Symposium Venue
Forum Brixen/Bressanone
Via Roma, 9
39042 Bressanone (BZ), Italy
Key Dates
January 22, 2018 - Abstract submission open
January 22, 2018 - Online registration open
April 16, 2018 - Abstract submission deadline
April 16, 2018 - Bursary application deadline
June 30, 2018 - Deadline for Early registration
September 14, 2018 - Online Registration deadline
September 26-29, 2018 - Conference dates

Organizing Secretariat and Registration Desk
Registration to the Symposium and hotel reservations for the attendees will be taken care by:
L.C. Congressi srl
Via Euganea, 45 / 35141 Padova, Italy
Ph: +39 049 871 9922 / Fax: +39 049 871 0112
Contact the Secretariat for all but abstract and travel bursary-related questions.

Symposium Language
The official language of the Symposium is English. No simultaneous translation will be available. In Bressanone the official language is Italian and German. In the main tourist areas, language is no problem. The people of Bressanone are very helpful to foreigners and most of them can speak at least a little English, although with a strong accent sometimes.

Letter of Invitation
All attendees who need a letter of invitation for VISA purposes should contact L.C. Congressi.

Certificate of Attendance
All registered attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

The Symposium organizers do not accept any liability for personal injuries and/or loss and/or damages of any kind which may be incurred by the congress participants or by any person accompanying them, during either the official activities or excursions. Delegates participate in all tours/events at their own risk. All people coming to the congress are advised to take out insurance against loss, accidents or damage that could be incurred during the Symposium.

The currency in Italy is the Euro. Banks offer most favorable exchange rates, unlike exchange booths at airports, rail and bus stations, hotels, stores, and privately run exchange firms, you may find less favorable rates, but more convenient hours.

The electrical current in most of Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); the United States runs on 110 volts, 60 cycles AC current. In the United States wall outlets accept plugs with two flat prongs. In Italy, instead, you need continental-type plugs, which have two round prongs. If you bring your own 110-volt devices, you will need a voltage converter, unless your appliance is designed to also work with 220 volts electricity (dual voltage). Voltage converters may not be easy to find in Italy. Please secure one before you leave home.

International Dialing Code
Italy country code: +39, city code: 0472 (always dial the 0 – even from abroad).
- To call the U.S.: dial 00 + 1 + phone number.
- To call Europe: Your country code (0044 – 0034 – 0033 etc…) + phone number.

Emergency Numbers
(Calls can be made, for free, from any telephone.)
Tel: 113: State Police – Emergency assistance. 
Call this number for immediate assistance if you are the victim of a crime.
Tel: 115: Fire Department
Tel: 118: Ambulance – Medical Emergencies

In Italy tipping is not usual but appreciated. If you liked the place or the service, just round up the bill a few Euros. Tipping cab drivers is unusual, but appreciated, especially if they help you with your luggage and provide you with useful info about getting around in that particular place. Tipping hotel porters and hotel concierge if he/she is helpful in making your stay easier or more pleasant is appreciated also.

Bank Opening and Closing Times in Bressanone
Banks are open Monday/Friday, following opening hours:
Banca Popolare dell’Alto Adige, via Portici Maggiori 2: 08.05-12.55 and 14.45-16.25
Banca di Trento e Bolzano (Intesa SanPaolo), via Bastioni Maggiori 22: 08.05-12.55 and 14.35-16.15
Cassa Raiffeisen della Val d’Isarco, via Bastioni Maggiori 12: 08.15-16.15
BNL Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, via Bastioni Maggiore 16: 08.05-12.55 and 14.45-16.15
Cassa di Risparmio, via Bastioni Maggiori 6/B: 08.05-12.55 e 14.45-16.15
Unicredit Banca, via Bastioni Maggiori 15: 08.20-12.45 and 14.35-16.35