General Information

    MASTCOURSE DATES
    December 6th – 8th, 2019
    Porto Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece
    (65, 26th Octovriou Avenue, T. +30 2310 504504, F. +30 2310 540384 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


    IMPORTANT DATES
    On line Abstract submission platform opens: June 28th, 2019
    Deadline for abstract submission: September 30th, 2019
    Deadline for Early bird registration: September 30th, 2019


    CME ACCREDITATION
    The Congress Secretariat has filled all necessary paperwork in order for the Congress to be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).


    CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE – BARCODE SYSTEM
    According to the National Drug 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 MASTCOURSE in order to register all delegates’ attendance time.


    BADGE IDENTIFICATION
    Registration badges will be used during the MASTCOURSE. Participants will receive their badges upon check-in on arrivals day. For identification purposes and admission to session halls, 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.


    PRESENTATIONS - TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT
    Available visual equipment for all presentations will be through power point presentation. For power point use, your presence to the “technical reception desk” is required one hour prior to the time of your presentation in order to check the compatibility of your cd or usb stick and to copy the relevant files. Use of personal computers will not be feasible.


    REGISTRATION FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS INCLUDES
    Admission to scientific sessions
    Opening Ceremony
    Coffee and Lunch breaks
    Admission to the exhibition
    European CME credits if granted
    Certificate of attendance


    REGISTRATION FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    Access to the “all day video” session.
    As shown in the registrations board, each participant who wishes to have all day access to this session must register separately. One token applies for both days of participation.


    INSURANCE
    Global Events 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 MASTCOURSE.


    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.


    TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR REGISTRATION FEES
    All payments are to be made in EUR (€) without charges for the beneficiary. Bank charges are to be settled by the payer.
    Confirmation of services and payment invoices will be sent after receipt of the appropriate fees by e-mail to the address advised for communication. Late registration fees will apply for any payments received after the stated deadline. Outstanding payments are to be paid onsite.


    METHOD OF PAYMENT
    By credit card
    Upon completion of your registration, the online system will redirect you to a confirmation of services and respective payments page.
    Kindly note that you will receive a confirmation letter upon the completed transaction.

    By bank transfer
    Upon receipt of your registration form, you will receive a confirmation letter with bank account details and a deadline for payment of the respective fees. A copy of the bank transfer receipt is to be sent to the Organizing Secretariat by fax at +30 2310 247746 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation of the relevant bank transfer.

    Disclaimer: Global Events Ltd does not store credit card information nor do we share customers’ details with any third parties. All personal data included in the databases to which access is granted will be protected according to the European Directive for the Protection of Personal Data with appropriate software and hardware measurements.


    LETTER OF INVITATION
    Delegates that require an official Invitation Letter in order to attend the MASTCOURSE 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 Course. It should not be considered as an official invitation covering fees or any other expenses.
    Please note that registration to the MASTCOURSE is a prerequisite for delegates to receive an official letter of invitation from the Organizing Secretariat.


    OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
    The official language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.


    THE CITY OF THESSALONIKI

    Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece, after Athens, the Greek capital, located in Northern Greece, central Macedonia. The town is characterized for its major historical interest and natural beauty as it counts on many archaeological monuments and historical relics, idyllic coasts, and mountainous landscapes.

    Being a cosmopolitan town itself, Thessaloniki is a major tourist destination all year round offering access to some of the most famous resorts in Greece like Thessaloniki and Thassos which are preferred by thousands of tourists around the world. Moreover, its strategic location provides a nice port that serves vessels from the Black Sea and northern Aegean.

    The modern city of Thessaloniki is known as a cultural center hosting various festivals and world-famous events throughout the year. However, it is also a place that well-maintains its traditional customs and authentic character. Wondering around the historical town you will see countless picturesque spots and monuments that witness its glorious past.



    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 needs.

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