  • For cancellations received 2 months prior to event - 95% refund

  • For cancellations received 1 month prior to event - 80% refund

  • For cancellations received 21 days prior to event - 50% refund

  • For cancellations received 14 days prior to the event - 25% refund

  • For cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the event - NO REFUND


Refund/cancellation requests must be sent in writing. Where possible refunds will be processed within 3 weeks of receipt; however, based on timing and congress workload, refunds may not be processed until after the congress.

Event cancellation requests must be sent in writing. Where possible refunds will be processed within 3 weeks of receipt; however based on timing and congress workload, refunds may not be processed until after the congress.


All financial questions and queries can be directed here.

In the case of cancellation where a delegate wishes to move their registration to a colleague; please request this in writing to Membership cannot be transferred and if the registration was for an ESM member, the colleague the registration is transferred to will need to purchase the relevant membership if they are not already a member. Refunds for differing registration fees will not be given.


A Certificate of Attendance and a Certificate of Presentation (where applicable) will be available in your 'Congress Materials' in your online ESM account after the event.  


Read our full meeting registration terms and conditions.


Health and Safety Information


Please read the following guidelines before registering for and attending the ESM Congress.*

  1. You must provide a COVID-19 Green Certification on entry to the Congress venue. More information on the Green Certification.
    If you have been vaccinated in another country, you must check that your vaccination is accepted in Italy. More information.

  2. If you are traveling to Italy from abroad, you must check travel and entry requirements before booking. More information.

  3. Face masks must be worn in the Meeting venue and good hygiene and COVID prevention methods followed. 

  4. Do not attend the event if you have any COVID symptoms.

Registration Terms and Conditions Specific to COVID-19

  • All attendees must self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 throughout the event. Attendees understand and acknowledge that at every instance they attend an in-person event, they are affirming that they are not experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

  • We will offer full refunds if you are unable to attend the event due to COVID-19, such as testing positive for COVID-19, being in self-isolation/quarantine, or if there are changes to travel regulations. Contact us as soon as possible to arrange this.

  • Any costs incurred due to COVID-19 regulations, such as tests or accommodation for quarantine or self-isolation, are not covered by the Society.

  • If the meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, all delegates will be offered full refunds or for their registrations transferred to a postponed or future ESM event. The Society cannot cover any additional costs, such as refunds for travel or accommodation. Delegates are responsible for taking appropriate insurance (including travel) cover in connection with their attendance at the event.

COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability

COVID-19 is contagious and may be spread by person-to-person contact. We have instigated health and safety precautions consistent with the WHO guidance, local governmental agencies, health authorities, and best practices recommended by the facilities in locations where we will be hosting the event. 

Despite reasonable precautions taken, ESM cannot ensure that you will not be exposed to or contract COVID-19 as a result of participating in this event or related activities. By choosing to voluntarily register and participate, all attendees understand, acknowledge, and assume the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the event.

You further acknowledge that you understand and assume the risk that exposure to and contraction of COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself and others, including, but not limited to, ESM employees, officers, representatives, agents, and any others present at the ESM event(s). Additionally, you agree to release and hold harmless ESM and its employees, officers, representatives, and agents from all claims, demands, damages, costs, losses or liabilities of any kind which arise out of or result from attendance at and participation in the ESM event.

Your registration confirms your consent to these terms.

* Guidelines may have changed since this page was published. Please check the official guidelines for the most up-to-date information. Some of the ESM website content links to, or is derived from, third-party websites; ESM cannot be held responsible for incorrect content on these sites.