|Pre-Congress Seminar:||Friday, September 14th, 2018|
|Congress:||Saturday, September 15th - Sunday, September 16th 2018|
|Post-Congress Seminar:||Sunday, September 16h 2018|
The official language of the Congress will be both Greek and English.
The book of abstracts containing all abstracts of free topic oral presentations and posters is contained in this issue of the Congress Program.
The Congress Hall is equipped with data video projector and screens. A reception desk for acceptance and checking of USB sticks will be located nearby the Secretariat. Speakers are kindly requested to hand out their material and test the projection during the coffee break prior to their respective presentation.
The attendees registered for the 15th Panhellenic Orthodontic Congress will receive at the Congress Secretariat a briefcase with the program, writing material and their name badge which should be worn at all times so that they can have access to the Congress and Exhibit Halls.
A large exhibition of orthodontic products and services will be open adjacent to the Congress Hall area during the Congress.
The 15th POC is concerned with quality education and allowing the hall to be disrupted with personal communication devices is a disservice to your fellow professionals. Turn your cell phone off or on silent before entering the lecture hall. If you must use your cell phone, be courteous and leave the lecture hall first.
Persons requiring an invitation letter in order to attend the Congress may write to the Congress Secretariat. This procedure aims in assisting participants who need to obtain a visa in permission to attend the Congress and should not be considered as an official invitation covering fees or other expenses.
Photographing or recording of oral and poster presentations is not allowed. A professional photographer will document the main congress events and the photographs will be available for purchase after the congress from the organizing committee.
Participants and accompanying persons are obliged to wear the official congress name badges at all congress events. An additional fee will be charged for reproduction of lost name badges. Entry tickets to social events should be shown upon entrance to each event.
Smoking is prohibited in the congress and exhibition areas. Smoking is also prohibited indoors in public buildings and other places open to the public, except in designated smoking areas.
All participants receive a certificate of attendance in the congress bag based on the number for the congress and seminars.
The organizers cannot be held responsible for any claim concerning liability, injury or damage to persons or properties, illness, non-appearance of speakers etc. Participants and exhibitors are, therefore, kindly requested to take out their own insurance. No additional claims will be accepted.
The G.A.O.S.R. cannot be responsible for registration and housing materials lost in the mail or for the postmark on mailed Registration and / or Housing Forms. You may wish to send your completed form with payment via certified mail to guarantee delivery, especially if it sent close to the deadline date. The G.A.O.S.R. is only responsible for the registration and / or housing materials after they are received. The G.A.O.S.R. cannot be responsible for incomplete faxes. The G.A.O.S.R. encourages you to keep a date-stamped of your fax or date-stamped printout of your online registration form for your records.
You will have the chance to visit the oldest inhabited city in the world, the cradle of democracy and western civilization as we know it today, which begun as a small fortified village built on the top of Acropolis rock as far back as 3.000 years BC. Naturally, Athens is full of museums and archaeological sites of the outmost interest, and one can almost follow the glory that Athens had through a visit to Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon and the national Archeological Museum. From then on, Athens grew steadily to the very large city that it is today, boasting a population for the whole area of around 4,5 millions. Athens apart from hosting the Olympic Games 2004 is also a cosmopolitan city that offers to visitors unlimited possibilities for excursions, sightseeing and nightlife.
All international flights arrive at the Athens International Airport El. Venizelos which is located 33 km southeast.
A valid passport is required for entering Greece for the non-EU citizens. An identify card is sufficient for the citizens of the EU member countries. Please consult the nearest Greek Consulate for specific details.
The sub-way connects several major points in Athens and additionally the public transportation is serviced by trolley buses, tram and buses. Airport bus serves every 20 minutes on a 24 hour basis. Taxis are easy to find and compared to other European countries are not as expensive. Cars for hire are available at the airport. The Congress Secretariat can also help you rent a car. Please visit the official website of the Athens international airport for more information on transportation and passenger services
Banking hours for the public are Monday to Thursday 8.00´ to 14.00´ and Friday 8.00´ to 1.30´. However, some centrally located banks provide «afternoon tourist services».
Euro is the European and Greek currency. The eight denominations of coins vary in size, colour and thickness according to their values, which are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents or EUR 1 and EUR 2. One euro is divided into 100 cents. Bank notes are in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros.
In late September and October, Greece has a warm Mediterranean climate with an average temperature of 20o C and possible light showers. Light clothes are recommended but a sweater or jacket may occasionally be needed. Casual informal clothing is appropriate for all occasions.
The power supply in Greece is 220 Volts/50 Hz. The plugs have 2 or 3 round pins similar to those in many European countries.