General Information

Forum Brixen

Symposium Venue
Forum Brixen/Bressanone
Via Roma, 9
39042 Bressanone (BZ), Italy
www.forum-brixen.com

The extended deadline for abstract submission is Monday April 14, 2014, at 11 pm EDT.

Key Dates
April 7, 2014              Deadline for abstract submission at the Nuclear Medicine and Biology

June 16, 2014             Early registration at the Organizing Secretariat

Organizing Secreteriat and Registration Desk
Registration to the Symposium and hotel reservations for the attendees will be taken care by:
L.C. Congressi srl
Via Euganea, 45
35141 Padova, Italy
Ph: +39 049 871 9922
Fax: +39 049 871 0112
Email: lc@lccongressi.it
Website: www.lccongressi.it/TERACHEM2014

The Registration & Information Desk will be open to provide registration packages and information to participants throughout the whole Symposium.

Symposium Language
The official language of the Symposium is English. No simultaneous translation will be available. In Bressanone the Official Language is Italian and German. In the main tourist areas, language is no problem. The people of Bressanone are very helpful to foreigners and most of them can speak at least a little English, although with a strong accent sometimes.

Letter of Invitation
All attendees who need a letter of invitation for VISA purposes should contact L.C. Congressi.

Certificate of Attendance
All registered attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Injuries/Insurance/Liability
The Symposium organizers does not accept any liability for personal injuries and/or loss and/or damages of any kind which may be incurred by the congress partecipants or by any person accompanying them, during either the official activities or excursions. Delegates partecipate in all tours/events at their own risk. Partecipants are advised to take out insurance against loss, accidents or damage that could be incurred during the Symposium.

Currency
The currency in Italy is the Euro.
Banks offer most favorable exchange rates, unlike exchange booths at airports, rail and bus stations, hotels, stores, and privately run exchange firms, you may find less favorable rates, but more convenient hours.

Electricity
The electrical current in most of Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); the United States runs on 110 volts, 60 cycles AC current. In the United States wall outlets accept plugs with two flat prongs. In Italy, instead, you need continental-type plugs, which have two round prongs.

If you bring your own 110-volt devices, you will need a voltage converter, unless your appliance is designed to also work with 220 volts electricity (dual voltage).
Voltage Converter could not be easy to find in Italy. If you need one, get it before you leave home.

International Dialing Code
Italy country code: +39, city code: 055 (always dial the 0 – even from abroad).
- To call the U.S.: dial 00 + 1 + phone number.
- To call Europe: Your country code (0044 – 0034 – 0033 etc…) + phone number.

Emergency Numbers
(Calls can be made, for free, from any telephone.)

Tel: 113: State Police – Emergency assistance. Call this number for immediate assistance if you are the victim of a crime.

Tel: 115: Fire Department

Tel: 118: Ambulance – Medical Emergencies

Tipping
In Italy service, which usually ranges from 1€ to 3€ per person, depending on the restaurant, is automatically added to the check and must be visible on the menu. If you liked the place or the service, just round up the bill, a few Euro.

Tipping cab drivers is unusual, but appreciated, especially if they help you with your luggage and provide you with useful info about getting around in that particular place.

Tipping hotel porters and hotel concierge if he/she is helpful in making your stay easier or more pleasant is appreciated also.

Opening and Closing Times in Bressanone
Banks: usually they are open weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Churches: Most are open from early morning until noon or 12:30, when they close for two hours or more; they open again in the afternoon, closing about 7:00 p.m. or later.

Museums: Hours vary and may change with the seasons.

Shops: there are individual variations, depending and climate and season, but most are open 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Credit cards
The major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Eurocard) are widely accepted in Italy, while AMEX is rarely accepted. Hotels, shops and restaurants have signs or stickers at the entrance showing which credit cards are accepted.

Climate
In September the climate in the Bressanone area is usually mild and sunny with temperatures ranging between 18°C (65°F) and 25°C (77°F). Visitors are most comfortable with a light jacket or coat. An all-weather coat will take the chill off cool evenings and rainy days. Be aware that Bressanone is around 560 meters (1837 feet) above see level in the Dolomite mountains, therefore confortable shoes, warm sweaters and a water-proff jacket are recommended. For information about the city, contact the Bressanone Visitor Information Center at http://www.brixen.org/en/home.html