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We are very pleased that you will
participate in the forthcoming 12th World Congress on Heart Disease.
Please find herewith information to facilitate your arrival and stay at
the congress. We suggest you print this letter and take it with you to
HEADQUARTERS HOTEL AND CONGRESS VENUE
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, BC, Canada is the venue for the
12th World Congress on Heart Disease –
New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2R7
604 683 1234
604 689 3707
The official language of the congress is English.
The weather in Vancouver 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.
The registration desk will operate as follows:
Saturday, July 16, 2005 16:00 - 20:00
Sunday, July 17, 2005 08:00
- 18:00 hours
Monday, July 18, 2005 08:00
- 18:00 hours
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 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.
The first scientific session will take place at 09:00 hours on Sunday,
July 17, 2005.
Please check the final program on site for any updates / changes to
scheduling of presentations.
Please bring your Powerpoint (or any other computer) presentation
on a floppy disk (3.5"/1.44 MB), a CD or on a memory stick, using the
USB port in the computer.
A Speakers' Ready Room will be
available. Please load your presentation onto one of the congress
computers provided, at least 1 hour before the start of your assigned
session. You may supply your own laptop computer as back-up.
The computers provided by the Congress
in the session halls are installed with Windows XP and Office XP.
Important note for Macintosh users
If using a Macintosh laptop computer,
please note that you must provide your own computer and confirm that
it has a VGA socket for external signal. On arrival at the Congress
please check your computer in the Speakers’ Ready Room and again in the
session hall where your lecture will take place, at least 30 minutes
before the start of your session.
Please note that video projection, 35 mm’ slide projection and overhead
projection will not be available!
Please see the final program for the exact date and time of your poster
presentations. Presenters must put up their posters by 08:30 if
presenting in the morning session, on the relevant day of your
presentation and remove them by 12:30. If presenting in the afternoon
session, posters should be put up by 14:00 and dismantled by 18:00 on
the same day.
Boards are Velcro compatible. Tacks and technical
equipment will be available for hanging posters.
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.
Please make yourself available next to
your poster during coffee and lunch breaks to answer possible questions.
CME APPROVED BY AMA
The scientific program of
the 12th 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 26.25 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
A $25 fee will be charged for CME
credit certificates, which will be sent to participants via mail.
Members of the AMA will receive the CME credit without having to pay
An attendance certificate will be provided upon request for participants
who need proof of attendance for income tax or other purposes.
An exhibition will take place during the congress and will be open as
Saturday, July 16, 2005 18:30 - 20:00
Sunday, July 17, 2005 10:00 - 17:00 hours
Monday, July 18, 2005 10:00 - 17:00 hours
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:00 - 13:00 hours
The Get-Together Reception, will take place in the Exhibition Area of
the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on Saturday, July 16 at 18:30 hours.
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 12th 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.
Please check the congress website
regularly for updates and any changes that may occur. We look forward to
welcoming you the congress in Vancouver.