General Information

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Dates:
September 12-14, 2014

Congress Venue:
The Westin Xian
66 Ci En Road
Quiijang, New District
Xian, China 710061
Tel: +86-2965686568
www.westin.com/xian

Congress Schedule Overview
Date Time Activity
Thursday, September 11, 2014
10:00-21:00
Congress Registration
Friday, September 12, 2014
11:30-19:45
14:00-14:15
14:15-18:45
18:45-19:45
Congress Registration
Welcome Address
Congress Sessions
Welcome Reception
Saturday, September 13, 2014
07:30-19:00
08:30-19:30
15:15-15:45
Congress Registration
Congress Sessions
Abstract Award Ceremony
Sunday, September 14, 2014
08:00-12:00
08:30-12:15
12:15-12:30
Congress Registration
Congress Sessions
Closing Remarks

Language:
English is the official language of the Congress and there will be simultaneous translation. English to Chinese for all sessions. Please be advised that in order to receive the simultaneous translation device, an official ID (passport) will need to be handed in, upon return of the device your ID will be returned accordingly.

Clothing:
Informal for all occasions
 
Internet, Email and WIFI
Free Internet and email facilities will be available during Congress hours. Complimentary WIFI will also be available in the Congress area, please find "Westin” as the WIFI name.

Refreshments
Coffee and tea will be served during the coffee breaks between sessions, as specified in the Timetable.

Dining
Please present your name tag, and relevant invitation or coupon at the entrance or to the Congress Staff in order to receive these dining experiences.
Lunch Box pick-up will be available on Saturday September 13, 2014 at 12:30-12:45. The Participant Dinner will be held on Saturday September 13, 2014 from 20:00-21:00.

Speakers' Preview Room
Speakers are invited to visit the Speakers' Preview Room prior to their lecture and upload their presentation(s). Speakers should bring their slide presentations to be uploaded for their sessions no later than one break prior to the session in which they are scheduled. The Speakers' Preview Room will be
open during Congress hours as follows:
Friday, September 12, 2014 11:30-19:45
Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:30-19:00
Sunday, September 14, 2014 08:00-12:00

Poster Presentation
Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the designated coffee breaks, as specified in the program. Please see the Congress Secretariat for board allocation at the Congress. Posters should be mounted on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:30-19:45 and removed by 12:30 on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The Organizing Committee is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time.
Poster presentation times are as follows:
Friday, September 12, 2014 14:00-19:45
Saturday, September 13, 2014 08:30-19:30
Sunday, September 14, 2014 08:30-12:30

Exhibition Opening Hours
Friday, September 12 15:45-19:45
Saturday, September 13 10:00-20:00
Sunday, September 14 09:45-12:30

Public Health:
Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements before you plan your trip. The organizer recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay in Shanghai.

Invitation
:
An official invitation letter can be issued via this website. However, this invitation implies no obligation, financial or otherwise, by the Congress. With this invitation letter, you can go to the nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate to apply for an entry visa(s). If any problem arises, please contact the Secretariat of the Congress for assistance (use our 'contact' page).

Visas:

Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to China. Information about Visa requirements can be found on the World Travel Guide website:
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/
ComtecMed will not be responsible for any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of Visa or other required documentation.

Liability:

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Gastroenterology (CIGI). Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Congress Secretariat:
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require any additional information or assistance. Please address all correspondence to:
cigi@comtecmed.com
Congress Organizers:
Please do not hesitate to contact the Organizers for any additional information or assistance.
cigi@comtecmed.com