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Address before and after the ILC 2014

Organising Secretariat
ILC 2014
c/o Congrex Switzerland Ltd.
P.O. Box
4002 Basel / Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 686 77 77
Fax +41 61 686 77 88
E-mail ilc@congrex-switzerland.com

CME Accreditation

The International Liver Congress 2014 by EASL - 49th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution for the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credits to AMA credits can be found at: www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occuring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

EACCME Credits
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 2 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full day event.

The International Liver Congress™ 2014 is designated for a maximum of 27 European CME credits (ECMEC).

Exhibition

The ILC 2014 exhibition presenting the latest technical equipment and pharmaceutical products will take place in the South Exhibition Halls of ExCeL London. The detailed Exhibition and Sponsoring brochure can be obtained here or contact industry.ilc@congrex-switzerland.com.  

Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme will be available online September 18th 2013. Please indicate your email address on the get notified form and you will be informed as soon as the programme is available.

Invitation Letters

Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to attend the meeting may write to the Organising Secretariat (registration.ilc@congrex-switzerland.com). This procedure is designed to assist participants to obtain a visa or permission to attend the meeting and does not apply to registration fees or other expenses.
Please note that invitation letters can only be sent if the registration and payment has been received.

Poken

Continuing our efforts to become a greener association, EASL will again be distributing Poken tags to each participant at the 2014 International Liver Congress in London.

Poken is your electronic business card and a digital briefcase that makes networking extremely efficient by enabling you to quickly exchange contact information as well as gather a large quantity of information with a simple touch. 

What are Pokens?

Poken is a USB device that uses NFC technology allowing the collection of information by simply having these devices touch one another. You can collect all kinds of information:

  • Products
  • Web links
  • Organisations
  • Peoples & contact information and more

Pokens enable participants to gather and organise information without the need for time consuming data entry. Data collected can be easily synchronized with any of the major contact management tools such as Outlook.

TOUCH IT: Exchange digital business cards by touching your poken to other visitors pokens; simply place the hands together, palm-to-palm. Collect data from Touchpoints in the exhibition area; simply touch the poken tags on display with your poken, and when the green lights glow you will have collected the digital data!

GET IT: Plug your poken into your computer USB port, log in with the credentials provided to you (you will receive an email), and press the sync button to see your new contacts and the digital media youve collected.

SHARE IT: See your business card collection, your documents, and more, in your personal account. Sync with Outlook, download to your computer, or view everything on your mobile phone.

Sponsors and exhibitors will be displaying poken tag Touchpoints onsite allowing you to collect a wide range of information without having to carry masses of paper around with you. Simply collect the items of interest as you walk around the exhibition and visit booths, then view the information collected when back at your office or home.

Every registered delegate will receive a complimentary 2014 ILC poken so dont forget to collect yours onsite at the registration desk.

Registration

For detailed information please click here.

Speaker Ready Room

There will be a centrally located Speaker Ready Room connected to all lecture rooms. All speakers will be asked to hand in their presentations prior to their lecture at the Speaker Ready Room.

Venue

The ILC 2014 meeting will take place at the ICC ExCeL London which is located in the eastern part of the city, in the Docklands area. It offers high quality, modern conference facilities as well as a large exhibition area. The centre hosts a wide variety of facilities such as shops and cafés as well as parking decks.

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, E16 1XL
United Kingdom
www.excel-london.co.uk

Italian Agency for AIFA procedure

Any Italian pharmaceutical company supporting or participating in a congress abroad, is subjected to an authorisation by AIFA (Italian Drug Agency), according to an Italian Government Decree (Decreto Legislativo 219/06 art. 124).

The request of authorisation must be submitted within 60 day before the starting date of the event. Italian pharmaceutical companies are advised to contact the official agency appointed by the organising secretariat:

AIM Group International - AIM Education S.r.l.
Ms. Raffaella Frigerio
Via G. Ripamonti, 129
20141 Milan / Italy
Tel. +39 02 566 01 288
Fax +39 02 700 48 585
E-Mail: aifa@aimgroup.eu

      

General information

Climate

London has one of the mildest climates in the UK, but the weather can be unpredictable. Londoners get used to carrying both an umbrella and sunglasses to be prepared for all eventualities. In spring the temperatures range from approx. 10°C to 15°C, therefore a warm coat, especially for the evenings, is recommended. 

Currency

All official congress prices are indicated in Euro (€), excepted the hotel prices which are indicated in GPB.

The official currency in the United Kingdom is the pound sterling (£). All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Insurance

The meeting organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Language

The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

London

Restaurants

London offers restaurants for every taste and every budget.
For detailed information please visit www.visitlondon.com

Tipping

Many restaurants add a ‘discretionary’ service charge to your bill, but in places that don’t you are expected to leave a 10% to 15% tip unless the service was unsatisfactory. 

Transportation in London

Transport is expensive but it is easy to get about. You can use the train, bus, underground (the “tube”) or taxi.
Please refer to "Travelling to London" for more details.

Visa Requirements

Citizens of the EU as well as from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA do not need a visa to enter the United Kingdom.
However, visa regulations are subject to change, it is therefore recommended to check at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration or with your local British embassy before leaving home. As the application process for visas may be time consuming, it is recommended to apply as early as possible for a visa. The Organising Secretariat may help you with invitation letter, please consult the corresponding section above.