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Dear Participant,

We are very pleased that you will participate in the forthcoming 3rd World Congress on Heart Disease - New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment.  Please find herewith information to facilitate your arrival and stay at the congress.

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL AND CONGRESS VENUE
The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA is the venue for the 3rd World Congress on Heart Disease - New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment.
     
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC, 20001
      USA
      Tel: +1 202 737 1234
      Fax: +1 202 942 1576

LANGUAGE
The official language of the congress is English.

CLIMATE
The weather in Washington, DC in July is moderate, mostly sunny during the day, with the possibility of clouds and rain. A light jacket for the evening is suggested as temperatures may cool down. Clothing is informal for all occasions.

REGISTRATION
The registration desk will operate as follows:

Saturday, July 12, 2003 16:00 - 20:00 hours
Sunday, July 13, 2003 08:00 - 18:00 hours
Monday, July 14, 2003 08:00 - 18:00 hours
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 08:00 - 14:00 hours

CONGRESS KIT AND NAME BADGE
Upon registering you will receive your personal kit containing your final program and the abstracts published in the Journal of Heart Disease. Invitations to social events and your personal name badge are to be found in your personal envelope. You are requested to wear your name badge to all congress functions and throughout sessions.

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS
The first scientific session will take place at 08:00 hours on
Sunday, July 13, 2003.
Please check the final program on site for any updates / changes to scheduling of presentations.

CME APPROVED BY AMA
The scientific program of the 3rd World Congress on Heart Disease has been reviewed and approved for Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award. The AMA will approve this educational activity for a maximum of 24.5 Category 1 credits. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. One credit may be claimed for each hour of participation.

PROJECTION EQUIPMENT
A projection area will be available every day, 30 minutes prior to the sessions, to enable participants to check their slides prior to presentation. Please remember to collect the slides from the projectionist immediately after the session.

POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS
Equipment is available for power point presentations. Participants wishing to use a power point presentation must come to the session hall during the break, at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their session.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Please see the final program for the exact date for your poster presentations. Presenters must put up their posters by 08:30 hours of the relevant date and remove them by the end of the session day.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE DIMENSIONS OF THE POSTER SHOULD NOT EXCEED 2.40M IN WIDTH X 1.20M IN LENGTH (8' X 4').
The congress organizer is not responsible for posters that have not been removed / collected by the end of designated sessions.

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES
An attendance certificate will be provided upon request for participants who need proof of attendance for income tax or other purposes.

EXHIBITION
An exhibition will take place during the congress and will be open as follows:

Saturday, July 12, 2003 18:30 - 20:00 hours
Sunday, July 13, 2003 10:00 - 17:00 hours
Monday, July 14, 2003 10:00 - 17:00 hours
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 10:00 - 14:00 hours

GET-TOGETHER RECEPTION
The Get-Together Reception, which will take place in the Exhibition Area of the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill on Saturday, July 12 at 18:30 hours.

INSURANCE
The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants, students and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the 3rd World Congress on Heart Disease - New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

WEBSITE
Please check the congress website (www.cardiologyonline.com) regularly for updates and any changes that may occur.

We look forward to welcoming you the congress in Washington DC, USA.

Bon Voyage