GENERAL INFORMATION

Participants are kindly requested to wear their badge during all congress activities.

Official language

English. No simultaneous translation will be provided


Registration desk opening times

Thursday October 11th 17:00 - 19:00
Friday October 12th 7:00 - 18:30
Saturday October 13th 7:30 - 18:30
Sunday October 14th 7:30 - 18:30


Registration Fee

Before September 12th 250€
Trainees / Fellows 200€ (upon presentation of certificate)
After September 12th 300€
Trainees/Fellows 250€ (upon presentation of certificate)
Fees include participation to the International Workshop and Symposium - Lunches (3) - Welcome Reception and Social Dinner - Bag - Cerficate of attendance.


Certificate of attendance

A certificate will be issued upon request for the Workshop and Symposium.


Currency

The official currency of Italy as European Union member state is the euro (€). Most shops and restaurants in Taormina accept international credit and debit cards.


Time zone

Taormina is in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1hr).


Visa Requirements

Participants requiring a visa should apply immediately to the consular office or embassy in their country in order to avoid inconvenience. Please note that the visa application procedure can take some weeks.
The Local organizer can assist the attendees by processing official invitations upon request. This letter of invitation, however, constitutes neither an obligation by the Local Organizing Committee to cover any travel and accommodation expenses, fees or other costs connected with attending the meeting and staying in Taormina.


Instructions for Presenters

Oral presentation in the two prizes session include 8 minutes for presentation and 4 for discussion.
In other session: 6 minutes oral presentation includes 6 minutes for presentation and 4 for discussion; 3 minutes includes 3 minutes for presentation and 2 for discussion. Please note to stay within the allocated time. Otherwise your presentation will be discontinued by the session chairpersons.
Technical equipment available for oral presentations: Data projectors for computer presentation from a notebook or pc with windows operating system and Microsoft Office 2010. Personal notebooks will not be permitted.
Preview desk: a preview facility will be available to the conference room. Presentations should be uploaded at least 2 hours before the session or the day before for early morning sessions.
Only presentation on a USB flash drive will be accepted. In case your powerpoint includes a video, it is necessary to have both the video file and the presentation ready in same folder.
If you would like to use any unusual presentation formats please contact the preview desk in advance The file name should contain your initial and name scientific session in roman and progressive number in italic.


Guidelines For Poster Presentation

Poster Display area is near the conference room in ‘‘Hotel Villa Diodoro’’, Taormina.
Poster size: poster should be 90 cm in width x 120 cm in height.
Poster are scheduled for Display on October 13, 14.
Poster Walk 1-2 will be held on October 13 from 13:30-14:30 pm
Poster Walk 3 and 4 will be held on October 14 from 13.30- 14:30 pm
Presenters should be present at their poster site during the poster walk session.
Each poster will be allotted a Poster Number
Poster boards will be available at poster presentation area with poster numbers.
Please Paste or pin your poster as per the allotted poster number only. Authorized persons will be available with the pins/tapes etc. Posters must be removed by the evening of October 14. The organizing committee will not be responsible for the posters left behind after October 2018.

BUS

From the Fontanarossa International Airport in Catania there is a direct bus to Taormina (INTERBUS).
The “Terminal Interbus Taormina” - Via Luigi Pirandello - is your destination, 5 min walk from Hotel Villa Diodoro, the Conference Venue.
Tickets can be purchsed at the airport and cost € 8,20.
The journey takes about 1h 25’
Buses typically leave every half an hour.
www.etnatrasporti.it

Catania airport - Taormina
October 11 - 12 , 2018

Departure time from Catania AirportArrival time at Terminal Interbus Taormina
Via Pirandello (600 m from Diodoro Hotel - Congress location)
06:4508:10
07:4509:10
08:1509:40
08:4510:10
09:1510:40
09:4511:10
10:1511:40
10:4512:10
11:4513:10
12:4514:10
13:4515:10
14:4516:10
15:1516:40
15:4517:10
16:1517:40
16:4518:10
17:1518:40
17:4519:10
18:1519:40
18:4520:10


Taormina - Catania Airport
October 14 , 2018

Departure time from Terminal Interbus Taormina - Via PirandelloArrival time at Catania Airport
08:1509:40
08:4510:10
09:1510:40
09:4511:10
10:1511:40
10:4512:10
11:4513:10
12:4514:10
13:4515:10
14:4516:10
15:4517:10
16:1517:40
16:4518:10
17:1518:40
17:4519:10
18:4520:10


Taormina - Catania Airport
October 15 , 2018

Departure time from Terminal Interbus Taormina - Via PirandelloArrival time at Catania Airport
06:1507:45
08:1509:40
08:4510:10
09:1510:40
09:4511:10
10:1511:40
10:4512:10
11:4513:10
12:4514:10
13:4515:10
14:4516:10
15:1516:40
15:4517:10
16:1517:40
16:4518:10
17:1518:40
17:4519:10
18:4520:10
19:4521:10
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