24-27 May 2012, Strasbourg - France
The congress will be held in Strasbourg, France, at the Convention Centre:
Palais des Congrès
Place de Bordeaux
67 082 Strasbourg cedex
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : +33 (0) 3 88 37 21 56
Local time is GMT+2 in May.
The weather is generally sunny at this time of the year. The average temperature on 25th May 2011 was 26° Celsius. (25th May 2010= 21°; 25th 2009= 25°; 25th 2008= 19°; 25th 2007= 27°...). In the evening and at night, it could be colder (10° to 16°).
Visitors from EU countries are entitled to healthy discounted medical treatment and medicines on presentation of a European Health Insurance Card.
Letter of invitation
Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent upon request. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee of the EAPD Congress to provide financial assistance.
To receive a letter of invitation, please send your name, email and address to the congress secretariat. The best way for doing this is to use the "Contact" page of the web site and to ask an invitation letter in the part "Comments".
The organizer will not take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property, either during or indirectly arising from the EAPD 2012 Congress. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Participants are requested to check with the French consulate of their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participants to obtain a visa if required.
The official currency in France is Euro (€). Foreign currency may be changed at banks during normal banking hours, at hotels, airports and in exchange offices.
All major credit cards are widely accepted in France.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9.00-17.00 hrs and on Saturday 9.00-12.00 hrs.
Electrical current is 220 volts/50 Hz. Plugs are the standard continent (DIN) type with two round pins.
The international access code for France is + 33. For calls to France, dial the international code and the corespondent’s number (without the 0). On the other hands, to call within France, dial the 0. To call abroad from France, dial 00 for international.
Endoved with a plethora of shops whose attractive window displays enliven the streets, Strasbourg is a large commercial area. The shops and department stores combine all types of people with all the latest styles. In total, 15 kilometres of shops...
Location and accessibillity
The venue is situated in the heart of the European Quarter, close by the European Parliament and is easily accessible by Tram. Commuting to and from the city centre and the airport is quite easy :
- 20 min away from the Strasbourg airport with shuttle services. The airport is located 13 km West of Strasbourg and serves international and domestic flights. An average journey by taxi from the airport to the city centre should take approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on trafic, and costs between 30 and 45 €.
- 7 min from the city centre (Cathedral Square)
- 12 min from the TGV railway station
A ticket costs 1.40 € A Tram+bus network 3 Days Pass costs 6.20 € and it allows unlimited travel by all public transports.
Strasbourg's public transport network includes 6 tram lines serving the whole urban area. The trams run every day from 4:30 a.m to half past midnight, with a tram every 4 minutes troughout the day. All station stops are equipped with automatic ticketing machines accepting both coins and credit cards. The tram is fast, panoramic and handicap accessible.
With its 500 km of cycle paths within the Strasbourg urban disctrict, it is easy to dicover the city by bicycle.
For more information about the public transport network in Strasbourg, please visit :www.cts-strasbourg.fr and www.velhop.strasbourg.eu
Venue accessibillity for the physically disabled
The Convention Centre is easily accessible.
When you register, please notify the secretariat of any mobility disabilities you have so that any venue access challenges can be addressed.
The official language of the congress is English. The plenary lectures and symposia will get a simultaneous translation in French.
Chairperson and speakers are requested to wear business attire when on the platform, otherwise "smart casual" is appropriate for other sessions.
Name Badges and Congress Material
Name badges and congress material will be provided on-site to registered delegates at the Congress Registration Desk. All delegates are kindly requested to wear their name badge during all Congress functions and social events. The badges will be of different colors according to the status (delegates, students...).
Tea and coffee during scheduled breaks are included in the registration fee, as well as lunches. They will be served in the Espace Arp and Contades, where the exhibition will take place.