alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) VENUE AND HEADQUARTERS HOTEL
The Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, USA is the venue and headquarters hotel of the 1st International Congress on Heart Disease - New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment.
2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC, 20008, USA; Tel: +1 202 234 0700; Fax: +1 202 265 5333

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) LANGUAGE
The official language of the Congress is English.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes)  CLIMATE
The weather in Washington, DC in May is mild to moderate with the possibility of rain. A light jacket for the evening is suggested as temperatures may cool down. Clothing is informal for all occasions.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) VISA
Many participants may require a visa to enter the USA. We therefore suggest that you contact the American Embassy/Consulate in your country or ask your travel agent for assistance.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) 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 1st International Congress on Heart Disease - New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) REGISTRATION DESK
The Registration Desk will operate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel as follows:
Sunday, May 16, 1999 from 4:00pm
Monday, May 17, 1999 from 8:00 am and will remain open during all Congress functions.

  Registration Fees
    Participant:  US$ 620.-
    Nurse, Technician, Trainee *:   US$ 390.-
    Student **:   US$ 270.-
* letter of verification required
** valid student card required

Fees for PARTICIPANTS include: participation in all scientific sessions, Congress kit, program, abstract book, printed material of the Congress and invitation to Get-Together Reception.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) PROJECTION EQUIPMENT
A projection area will be available every day, 30 minutes prior to the sessions, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel to enable participants to check their slides prior to presentation. Please remember to collect the slides from the projectionist immediately after the session.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Please check the program for the exact date, time and board number for poster presentations. Presenters in the morning session must put up their posters by 8:30am of the relevant morning and remove them at the end of the morning sessions at 12:30pm. Presenters in the afternoon session must put up their posters by 1:00pm and remove them by the end of the session day.
PLEASE NOTE: The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for posters which have not been collected.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES
An Attendance Certificate will be provided upon request for participants who need proof of attendance for income tax or other purposes.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) FAREWELL DINNER (Optional)
Tickets for the Farewell Dinner may be purchased at the Registration Desk for US$70.- per person. Please note the number of seats are limited and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes) CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require additional information or assistance. All correspondence should be addressed to:
    The Secretariat
    1st International Congress on Heart Disease
    PO Box 17659
    Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
    Tel: +1 310 657 8777
    Fax: +1 310 275 8922
    KENES Organizers of Congresses & Tour Op's Ltd.
    PO Box 50006
    Tel-Aviv 61500, Israel
    Tel: +972 3 514 0000
    Fax:: +972 3 517 5674 / 514 0077

alvbull1.gif (334 bytes)  ORGANIZERS

KENES Organizers of Congresses & Tour Operators Ltd.