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GENERAL INFORMATION

Congress Venue
Lisbon Congress Centre (Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - CCL)
Praça das Indùstrias - Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 365 20 00 - fax: +351 21 364 42 30
Website: www.aip.pt

The Lisbon Congress Centre, down by the River Tagus near the historic buildings of the picturesque Belém quarter, is located a few minutes away from the city centre in an area served by many alternative means of transportation.

To access the Congress Centre from the city you can use the following public transport:
• Trams n. 15;
• Buses n. 14, 27, 28, 43, 49, 51, 56;
• Trains from Cais do Sodré to Cascais and stop in Alcantara Station or Belém Station;
• Taxis are also available from the airport and city centre.

Secretariat and Registration Desk
The secretariat desk will be at the participants’ disposal at the congress venue from June 24 through June 28, 2006 according to the following schedule:

FOR GROUPS: Saturday, June 24: 8.00 to 14.00 hrs.

FOR INDIVIDUALS:
Saturday, June 24: 15.00 to 18.00 hrs.
Sunday, June 25: 8.00 to 18.00 hrs.
Monday, June 26: 8.00 to 18.00 hrs.
Tuesday, June 27: 8.00 to 18.00 hrs.
Wednesday, June 28: 8.00 to 13.00 hrs.

Admission
Participants are requested to wear their badges during the congress activities and social events. The badge gives admission to scientific works, exhibition area, welcome cocktail.

Congress Language
The official language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided during the Congress.

Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of attendance will be given upon request to all registered participants at the secretariat desk on June 28, 2006.

Exhibition
Please do not forget to visit the technical, pharmaceutical and publishing exhibition which will take place in the Exhibition hall (Pavilion 4, first floor).

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS:
Sunday, June 25: 8.30 to 18.00 hrs.
Monday, June 26: 8.30 to 18.00 hrs.
Tuesday, June 27: 8.30 to 18.00 hrs.
Wednesday, June 28: 8.30 to 13.00 hrs.

Snack Lunches
On June 25, 26 and 27 a snack lunch will be served to registered participants in the catering area of the congress venue, Pavilion 5. Participants will receive coupons inside their badges.
Congress lunches are included in the registration fee and cannot be purchased separately.

Travel Requirements to Portugal (Visas)
Nationals of the European Community, Switzerland, Andorra, Liechtenstein and Malta only require a valid Identity Card or Passport. For most countries outside Europe, a valid passport is enough. Some countries, however, still require Visa. Please check with your travel agency or with the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in your country. Granting Visas may take up to 8 weeks or more. Participants requiring Visa to Portugal may ask the Organizing Secretariat AISC & MGR an official letter of invitation which will not imply from the Organization any obligation of assuming financial support.
Click here for Invitation Letter.

Delegations

AIMS INTERNATIONAL LISBON, has been selected as the official DMC of the Congress.

AIMS INTERNATIONAL LISBON will be pleased to help you to identify the best solution for Social Events and ground services, in order to obtain a complete and integrated service as far as your attendance in the IUA 2006 is concerned with the following advantages:

• The most fascinating social venues for special events or typical restaurants for informal dinners

• A wide range of ground transportation from the deluxe limousine for your VIP guests to coaches for group excursions, meet and greet service

• Special private cultural tours, entertainment, gift selection and purchase We remind you that as for the previous edition of the congress, AISC & MGR will be glad to offer its assistance as far as hotel reservation is concerned.
Booking via AISC & MGR the Official Housing Bureau for the Congress, you will not only save your precious time but also obtain the following advantages:
• An experienced and proactive team who will handle your demand
• Our best selection of hotels in Lisbon: with location plan and direct transport connections to the venue
• Special discounted rates duly negotiated with the biggest hotel chains
• Assistance on-site to handle your bookings

For any enquiry please contact:

AISC & MGR
Official Housing Bureau: Mr. Daniele Clementi
Phone: +39 02 566011 - Fax: +39 02 56609043
E-mail: accommodation@aimgroup.it

AIMS International Lisbon
DMC Services: Mrs. Rute Pontes
Phone: +351 21 324 50 54 - Fax: +351 21 324 50 50
E-mail: rute.pontes@aims-international.com

Official Carrier

TAP PORTUGAL is the official airline for the IUA 2006.
Registered participants are offered special rates on all international flights to and from Portugal:
• 20% reduction on all Business class fares (Top Executive);
• 10% reduction on all Economy class fares.

The code IT6TPCG07 has been given to this event and it must be mentioned when making the booking in order to benefit from the discount.

To make the booking, the participant should follow these steps:
• Enter the website http://www.flytap.com and select the dates and cities of choice
• Click on Book Now and make a normal booking
• The Congress code IT6TPCG07, as well as the Congress name must be inserted in the Special Requests field.

Please Note:
The discount applicable to this meeting is only valid for online bookings made through TAP Portugal’s website and with payment by credit card. The ticket will always be an electronic ticket, except in cases of destinations where the electronic ticket is not possible.

Bookings made previously by travel agencies or at our desks are not eligible for this discount.

The final price shown at the end of the booking is the public fare available and applicable to the selected flights and dates, including taxes. The Congress discount will be applied, only at issuing moment, over the fare available, excluding all taxes related to the voyage.
The currency used will always be Euros. The discount only applies to TAP operated flights. Bookings on code-share flights operated by other airlines are not permitted. The discount applies to round trip journeys from any TAP destination. The booking can be made at any time. The passengers can travel on dates 10 days before / 10 days after the congress dates. The discount is also extended to the participants’ accompanying persons. The conditions and restrictions regarding changes and refunds are those of the applicable fare.
Please check the fare details before ending your booking. Further information is available on the website http://www.flytap.com

Transportation Tickets
All registered participants will receive transportation tickets valid for complete public transportation system in the city of Lisbon for the time of June 25, 26 and 27, 2006.

Insurance
The congress Organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the Congress. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail - Saturday, June 24, 2006
The Opening Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 24 at the congress venue, at 18.00 hrs.
At the end of the Ceremony, a Welcome Cocktail will follow.

Gala Dinner - Tuesday, June 27, 2006
A Social Dinner for congress participants will be organized on Tuesday, June 27, at 21.00 hrs.
The fee per person is Euro 92,00 (VAT 21% included).
The dinner will take place at the Restaurant Estufa Real, located in the premises of the wonderful Lisboa Botanical Garden.
The Ceremony of IUA and I.A.S.A.C.O. Prizes Awards will close the Dinner.

Excursion and Tours
Discover the city of Lisbon and the beauties of Portugal! Half-day, full-day, pre-post congress tours are at the participants’ disposal during the congress period. Please visit “Excursion and Tours” for the list of tours and registration.