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GENERAL INFORMATION

Learn more about general meeting guidelines and information below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Guidelines

​Click here to see the guidelines.
 

ATM/Cash Machines

There are ATMs near the Hofburg at Kärntner Str. 47, Museumsplatz 1 and Volksgartenstraße 2. There is a Raiffeisenbank and an ATM located at Kohlmarkt 18.
 

Banks & Foreign Exchange Offices

Credit Cards are accepted at most (but not all) significant retailers, so it is helpful to have cash for smaller transactions. Banking hours are Monday through Friday, typically from 09:00 to 15:00. Currency exchange is also available at the airport, and find exchange rates HERE.
 

 

Business Center

There is a shop on Kärntner Ring 11.13 called Printshop.
 

 

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to all attendees after the Congress.
 

 

Climate

In Vienna, the summers are warm; the winters are very cold, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year-round. August is a moderately hot month in Vienna, Austria, with the average temperature fluctuating between 26.6°C (79.9°F) and 17.5°C (63.5°F). The average high temperature is a warm 26.6°C (79.9°F).
 

CME/Accreditation

The International Surgical Week - The World Congress of Surgery ISW2022, Vienna, Austria,

15/08/2022-18/08/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (EACCME®) with
24 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

 

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Which countries recognize EACCME credits? LINK


Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American
Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to
convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be
found at
AMA.


Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for
ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the
Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

 

Currency

The currency is the Euro (EUR) in Austria, which comes in bills and coins.
 

Electricity

Vienna's electrical sockets operate at a standard voltage of 220 V and a frequency of 50 Hz, and Austria uses the “Type C” and "Type F" plugs. An adapter is necessary if your appliances don’t already have these shapes to match the socket.

 

Emergency Phone Numbers

Dial 112 for the Vienna police, ambulance, or fire department.
 

Insurance and Liability

​It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for travel, health and accidents before they depart from their countries of residence. The ISS/SIC as organisers cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, loss of, or damage to private property belonging to the conference participants and accompanying persons.

 

Language

​The official language of the meeting is English, and there is no simultaneous translation service provided. The official language in Austria is German.
 

 

Local Transportation

Vienna has a well-developed public transport network. Buses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you almost anywhere in the city in no time at all. Vienna public transport Wiener Linien operates five underground lines, 29 tram and 127 bus lines, of which 24 are night lines. Night lines are only used between 0.30 am, and 5 am. On weekends and public holidays, the Vienna underground remains at the service of its passengers all night. A single ticket costs EUR 2.40.

Where to buy a ticket

  • ticket machines at most underground stations

  • points of advance sale

  • tobacconists also sell tickets

  • onboard the tram at an increased rate of EUR 2.60 per ticket

  • vienna felxi pass

  • buy tickets online: Wiener Linien Online Shop

Taxi: Getting a taxi - there are a few different ways to find a taxi in Vienna:

  • Pre-book by phone: your hotel and most tourist information centres will provide you with phone numbers for taxi companies and may even call them for you. 

  • Use a taxi app: several free mobile phone applications are available that allow you to book a taxi in Vienna, see how long it will take and how much it will cost, and give you the option to pay by card. 

  • Find a taxi stand: Vienna has many Taxistandplatzes throughout the city, where you can hop in a taxi. 

 

The average cost of a short taxi journey in the city centre is usually between 7 and 12 euros, while a trip to the airport can cost anywhere from 35 to 55 euros. All taxis in Vienna are fitted with a meter, but we recommend confirming an approximate price for your journey with your driver before you get in. Not all taxis take card payments, although the various taxi applications available on mobile phones usually allow you to pay by card via the app.      
 

 

Lost and Found

Please contact the registration desk if you think you've lost something at the Hofburg Vienna.
 

 

Mobile Telephones

​As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, all mobile phones and pagers must be switched off when attending symposia sessions.
 

 

Photo/Recording Policy

Any form of duplication (recording, audiotaping, photography and/or video) of sessions is prohibited without expressed written consent of the author and congress organiser. Please do not use your mobile device to duplicate or record any sessions.
 

We kindly ask that attendees DO NOT photograph, record, film, or use a cellphone to capture images of presentations during the meeting and on the poster and exhibit floors.
 

Please note that you may be photographed, videotaped and/or recorded during your visit by the official ISW 2022 photography/video team. By entering the ISW 2022 Congress, you agree to each of the following: 

  1. You consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded in connection with, or as part of ISW 2022 journalistic, advertising, marketing, promotional, archival and/or security activities

  2. You consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and any use, in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation to you, of your appearance, voice and/or name for the above-noted purposes.

  3. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on these consents given by you by entering the congress.

  4. To protect, among other things, the personal information of our attendees, you agree not to reproduce, perform, display or upload any photographs of sessions/presentations.
     

If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed via the official congress photography and video team, kindly inform representatives of your preference.

 

 

 

Program Changes

​Program changes might be made public via the official ISW 2022 Congress website.
 

 

Smoking

​Please note that this is a non-smoking meeting, and smoking is not permitted inside or outside the meeting halls nor in the exhibition area.
 

 

Social Media

ISW 2022 encourages the use of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media platforms at the conference as a way to summarise, highlight, excerpt, review or promote the presented materials of the Congress in general, provided that:

  • Copyright law is observed, and

  • verbatim information is limited to a few quotes.

  • The author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.

 

Please use the Congress hashtag via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: #ISW2022Vienna.

To get the latest updates throughout the Congress, follow ISS/SIC on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
 

 

Taxes

In Vienna, there is Value-added tax (VAT), a 20% sales tax charged on most goods in Austria.

Please visit www.usp.gv.at for more information.
 

 

Time

​Standard Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hour

Vienna will be on CEST (Central European Summer Time) during the Congress.
 

Tipping

In Vienna restaurants, tipping is generally between 5-15% of the bill, rounded to a convenient number. For example, if the account is 8.7 Euro, you should round up to 10. When it is 23.5, round up to 25. Tips are paid in the initial amount you hand over.
 

 

Venue

ISW 2022 will take place at the Hofburg, Vienna, located in the centre of Vienna. The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty. And it was built in the 13th century and expanded.

Hofburg Vienna

Heldenplatz

1010 Wien

www.hofburg.com

 

Water

​Staying hydrated is always essential, particularly during a busy day at ISW 2022. Many visitors to a foreign city want to know if you can drink the water. In Vienna, mineral water comes out of the taps: the tap water in Vienna is generally very high quality, and drinking fountains are quite common in tourist areas.

 

 

 

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