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Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 6th IVI International Congress to be held in Alicante, Spain, April 23-25, 2015.

Congress Venue
Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante – ADDA
Paseo de Campoamor s/n 03010 Alicante
Tel.+34 965 91 91 00

Language
English is the official language of the Congress.
Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish.

Arrival from the Alicante–Elche Airport to the Congress Venue (ADDA)
By Taxi: A taxi from the airport to the ADDA will cost 20 Euros and will take 20 minutes.

Arrival from the Alicante–Elche Airport to the Meliá Hotel
By Taxi:
A taxi from the airport to Meliá Alicante will cost 25-30 Euros and will take 15 minutes.
By Bus:
Bus C6 from the airport to the Meliá Alicante will cost 4 Euros and will take 20 minutes.

Registration and Hospitality Desk
The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:
Thursday, April 23: 12:30-21:00
Friday, April 24: 07:30-19:15
Saturday, April 25: 08:00-13:00

Exhibition Opening Hours
Thursday, April 23: 16:00-21:00
Friday, April 24: 10:00-19:15
Saturday, April 25: 10:00-13:00
 
Shuttle Service to the Congress Venue (ADDA)

Thursday April 23, 2015
From Meliá & Porta Maris to ADDA
From ADDA to Meliá & Porta Maris
14:00
21:00
14:15
14:30
Friday April 24, 2015
From Meliá & Porta Maris to ADDA
From ADDA to Meliá & Porta Maris
From Meliá & Porta Maris to IVI Award
07:45
19:15
20:15
08:00
Saturday April 25, 2015
From Meliá & Porta Maris to ADDA
From ADDA to Meliá & Porta Maris
08:00
13:00
 
Welcome Reception
All registered participants are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 20:00-21:00 at the ADDA (Congress Venue). Your invitation is included in the personal registration kit.
 
IVI Awards Event 2015
All registered participants are invited to the prestigious IVI Awards Event taking place on Friday, April 24th from 20:30-22:50. This event is being held in honor of 2015 Fundación Awardees. We have a glorious evening planned and very much look forward to welcoming you all!
Sign-up required: How to sign-up in order to gain free access to the Awards Event:
1. By email; you will receive the invitation to register very shortly.
2. Via our IVI Congress App
3. Asking directly at IVI Congress to one of our hostesses
To gain entry to the dinner you will need to show your ticket.

IVI on your Smartphone
There are now 2 ways to access information, updates, etc. from your smartphone during the IVI Congress:
1. IVI App: Simply download the app called IVI Congress 2015
2. IVI optimized website for mobile devices: Simply scan the bar code on the front cover of the Congress program book
 
IVI Live Streaming
You may view the scientific program sessions through live video streaming on the IVI Congress website via the following link: www.comtecmed.com/ivi/2015/live_streaming.aspx
 
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi internet will be available in the Congress area free of charge.
 
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 Congress website: http://www.comtecmed.com/ivi/2015/program.aspx
 
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.
 
Poster Abstract Displays
Posters should be mounted from Thursday, April 23 at 14:00 and are to be dismantled by the Poster Presenter no later than 13:00 on Saturday, April 25.
The Organizing Committee is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time.
Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the coffee breaks, as specified in the program. We welcome all participants to come by and view the posters and to ask the authors questions regarding their work.
 
Lunches
Buffet lunch will be served for all registered participants of the Congress in the exhibition area on Friday, April 24 at 13:00-13:45.
 
Coffee Breaks
Coffee and tea will be served for all registered participants of the Congress in the exhibition area during the coffee breaks between sessions, as specified in the timetable.
 
CME Accreditation
All registered participants will receive a username and password just after the Congress. Participants will be asked to complete their CME Accreditation form online by logging in with their username and password on the Congress website: www.comtecmed.com/ivi/2015
Once the CME form is completed and submitted online, your accreditation certificate and points will be available for download.
 
Letter of Invitation
For individuals needing a formal letter of invitation from the IVI Congress for their visa applications, please see the following link via the Congress website where such a letter may be personalized and downloaded: http://www.comtecmed.com/ivi/2015/InvitationLetter.aspx
 
Visas
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to Spain. 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.
 
Climate
Throughout the month of April daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 21°C (69°F). At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 11°C (51°F).
 
Dress Code
Informal for all occasions.
 
Liability
The Congress Secretariat and the organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor for loss of, or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 6th IVI Congress. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Congress Organizers
ComtecMed is the official organizers for the 6th IVI Congress. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or assistance:
ivi@comtecmed.com
 
We very much look forward to welcoming you in Alicante!

The IVI Secretariat