MEGARON ATHENS INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE CENTER (MAICC)
Vassilisis Sophias & Kokkali
Athens Gr-115 21, Greece
Megaron Athens International Conference Centre is a landmark in Athens and is situated in the centre of a vibrant, modern city.
The Centre is on a direct metro line to the award winning Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, journey time 37 minutes, making it extremely accessible for international delegates travelling from and to global destinations.
Megaron is also very close to major hotels, many of which are within walking distance.
HOW TO REACH MAICC
MAICC is situated right in the heart of Athens and is easily accessible by metro, bus and trolley bus. It is also located at a walking distance from major hotels and many other smaller hotels. Commuting to and from the city centre and the Athens International Airport or other locations is quite easy:
» 30 min. from the Athens International Airport (www.aia.gr)
» 3-5 min. from the city centre.
By Metro: There is direct access from the airport and the city centre to MAICC from the metro station “Megaron Moussikis” on metro line 3 (blue line). Please visit the Athens Metro website for detailed information at www.ametro.gr
By Bus: The following buses, express buses and trolley buses pass and stop near The International Conference Centre of the Athens Concert Hall
» Buses: 450, 550, 601, 603
» Express Buses: X95 (direct airport line), A5, E6, E7, X14
» Cable “Trolley” Buses: 3, 7, 8, 13
For more information about the public transportation network in Athens please visit: www.oasa.gr
From the airport: Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is located in Spata, 33 km southeast of Athens and serves all international and domestic flights. The airport is easily accessible from MAICC and the city centre via motorway, express bus or metro. An average journey by taxi from the airport to the city centre should take approximately 40-50 minutes, depending on traffic, costing around €25 –30. The express bus line X95 (direction Syntagma) serves Athens city centre. A ticket for the airport express line costs €3.20. It allows unlimited travel by all public transport means (incl. bus and metro) for 24 hours from the time of validation. The metro line 3 runs every 10 minutes from the airport and the trip to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes and costs €6.
Athens Metro Map
HOW TO GET TO ATHENS
Athens is easily accessed by air, sea and land (road and railroad) as it is the Greece’s capital and one of the major cities of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean area. Moreover, moving around the city is a real pleasure.
Athens public transportation system connects the city center and Megaron – Athens International Conference Center, the Congress Venue, with all surrounding areas through a modern network combining many lines of metro, suburban railway, train, buses, trolleys and trams. The road system has been modernized in recently with new highways. The capital is connected with other parts of the mainland through a network of railways, buses and coaches. Furthermore, Athens has direct connections to all Greek islands through the ports of Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina.
By Air: The new award-winning “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport, has been serving the Greek capital since its opening to the public on March 28th, 2001. Its exciting design has, according to surveys, made it one of the world’s leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction for the last four years and Europe’s fastest growing airport. At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Athens is a city that is easily accessible from virtually any point of the world. Flights from major airport hubs in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Berlin, Zurich, Milan, Rome, Istanbul, New York, Larnaca and Dubai come in at least once per day. Located 33 km (20 miles) southeast of Athens, it is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a major highway part of the Athens City Ring Road. Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by the new metro system, express airport bus connections, taxi and high-speed rail.
A free return metro ticket to Athens as also as a transport title allowing the unlimited use of the entire Athens pubic transportation system during the Congress period will be offered to all registered delegates and accompanying persons, at their arrival at the airport.
By Road: Athens can be reached by road via the Western Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey.
By Rail: The main railway network of Greece currently provides links between Athens and Northern and Southern Greece and the rest of Europe through the Western Balkan countries and Bulgaria.
By Sea: There are daily ferryboat connections from Italy (Ancona, Bari and Brindisi, Venice and Trieste) to Patras the second largest port of entry to Greece; approximately 220 km (135 miles) from Athens. The Middle East is accessible via the port of Volos located 300km (180 miles) from Athens.
The congress’ official language is English. No simultaneous translation is provided
All participants will receive a name badge when they check-in at the registration desk.
The badge must be worn at all times because only registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions.
It must also be worn at the social events organised as part of the congress.
The congress kit can be collected at the Congress Kit Desk near the registration desk at Level 0, upon presentation of the congress-kit ticket provided with your badge.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
A certificate of attendance will be issued to properly registered attendees, for the day(s) they actually take part in the congress. Certificates of attendance must be picked up at the registration desk just before departure.
Several areas selling food will be open to all delegates, exhibitors and visitors inside the congress centre.
The exhibits of diagnostics companies make up a very important part of the congress. All major international and Greek clinical-biochemistry and laboratory-medicine companies are represented.
Participants are encouraged to visit the large industry exhibition, which will be open as follows:
Access to the exhibition area is free of charge and does not require congress registration.
However for security reasons, anyone wishing to visit the exhibition without registering for the congress must report to the Visitors and Debates Desk near the registration desk, Level 0.
Wednesday June 14th
Starting at 19:30
at Vouliagmeni Nautical ClubBus transferMeeting at Megaron Athens International Conference Center at 19:00 & bus transfer to Vouliagmeni Nautical Club. Return starting at 23:00
An average journey by taxi from Megaron Athens International Conference Center to Vouliagmeni Nautical Club should take approximately 35’-45’ minutes, depending on the traffic.
The cost of the ride should be around € 35-40 per way.
Address: Lemos Vouliagmenis
166 71 Vouliagmeni Attica
Tel.: +30 210 8962416
Social event Ticket
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
Registration fees do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness and cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions.
Cloakrooms are available in every level of the congress venue. Delegates’ belongings (such as coats, bags, posters, etc.) can be left ONLY on a daily basis and ONLY during the congress’s hours. In the end of each day, all left items will be given to security.
Complimentary internet access is available on Level 0 of the Congress Center. As a courtesy to the other delegates, please limit your use to 15 minutes at busy times.
The audiovisual centre is located on Level 0 of the Congress Center. Speakers are kindly requested to bring their presentation to the audiovisual centre on a USB drive at least two hours before the presentation is scheduled. Personal laptops cannot be connected to the system.
Euromedlab Athens 2017 is offering free WiFi for delegates in all Congress Center. Network: Euromedlab Athens 2017
EUROMEDLAB ATHENS APP
The Euromedlab Athens 2017 app is designed to enrich delegates’, visitors’, and exhibitors’ experience.
Search “EuroMedLab” in the App Store or Google
Play and download:
Posters are displayed in the courtyard, Level 0, of the Congress Center. Posters are arranged by topic and displayed on three different days:
Posters are numbered and must be on display on the day that the Organising Secretariat assigned the authors, according to the following schedule only:
Posters differ by topic every day and the Organising Secretariat declines any responsibility for posters left on display afterwards.
In order to encourage discussions about posters, the poster Presenter must beat the assigned poster panel from 13:00 to 14:00.
All abstracts are published in a special on-line issue of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM).
OPEN DISCUSSIONS DEBATES
An Euromedlab congress innovation, these sessions following the plenaries presentations are open to the general public and press. Access to these sessions is free of charge. However, for logistic reasons, anyone wishing to attend the debates must report to the Visitors and Debates Desk near the registration desk, Level 0.
During intermission in the morning, in all exhibition areas, self-service coffee points offer coffee and tea free of charge for all properly registered delegates (full, young and day registrations).