Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Erzsébet körút 43-49, Budapest, Hungary

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The official language of the Congress is English

The climate in Budapest is continental with moderate temperatures. In December temperatures can go below 0 °C (32°F) especially at nights.

Time Zone
The time zone in Budapest is Central European Time (CET) (GMT +1 hour), and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Banking and Exchange
The unit of currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF).
Banks are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All banks are closed on Saturdays. Money can also be exchanged at exchange offices, hotel reception desks and travel offices. ATMs operate after hours in Budapest.

Opening Hours of Places of Interest
Museums, art galleries and castles generally open from 10 until 18 hrs (from Tuesdays to Sundays).

Opening Hours of Shops
Most shops are open from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturday. Though, shopping malls and many supermarkets are open till 20:00-22:00

Visa Requirements
Participants are requested to check with the Hungarian consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
Passports must be valid for at least another six months from the planned date of arrival into Hungary. Participants requiring a visa should apply to the consular office or a diplomatic mission of Hungary in their country.Please note that the visa application procedure can take up to two months.

Telephone country prefix: 36

A Professional Medical Exhibition will be held during the Congress. More information about the exhibition opportunities can be found here

Letter of Invitation
The organizers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any pre-registered and paid participant requesting one. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the meeting to provide any financial support.
You may request such a letter from the Congress Secretariat or download here. Please note that this letter can only be issued if participant’s registration is paid

The Congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the Congress

Airport Information:
Budapest’ international airport is the Ferihegy Airport with 2 terminals (2A and 2B) and it is the only airport serving the capital city of Budapest, and the largest among the country’s five international airports. The airport is located 10 miles (16km) south east of Budapest. The terminals are close enough together to be accessible by foot.

Kindly wear your name badge during all the congress days and social events!

Congress Secretariat
Paragon Group
18, Avenue Louis-Casai
1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 533 0948