27 - 29 April 2017
Zurich, Switzerland

General Information

The local currency is Swiss Franc (CHF).

Dress Code
The dress code of SAM 2017 is informal.

The voltage in Switzerland is 230 volts. Round European style two-pin plugs can sometime be used but a three-pin adapter is recommended.

EAACI will not be held liable for personal injuries or for loss of or damage to property incurred by participants at the SAM 2017. Participants are encouraged to purchase insurance to cover loss incurred in the event of cancellation, medical expenses or damage to or loss of personal effects when travelling outside of their own countries. EAACI cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of the SAM proceedings arising from natural, political, social or economic events or other unforeseen incidents beyond its control.

Registration of a participant implies acceptance of this condition. The materials presented at this continuing medical education activity are made available for educational purposes only.

The official language of the meeting is English.

Local Time
The time zone in Zurich is Central European Time (CET).

Meals and Coffees
Coffee breaks and lunch on Friday are included in the registration fee.

Mobile Phone Policy
Please respect the meeting policy and keep mobile phones on silent in all meeting rooms, the Exhibition Hall and Poster Area.

Photography and Video
Kindly respect that photography and video recording in the session rooms is strictly forbidden.

Public Transportation
In Zurich you can find a bus or ZVV tram stop at intervals of around 300 meters. At the stops you will also find timetable information with the next connections, a zone map and at most stops a ticket machine. You can purchase tickets for 1 hour or Day Cards for various zones. Zurich City is part of Zone 110, the Airport part of Zone 121. You should always carry tickets with you as tickets are regularly controlled. Further information can be found under: https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/vbz/en/index.html or http://www.sbb.ch/en/timetable.html

From the airport: Depending on the traffic, the fastest way to get to the center of Zurich is by train. Trains run daily from Zurich Airport to Zurich Main Station every 5–10 minutes between around 5.00am and 0.30am. S-Bahn lines S2, S24 and S16, as well as various regional and InterCity trains, will take you to Zurich Main Station – and thus the city center – in just 10 minutes. Further information can be found here.

The international access code for Switzerland is 0041. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for England).

The month of April in Zurich is characterised by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 12°C to 17°C over the course of the month. Daily low temperatures range from 3°C to 6°C.
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