PRACTICAL INFORMATION A-Z

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Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague handles flights from within Europe and from overseas. It is located 30-45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There are good connections between the airport and the city centre by public transport – buses and taxis.

Airport information - nonstop phone line

Tel.: +420 220 111 888
AFTN: LKPRYDYX
SITA: PRGCZ7X, PRVCZ7X
www.prg.aero

Arrival by public transport

Take bus no. 119 (a bus stop is located directly in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) from the airport to the “Nádraží Veleslavín” stop. From there, continue by metro line A in the direction of “Depo Hostivař” and get off at “Dejvická” station.
Travel time: 24 min.

For more information about Prague public transportation visit www.dpp.cz.

B

Badges

Name badge must be worn when attending the sessions and official conference programme.

C

Cash machines

There is a cash machine at the venue. Cash machines of the major local banks are located near the metro station Dejvická.

Certificate of attendance

The certificate of attendance is to be issued at the Registration desk or after the conference upon email request (will be issued in PDF format)

Climate

Prague is a city with a “mild continental climate”. The average temperate in April is 9 degrees C, with lows around 4 degrees C.

Conference language

The conference language is English, no simultaneous translation is provided.

Currency/Exchange

The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (CZK). Exchange offices are located all around the city centre (exchange offices, banks, post offices). Most of the hotels and restaurants in city center also accept EUROS (€).

Please note: As for the credit/debit cards usage around Prague, accepting cards in city center is not usually a problem, although one should not expect to be able to use payment card outside city center. Always have a small amount of cash prepared.

D

Disclaimer

The Conference Organisers have taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the Conference. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither AEPC nor their agents can be held responsible for any losses or damages incurred by delegates. The programme is correct at the time of printing, but organisers reserve the right to alter the programme if and when deemed necessary. The Congress Organisers act as agents only in securing hotels, transport and travel services, and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or by the employees of such contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. The Conference Organisers reserve the right to make changes as and when deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to resolution under Czech Law.

Doctor / First Aid

In urgent matters, dial 112 to get specialized help. No first aid service is available at the Symposium venue.
For medical assistance of non-urgent character, a local clinic may be helpful. The closest state-owned hospital with non-stop service is located in Prague 5 (approx. 15 mins by taxi from the Conference venue)

The Motol University Hospital
V Úvalu 84
150 06 Prague 5
Tel. : +420 224 433 681, +420 224 433 682, +420 224 433 674
cizinecke@fnmotol.cz
www.fnmotol.cz/foreigner-acute-s-department.html

E

Emergency numbers

112 General emergency number

The number can be used for urgent help from Police, Fire brigade, or Emergency medical assistance, though the following numbers can also be dialled directly:
150 Fire
155 Medical emergency (Ambulance/First aid)
156 Prague City police
158 Police

F

First aid

Please see Doctor / First aid section above.

Food and beverages

Coffee-breaks and lunches are included in the registration fee.

I

Insurance and Liability

The Organisers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to Conference participants, accompanying persons either during or as a result of the Conference or during all tours and events. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Internet

Free wi-fi internet connection is available throughout the Conference.

L

Lost & Found

A lost and found service is available at the Registration desk area.

P

Parking

Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space available at the Diplomat Hotel underground garages. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.

Pharmacy

The nearest pharmacy is located in Vítězné náměstí, about 10 minutes walking distance from the Symposium venue. Please check with the Registration desk for further details on the location.

Lékárna BENU
Vítězné náměstí 997/13
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00

Program changes

The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to the external or unforeseen circumstances.

R

Registration opening hours

Date Time
Sunday, 10 April 17:00 – 19:00
Monday, 11 April 07:30 – 16:30
Tuesday, 12 April 07:45 – 16:30
Wednesday, 13 April 07:45 – 16:30
Thursday,14 April 07:45 – 12:30
S

Safety

Prague is among the most popular destinations in the world. Statistics show that when compared to other major European cities like Paris, Rome or Madrid the rate of crime is much lower in Prague. A night walk around the city is relatively safe but, of course, like in all other big cities with a high culmination of people we recommend handling your personal belongings with utmost care.

Shopping

Most of the shops in Prague are open from 09:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 09:00 to 20:00, Monday through Sunday. All major credit cards are accepted.

Smoking policy

Smoking is forbidden in all Conference areas.

T

Taxi

In the city centre taxis are easy to hail from the street but we strongly recommend that you use hotel taxis or obtain taxis by phone through the radio taxi service e.g. AAA (+ 420 14 014), City taxi ( +420 257 257 257) or Speed cars ( +420 224 234 234).
Boarding charge: approximately 40 CZK
Journeys within the city: approximately 28 CZK/ 1 kilometre

Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, suggested level is around 10%.

Transportation

The public transportation in Prague is very easy and efficient; the journey to the city centre from the Conference venue (Dejvická station) takes some 15 minutes - line A, no additional transfers are needed to get to the city centre (Můstek, Muzeum).

Metro (Subway, Underground)

The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: A - green colour, B - yellow colour, C - red colour, with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Můstek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Metro operates daily from 05:00 to 24:00.

Trams

Daytime operation is from 04:30 to 24:00. Night time operation is from 00:30 to 04:30 and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58 with traffic intervals 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for night time lines is Lazarská stop. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.

Buses

The daytime and night time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night time service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 514. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

Fares

Basic ticket 32 CZK
The ticket is valid for 90 minutes after marking and allows for any changes of the transportation means.

V

VAT

The Czech legislation requires that all congress costs includes the Czech VAT (21% or 15%). In case the VAT rate changes, the change will automatically apply to the service ordered.

Venue

Diplomat Hotel Prague
Evropská 15
160 41 Prague 6
info@diplomathotel.cz
+420 296 559 111

   
 
 
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