General Information

The Venue

The Workshop will take place at the Embryolab Fertility Unit:
Ethnikis Antistaseos St. 173-175
551 34 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Tel: +30 2310 474747
www.embryolab.eu

Dates

Saturday 7th December 2019
Sunday 8th December 2019

Important Dates

Deadline for Early bird registration: October 10th, 2019

Organization

The Workshop is organized by the Embryolab Academy
www.embryolab-academy.org
info@embryolab-academy.org

Official Language

The official language of the Workshop is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Target Audience

The target audience consists of clinical embryologists, geneticists and lab technicians working in IVF and PGT, interested in improving their theoretical and hands-on skills on genetic testing of preimplantation embryos.

Accreditation – CME Credits

The Hands-on Workshop “Best Practices in PGT”, Thessaloniki, Greece, 07/12/2019-08/12/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 12 European CME credits (ECMECs).

Badge Identification

Registration badges will be used during the Workshop. Participants will receive their badges upon check-in on arrivals day. For identification purposes and admission to session hall, as well as for accreditation purposes participants are requested to wear their badges at all times. Admission to Workshop areas will not be allowed without badge identification.

Certificate of Attendance

According to the Panhellenic Medical Organization, certificates will be provided after the completion of attendance of 60% of the Scientific Program. Thus, a barcode system will be implemented during the Workshop in order to register all delegates’ attendance time.

Insurance

Voyager Travel & Congress cannot accept any responsibility for any personal loss, accidents and/or damages to participants and/or accompanying persons. Participants are strongly advised to acquire personal insurance to cover any eventuality that may occur during the Workshop.

Currency

All fees are calculated in EUR (€). Participants from countries where currency restrictions prevent them from sending registration fees in advance are asked to inform the Organizing Secretariat, in order to avoid being charged late registration fees.

Letter of Invitation

Delegates that require an official Invitation Letter in order to attend the Workshop may address the Organizing Secretariat, specifying the necessary details. This service is provided only to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Workshop. It should not be considered as an official invitation covering fees or any other expenses. Please note that registration to the Workshop is a prerequisite for delegates to receive an official letter of invitation from the Organizing Secretariat.

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and is located on the Thermaic Gulf, in the northern part of the country. It is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center.

The main area of interest to visitors is between the ferry port and the city’s emblem, the White Tower. It is the gateway to some fascinating parts of northern Greece, such as renowned beaches, beautiful islands like Thassos, and refreshing mountains like Mount Olympus.

The city is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital since it is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general. The City’s trademark is its ability to blend the past with the future through its countless picturesque spots around the historical town and monuments that witness its glorious past. Offers the cosmopolitan culture and energy of a big city with the friendly ambience and charm of a smaller town. It’s a wonderful destination to experience the real Greece without the crowds and congestion of Athens.

Spots of Interest

  • Roman Rotunda (Saint George’s Church)
  • The White Tower
  • Church of Saint Demetrius
  • Arch of Galerius
  • Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum
  • Ano Poli (Upper Town)
  • Byzantine Walls (Ancient Ramparts)
  • Church of Saint Sophia


Accommodation

Mediterranean Palace is a 5 star hotel in the city center of Thessaloniki.
It is located just in the front of the city’s main harbor overlooking the blue of the Thermaikos Bay.
All rooms have been carefully designed to provide high standards of comfort and luxury.


Visa Regulations for Travelling to Greece

Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U., you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Area. Greece as a member of the Schengen Agreement has abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or identity card.

Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined Schengen Area may require a visa to enter Greece. The E.U. visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Greece, please consult the detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website and find out whether you require a Visa (www.mfa.gr)

Note: During your stay in Greece, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other need.