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VENUE AND HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

hyattThe Hyatt Regency Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada is the venue and headquarters hotel of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CARDIOLOGY 18th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE, ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2013.

Hyatt Regency
1 Discovery Square, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada

Toll Free: +1 800 233 1234
Tel: +1 604 683 1234; Fax: +1 604 689 3707
Reservation Fax: + 1 604 639 4829

 

THE CONGRESS WILL OFFER CME CREDIT.


LANGUAGE
The official language of the Congress is English.


CLIMATE
The average July temperature in Vancouver is warm and comfortable, mostly sunny during the day, with the possibility of clouds and rain approx: 23ºC / 74ºF. A light jacket for the evening is suggested as temperatures may cool down. . Clothing is informal for all occasions.


VISA
Participants may require a visa to enter Canada. We suggest that you contact the Canadian Embassy/Consulate in your country or ask your travel agent for assistance.


REGISTRATION FEES

  up until
Feb. 15,
2013
from
Feb. 16 -
April 15
from
April 16 -
July 15
from
July 16 -
July 25
after
July 25, 2013
Participant US$ 480.- US$ 580.- US$ 640.- US$ 695.- US$ 740.-
Nurse, Technician, Trainee *
Student **
US$ 360.- US$ 460.- US$ 560.- US$ 595.- US$ 640.-
Farewell Dinner (optional) US$ 110.- US$ 110.- US$ 110.- US$ 110.- US$ 110.-
Get-Together Reception cost for Accompanying Person(s) US$ 60.- US$ 60.- US$ 60.- US$ 60.- US$ 60.-

* 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.


PAYMENT
Payment for registration fees may be made directly via our website: CardiologyOnline.com, by credit card, i.e. Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, by cheque payable to the 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, or by bank transfer to the 18th World Congress on Heart Disease. For further information regarding a bank transfer, please contact the Secretariat.


CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation received up until May 31, full refund less $100 administrative fee
Cancellation received from June 1 – June 30, 50% refund of registration fee paid
Cancellation received from July 1 – July 15, 25% refund of registration fee paid
From July 16, no refund available.


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 International Academy of Cardiology, 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions 2013. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

 

CME CREDIT
The scientific program of the 18th World Congress on Heart Disease has been reviewed by the American Medical Association and approved for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. One credit may be claimed for each hour of participation in approved sessions. Credit claim forms will be available at the registration desk or in the participant's registration packet. In order to receive credit, participants must complete the claim form, pay the $35 USD processing fee (waived for AMA members), and return the form to the AMA monitor's desk at the conference or fax the form to AMA headquarters after the conference. A credit certificate will be emailed to physicians within 4 weeks of receipt of the claim form. If you should have any questions about this process, you may contact the AMA directly (Mary Kelly, email: mary.kelly@ama-assn.org, Phone: 312.464-4668, Fax: 312-464-5830). We hope that participants will be pleased that our conference has met the quality standards for AMA-PRA Credit and will take advantage of this additional benefit.


ABSTRACTS
Participants interested in presenting oral communications and/or poster presentations are invited to submit their abstract(s) directly via the congress website for consideration by the Scientific Committee. Please see Abstract Guidelines page and Abstract Form for online submission.

Abstracts sent by mail or fax will not be processed by the Secretariat and will not be forwarded to the Scientific Committee for review.  In case of genuine difficulties, please contact the Congress Secretariat: klimedco@ucla.edu.  Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. If submitting an amended abstract, please indicate that it is a replacement abstract. Each presenting author may submit up to two abstracts for oral presentation and two abstracts for poster presentation.

Symbols, tables, graphs or pictures cannot be submitted via the website.  Abstracts containing symbols, tables, graphs or pictures must be e-mailed as a Word document attachment to the Congress Secretariat: klimedco@ucla.edu. Include the presenting author's full contact details as well as the category under which your abstract should be reviewed.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO: APRIL 25, 2013

 

PROCESSING OF ABSTRACTS

All abstracts will be reviewed by at least seven members of the Scientific Committee. An abstract may be accepted for oral presentation, as a poster, or may be rejected.

You will receive confirmation from the Secretariat that your abstract has been received, indicating the abstract number, which it has been allocated. Please refer to this number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.

The Scientific Committee will assess all submitted abstracts, and information regarding acceptance and scheduling will then be sent to authors. Authors whose abstracts are accepted agree to give the International Academy of Cardiology permission to publish his/her abstract(s), without compensation, in the JOURNAL OF HEART DISEASE (ISSN # 1556-7451), on its website www.CardiologyOnline.com, and in the supplement issue of the journal CARDIOLOGY Vol. 125, Suppl. 2, 2013 (online e-ISSN 1421-9751).

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to pay Registration fees no later than June 25, 2013 in order to present their study at the Congress.

 

PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACTS

Accepted abstracts of participants who have paid the Congress registration fees no later than June 25, 2013, will be published in a special online only supplement issue of the journal CARDIOLOGY.

The journal CARDIOLOGY is published by S. Karger AG Medical and Scientific Publishers, Basel, Switzerland (www.karger.com) and the supplement issue will appear in CARDIOLOGY Vol. 125, Suppl. 2, 2013 (online e-ISSN 1421-9751).

This publication will be registered at bibliographic services such as PubMed/Medline, Current Contents/Life Science, Journal Citation Reports/Science, EMBASE and Chemical Abstracts.

Permission has been granted for Congress participants to print copies of the supplement and there is also free online access to this supplement issue.

In addition, the abstracts of the Congress will also be published in parallel in the JOURNAL OF HEART DISEASE (ISSN # 1556-7451), the official journal of the International Academy of Cardiology and will appear on our website: www.CardiolgoyOnline.com


EXHIBITION
An exhibition is planned to take place during the Congress. For further information, please contact:

The Organizing Committee
18th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE
PO Box 17659
Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
Tel: +1 310 657 8777; Fax: +1 310 659 4781
E-mail: klimedco@ucla.edu
Website: www.CardiologyOnline.com


SATELLITE SYMPOSIA AND SPONSORSHIP
For further information, please contact:

The Organizing Committee
18th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE
PO Box 17659
Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
Tel: +1 310 657 8777
Fax: +1 310 659 4781
E-mail: klimedco@ucla.edu


CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require additional information or assistance. All correspondence should be addressed to:

18th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE
PO Box 17659
Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
Tel: +1 310 657 8777
Fax: +1 310 659 4781
E-mail: klimedco@ucla.edu
Website: www.CardiologyOnline.com



 


 

News

Reduced Registration Deadline:
July 15, 2013

Final Program now online. new

The scientific program of the 18th World Congress on Heart Disease has been reviewed by the American Medical Association and approved for a maximum of 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Publication of Abstracts: new
Abstracts were published in a special online only supplement issue of the journal CARDIOLOGY.
Click here to view.

 

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