General Information

Athens, Greece

March 23-26, 2017

Congress Venue
Scientific Program:
Thursday, March 23: Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall
Leof. Vasilissis Sofias, Athina 115 21, Greece
Friday March 24-Sunday March 26: Hilton Athens
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue Athens, 11528, Greece

English is the official language of the Congress.

Local Transportation from the International Airport to the Megaron and the Hilton
For more information regarding transportation please click here. For your event, which takes place in Hilton and Megaron, you need 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).

Taxis are yellow with a red-lettered taxi-sign on top. Have in mind that 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

Comtec is the official travel agent for the 11th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), and will be offering specially reduced rates for accommodation at the Athens Hilton Hotel. If you are interested in another hotel, please contact our agent in Athens, Erasmus:

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:

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.

Liability and Travel Insurance
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.

Abstracts for the Congress
Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract for review by the Scientific Committee.
The Committee reserves the right to select the abstracts relevant to the Congress Program.
The Committee will accept a maximum 1 abstract for poster display per presenting author.

Abstracts will be included in the final schedule only on receipt of registration fees by
February 15, 2017.
List of topics:
Adamantiades-Behçet’s disease *
Alzheimer's disease and dementia
The Greek-Italian contursi kindred: From the past to the future*
Headache and pain
Multiple sclerosis
Neuromuscular diseases
Parkinson's diseases and other movement disorders
Peripheral neuropathy
The brain and mind in Greek philosophy and mythology *
Traumatic brain injury
* Selected abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations from this topic.

All abstracts accepted for Oral or Poster presentation will be 
and will obtain a specific DOI.

Congress Secretariat
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require any additional information or assistance. Please address all correspondence to: