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Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 8th International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome & Pregnancy, taking place April 15-18, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

Symposium Venue & Headquarter hotel
Intercontinental Hotel Berlin
Budapester Str. 2, 10787
Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (30) 2602-0

Transport
By Air
Tegel Airport (TXL)
Distance 9 KM / 5.59 MI NORTH WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee: €20.00
Time by taxi: 30 minutes
Take Bus X9 to "Zoologischer Garten”. Change to Bus 200, direction "Michelangelostrasse” to "Budapester Strasse”, Bus stops in front of the hotel. Or take a 10 minutes' walk / 500m from "Zoologischer Garten” to the hotel.

Schoenefeld (SXF)
Distance 21 KM / 13.05 MI SOUTH EAST to Hotel
Taxi Fee: €45.00
Time by taxi: 40 minutes
Take the subway S9 or a train to "Zoologischer Garten”. Change to Bus 200, direction "Michelangelostrasse” to "Budapester Strasse”, Bus stops in front of the hotel. Or take a 10 minutes' walk / 500m from "Zoologischer Garten” to the hotel.

By Rail
Station Name: Hauptbahnhof Berlin (Main Station)
Distance 3.2 KM / 1.99 MI NORTH EAST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: €5.00
Take the S-Bahn S5 or S7 to "Zoologischer Garten”. Change to Bus 200, direction "Michelangelostrasse” to "Budapester Strasse”, Bus stops in front of the hotel. Or take a 10 minutes' walk / 500m from "Zoologischer Garten” to the hotel.
 
By Subway
Subway Name: Zoologischer Garten
Distance 1.0 KM / 0.62 MI EAST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Subway Station: €5.00
Take Bus 200, direction "Michelangelostrasse” to "Budapester Strasse”, Bus stops in front of the hotel. Or take a 10 minutes' walk / 500m from "Zoologischer Garten” to the hotel.

Registration and Hospitality Desk
The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:
Wednesday, April 15 07:00-20:30
Thursday, April 16 07:00-18:30
Friday, April 17 07:30-20:00
Saturday, April 18 07:30-14:30

Exhibition Opening Hours
Wednesday, April 15 17:00-22:00
Thursday, April 16 09:00-18:30
Friday, April 17 10:40-20:00
Saturday, April 18 10:30-14:30

Postgraduate Courses
All 3 postgraduate courses will take place on Wednesday, April 15th from 08:00-15:45 & pre-registration is required- to register please see the following link: http://www.comtecmed.com/dip/2015/Registration.aspx
The PG Course registration fee includes: Participation in the course, lunch break & coffee break as per the official program.
 
DIP Opening Plenary Session
The first opening plenary session starts on Wednesday, April 15th at 16:00.

Berliner Brotzeit/ Welcome Reception
All registered participants are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place on Wednesday, April 15th in the Exhibition Area. Your invitation is included in the personal registration kit.

Scientific Program
A very exciting and diverse program has been prepared for you, and we are looking forward to your active participation at the various sessions. For the updated program, please visit the Symposium website:
www.comtecmed.com/dip

Meet the Expert Lunch Sessions
The Meet the Expert lunch sessions have been scheduled in the Scientific Program on Thursday, April 16 from 12:00-13:00 & Friday, April 17 from 13:30-14:30.
These sessions will allow you to meet with experts in the field, to hold an intimate discussion and ask the most burning questions.
Pre-registration for a session is 20 EUR, to register please see the following link:
http://www.comtecmed.com/dip/2015/Registration.aspx
 
Oral E-Poster Presentations
The 20 best submitted abstracts have been chosen by the committee to be presented orally. These presentations will take place during lunch on Thursday, April 16 from 12:00-13:00 & Friday, April 17 from 13:30-14:30.
 
CME Accreditation
All registered participants will receive a username and password just after the Symposium. Participants will be asked to complete their CME Accreditation form online by logging in with their username and password.

Once the CME form is completed and submitted online, your accreditation certificate and points will be available for download. 

Ärztekammer Berlin Zertifizierung
 DIP 2015 – The 8th International DIP Symposium: Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome & Pregnancy” (Veranstaltungsnummer VNR: 2761102015012201000) wurde von der rztekammer Berlin mit insgesamt 24 Fortbildungspunkten zertifiziert. Pro Tag erhält jede/jeder Teilnehmer/in aus Deutschland 6 Fortbildungspunkte.

Zur Erlangung der Fortbildungspunkte (CME-Anerkennung) bei der Ärztekammer Berlin (6 Punkte pro Tag, 24 Punkte für den gesamten Kongress) bringen Sie bitte für jeden Tag Ihre "Barcode-Etikettenen” mit und kleben diese in die entsprechenden Listen.  

Lunches
Buffet lunch will be served for all registered participants of the Symposium in the exhibition area on Thursday, April 16- 12:00-13:00, Friday, April 17- 13:30-14:30 and on Saturday, April 18, a light brunch will served at 11:00-11:30.

Speakers Preview Room
Speakers are required to visit the preview room. Please come to the Speakers preview room at least 3 hours prior to the lecture with your slide presentations ready to be uploaded for your session.

E-Poster Abstracts
E-poster abstracts will be available for viewing via plasma screens on-site during the Symposium.

All registered participants are invited to view the presentations!

Visas
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to Germany. 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.

Letter of Invitation
For individuals needing a formal letter of invitation from the DIP Symposium for their visa applications, please see the following link via the Symposium website where such a letter may be personalized and downloaded:
http://www.comtecmed.com/dip/2015/InvitationLetter.aspx

Dress Code
Informal for all occasions

Climate
Entering the month of April, Berlin in springtime marks fluctuating daily high temperatures. The daily average falls between 13°C to 19°C, however the temperature frequently reaches the 23°C mark, or can even drop back down below 8°C. When it comes to daily low temperatures, it ranges from 4°C to 8°C and sometimes drops below 0°C. Daylight hours are constantly increasing – up to 9 hours a day at this time of year
 
Safety and Security
Please do not leave any bags or other personal belongings unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls.
 
Liability
The Symposium secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 8th International DIP Symposium. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

 

Professional Congress Organizer
ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the DIP Symposium.
ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings.
For more information, please visit
http://www.comtecmed.com/

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

The DIP Secretariat