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General Information

Congress Dates

2-4 November 2023

Congress Venue

Elite World Convention Center

Language

The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Turkish and Turkish to English at some of the halls which will be announced later.

Registration and Information Services

The registration and information desks will be located at the reception of congress venue and will be operating between 07.30 and 22.00 hours. Participants who have not previously registered will be able to complete their registration formalities at "On-Site Registration Desks". For further information and terms-conditions please visit registration & accommodation page.

Accommodation

Alternative hotels have been reserved for the participants. For further information and terms-conditions please visit registration & accommodation page.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants.

Badges

Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the congress activities.

Speaker's Ready Room

The Speaker Ready Room will be located at the Congress Venue and will be operating during the congress, with its high technology equipments.

Internet Cafe-Information Center

Internet Cafe and Information Center will be available to all participants during the congress between 08:00-18:00.

Transfers

Premium transfer service from and to the Istanbul  Airport will be provided for the participants upon request. Please visit registration & accommodation page for price information together with terms and conditions.

Shuttle Service

Daily shuttle service from the congress venue to the hotels shown on the web site and vice versa will be provided for all the participants. Schedule will be announced before the congress.

Driving License

International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Turkey. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license. For your requests please contact congress secreteriat.

Banks and Currency Exchange

The currency is the Turkish Lira (TL). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 17.00 hrs from Monday to Friday. There are also private foreign exchange offices through out the city that operate between 08.00 to 20.00 hrs.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in Turkey by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Congress Registration Desks.

Climate

The average high is 12C and the average low is 8C. Evenings could be chilly and delegates are therefore recommended not to bring coats.

Electricity

The current in Turkey is 220 volts 50Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.

Insurance

The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and postcongress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.

Tipping

Tipping is not mandatory in Turkey. However it is customary to add 10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service.

Telephones

Pay phones are available at the conference center as well as in the city. Phone cards are widely available in shops. The international dialing code for Turkey is 90, and the code forIstanbul is

212 National calls: 0 + city code + telephone number International calls: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number

Time Zone

Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in Turkey.