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The International Congress on
Controversies in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (COSTEM)
Andel’s Hotel, Berlin, Germany, September 8-11, 2011
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Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the International Congress on Controversies in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (COSTEM) at the Andel’s Hotel Berlin, Germany, September 8-11, 2011.

Andel’s Hotel Berlin
Landsberger Allee 106
D-10369 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49-30-453-053-2325
Fax: +49-30-453-053-2299
Getting to the Hotel

By Public Transport
From Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL): Take bus TXL to Beusselstraße, then transfer to S41 (Ringbahn) train. Get off at Landsberger Allee.
From Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF): Take the S9 train in the direction of Blankenburg and get off at Landsberger Allee.
By Car/ Taxi
From Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL): Turn left at the first traffic light onto Saatwinkler Damm. Then turn left into Seestraße and follow the main road as it changes names to Osloer Straße, Bornholmer Straße, Wisbyer Straße, Ostseestraße and Michelangelo Straße. Follow the same street as it becomes Kniprode Straße, then turn left at the second traffic light into Storkower Strasse. At the next intersection, you will come to Landsberger Allee. The andel’s Hotel & Convention Berlin is on the right. Taxi fare: approx. € 25
From Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF): Drive north on B96a towards Berlin for 23.5 km, always following the B96a as the route winds through the city, until you get to Landsberger Allee. Turn right and continue straight ahead for 800 m until you reach the Andel’s Hotel & Convention Berlin. Taxi fare: approx. € 35
For those traveling by personal car
Please note that Berlin has an environmental zone restricting the amount of traffic within the Ringbahn (S-Bahn railway belt in the centre of Berlin). All drivers wishing to travel within this area (including foreign cars) must purchase and display a colour-coded sticker in their front windshield or incur a fine of € 40 and 1 penalty point with Germany’s federal department of motor vehicles.
COSTEM Registration and Hospitality Desk at the Andel’s Hotel
The registration desk will operate during the following hours:
Thursday, September 8 17:00-20:30
Friday, September 9 07:30-17:30
Saturday, September 10 07:30-17:30
Sunday, September 11 08:00-13:00

Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the Congress Program Book and your personal name tag. Please remember to wear your name tag to all Congress activities and social events.

Exhibition Opening Hours
Thursday, September 8 19:00-20:30
Friday, September 9 09:30-17:30
Saturday, September 10 09:30-17:30
Sunday, September 11 09:30-12:00
Welcome Reception, Thursday, September 8, 19:00
All registered participants are invited to the Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 8 at 19:00. Your invitation is included in the personal registration kit.
Scientific Program
A very exciting and diverse program has been prepared and we are looking forward to your active participation at the various sessions. For the updated program, please visit the Congress website: http://www.comtecmed.com/costem/2011/webprogram.aspx

A buffet lunch will be served for participants of the Congress on Friday, September 9 at 12:00-13:00 and Saturday, September 10 at 12:00-12:45.

Invited Speakers’ Presentations
Speakers are invited to visit the Speakers’ Preview Room prior to their lecture and upload their presentation. 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:

Thursday, September 8 18:00-20:30
Friday, September 9 07:30-17:30
Saturday, September 10 07:30-17:30
Sunday, September 11 08:00-13:00

Poster Presentation
Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the designated coffee breaks, as specified in the program. Posters should be mounted on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 7:30 and removed by 13:00 on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time.
Poster presentation times are as follows:
Friday, September 9 08:30-17:30
Saturday, September 10 08:30-17:30
Sunday, September 11 08:30-13:00

CME Accreditation
Please note that you have your CME Accreditation form in your Congress Kit. In order to receive your accreditation points, please submit the completed form to the Registration Desk before the end of the Congress. Your certificate will be sent to you directly. To claim EHA-CME credits, please see detailed instructions on Page 11 of the Congress Program Book.
COSTEM Feedback Form
Please note that you have a Feedback Form in your Congress Kit. We would greatly appreciate hearing your comments. Once completed, this form may be handed in to the Registration Desk.
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to Berlin. ComtecMed will not be responsible for any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of Visa or other required documentation.
Dress Code
Informal for all occasions
Berlin lies between oceanic and continental stamped climate. The weather in September is usually pleasant, with temperatures usually ranging between 9°C and 18°C.
Congress Organizer
ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the COSTEM Congress.
ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings.
For more information, please visit www.comtecmed.com
See you in Berlin!
COSTEM Congress Secretariat
Tel: +972-3-566-6166
Fax: +972-3-566-6177
Email: costem@comtecmed.com

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