Maritim Hotel Berlin
Tel: +49 (030) 2065-0
Fax: +49 (030) 2065-1000
The official language of the eye research meeting, ISER 2012 Congress, is English.
Participants are advised to apply early for their visas, should they require one to come to Germany. Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local German Consulate for official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that may apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required. A valid passport is required for entry into Germany. European Union residents have separate requirements.
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 eye research congress Organizing Committee or meeting to provide any financial assistance. If you require such a letter, please apply to the Secretariat at email@example.com and provide your full name and address details with your request.
Transportation & Arrival
Kindly note that the new Berlin airport BBI will not open until August 2012. For the purposes of ISER 2012, the Tegal and Schönefeld airports will be fully operational, allowing easy transport to the Meeting venue and city center.
- 7 km from Meeting Venue
- Taxi fare from Tegal Airport to Meeting Venue is approximately 18 €
- Bus and tram transport: Take bus X9 to 'Bahnhof Zoo', from there take bus 200 to stop 'Philharmonie' (approx. 30-40 minutes)
- 23 km from Meeting Venue
- Taxi fare from Schönefeld Airport to Meeting Venue is approximately 30 €
- Bus and tram transport: Take tram to main station stop, from there take bus M85 to stop 'Staatsbibliothek' (approx. 45-60 minutes)
The XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.
The 'XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 24 hours of European external CME credits.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
American Medical Association
EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, contact the AMA or download the application for credit conversion at: www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/cme/eaccme_creditfrm.pdf
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
The UEMS/EACCME has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for live educational events. You may submit your CME certificate directly for credit recognition of this accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca
German CME Accreditation
The XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research is accredited by the Deutsche Ärztekammer Berlin. The following credits will be granted to participants: 6 CME points.
The registration number is: VNR 2761102012008850007
Banking and Exchange
The official currency in Germany is the Euro (€). Official banking hours in Berlin are generally Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 16:00. On Wednesdays smaller branches are often closed, and larger banks may close at 13:00. Banks frequently stay open until 18:30 on Thursdays.
Few banks are open on Saturday or Sunday. Most banks in Berlin exchange traveller's cheque, Euro cheques and foreign currency. These services may be available at selected branches only. Banks offer similar exchange rates as the Bureaux de Change, and the commissions tend to be less.
Automated cash dispensers are located outside most banks and cash can be withdrawn 24 hours a day. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Liability and Insurance
The Eye Research Meeting Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons.
Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Please note that Italian organisations wishing to sponsor the participation of Italian doctors should present their applications through our officially appointed agency, who will forward them to the Italian Health Ministry.
The agent's details are:
Attn: Ms. Romina Baldolini
Via Cagliari 13, 00198 Rome, Italy
Fax: +39 06 4424 9326
ISER 2012 Meeting Secretariat
ISER 2012 - Kenes International
1-3, rue de Chantepoulet
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
ISER 2012 | The XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research