General Information

LANGUAGE

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

CONGRESS OPENING HOURS

Friday April 5th 07.30 - 18.30
Saturday April 6th 07.30 - 18.30
Sunday April 7th 07.30 - 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 beginning of April, the average temperature begins around 7°C and increases up to 16°C during daytime. We expect cloudy weather with sunny spells and a chance of rain.

CURRENCY

The euro is the official currency in France. Bank notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros. Coin values are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, 1 and 2 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 6 in the afternoon (the exact time will be communicated during the congress).

FRANCE

Capital City : Paris
Population : 66,9 millions
Official language : French

TIME ZONE

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

HEALTH CARE

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

ELECTRICITY

France uses a 230 volt 50 Hz system. 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.

TIPPING

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but if you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about five to ten percent.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

112: General Emergency for Europe

IMPORTANT DATES

Opening for Abstracts submission: October 1, 2018
Deadline for Non-Sponsored Symposia applications: October 31, 2018
Deadline for early bird registration: December 4, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2019
Deadline for pre-registration fee: March 4, 2019