General Information

CONGRESS DATES
24-26 May, 2018

CONGRESS VENUE

Titania Hotel 
Panepistimiou 52, Athens 10678 - Greece
Tel: +30.210-33.26.000 Fax: +30.210-33.00.700
e-mail: titania@titania.gr

Registration Opening Hours

 

Conference Material
Badges and congress material will be provided to all registered participants by the Conference Secretariat. Badges are mandatory for admission and access to the meeting halls and exhibition, as well as all congress functions. Please wear your badge visibly at all times.

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be available at the Conference Secretariat on Saturday, 26 May 2018.

Internet Access
Wireless internet access is available free of charge within the Conference venue.

Language
The official language of the Conference is English. There will be no translation facilities available for the Conference participants.

Speakers Preview Desk
A Speakers preview desk is located at the foyer of Apollon Hall (mezzanine level)

Useful Information for Speakers
It is highly recommended that all the speakers upload their presentation files (USB or CD) at the Speaker Preview desk, at least one day and at the latest three hours before their presentation. Presentations will be distributed and projected to the meeting rooms via a central computer system. All meeting rooms are equipped with a laptop and an LCD Projector. Kindly note that the use of a personal laptop or/and any other device is not recommended, and it is upon the speaker’s responsibility. As a reminder, VHS videos, 35 mm
slides, overhead projection (transparencies etc.) will not be available.

Useful Information for Chairpersons
You are kindly requested to:
• Keep the session to the time allocated
• Give short introductions on the speakers and the papers to be presented
• Keep the discussion brief and relevant
• Be in the room 10 minutes before the session begins and introduce yourselves to the speakers
• Check speakers’ names, titles and affiliations
• Start & end on time. Always grant time for floor discussion
• Hold each speaker to the allotted time.
• Facilitate discussion by asking a number of pertinent questions for each one of the papers, if necessary
• If a presenter ends early or does not attend, please use that extra time for questions and remarks from the audience, the panel, or yourselves. Please make sure that the following presentation doesn’t start earlier than scheduled.
• In floor discussion, it is recommended that you ask participants to introduce themselves, by saying their name, country and institution and repeat the questions, to be sure that they are heard by everyone in the audience.

Green Policy
In maintaining a high standard of environmental awareness and compliance, EUFEPS Annual Meeting 2018 follows a Green Policy. EUFEPS Annual Meeting is designated non-smoking. EUFEPS Annual Meeting has reduced the amount of printed material that is distributed at the Congress, but continues to print materialm considered essential for the effective organization or communication of the event. Although, EUFEPS Annual Meeting has a printed final program, printed material, like full abstract has been replaced by online information (uploaded on the congress website).


Liability & Insurance
The Organizers accept no liability for any personal injury, loss or damage of property or additional expenses incurred to Congress participants, either during the Congress or as result of delays, strikes, or any other circumstances. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

 

ABOUT ATHENS

About Athens
Each year, more and more travelers are choosing Athens for their leisure and business travel all year round. There are several reasons; Athens offers a variety of things to see and do, and most of the times, under favourable weather conditions. Athens is considered one of Europe’s safest capitals; its transportation network is user-friendly. Athens is an ideal congress destination, combining state-of-the-art infrastructure, excellent conference facilities and easy access from all over the world with world-class cultural attractions, modern amenities, diverse entertainment and natural beauty. 

Arts & Culture
The city’s rich classical tradition and its geographical location - at the crossroads of cultures - have always lent it a formidable platform for artistic expression. That high regard for the arts continues today, with a mushrooming of modern innovations. Every year, the city’s cultural calendar presents exhibits and festivals of international scope, original productions and notable artistic happenings.

Sightseeing
Athens takes the fuss out of sightseeing. It is a user-friendly town thanks to the pleasant demeanor of the English-speaking Athenians and the easy to use and manageable transportation system. The visitor can see a lot in one day. Archaeological Sites & Classical Greek Monuments, Byzantine Monuments & Ottoman Monuments, Museums, Art Galleries, street performances, festivals. Needless to say, The Acropolis remains a "must see"...

You may exolore Athens here

Getting around
A state-of-the-art metro system, wide avenues, an efficient public transportation system and a compact city center, all make moving around Athens easy and convenient. The Athens transportation network now includes new buses, pollution-free trolleys, tram and a revamped electric railway system that connects to two metro lines. Piraeus’s port, in short distance from the Athens city center, serves national and international sea lines. The modern highways make driving to and from the city, a pleasant experience.

Gastronomy
Gourmet and traditional Greek cuisine, in the past decade, has become one of the most popular in the world as it has been proven to provide a flavourful healthy and balanced diet. Culinary aficionados are encouraged to delight in the myriad of sophisticated restaurants that boast tastes and interiors inspired from all parts of the world. The local and traditional outdoor seaside taverns and cafes are plentiful and a cultural mainstay.

Shopping
Shopping in Athens - a showcase for its traditional and modern culture and lifestyle - can be a fascinating and satisfying experience for all. Amidst the many well-known international name brand outposts and traditional Greek art and folklore shops, are hundreds of chic boutiques and specialty stores blossoming with great fashion finds for every taste and budget. Make sure to stop in at one of the many wonderful year-round outdoor cafés and restaurants to make your experience of shopping in the Athenian way, complete!

Sea & Sun
Athens is the only European city surrounded by pristine beaches, where you can swim for many months during the year. Visit a beach in Athens and you are likely to feel like you’re on a Greek island, as you are greeted with stretches of crystal sands, fine pebbles and breathtaking, blue clean waters. Some beaches boast barren rocks and cliffs that carve caves and coves you can explore. Other beaches have floating bars, music and seaside spas, while others are secluded for romance. Most offer beach amenities, such as lounge chairs, umbrellas, lifeguards, fun playgrounds, restaurants and water sports for all ages.

In Athens, enjoying a sunset stroll or a seaside meal is a part of daily life. Walk on the many Athenian esplanades lined by tropical palm trees. Beach hopping is made possible by the new tramway. Hop-in from the center of Athens and watch the sun set over the Saronic Gulf.

 

Athens City Facts

Weather: Athens is an ideal year-round destination with comfortable and favourable climate conditions for travel and sightseeing. Rainfall is minimal and the summers (June through August) are dry and hot with temperatures ranging, on average, from 78° to 94°F or 20° to 34°C. The Mediterranean climate makes for mild winters and even milder autumns in low-lying areas, with the coldest temperatures reported in January at a very temperate 41° to 55° F or 5°to 13°C.

Language: Most Athenians speak English and those in the hospitality industry are likely to speak French and German too. Signage, menus and transportation signs are written in Greek and English.

Currency: Euro €

Shopping Hours: Major outlets Monday-Friday. 9:00-21:00; small shops Monday, Wednesday 9:00 to 15:30; Friday, 9:00 to 20:30; Saturday 9:00 to 15:30.

The airport: The new award winning Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, serves 83 international destinations. Its close proximity to the city centre, 30 minutes by car and 40 minutes by train, makes Athens easily accessible.
For more information, you may visit the official site of the Athens International Airport

Transportation: Network includes new buses, pollution-free trolleys, tram and a revamped electric railway system that connects to the metro lines. Taxis are inexpensive by European standards. 

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Important Dates

27.04.2018  - Abstract Notification

13.04.2018  - Abstract deadline

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