BANKS AND POST OFFICES
differ between banks. Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between
08.00 – 12.30 and again 13.30 – 15.30. Certain banks remain open until
17.30 on Thursdays. On weekends banks are closed.
Business hours are mainly 09.30 – 20.00.
Cash machines are available in the Congress Centre.
Regular post offices are open from Monday to Friday 08.00 – 18.00.
The Business Centre is located in the main foyer, ground floor. There
photocopier, fax and stations for personal laptops with access to the
Internet at your disposal.
Several cash bars and cafeterias are available within the ICM. In the
exhibition area there will be a Bavarian "Biergarten" where
all delegates can
buy food and drinks.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
All attending delegates receive a Certificate of Attendance in the Congress
CLIMATE AND DRESS
The weather in Munich in June is usually
sunny with a day temperature of 18-27°C.
Showers may occur. Dress will be informal
throughout the Congress.
We are pleased to announce
that the EAACI and the WAO will offer
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for attending the World Allergy
Congress in Munich. The goal of a CME system is to assure a high level
theoretic and clinical competence throughout the working life of medical
specialists. The EAACI Accreditation Committee is the body responsible
credit evaluations of EAACI events and establishes the amount of credits
available. The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) accreditation
body, EACCME, will be responsible for validations of European Credits.
particularly useful in countries where no CME system is available.
Through a reciprocity agreement signed in 1999 and renewed until 2006
by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the UEMS, EACCME credits
will be available to U.S. doctors. Doctors from the US who wish to receive
accreditation will need to convert their European CME credits by contacting
Marilyn Maldonada at the AMA, telephone 800-621-8335 or 312-464-
4941. US doctors do not automatically earn CME credits unless they contact
the AMA upon their return.
The EAACI CME Accreditation Committee guarantees that the CME
accredited programmes meet high scientific and educational standards,
that they are free from industry influence and that they meet reciprocity
guidelines with the U.S. System.
The WAC 2005 in Munich has been assigned 30 CME Credits for the Congress
in full. Participants will receive detailed information and instruction
on how to apply for CME credits in their Congress bags.
For more information please contact:
EAACI CME Accreditation Committee
Dr. Alfonso Negri
Via Ripamonti 129-2141 Milano, Italy
Tel +39 02 56601242-268
Fax +39 02 56609045
Cell +39 3484020698
COFFEE BREAKS AND MEALS
Coffee/tea is included in the registration fee and will be served daily
exhibition areas. Lunches are not included but sandwiches are offered
during lunch hour on Monday 27 June, Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30
June by Astellas pharma europe to the visitors of the poster exhibition.
The local currency is EUR. EUR 1 = USD 1.23
(October 2004, www.oanda.com).
Contact the DGAI booth in the village of national societies for further
information if you want to join and become a member of the German
Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (Deutsche Gesellschaft
Allergologie und Klinische Immunologie DGAI). DGAI offers support for
researchers to travel to congresses as well as to organise small meetings
working groups. For students and residents the first three years of
membership are free. You will receive the official journal of the DGAI
“Allergo-Journal” and have reduced registration fees at the
For further information please contact the DGAI secretariat: Erika Ratzinger
The Host Organising Committee and Congrex Sweden AB cannot accept liability
for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or
accompanying persons, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or
EAACI AND WAO EXHIBITS
Visit the EAACI and WAO booths in the registration area on the ground
floor of the ICM.
In the EAACI National Society Village member societies will promote their
societies and upcoming meetings as well as the EAACI Congresses in 2006
and 2007. Other displays will include World Allergy Day, World Allergy
Congress 2007, Interasma, and WAO Member Societies bidding on the 2011
The EAACI stand is located between the Registration area and the National
Society Village. If you have questions regarding membership in EAACI that
need to be answered or you simply want to settle your fee, then come by
and have your questions answered by Deirdre Öwerström or Chelsin
Ledesma from the Executive Office. If you would like to become a member
in EAACI then we can assist you with your application at the stand. Membership
applications can be processed directly at the stand so that you can proudly
wear your EAACI membership pin during the Congress. This year, as in previous
years, we are allocating some seating space to our members so that they
can relax during the Congress. Members can also keep up to date with their
e-mails by using the specially designated computers for the use of our
members only. Samples of EAACI publications will be on display for your
perusal as well as information on our future meetings and courses. We
have also designated a special area for our Junior Members where a Junior
Member Representative will be available to answer questions about JM activities.
We hope to see you at the EAACI stand. Come and enjoy the benefits of
being a Member! For more information on membership please see page 21
in the Final Programme. Remember after the Congress you can always visit
our web site www.eaaci.net
and read the latest on EAACI.
The voltage in Germany is 220 volts. Round European style two-pin plugs
are used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120V need a voltage converter
and a plug adapter for two-prong, round-prong plugs with side grounding
The WAC 2005 Congress includes a commercial exhibition taking place in
hall C1 from 27 June to 30 June. Opening hours: 09.00-17.00.
The Internet Café will be located in the exhibition area of hall
Promoviaggi S.p.A. has been appointed the
official agency for Government Authorisation
for Italian participants. You may contact them
at the following address:
Viale Gian Galeazzo, 3
201 36 MILANO, Italy
Telephone: +39 02 581 891
Fax: +39 02 837 3448
A warm welcome
awaits young investigators and allergists at the World Allergy Congress
in Munich. In order to meet the needs and wishes of our younger participants,
we have arranged travel grants, low registration fees and a special budget-friendly
hotel reserved for junior members (see also information about EAACI travel
grants). The Juniors' Hotel concept allows junior members to meet more
easily and to arrange social activities as well as facilitating shared
transport arrangements. The Junior Poster Event will be held on the opening
evening of the Congress in parallel with the Opening Ceremony and the
Welcome Reception. This session is aimed to promote the work of young
investigators in an informal atmosphere, where contacts with senior experts
as well as young fellow investigators are encouraged and facilitated.
Poster prizes will be awarded for outstanding poster presentations in
each category. Do not forget to tick the box to indicate your interest
to participate in the Junior Poster Event when submitting your abstract.
The Junior Poster Event is followed by a free social event for all under-35s
attending the congress, at a Bavarian pub with a buffet and dance. On
Thursday we will have the Junior Member Symposium "Allergy: nature or
nurture?" - this session contains the latest data presented by junior
and senior scientists, on a programme chosen by the EAACI junior member
working group. One of the Free Communication sessions will be entirely
dedicated to the five best junior abstracts. We will also have a junior
researchers' educational session on "Biostatistics:What you should (not)
do!", with experienced speakers and plenty of time set aside for questions
and discussion. For EAACI junior members and associates, we will have
the usual JM Business meeting where topics of particular importance for
us will be discussed and current activities reported. Finally there will
be a JM corner in congress centre, where all young investigators are warmly
invited to meet up. Please go to the EAACI JM Web site for updated information
on our activities: www.eaaci.net
The official language of the Congress is
English. No simultaneous interpretation will
LOCAL AGENT AND HOTEL
For hotel reservations and group allotments, please contact:
Congress, Meeting & Event Management AG
81369 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)89-54 82 34-0
Fax: +49-(0)89-54 82 34-44
LOST AND FOUND
Please contact the General Information desk in the registration area
in the case of personal belongings being lost or found.
During the Congress,Munich will be two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean
Coffee/tea is included in the registration fee and will be served daily.
There are several bars and restaurants available within the ICM.
A programme for medical students interested in allergy For medical students
with an interest in allergy the Munich Society for Fostering Research
and Education in Allergology and Dermatology (“Verein zur Förderung
der Forschung und Fortbildung auf dem Gebiet der Allergology und Dermatologie
e.V.”) together with the German Society for Allergology and Clinical
Immunology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und Klinische
Immunologie DGAI) will support a programme for medical students not yet
directly involved in allergology but with an interest in allergy.
The students will have free access to the Congress on Monday 27 June,
where they will be guided by active congress participants through several
sessions and the poster exhibition. They are also invited to join the
Ceremony and the Welcome Reception. This programme will be organised by:
Kilian Eyerich, Stefanie Förster and Stefanie Lubitz at ZAUM –
Allergy and Environment, Technical University Munich.
MESSAGE BOARD / MEETING POINT
Personal messages can be placed on the message board in the registration
area. Please check the board daily to pick up any message left for you.
MOBILE PHONE POLICY
Please respect the Congress policy and switch off your mobile phone
meeting rooms and in the exhibition and poster areas.
Your personal badge is your entrance ticket to all sessions, to the exhibition
and to all social events. Please remember to always wear your badge
at the ICM. If you have lost your badge, a new one can be purchased against
proof of your original registration from the Congress Secretariat at a
Neutral Congress delegates
Yellow Accompanying persons
The Star Alliance Members
are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the World
Allergy Congress 2005. To obtain details and conditions on Star Alliance™
Conventions Plus discounts and participating airlines*, please contact
your local Star Alliance Member and quote the following Event Code LH006S5.
When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration
on proof of attendance and ensure that the Event Code is listed on your
ticket. For further information about Star Alliance Members please visit:
*Participating airlines for this event: Air Canada,
Austrian Airlines, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines,
United Airlines, US Airways and Varig. Special offers are available for
PASSPORT AND VISA
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect
to entering Germany. Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation
in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the Congress should
direct a request to the Congress Secretariat in Stockholm at firstname.lastname@example.org
before 10 May 2005. Please be informed that a letter of invitation will
only be issued to registered delegates and when Congrex Sweden AB has
received full payment.
POSTER EXHIBITION WITH LUNCHES
There is a Poster Exhibition in the exhibition area. Posters will be
there Monday 27 June to Thursday 30 June. Sponsored by ALTANA PHARMA.
All delegates attending the poster exhibition during the lunch hour on
Monday 27 June, Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June will be treated
to a sandwich lunch by ASTELLAS.
There is a Press Office in the ICM during the Congress days.
Telephone: +49 (0)89 949 71401
Fax: +49 (0)89 949 71402
Welcome to the Opening Press Conference on Monday 27 June, room
21 from 12:15 to 13:30!
22337 Hamburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 40 50 71 130
Fax: +49 40 59 18 45
Abstract System offers the Congress delegates a way to view the Scientific
Programme and to plan for their participation in advance. This service
has been highly appreciated among delegates for the last years. Using
this Internet-based service - Programme Navigator - participants can search
for invited speakers, abstract authors, word in lecture titles, sessions
and easily find and select the presentations of interest. The result of
the selection is the Personal Planner, which can be viewed and printed
by the delegate. The Personal Planner is an agenda for the Congress, specifying
date, time, location and presentation title for the selected presentations.
This information is presented in a calendar format.
here to open the Programme Navigator
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER
Congrex Sweden AB has been appointed the official congress organiser
for this event. The Congrex Group works internationally with subsidiaries
in The Netherlands and Sweden as well as licensed partners throughout
Europe and North and Latin America.
REGISTRATION DESK AND CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Sunday 26 June - 09.00-21.00
Monday 27 June - 08.00-19.00
Tuesday 28 June - 08.00-19.00
Wednesday 29 June - 08.00-19.00
Thursday 30 June - 08.00-19.00
Friday 1 July - 08.00-15.00
THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR DELEGATES INCLUDES:
Admission to the Congress and the Exhibition
Public Transportation Card
Munich Orientation Tour, 26 June
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, 26 June
Congress Evening/All-Congress Event, 27 June
THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS INCLUDES:
Public Transportation Card
Munich Orientation Tour, 26 June
EUR 50 discount on one Social Tour of your choice
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, 26 June
Congress Evening/All-Congress Event, 27 June
Please note that the registered accompanying person’s fee does not
include admission to the scientific sessions or the Congress documentation.
Exhibitors can buy tickets for the Congress Evening/All-Congress Event
the Social Events Desk at a price of EUR 70.
This is a non smoking Congress.
SOCIAL EVENTS DESK
Information on the social events of the Congress is available at the
Events Desk in the registration area. Here you can also purchase tickets
social events. If you are already booked for social events, the admission
registered in the bar code on your name badge, which has to be worn at
all times during the Congress.
SPEAKERS' PREVIEW ROOM
There is a speakers' preview facility on the first floor of the ICM,
room 14. Here speakers can check and register their presentations before
26 June - 09:00-21:00
27-30 - June 08:00-18:00
1 July - 08:00-14:00
Sponsored by ALMIRALL
A taxi station is located in front of the ICM. The telephone number
central taxi service is +49 (0)89 21610. Taxi fares are strictly regulated
Germany. Please make sure that the driver puts on the taximeter. Please
note: Most of the taxis in Munich do not accept credit cards!
To pre-book taxi transport to and from the airport please contact:
+49 (0)175 48 12 862
You will find tourist information in your Congress bag. The Munich Tourist
Office desk in the registration area and in your hotel will be glad to
answer any questions.
The official Congress
badge (please see logo and text on the back of the badge) will serve as
a pass entitling you to free use of the Munich public transportation system
To the ICM International Congress Centre:
From the inner city It takes approximately 20 minutes to travel from downtown
Munich to the ICM on the underground line U2. Stop at Messestadt West.
From the Airport:
It takes approximately 30 minutes to get from the Munich Airport to the
ICM. By taxi the cost should be around EUR 50,00.
You can also take the train S8 to Ostbahnhof (direction Maisach/Nannhofen),
change into the underground U5 to Innsbrucker Ring (direction Laimer Platz)
and finally change into underground U2 to Messestadt West (direction Messestadt-Ost).
This takes about 35 minutes.
From the highway
The ICM is located in direct connection with the A94 motorway, the ring
around Munich.When travelling on the A94, exit München-Riem or Feldkirchen
West. ICM is then indicated on signboards, which also indicate the route
to the Car Park West.
EAACI and WAO have
awarded a total of 140 travel grants and DGAI 20 travel grants.
EAACI Travel Grants for EAACI Junior Members and Affiliate Junior Members
(JMAs) based in Europe (including Turkey and CIS).
WAO Travel Grants for presenting authors aged 35 or under who are
based outside Europe, Turkey or the CIS and are not EAACI members, but
belong to a WAO Member Society located outside Europe. Those who have
been awarded a Travel Grant will receive free registration to the Congress,
shared accommodation in a twin-bedded room (up to 4 nights) and travel
costs refunded up to 500 EUR (EAACI Travel Grant) or up to 700 EUR
(WAO Travel Grant). Hotels for juniors and fellows have been arranged
facilitate social contacts and the use of common transports.
DGAI Travel Grants include free registration and travel costs refunded
up to 500 EUR.
Travel costs will be refunded on site at the Congress, upon presentation
your original ticket and travel receipts.
The WAC 2005 is held at:
ICM-International Congress Centre Munich
Messe München GmbH
DE-81823 München, Germany
Telephone: +49 89 949 230 23
Fax: +49 89 949 230 29
Click here to view a map of the ICM
The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is a federation of National and
Regional Allergy Societies. As such, all individual members of dues-paying
WAO Member Societies are also members of WAO. To celebrate and display
this alliance, WAO is pleased to offer Member Certificates for purchase
at the WAO Exhibit in the ICM foyer and by mail through the WAO Secretariat.
Certificates are available to members of dues-paying WAO Member Societies
that have submitted an up-to-date membership list to the WAO Secretariat.
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