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Congress Information from A to Z

Index

Accommodation
Airport
Arrival by public transport
Guided tours Parking
Participants
Pharmacy
Posters
Poster Discussions
Prague Information Service
Presentation submisson
Programme Changes

 
Badges Healthcare Registration
Registration fee includes

 
Cash points
Certificate of attendance
City maps
Cloak room
Congress language
Currency/Exchange

 
Information
Insurance and Liability
Internet
Safety
Shopping
Smoking policy
Speakers ready room
Doctor / First Aid Lost & Found Taxi
Temperature
Time Difference
Tipping

 
Electricity
Emergency call
Exhibitors
Exhibition opening
Evaluation form

 
Messages
Mobile Phones

VAT
Venue
Food and beverages

 A

Accommodation
If you are looking for an accommodation in Prague – please contact our staff at the registration desk.
 
Airport
Upon arrival to Prague by plane: We strongly recommend to use  AAA Taxi service, located at the arrival hall.

Prague International airport 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.

Letiste Praha, a. s.
Letiste Praha - Ruzyne, 160 08 Praha 6
Tel.: +420 2 2011 1111, +420 2 9666 1111
Fax: +420 2 3535 0922
AFTN: LKPRYDYX
SITA: PRGCZ7X, PRVCZ7X
www.prg.aero

Arrival by public transport
Prague has a very sophisticated underground, tram and bus transportation system. The Prague underground is quite new and efficient. During the peak hours, trains run every 1 or 2 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. For more information about Prague public transportation visit www.dpp.cz

 

 B

Badges
A long with your registration, you will receive your badge. Name badge must be worn when attending the sessions and official dinner. Admittance to the sessions and dinner  without badge is not possible. Only full participants may attend the session.

  1. Participant
  2. Press
  3. Accompanying Person
  4. One Day Badge
  5. Speakers and Chairs
  6. Exhibitor
  7. Executive Committee
  8. Staff 
  9. Local Organizing Committee  

 

 C

Cash points
Komercni  Banka cash point is located right between the entrances No. 5 and 6. Ceska sporitelna cash point is located right next to the underground station Vysehrad  entrance.

Komercni banka
Address: 5. kvetna 65, 140 00  Praha 4, Prague Congress centre
Availability: 24 hours
Lowest value - bank note: 500 CZK
Wheel-chair access: yes

Ceska sporitelna
Address: Na Pankráci 127, 14000  Praha 4, Vysehrad underground station           
Availability: 24 hours 
Lowest value - bank note: 200 CZK
Wheelchair access: no
 

Certificate of attendance
Certificate of attendance will be handed over to each participant from Wednesday,  July 8, 2009 at the registration desk.

City maps
Along with your congress documents you will receive a city map together with other brochures about Prague. Further information is available at the info counter on the first floor at the registration.

Cloak room
A cloak room is located in the ground floor, it is free of charge to all registered participants.

Congress language
The congress language is English no translation is to be provided.

Currency/Exchange
The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (CZK).Banknotes of 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 CZK and coins of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 CZK values are available.
Exchange offices are located all around the city centre (exchange offices, banks, post offices).
ALL RATES given in the program are in EUROS (€).

 

 D

Doctor / First Aid
Poliklinika Budejovicka is located at the station Budejovicka, 3 stations from the station underground Vysehrad  (the location of the venue)
MEDICON a.s. – Poliklinika Budejovicka
Antala Staska 1670/80, 140 46 Praha 4
tel.: +420 261 006 111
fax: +420 261 006 210
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.mediconas.cz

Emergency medical service at the Prague Congress Centre is available. If necessary please contact registration staff.

 

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Electricity
Electricity used in the Czech Republic is 220 Volts; standard European system of round pins with two holes.Please, bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage (ie. USA, Canada).

Emergency call
The following numbers can be also used for urgent help from Police, Fire brigade, or Emergency medical assistance, these numbers can also be dialled directly:
150 Fire Department
155 Medical Service
156 Prague City police
158 Police
 
Exhibitors
All exhibitors are listed in the Programme book. All the related information as regards the exhibition was passed on directly to the exhibitors.

Exhibition opening
To assist in the improvement of the congress, please, complete the evaluation form for the congress. You will find the form in your congress bag.

Evaluation form
To assist in the improvement of the congress, please complete the evaluation form for the congress. The form will be in your congress bag.

 

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Food and beverages
The cost of refreshment served at coffee-breaks is included in the registration fee. The refreshment will be served within the Exhibition area (Foyer 2nd floor).

 

 G

Guided tours
For all the questions regarding tours,please ,refer to the tour desk at the registration desk.

 

 H

Healthcare
When travelling around the Czech Republic  you might need medical assistance. You can be sure, you will be treated with high European standards. We recommend arranging travel insurance before leaving your country. If any assistance is needed ,please, contact our registration staff.

 

 I

Information
At any time, information is available at the info point at the registration desk.

Insurance and Liability
The Organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to Congress participants, accompanying persons either during or as a result of the Congress or during all tours and events. Participants are strongly recommended to take out an insurance policy covering an accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Internet
Internet corner is available at the poster area in the 2nd floor during the programme times.

 

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Lost & Found
A lost and found service is available at the information desk at the registration.

 

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Messages
A message board will be located in the registration area. You can post your messages here.

Mobile Phones
Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in the off position in the meeting rooms while sessions being held.

 

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Parking
Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space, which is available in the Prague Congress Centre.. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.

Participants
A complete list of participants is included in the congress documents. Participants registered after June 19, 2009 are not included in the list.

Pharmacy
The nearestt pharmacy is situated in the shopping centre Arkady Pankrac – underground station Pankrác = 2 stops from the Vysehrad station (venue location)

Shopping Centre Arkady Pankrac – ground floor
Hvezdova 2860/24
Praha 4 – Pankrac
Tel./Fax: +420  225 111 211, +420  225 111 212
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday  9:00 – 21:00

Posters
Poster area is placed in the foyer at the 2nd floor and in the North Hall, Terrace 1 and 2.  All authors of poster abstracts received a poster guidelines with assigned poster number. Please, mount your poster to the assigned poster board (marked by your number). If any assistance is needed ,please ask the hostess at the poster desk in the poster area.

Poster Presentations: P 1, P 2, P 3, P 4
Poster Discussions:
Sunday, July 5 – 14:00 – 15:00
Monday, July 6 – 14:00 – 15:00

Posters should be mounted on:
Saturday July 4, 2009 (15:30 – 18:30) or Sunday July 5, 2009 (07:30 – 08:30)  

Removed on:
Monday July 6, 2009 (15:30 – 18:00) 

Poster Presentations: P 5, P 6, P 7, P 8
Poster Discussions:
Tuesday, July 7 - 14:00 – 15:00
Wednesday, July 8 – 14:00 – 15:00

Posters should be mounted on:
Monday July 6, 2009 (18:00 – 20:00) or Tuesday July 7, 2009 (07:30 – 08:30) 

Removed on:
Wednesday July 8, 2009 (15:30 – 18:00) 
 

Prague Information Service
All information about Prague can be required at:
Tel: + 420 221 714 444
www.pis.cz/en
You can also ask our staff at the Registration desk.

Presentation submisson
Power Point presentations only (CD, USB stick) may be used. In the lecture rooms a video projector and laptop will be at your disposal. Personal laptops are not permitted. Please take your presentation to the Speakers preview room no later than 120 minutes prior to your lecture and approach the media technician. All the authors were provided with presentation guidelines directly before the Congress.

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

 

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Registration
Please, register at the registration desk on the ground floor of the PCC, where a hostess will assist you with the registration. Based on your confirmation of registration you will receive a congress bag along with the name badge and assorted documents. If you are preregistered via online system, please make sure to take your confirmation of the registration with you to avoid any confusion.
Onsite registrations can be done using an onsite registration form available at the registration:
- Academic Members onsite fee is 570 EUR
- Young Member onsite fee is 270 EUR
- One day registration fee is 120 EUR
  (please, note that you have to proof your student status by a confirmation from the institution.)

Congress documents and bags cannot be guaranteed for the participants registering onsite.
In case your payment was not recognized or did not reach us until June 19, 2009 copy of bank transfers will not be considered as a proof of payment. Therefore you will be asked to pay an onsite registration. All double payments will be reimbursed after the congress.

Registration opening hours:
July 4, 2009            08:00 – 20:00
July 5, 2009            08:00 – 19:00
July 6, 2009            08:00 – 19:00
July 7, 2009            08:00 – 19:00
July 8, 2009            08:00 – 19:00
July 9, 2009            08:00 – 13:00

Registration area is located on the ground floor of the Congress Venue
(Prague Congress Centre, 5. kvetna 65, Prague 4). See the floorplan.

Cancellation policy / Name changes
All onsite cancellations (not communicated before to the secretariat) will automatically leads into 100% cancellations.
Name changes not communicated before will be considered as a new registration.
 
Registration fee includes:
-  Admission to all sessions, poster area and exhibition
-  Admission to Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
-  Congress documents in the Congress bag – Final Programme Book, Abstract Book (Supplement of FEBS Journal)
   (Spplement of FEBS Journal), Late Abstract Book, City map, List of participants, Evaluation Form
-  Name badge + vouchers for tours if required and paid
-  Coffee breaks

Accompanying fee includes:
- Admission to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception 
- Guided tour Grand tour of Prague

Please note that accompanying persons' are not allowed to take part in the sessions. 

 

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Safety
Prague belongs to 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 concentration of people, we recommend handling your personal belongings with the utmost care.

Shopping
Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 – 20:00, Monday through Sunday.

Smoking policy
For the comfort and health of all the participants, smoking is not permitted at any official occasions. This includes sessions, workshops, other meetings, meal functions and also registration areas and foyers.

Speakers ready room
Is located in the Club E on the 1st floor. Please, make sure to hand in your presentation at least 120 minutes prior to the start of your assigned session. Our staff in the speakers preview room will be happy to assist you.

 

 T

Taxi
Upon arrival to Prague by plane: We strongly recommend to use  AAA Taxi service, located at the arrival hall.

In the city centre taxis are easy to hail from the street but we recommend you to use hotel taxis or obtain a cab 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). Registration staff will be happy to assist you with taxi service at the PCC.
Boarding charge: approximately 30 CZK
Journeys within the city: approximately 28 CZK/ 1 kilometer
Waiting time: approximately 10 CZK/per minute

Temperature
Prague is a city with a mixture of oceanic and continental weather, average summer temperature is 20 degrees C.

Time Difference
The Czech Republic is in Central European Time Zone. Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). After the last Sunday in March the time in the Czech Republic is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Time and this lasts until the end of September.

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%.

 

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VAT
The Czech legislation requires that all congress costs include the Czech VAT.

Venue
Prague Congress Centre
5. kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4
Czech Republic
The Prague Congress Centre is located in a unique position on the top of one of Prague hills, offering a beautiful view of the famous skyline of Prague, with the silhouette of the Prague Castle. The Congress Centre can be easily reached by underground (Metro) (line C, station: Vyšehrad).
 

 

 

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