General Information


Dates and Venue
Sunday, 22 October – Monday, 23 October, 2017, in Hilton, Tel aviv

The official language of the meeting is English. All abstract submissions and presentations are to be conducted in English.

A commercial and professional exhibition will take place during the conference,
parallel to the conference hours.

Get Together Reception

Climate and Clothing
The average daytime temperature in Octoberer in Israel is 25°C (77F°). Average night time temperatures are 18°C (65F°)
Clothing is informal for all occasions.

Currency and Money Exchange
The currency in Israel is the New Israel Shekel (NIS). We recommend using the local currency although most expenses in Israel may be paid with major credit cards. The current (March 2017) exchange rate is
1 US Dollar= 3.66 NIS and 1 Euro= 3.88 NIS.
Most ATMs accept all major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diners, and American Express.

Local Time
Israel time zone is Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

The country code for Israel is +972

Electrical equipment in Israel is 220 volt A.C., single phase, 50 cycles. Some appliances may require a plug adapter that can be purchased locally.

All visitors entering Israel must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date they will leave Israel. Visitors are allowed to remain in Israel for up to 3 months from the date of their arrival. Please check to see if your country of origin belongs to the Visa Waiver Program which entitles citizens of certain countries to enter Israel without having to arrange a visa ahead of time. To see the list of countries click here.
Visitors from countries that are not members of the Visa Waiver Program must make a request for an entry permit/visa from the Israeli consulate in their country or region before they arrive to Israel.
For more information please contact your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the meeting.

Letter of Invitation
The letter of Invitation meant to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

Discover Israel
Visiting Israel is a life changing experience. The country features an abundance of history, religious significance for many different faiths; 21st Century amenities and infrastructures, advanced innovations, high-tech technologies, and unique landscapes.
For more information click here

Name Badge
Kindly wear your name badge during all the conference days and social events!
Please note that a charge of 30 USD will be made on site in case of losing your name badge!

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