General Information

General Information

Congress Hotel and Venue is NH The Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa.

Saturday 17 November 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018.

The official language of the congress is English. All abstract submissions and presentations are to be conducted in English.

A commercial and professional exhibition will take place during the congress, parallel to the congress hours.

Get Together Reception
A welcome cocktail reception will be held on the evening of 17 November 2018. The reception will be open to all attendees and accompanying persons.

Climate and Clothing
The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. The winters are rainier than the summers in Somerset West. The temperature here averages 23 °C in November.

Dress: smart casual

Banking and Exchange
The South African monetary system is ZAR South African Rand. Foreign currency may be changed at banks and Foreign Currency Exchanges and very often at major hotels (generally at a less convenient rate). All major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

All visitors are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

The congress organisers 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.

Letter of Invitation
The letter of Invitation is issued to assist participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on behalf of the organisers to provide any financial support. Please contact the congress secretariat to receive the letter of invitation.