Before you travel...
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 11th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), from March 23-26, 2017, in Athens, Greece.
Thursday, March 23: Megaron -- The Athens Concert Hall
Leof. Vasilissis Sofias, Athina 115 21, Greece
HEADQUARTER HOTEL: SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
Friday March 24-Sunday March 26: Hilton Athens
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue Athens, 11528, Greece
English is the official language of the Congress.
TRANSPORTATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE MEGARON AND THE HILTON
Take the Blue Line (Metro) which connects directly the airport to both venues. Megaro Moussikis is the metro stop for the Megaron, Evangelismos is the metro stop for Hilton and Syntagma is the stop for the city centre (3 consecutive stops).
For more information regarding transportation please click here: www.comtecmed.com/cony/2017/transportation.aspx
Taxis are yellow with a red-lettered taxi-sign on top. Taxis in Athens can be stopped on their way with a hand signal (just like buses) and they often take more than one passenger at a time embarking and disembarking at different points. For exclusive use of a taxi you are advised to call a "radio taxi”. In any case you can request a taxi from your hotel's concierge.
REGISTRATION AND HOSPITALITY DESK
Thursday, March 23: 8:00-19:00 (Megaron -- The Athens Concert Hall)
Friday, March 24: 7:00-19:00 (Hilton Athens)
Saturday, March 25: 7:00-19:00 (Hilton Athens)
Sunday, March 26: 7:00-14:30 (Hilton Athens)
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS AT THE HILTON ATHENS HOTEL
Friday, March 24: 10:00-17:30
Saturday, March 25: 10:00-19:00
CONGRESS KIT AND NAMETAG
Nametag is included in your personal congress kit. Please wear your nametags during all sessions and social events.
Key colors for nametags:
Blue: Participant tag
Orange: Faculty tag
Speakers are requested to visit the preview room prior to their lecture and upload their presentation. Speakers should bring their slide presentations to be uploaded for their sessions 3 hours before but no later than 30 minutes prior to the session in which they are scheduled.
Invited speakers abstracts and E-poster abstracts will be posted prior to the congress date on the congress website.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of the Hellenic Neurological Society: Neurologia.
E-posters will be available for viewing via plasma screens at the Hilton Hotel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March 24 - March 26).
Participants will be able to discuss their E-poster with the tour leader in an informal way.
"E-poster guided tour" sessions are scheduled as follows:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
-Parkinson's disease, movement disorders
Sunday, March 26, 2017
-Alzheimer's disease and dementia
-Traumatic brain injuries
-Autonomic nervous system disorders
MEET THE EXPERT SESSIONS
Meet the Expert lunch session has been scheduled on Thursday (March 23), and Meet the Expert breakfast sessions have been scheduled for Friday (March 24), and Saturday (March 25).
These sessions will allow you to meet with experts in the field, to hold an intimate discussion and ask the most burning questions.
Each session is limited and registration is available on a first-come first-serve basis.
The full program and pre-registration can be found at: www.comtecmed.com/cony/2017/Exp.aspx
BEST POSTER AWARDS
Karger is pleased to present 2 copies of the book "Hysteria: The Rise of an Enigma" and 2 copies of "Translational Neurosonology" to chosen best E-poster presenters.
Cambridge University Press will present the book "Parkinson's disease: Current & Future Therapeutics & Clinical Trials" to 2 best Parkinson's disease E-poster presenters.
The Lancet Neurology is pleased to present a complimentary one-year print subscription to 1 best E-poster, which includes 12 monthly issues and unlimited access to the Lancet Neurology's current and archived content via thelancet.com. The journal is known for providing an authoritative and independent forum for the highest quality clinical neurology research, reviews, and news in all areas of global clinical neurology.
LUNCHES & COFFEE BREAKS
Lunch and Coffee will be served for registered participants according to the times listed in the timetable: http://www.comtecmed.com/cony/2017/timetable.aspx
The 11th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) is designated for a maximum of 21 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. All registered participants will receive a username and password to download their Certificate of Attendance from the congress website.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDENCE
All registered participants will receive a username and password to download their Certificate of Attendance from the congress website.
INTERNET AND EMAIL
There will be free Wifi in the public area of the Megaron and the Hilton, and a complimentary charging station for electronics at the Hilton.
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
A list of pre-registered participants will be displayed on the notice board. Please correct or add your name and address wherever necessary.
In accordance with the policy of the CONy congress, this is a non-smoking congress.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Please do not leave any bags or other personal belongings unattended at any time, whether outside or inside the session halls.
PASSPORT AND VISA
As Greece is part of the European Union, many visitors can enter the EU countries without a visa. A valid ID card or a passport is all you need to enter Athens.
However, some participants may also require a visa to enter Greece. Check with the Greek Embassy or Consulate in your own country whether you need a visa. Information about visa requirements can be found on the World Travel Guide website:
Kindly note that some countries maintain that all visitors must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date they enter the foreign country. Please check your status before issuing airline ticket.
The local currency is the EUR (€).
Please consult the Greek Customs Regulations: https://greece.visahq.com/customs/
CLOTHING AND CLIMATE
The average temperature in March is 12°C (54°F), while the average low is 8°C (46°F), and the average high is 16°C (61°F).
The electrical supply in Greece is 220-230 Volts and the sockets are EU-standard. If travelling from countries outside of EU please check if you need an adapter and/or transformer.
A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is recommended. The Organizing Secretariat as well as CONy will not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by Participants during the Congress or their stay in Athens before, during or after the Congress. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.
PROFESSIONAL CONGRESS ORGANIZER
ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the CONy Congress. Comtec works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate, and governmental meetings.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require any additional information or assistance. Please address all correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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CONy CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Tel: +972 3 566 6166
Fax: +972 3 566 6177