Please find below information to facilitate your arrival and stay in Riga, Latvia for the Seventh International Congress on Vascular Dementia, 20-23 October, 2011.
Radisson Blu Latvija
Elizabetes 55, LV-1010 Riga, Latvia
Tel: +371 6777 2222
Fax: +371 6777 2221
The official language of the Meeting is English.
Registration Desk Hours
The onsite registration desk will be open as follows:
Thursday, October 20th
13:00 – 20:00
Friday, October 21st
07:00 – 18:00
Saturday, October 22nd
07:00 – 18:30
Sunday, October 23rd
08:00 - 14:00
A confirmation letter and barcode will be sent to you this week.
Please bring this confirmation letter and barcode with you to the Congress, in order to enable you to collect your registration material from the pre-registration stations located in the Registration Area.
The barcode confirmation letter will not be sent to you if you are registered as part of a group and your registration material will be collected by your group representative.
If you are not registered as part of a group and do not receive a confirmation letter and barcode, do not worry, you will still be able to use the self-service machines by typing your full name into the machine. Hostesses will be at the registration area to assist you.
Information for Presenters
Presenting authors of abstracts accepted for oral presentations will have 10 minutes to present their abstracts plus an additional 5 minutes for discussion.
Technical information for Oral Presenters can be found here.
Information regarding poster presentations can be found here.
Please refer to the final Program book you will receive in your delegate bag, for your exact board number.
Posters can be mounted in the poster area beginning Thursday, October 20th, at 14:00. Posters may stay mounted on the boards until Sunday, October 23rd, at 13:00.
Technical Information for Oral Presenters
If using a Power Point, or any other computer presentation, please note you need to bring it as a PC / IBM compatible format on a CD or on a "disk on key", using the USB port in the computer (no ZIP disk!) and load it on one of the Symposium’s computers in the speaker’s ready room at least 1 hour before the start of the session.
You may supply your own laptop computer as a back-up.
Free internet and email facilities will be available in the exhibition area, as well as abstract viewing and printing stations.
European Accreditation of the Symposium (CME Credits)
The Seventh International Congress on Vascular Dementia 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 Seventh International Congress on Vascular dementia is designated for a maximum of 17 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.
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.
Attendance Tracking Report
If you need an hourly report of your attendance, please approach the self scanning devices located in the registration area, in order to self-scan your badge and record your attendance. Only participants who have recorded their attendance via the self-scanners will receive a report tracking their daily attendance at the Congress.
Tracking reports will be sent from the Secretariat after the Congress.
Food and Beverages
Refreshments and coffee/tea during breaks, as indicated in the program, are included in the registration fee.
For detailed information on all social events please click here.
Get Together Reception - Thursday, October 20th
All registered participants are invited to the Get Together Reception.
Get Together Reception begins at 19:00 at the Exhibition Area.
Additional ticket for the welcome reception can be purchased for €25. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase an additional ticket for your accompanying person.
Congress Farewell Dinner – Saturday, October 22nd
The Congress Farewell dinner will be held in the RIGA LATVIAN SOCIETY HOUSE.
Join us for an enjoyable evening in the headquarters of one of the most ancient officially founded Latvian organizations.
Meeting point is in the Radisson Blu Latvija at 19:45 for a short walk to the dinner venue.
Participants wishing to attend the Congress Farewell Dinner may purchase a ticket for €80 per ticket.
Certificate of Attendance
Certificates of attendance may be printed from one of the automatic registration stations next to the registration desk located on the 1st floor starting Saturday, October 22nd at noon.
The weather in Riga in October is generally cold. Temperatures range between 10°C to - 5°C.
Snowfall and rain are possible during October.
The time zone in Salzburg is Central European Time (CET) (GMT +1 hour), and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Riga International Airport is a sleek, modern and functional airport. All the facilities you need are available. Security, passport control and baggage is usually much easier than at larger airports.
Getting into the city is simple. Cover the 13km in a cab for less than 10 lats (about 15 Euros), or take the number 22 city bus to Central Station, or the airport express 22a. You shouldn't expect to wait more than 15-20 minutes for a bus and the journey will take you around 30 minutes. For more information on transport from the airport, please visit the website at:
Transportation in the City
Riga has nine tram lines, 20 trolleybus routes and 54 bus routes that operate from as early as 05:00 to as late as 01:00, depending on the route. Buy a ticket from the driver for 0.70Ls or purchase a cheaper e-talons ticket for 0.50Ls beforehand at designated Riga Transport (Rīgas Satiksme) ticket offices, at public transport ticket machines or at Narvesen and Plus Punkts newsstands, post offices and Rimi supermarkets.
You can also take a mikroautbuss or mikriņš, passenger vans that list their destinations and route numbers on their windscreens. They are a scourge to urban transit as they’ll basically stop anywhere along their routes to pick up or drop off passengers causing delays and traffic jams. Pay the driver the fare, which varies depending on the route.
Read more about routes and exact departure times in English on the Riga Transport Authority’s website www.rigassatiksme.lv
To ensure good order, please remember to bring confirmation of your paid registration to the Registration Desk upon your arrival to the Congress.
For any questions, please e-mail email@example.com
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Congress in Riga!
Vascular Dementia 2011 Congress Secretariat