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General Information

LANGUAGE

English is the official Congress language. No translation will be provided.

ON SITE SECRETARIAT AND REGISTRATION DESK

Friday March 24th 07:30 - 18:30
Saturday March 25th 07:30 - 18:30
Sunday March 26th 07:30 - 13:00

Subject to change

HASHTAG

The recommended hashtag to communicate on social networks about the congress is #OsteoCongress.

INTERNET ACCESS

A Wifi connection as well as an Internet corner will be provided to attendees during the congress.

SMOKING POLICY

This is a strictly non-smoking event.

PARTICIPANTS ATTENDANCE POLICY

All event activities (including Plenary Sessions, Meet-the-Expert Sessions, Satellite Symposia, Poster Sessions, Exhibition Area, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered participants. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

CLIMATE

At the end of March, the average temperature begins around 12°C and increases up to 17°C during daytime. We expect cloudy weather with sunny spells and a chance of rain.

CURRENCY

The euro is the official currency in Italy. Bank notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros. Coin values are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, 1 and 2 euros. Most international credit cards are widely accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops, except for American Express credit cards which are less accepted. Foreign currency may be changed at banks, hotels, airports and in exchange offices. ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the airport.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Follow the same rules of safety you follow while travelling anywhere else:

  • Keep your travel documents in your hotel safe deposit box
  • Always carry the hotel address with you when you leave the hotel
  • Do not leave personal items (bags, mobile phones, etc.) unattended

LETTER OF INVITATION

We will send you a letter of invitation upon request. Please note that this letter of invitation does not commit the congress organisers to any kind of financial support or hosting arrangements, nor does it guarantee an entry visa. The congress organizers will not contact embassies or consulates on your behalf.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

A certificate of attendance can be printed in the registration area from Saturday March 25 in the afternoon (the exact time will be communicated during the congress).

ITALY

Capital city: Rome
Population: 59,83 million
Official language: Italian

TIME ZONE

UTC+1 zone and UTC+2 zone during summer time.

Please take into account that during the night from Saturday March 25 to Sunday March 26 2017, we will move to summer time: at 2am it will be 3am.

HEALTH CARE

Vaccinations are not required to enter Italy. However, an individual travel and health insurance is recommended.

ELECTRICITY

Italy uses a 230 volt 50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug.

TIPPING

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but if you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about five to ten percent.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

112: General Emergency for Europe / Carabinieri
113: Police
115: Fire
118: Ambulance

IMPORTANT DATES

Opening for Abstracts submission: October 1, 2016
Deadline for Non-Sponsored Symposia applications: October 31, 2016
Deadline for early bird registration fee: December 4, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission: January 13, 2017
Deadline for pre-registration fee: March 4, 2017