General Information

LANGUAGE

English is the official Congress language. No translation will be provided.

CONGRESS OPENING HOURS

Friday April 20th 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday April 21st 08:00 - 18:30
Sunday April 22nd 08:00 - 13:00

Subject to change

HASHTAG

The recommended hashtag to communicate on social networks about the congress is #OsteoCongress.

INTERNET ACCESS

A Wifi connection as well as an Internet corner will be provided to attendees during the congress.

SMOKING POLICY

This is a strictly non-smoking event.

PARTICIPANTS ATTENDANCE POLICY

All event activities (including Plenary Sessions, Meet-the-Expert Sessions, Satellite Symposia, Poster Sessions, Exhibition Area, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered participants. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

CLIMATE

At the end of April, the average temperature begins around 4°C and increases up to 14°C during daytime. We expect cloudy weather with sunny spells and a chance of rain.

CURRENCY

Poland is a member state of the European Union but the euro zone stretches beyond its western and southern borders. So the country has its own currency, złoty (PLN), which is the nation’s legal tender. Nevertheless some establishments, notably hypermarkets, accept payments in euros. Most international credit cards are widely accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops, except for American Express credit cards which are less accepted. Foreign currency may be changed at banks, hotels, airports and in exchange offices. ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the airport.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Follow the same rules of safety you follow while travelling anywhere else:

  • Keep your travel documents in your hotel safe deposit box
  • Always carry the hotel address with you when you leave the hotel
  • Do not leave personal items (bags, mobile phones, etc.) unattended

LETTER OF INVITATION

We will send you a letter of invitation upon request. Please note that this letter of invitation does not commit the congress organisers to any kind of financial support or hosting arrangements, nor does it guarantee an entry visa. The congress organizers will not contact embassies or consulates on your behalf.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

A certificate of attendance can be printed in the registration area from Saturday April 21 in the afternoon (the exact time will be communicated during the congress).

POLAND

Capital City : Warsaw
Population : 38 505 614
Official language : Polish

TIME ZONE

UTC+1 zone and UTC+2 zone during summer time.

HEALTH CARE

Vaccinations are not required to enter Poland. However, an individual travel and health insurance is recommended.

ELECTRICITY

Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

112: General Emergency for Europe

IMPORTANT DATES

Opening for Abstracts submission: October 1, 2017
Deadline for Non-Sponsored Symposia applications: October 31, 2017
Deadline for early bird registration fee: December 4, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: January 29, 2018
Deadline for pre-registration fee: March 5, 2018