Dates

4-6 October 2018

Course Venue

The course venue is Aegli Zappiou, which is located at the centre of Athens city

Kipos Zappiou, Athens 105 57, Tel: +30 210 3369300,

Fax: +30 210 3252952

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Official Language

The official language of the Congress is English. All abstract submissions and presentations are to be in English.

Scientific and Commercial Exhibition

During Congress a Scientific and Commercial Exhibition will take place.

Audiovisual Equipment

Speakers are kindly requested to hand in all material of their presentation (USB stick, CD-ROM) at least one hour before their scheduled presentation time. If a presentation is scheduled early in the morning, speakers are kindly requested to check their presentation the day before.

If you are using embedded video clips in your presentation, please remember to submit video files separately.

Badges

Delegates' badges will be available from the Course secretariat. It is compulsory for all participants to wear their badges in the Course venue

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be given to participants the last day of the Course.

Accreditation

The Congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME® is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The Course has been officially accredited by EACCME® for 16 European CME credits (ECMEC). You may find the event in the list of accredited events on https://eaccme.uems.eu/Login.aspx.

EACCME® Credits: Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME® credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for a half day and 6 ECMECs for full-day event. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

A sign in/sign out protocol will be followed.

Internet Access

Internet access can be found in the Internet Cafes and some of the rest of the cafes around the city. It is also generally available in the business centres in most of Athens Hotels. The Internet country code is .gr

Free internet access will be available at the Congress Venue.

Telecommunications

The international access code for Greece is +30. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 001 for the USA or Canada, 0044 for the United Kingdom). Public payphones are available all over Greece and use phone cards, which can be purchased from kiosks.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

Climate

The climate in Greece is typically Mediterranean with warm and dry summers and mild winters. The weather in Athens during the month of October is usually warm in the morning and quite cool in the evening.

For more information please visit: www.freemeteo.com or
www.bbc.co.uk/weather/.

Electricity

Electricity is 220 V/50 Hz. Plugs are the standard continental (DIN) type with two round pins. Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor.

Currency

The currency of Greece is the Euro (€). Foreign currencies and travellers cheques can be exchanged at all banks, exchange counters and most of the hotels.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, shops and restaurants. Stickers in the front windows will advise you as to which cards are accepted.

Banks & ATMs

Banks are open from Monday to Thursday, 8:00-14:30 hrs and on Friday, 8:00-14:00hrs; on Saturdays and Sundays they are closed. Central branches of some banks (Omonia Square, Syntagma Square) may be found open until 20:00 daily and from 10:00 to 16:30 on Saturdays. ATMs are widely available all over the country. For further details while in Greece please consult your hotel concierge.

Post Office

Post Offices Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 am – 14:00 pm.

Central Post Offices are open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 am -20:00 pm and on Saturday from 08:00 am – 13:30 pm

Shopping in Athens

The usual opening hours for shops are:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 09:30 to 14:30
  • Tuesday , Thursday and Friday form 09:30 to 14:30 and from 17:30 to 20:30
  • Department stores and supermarkets are open from 09:00 to 20:00 (Monday to Friday) and from 09:00 to 18:00 (Saturday) and are closed on Sunday.

Restaurants

Restaurants and Taverns are normally open for lunch from 12:30 to 16:00, for dinner from 19:00 to midnight. Fast food and souvlaki shops usually serve food all day long, and some of them stay open till late at night. Cafes and bars are open all day from about 8:00 until late at night.

Water

Tap water is potable in Athens, while bottled water is widely available and can be purchased in kiosks, supermarkets convenience stores and hotels.

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”

Call Centre: +30 210 3530000 (available on 24th hours basis)

Fax: +302103530001

Website: www.aia.gr

Location: The airport is situated 20 miles (33km) south east of Athens city center.

Insurance

Proper travel and health insurance is recommended to be carried out before travelling to Greece. The Professional Congress Organiser cannot accept liability for personal injury or loss/damage of property and belongings during the Course or your stay in Athens, Greece. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Police: 100

Tourist Police: 171 or (+30) 210 6977386

Airport Police: (+30) 210 3536919

Ambulance: 166

Hospitals: 14 944

Pharmacies: 14 944

International Emergency Call: 112 & 911

Telecommunications info: 11 888

Weather: 14 944

Time: 14 844

International Call Information: 139

Ferry Routs: 14 944