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Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 1st International Congress on Controversies in Primary and Outpatient Care (COPOC), 20-22 May, 2015 at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel. In preparation for this upcoming Congress we would like to provide you with the below information for your perusal before travelling to join us at COPOC!

Included in this mail is the following information:
Congress Venue
The Dan Panorama Hotel

Prof. Yehezkel Kaufmann Street 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Phone: +972 3-519-0190
www.danhotels.co.il
Arrival from the Airport to the Congress Venue
Ben-Gurion Airport is located 20km from downtown Tel Aviv.

Taxi
Taxis are available outside the arrival hall. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic and costs approximately 170-200 NIS (40-50 EUROS). Please use local currency

Train
Trains reach Tel Aviv's central train station (MerkazSalvidor) in about 20 min. From the central train station take bus no. 10 which runs past the Dan Panorama Hotel.
From Sun-Thurs, the trains leave about every 20 minutes (from 5:30-00:00) and every hour during the late hours (1:30-5:30). On Friday evening and Saturday there are no trains to the airport.

A train ticket to Tel Aviv central train station will cost you 13 NIS.
Bus fare from the Tel Aviv central train station will cost 6.90 NIS.
COPOC Registration and Hospitality Desk at the Dan Panorama Hotel
The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 07:30-19:15
Thursday, May 21, 2015 08:00-16:00
Friday, May 22, 2015 08:30-12:15
Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the COPOC Congress Program Book and your personal name tag. Please remember to wear your name tag to all Congress activities and social events.
COPOC 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 by clicking here.
Welcome Reception
All registered participants and registered accompanying persons are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 18:15-19:15.
Lunch
A buffet lunch will be served for participants of the Congress on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:30-13:30 and Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:30-13:30.
Poster Presentation
Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the designatedcoffee breaks, as specified in the program. Please see the poster list for board allocation at the Congress. Posters should be mounted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 09:00 and removed by 12:00 on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time.
Poster presentation times are as follows:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 09:00-19:15
Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:00-16:00
Friday, May 22, 2015 09:00-12:00
CME Accreditation
Please note that you have your CME Accreditation feedback forms in your Congress Kit. In order to receive your accreditation points, please submit the completed feedback form to the Registration Desk before the end of the Congress. Your certificate will be sent to you directly.

EACCME - Upon receiving the Certificate from the COPOC Congress Secretariat for CME points. Participants must contact their own national accreditation organization to receive the points. UEMS gives recommendation of up to how many points the Congress is worth but it is up to the participants’ national accreditation organization to decide exactly how many they will get.
COPOC Certificate of attendance
Your Certificate of Attendance will be available in alphabeticalorder at the on-site Registration Desk on Thursday, 21 May, 2015 from 14:00
Visas
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to check whether they require a Visa to travel to Israel.
Information about Visa requirements can be found on the following website:
http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ConsularServices/Pages/Visas.aspx
Please remember that obtaining an entry visa is your own responsibility.
Currency Exchange
The unit of currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS)

Automated teller machines (ATMs, cashpoints) are common in Tel Aviv. Virtually all of them offer instructions in English, Russian and Arabic and will pay out Turkish liras when you insert your bank debit (cash) card. ATMs will also pay cash advances on Visa and MasterCard.

There are 24-hour exchange bureau in the arrivals hall at Ben Gurion International Airport that offer rates comparable to those offered by bureau in the city. US dollars and euros are easily changed at exchange bureau.
Dress Code
Informal dress for all occasions.
Climate
The temparature in Tel Aviv in May reaches daily highs increasing from 26°C to 29°C over the course of the month, exceeding 33°C or dropping below 22°C only one day in ten.
Time Zone
UTC/GMT +2 hours
Dialing Codes
00 is the international prefix used to dial outside of your country
972 is the international code used to dial to Israel
Electrical Guide
Israel operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.
Liability
The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the COPOC. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
Congress Organizer
ComtecMed Congress Management is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the COPOC Congress. ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings.For more information, please visit www.comtecmed.com

See you in Israel!

COPOC CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Tel: +972-3-566-6166
Fax: +972-3-566-6177
E-mail: COPOC@comtecmed.com