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Conference Information

Badges

A name badge will be provided on-site with your registration documents. Name badges must be visible and used at all times anywhere within the Conference Centre.

Certificate of Attendance

The Conference participants will have the option to print their own E-Certificate if they wish to. It is to be filled directly by the participant.

Conference Documents

The Conference documents should be collected on-site at the Registration Desk during opening hours, at the Conference Centre.

Disclaimer

HUGO and MCI Suisse SA, as the Conference organisers, claim no liability for the act of any supplier to this meeting, nor liability for personal injury, the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event, for any loss or damage, for delays in transport by air, sea, rail, road, weather, in case of strikes, sickness, war or other causes.

Exhibition Information

The HGM 2014 exhibition, featuring commercial displays of International Organisations, Life Science Companies, Media Publishers and Scientific Societies, will be located on the ground floor of the Conference Centre. Coffee breaks and lunch boxes will be distributed within and around the exhibition.

Exhibition Schedule

Day Date Opening hours
Sunday 27 April 2014 13:00-18:00
Monday 28 April 2014 08:30-17:30
Tuesday 29 April 2014 08:00-17:30
Wednesday 30 April 2014 08:30-13:00

Food & Beverage

Coffee/tea and light snacks during official breaks are included in the registration fees and will be served within and around the exhibition area. A lunch will be offered to each registered delegate on Sunday 27, Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 April 2014.

Languages

English is the official Conference language. No translation will be provided.

Lost and Found

A lost-and-found service will be available at the registration desk.

Mobile Phones

Delegates are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in the off position in the rooms where scientific and educational sessions are being held, as well as during poster sessions' rounds.

Official letters of Invitation

Should you require an official letter of invitation to obtain your visa to enter Switzerland, please contact the Conference Secretariat, MCI Suisse S.A. Please note, however, that the Organisers do not undertake any obligation to pay any expenses incurred by supplying these letters. Furthermore, for some countries, a confirmation of registration with payment may be asked by the authorities.

Poster Sessions

Posters sessions will take place in various areas of the congress venue. Please contact the Posters desk for any information. To get the necessary material a table will be set-up within the poster area. The author must be present in front of his/her poster during Poster viewing for free discussion.

Registration

All participants must submit a completed on-line registration form.

Registration desk

The desk for registration, information and distribution of documents will be open as follows:

Day Date Opening hours
Sunday 27 April 2014 11:30-19:00
Monday 28 April 2014 07:30-18:00
Tuesday 29 April 2014 07:30-18:00
Wednesday 30 April 2014 08:30-13:00

Smoking Policy

The HGM 2014 is a non-smoking event. It is forbidden to smoke in the Conference venue, including the exhibition & posters area. Smoking is not permitted in most indoor public areas nor on board domestic aircraft or other means of public transportation, in stores, shops or other public buildings. The hotels offer special rooms for non-smokers. In restaurants and bars, smoking is forbidden.

Speaker's Preview Room

The Speakers' Preview Room will be located on the first floor. Speakers are kindly requested to provide their PC formatted USB keys (PowerPoint presentations) to the Speaker's Preview Room centre at least two hours before their session. All conference rooms contain state-of-the-art technical equipment.

The Speakers' Preview Room will be opened as follows:

Day Date Opening hours
Sunday 27 April 2014 11:30-19:00
Monday 28 April 2014 08:00-18:30
Tuesday 29 April 2014 07:30-18:00
Wednesday 30 April 2014 08:30-13:00