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General Information

Language

The official language of the Congress is English. There will be no simultaneous translation in Congress Sessions.

Time

Greece is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and an hour ahead of Central European Time.


Electricity

The electrical power supply “voltage” in Greece is: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada: 110-120 Volts)

Telecommunications

There are 4 main GSM operators in Greece that you can roam with: Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind and CYTA. The protocols for digital mobile telephone transmissions are based on GSM technology, operating at the frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz. Please contact your provider for further details.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

• Ambulance: 166
• Fire Department: 199
• Police: 100

Liability and Insurance

Participants are required to arrange their own insurance for cancellation, travel, loss of personal possessions, accident etc on their own behalf. ESB and the Conference Organizer PCO CONVIN accept no liability.

Health

Emergency treatment is free to all visitors in public hospitals.

Currency

Greece is a full member of the European Union since 1981, and its currency is the Euro (€). All major credit cards are widely accepted in Greece.

Visa Requirements/Letter of Invitation

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if required. Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation, or need any information regarding visa procedures can contact the Conference Secretariat. The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the Congress organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Congress are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

If you wish to receive a Visa invitation letter, please state so in the relevant fields of the registration form.

Important Dates

Online registration opens: November 1, 2016
Online abstract submission: December 1, 2016
Abstract submissions deadline: February 10, 2017
Last call for abstracts for posters only deadline: May 12, 2017
Notification to authors: May 20, 2017
Standard registration deadline: May 31, 2017



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