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General Information

BANKS AND POST OFFICES
Opening hours for the banks in the city are Monday-Friday 09.30-15.00. Some banks in
central Göteborg are open between 09.00 and 17.00. All banks are closed during
weekends and on public holidays. Cash machines (ATM) are available just outside
the Convention Centre. For banking close to the centre we recommend
Svensk Kassaservice/ Nordbanken, Mässans gata 28, opposite the amusement park Liseberg.

For currency exchange we recommend Forex, situated on Kungsportsavenyn,
Mässans gata 16. There is a post office located in the Convention Centre and one
just outside. The opening hours are: Monday-Friday 07.00-19.00.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Participating delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

CLIMATE AND DRESS
The weather in Göteborg at this time of the year is usually nice with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius, but showers may occur. For weather forecast please visit
www.goteborg.com. Dress will be informal throughout the Congress.

CME CREDITS
We are happy to inform you that the EAACI will offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for the Congress in Göteborg. The aim of a CME system is to assure a high level of theoretic and clinical competence throughout the working life of medical specialists. At present there is no standardised CME system in Europe. Some countries have established CME systems with legal obligation to collect a certain number of credits in order to practice
medicine, while other countries have no system and CME is considered only an ethical and moral responsibility.

In the United States the CME system was established over 40 years ago and this
concept is well integrated in the American medical community. EACCME Credits will be available to US Doctors attending the EAACI 2007, due to a reciprocity agreement signed by AMA-American Medical Association, and UEMS-European Union of Medical Specialists. EAACI Accreditation Committee is the responsible body for credit evaluation of EAACI events, and EACCME, as the UEMS accreditation body, will be responsible for validation of
European Credits. American Doctors who wish to receive ACCME accreditation must show their EAACI credit certificate for reciprocity status. The EAACI CME Accreditation Committee will review and evaluate CME activities and establish the amount of credits to be given.

This will be particularly useful in countries where no CME system is available. The EAACI CME Accreditation Committee will guarantee that the CME programmes are of a high
scientific and educational standard, and that they are free from influence from industries
and in reciprocity with the American system. The amount of CME Credits that will be assigned to the EAACI 2007 in Göteborg will be announced on this web site prior to the event.  Participants will also receive detailed information and instructions on how to apply for CME credits in the Congress Bag.


CURRENCY
The local currency is Swedish Kronor (SEK). 10 SEK = EUR 1.08 (October 2006),
www.oanda.com.

DISCLAIMER
The Local 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 personal belongings.

EAACI MEMBERSHIP
From 2007 EAACI offers a new membership structure. The new membership fee is based on the average per capita income of each European country according to the World Bank Report. Any member from a country within Europe with a GNP of less than US$ 10,000 will receive a 50% reduction on the EAACI membership fee, including full membership benefits.

Do you regularly attend the EAACI Congresses? Did you know that as a member your registration fee is considerably less than that of a nonmember? Join now and receive the journals ALLERGY and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology every month absolutely free
it’s one of the great benefits of membership.


EAACI also offers financial support to many of its Junior Members to enable them to attend EAACI Congresses and Summer Courses each year. You too can be one of the successful candidates - see information on travel grants. More information on
membership can be viewed at www.eaaci.net

EAACI EXECUTIVE OFFICE
P.O. Box 24 140, SE-104 51 Stockholm,
Sweden.
Telephone: +46 8 459 66 23
Fax: +46 8 663 38 15
E-mail: executive.office@eaaci.org
Internet: www.eaaci.net

ELECTRICITY
The voltage in Sweden 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 contacts.

EXHIBITION
The EAACI 2007 Congress includes a commercial exhibition that will be open 10 - 12 June. For exhibition invitation and information, please contact the Congress

Secretariat at:
eaaci2007exhibition@congrex.se
or visit the Congress web site:
www.congrex.com/eaaci2007


ITALIAN PARTICIPANTS Promoviaggi S.p.A. has been appointed the official agency for Government Authorisation for Italian participants. You may contact them at the following address:

Promoviaggi S.p.A.
Viale Gian Galeazzo, 3
IT-201 36 MILANO, Italy
Telephone: +39 02 581 891
Fax: +39 02 837 34 48
E-mail: promoviaggi@promoviaggi.it


JMA ACTIVITIES
A happy welcome to all Juniors who join the annual congress in Göteborg! Saturday evening we would like to invite you to one of the most challenging events: THE JMA
POSTER SESSION! Please don’t forget: the chance is high to win one of the great poster
prizes! By the way, all EAACI Fellowship winners will be announced at the end of this poster session. Afterwards, all Juniors are invited to join the official Congress party, which still is a kind of secret but will for sure include a lot of dancing! For Sunday afternoon we have prepared a JMA educational session for you on the topic: “Design and Ethics: Important Tools for the Success of your Study”. Everybody who is doing projects, is warmly welcomed and we assure you it is worthwhile to participate- as we have arranged some keynote speakers. The JMA Forum is about: “Rocketing Airway Inflammation” where young speakers will guide you through the jungle of nerves, viruses and progenitor cells in
allergic and chronic airway inflammation.

Like previous years, we will have a JMA Business meeting (date to be announced) to
present and discuss our latest achievement and where you will have the chance to
actively participate. Our JMA social event is scheduled for the Sunday night- a great
opportunity to networking and to chill-out with new friends in a convenient way. Details will be available soon. We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Göteborg 2007,
on behalf of the JMAs, Ulrike Raap JMA Chairperson

LANGUAGE
The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

LOCAL TIME
During the time of the Congress, Göteborg will be two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean
Time (GMT).

MEALS
Coffee/tea is included in the registration fee and will be served daily. There are several bars and restaurants available within the Göteborg Convention Centre.


OFFICIAL CARRIER


The Star Alliance Members are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the EAACI 2007 Congress.

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 SK011S7.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration as proof of attendance and ensure that the Event Code is listed on your ticket. For further information about Star Alliance Members please visit: www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus


*Participating airlines for this event: Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Spanair, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways Int, United Airlines and Varig.

PASSPORT AND VISA
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Sweden. Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorisation to attend the Congress should direct a request to the Congress Secretariat in Stockholm at eaaci-visa@congrex.se before 1 May 2007. Please be informed that a letter of invitation will only be issued to registered delegates and when Congrex Sweden AB has received full payment. Allow at least 2 months handling of your Visa application from the Swedish Embassy/consulate in your country. Please visit the following website: http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/5616 for a list of the Swedish Embassies worldwide.

PROGRAMME NAVIGATOR
The Congrex 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 the Internet-based service - Programme Navigator - participants can search for invited speakers, abstract authors, word in lecture titles and sessions, and you can 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. The Programme Navigator is available on this web site around one month prior to the Congress.
 

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER


Congrex Sweden AB has been appointed official Congress organiser for this event. The Congrex Group works internationally with offices in Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Latin America, offering integrated solutions for the association services industry and corporate and governmental meetings. For more information, please visit www.congrex.com.

SMOKING POLICY
In accordance with the policy of the EAACI, this is a non-smoking event. Smoking is not
allowed anywhere inside the venue, and not immediately outside entrances and on
balconies. Smoking is not allowed in any public indoor areas in Sweden.

TRANSPORTATION
To the Göteborg Convention Centre: INSIDE THE CITY CENTRE The Göteborg Convention Centre is located in the city centre of Göteborg. If you arrive to the train station you will
find a bus and tram stop just outside at Drottningtorget. Take tram No. 2, 4 or 14.
From nearby Brunnsparken you can take tram No. 4 or 5. The trams stop at Korsvägen, just opposite Göteborg Convention Centre.

FROM THE AIRPORT
Airport bus leaves from the airport every 20 minutes and takes approximately 20 minutes to the city centre. The bus stops outside the Convention Centre (stop Korsvägen). The fee is SEK 70. With the Göteborg Pass (see page 33) you will be able to buy two tickets for the Airport Bus for the price of one. The Pass can be prebooked when registering and then picked up at the Welcome Desk at the Airport upon arrival. Airport taxi costs approximately SEK 350. We recommend Taxi Göteborg, VIP Taxi or Taxi Kurir. Ask for fixed price.

FROM THE MOTORWAY
When arriving in Göteborg, turn at the "Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg" sign. Park
in the Gårda Shopping Centre Multi-storey car park, adjacent to the Göteborg Convention Centre and Hotel Gothia Towers. A foot bridge to the Göteborg Convention Centre is available.


• E6 motorway northbound
Stockholm/Oslo or southbound Malmö.
• E20 motorway northbound
Stockholm/Oslo or southbound Malmö.
• Road 40 from Borås
• Road 45 from Karlstad
 

VENUE
The EAACI 2007 will be held at:
The Göteborg Convention Centre
Mässansgata 20
SE-402 26 Göteborg
Sweden
Tel.: +46 31 708 88 00
Fax: +46 31 708 84 65
E-Mail: conferencereservations@gcc.se
Web: www.gcc.se

 
Last update: 19 March 2007