Banks and post offices
There are many banks in and around Copenhagen for all your financial requirements. Most banks are open Monday to Friday between 09.30 and 16.00 but are closed on weekends. Banks in airports and train stations sometimes have other opening hours.
Post offices are generally open from 9.00 or 10.00 until 17.00 or 18.00 on weekdays and between 09.00 and 12.00 on Saturdays. On Sundays post offices are closed.
Certificate of Attendance
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the registration area, upon completion of the Congress Survey. As of Monday 10 June a number of desks will be available for completion of the Congress Survey and obtaining the Certificate.
Climate and dress
The climate in Copenhagen is temperate and in June it is usually mild and sunny, but you should prepare for rain and chilly evenings. In June, given fair weather, the sun is visible for up to a continuous 18 hours. It brightens the night and lengthens your day. From June to July the daytime temperature ranges from 19º C to 25º C, (68º–80ºF).
The 'European Society of Ophthalmology' (or) 'European Society of Ophthalmology Congress 2013' 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 'European Society of Ophthalmology Congress 2013' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 21 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.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.
Currency and credit card
The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). One Krone is divided into 100 Øre. For current exchange rates, please consult with i.e. http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/
ATMs/cash machines are available throughout Copenhagen. All major credit cards are accepted at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants with pin codes. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment.
Customs and VAT
Danish prices include 25 percent Value Added Tax, (VAT). It may be partly or fully refundable to non-EU residents and participants who are travelling to a non-EU destination. Tax free shopping is possible in many major shops and department stores in Copenhagen.
The SOE 2013 Congress and Congrex Sweden AB cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.
All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the SOE 2013 Congress and to present its programme as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants. However, neither the SOE nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the SOE 2013 Congress or of any of the arrangements, programmes or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Denmark in connection with this Congress. Participants are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.
Course instructors will be encouraged to submit an application for EBO accreditation.
Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. If you travel to Copenhagen with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
In case of an emergency while you are in Copenhagen, always dial 112. It is a free call which will connect you to the police, fire brigade or ambulance. If you need a chemist or dentist, there are a few which are open 24 hours. Please consult with your hotel for assistance.
Force Majeure - Cancellation or modification of the Congress due to Force Majeure
In case of force majeure, the SOE 2013 Congress has the right to alter or cancel the Congress without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by the SOE 2013 Congress as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the SOE 2013 Congress which prevents or impedes the holding of the Congress, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, etc, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. The SOE 2013 Congress shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Congress. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by the SOE 2013 Congress.
Internet access / WIFI
High speed wireless Internet, WIFI will be available at the venue.
Pandani Viaggi e Turismo has been appointed the official agency for Government Authorisation for Italian participants. All Italian Pharmaceutical Companies who have to present the file to AIFA have to contact:
Nuova Viaggi Pandani Srl
Via G. Fara, 13
201 24 Milano, Italy
Telephone: +39 02 6693007
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara.Mantegazza@pandani.it
The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Throughout Copenhagen, in hotels and restaurants, English is widely spoken.
Local time in Denmark follows Central European Time (CET) which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Coffee/tea is included in the registration fee and will be served daily. All coffee/tea breaks will be served within the exhibition hall at the Bella Center.
Accredited media may report from the SOE 2013 Congress in Copenhagen.
Application for accreditation to the SOE 2013 Congress is open to media professionals working for journals, magazines, newspapers, television and radio.
Representatives from the industry and their communication agents (i.e. marketing, advertising or public relations representatives) are not entitled to register for a press badge.
Further information on media accreditation and registration may be found here.
Passport, visa and letter of invitation
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Denmark.
Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorisation to attend the Congress may complete this Letter of Invitation with the required information.
Please apply for the visa within reasonable time (minimum three months ahead of the planned travel). For more information visit: www.GoAbroad.com
In accordance with the policy of the SOE, it is forbidden to take photographs during sessions.
Professional Congress organiser
Congrex Sweden AB has been appointed official Congress organiser for the SOE 2013 Congress. Congrex is a leading international management company offering comprehensive services for meetings, events, conferences, association management, travel and accommodation. Let’s meet; visit www.congrex.com
The opening hours are correct at the time of printing, and may be subject to change.
In accordance with the policy of the SOE, this is a non-smoking Congress.
Mobile telephones must be switched off during sessions.
Welcome desk and Tourist information
Wonderful Copenhagen Welcome desk will be open at the Airport on 7 June 09:00 - 17:00 and
8 June 08:00 - 13:00.
During the congress Wonderful Copenhagen will provide tourist information at their desk in the