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General information

The official language of the IFMAD congress is English.

Dress Code
Dress Code if the IFMAD congress is casual for all occasions.

Vienna has a temperate continental climate with warm summers and no dry season.
The average weather temperatures in Vienna in November range from -0°C to 4°C, falling below -5°C or exceeding 8°C only one day in ten.

Currency in Austria is Euro (EUR).

Local Time
Vienna time zone Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour.

The country code for Austria is +43

Electricity is supplied at 220 to 230V 50Hz. Outlets are the European standard CEE-7/7 “Schukostecker” or “Schuko” or the compatible, but non-grounded, CEE-7/16 “Europlug” types. Generally speaking, U.S. and Canadian travelers should pack an adapter and a converter for these outlets if they plan to use North American electrical equipment in Austria.

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 IFMAD 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. Registration does not include insurance. It is strongly recommended that you check the validity of your own insurance or that you purchase an insurance in your country of origin.

Letter of Invitation
The letter of Invitation meant to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, or inform their institution/origination/hospital about attending the congress, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support. If you need an invitation letter to attend the Congress, please contact the Organizing Secretariat at ifmad@publicreations.com.

IFMAD 2014 Venue
The venue of the congress is Hilton Vienna Hotel, Am Stadtpark 1, A – 1030 Vienna, Austria

Distance and Directions
Distance from the Airport to the Hotel is 11.6 mi. Drive time 20 minutes.
By Public Transport — The Hilton Vienna hotel has a direct airport connection via the city airport train (CAT), opposite the hotel. You can also take the ‘Schnellbahn’ heading for Floridsdorf. Exit the station at Wien Mitte, which is directly next to the Hilton Vienna hotel.

By Car — From Vienna International Airport take the highway A4 Ostautobahn in the direction of Vienna. Take the exit Zentrum-Erdberg at the end of A4 and continue on the access road Schuettelstrasse. Drive straight ahead for about 2.5 km until you arrive at the Aspernbruecke. Drive over the bridge and turn left into the Stubenring – Parkring (passing the Stadtpark on the left). You will see the “Huebners Kursalon” at the end of the Stadtpark. Turn left into Johannesgasse. Drive to the 2nd traffic light crossing, approx 200m. Turn left into Am Heumarkt and drive 150m straight ahead. The garage entrance the the Hilton Vienna hotel will be on the right hand side.

Transportation cost from the airport

Type of Transport 

     Typical Minimum Charge

Bus Service      Fee approx. EUR 8.00
Limousine      Fee differs
Rental Car      Fee differs
Subway/Rail      Fee appr. €4.20-CAT €12
Taxi      Fee approx. EUR 35.00

IFMAD 2014 Congress Secretariat
74 Boulevard d’Italie
98000 MONACO
Phone 00 377 97 97 35 55
Fax 00 377 97 97 35 50