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Abstracts

USB version of the Abstract Book was available for purchase while registering online. A Pdf version can be downloadable from the website.

Accommodation

To find out more information about hotels in Dubai, please visit our webpage.

Airport

Dubai International Airport is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. Dubai International is situated in the Al Garhoud district, 4.6 km east of Dubai. There are good connections between the airport and the city centre by public transport – buses and taxis.

Airport Information

Tel.: +971 4 224 5555
www.dubaiairports.ae

Buses arrive and leave from stands opposite Terminal 1, 2 and 3. For up-to-date routes and times, and to plan your journey, please visit the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Please note: you need to buy a Nol card in advance; you can’t pay cash to the driver.

Arrival by Public Transport

Public transport in Dubai is mainly served by Taxis, Buses and Metro.

Dubai also has an extensive taxi system, by far the most frequently used means of public transport within the Emirate. There are both government-operated and private cab companies. The Dubai Transport Corporations operates cream-coloured taxis, with different colour tops representing different franchising companies operating under RTA regulations. Some of the private cab companies are Cars Taxi, National Taxi, Cititaxi and Metro Taxi. The meter generally begins as Dhs. 12.00 when a requesting a cab from the call centre, and 5.00 Dhs. when taking a taxi on the road and is generally charged by distance at 1.5 Dhs./km. The minimum fare charge though is 12.00 AED.

Dubai has a very large bus system run by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) . The bus system has 193 routes on weekdays and transports over 30 million people weekly. The Public Transport bus system is large and advanced.

The Dubai Metro currently operates two lines.

For more information about your route, please visit the public transport system portal.

 

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Badges

Along with your registration, you will receive your name badge, which must be worn when attending all sessions and official conference programme. Participants without a badge will not be allowed to enter the venue building.

 

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Cash Points

Union National Bank cash point is located 200m from the conference venue
Address: Building # 33, near Dubai Creek Park, Garhoud - Dubai – UAE

Certificate of Attendance

All registered delegates present on site are entitled to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Certificates will be emailed to all registered delegates who showed up after the conference.

City of Dubai

For more information please visit following pages:

www.visitdubai.com/en

www.dm.gov.ae

Climate

Dubai has a hot desert climate. Summers in Dubai are hot, windy, and humid, with an average high around 41 °C (106 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F) in the hottest month, August. Most days are sunny throughout the year.

Cloakroom

There is no cloakroom available at the conference venue.

Conferences Language

The Conferences language is English. No simultaneous translation is provided.

Culture – What to do when in Dubai?

For more information, please click here.

Currency/Exchange

The UAE currency is called the UAE dirham (AED). 100 fils makes 1 dirham. The term dirham is officially abbreviated "AED", while unofficial abbreviations include "DH" or "Dhs."
Its circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, plus 500 and 1000 which are rarely used. The coins are available of the following value: 1 dirham, 25 and 50 fils, plus rarely used 1, 5 and 10 fils.

 

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Disclaimer

The ICM Conference Organisers have taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the Conference. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither ICM neither Conference Secretariat nor their agents can be held responsible for any losses or damages incurred by delegates. The programme is correct at the time of printing, but organisers reserve the right to alter the programme if and when deemed necessary. The ICM Conference Organisers act as agents only in securing hotels, transport and travel services and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or by the employees of such contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. The ICM Conference Organisers reserve the right to make changes as and when deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to resolution under Czech Law.

Doctor / First Aid

The conference venue - Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences also serves as Dubai Healthcare City Centre.

Web: www.dhcc.ae
Contact: (+971) 800 432584

 

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Emergency Call

Police    999
Fire Department    997
Medical Service    998
Coastguard    996

Exhibitors

Exhibition is located on the ground floor in the main foyer.

Electricity

The electricity supply in Dubai is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles. Standard British-type 13-amp square three-pin plugs are the norm in most hotels. European or US-made appliances may need a plug adapter.

 

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Food and Beverages

Coffee-breaks will be served on the 1st Floor in the foyer adjacent to the conference session rooms. The lunches will be served in the main foyer of the ground floor adjacent to the exhibition area. Both are included in the conference fees. 

 

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GSM Operators

There are 3 major GSM Operators in the UAE active in Dubai: Etisalat, Du and Virgin

 

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Information Desk

The registration staff will be happy to help you with questions you may have with regards to the conferences or any other matters.

Insurance and Liability

The organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to conferences participants, accompanying persons either during or as a result of the conferences or during all tours and events.

Upon registration participants accept this proviso. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Internet

There is free Wi-Fi internet connection available.

 

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Lost & Found

A lost and found service is available at the registration. Please hand in all found items and ask for lost items at the Information Desk.

 

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Maps

There are many online map providers today – Google Maps, HERE etc.

Mobile Phones

Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in the “off” setting in all meeting rooms while sessions are being held.

Mobile Phone Application

The ICM 2018 App will bring the conferences to your smart phone or tablet. You will get instant access to the full scientific programme, latest news before, during and after the conferences. All registered participants received an invitation to download the application.

Click here for more information.

 

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Parking

Participants arriving by car are advised to use the conference venue parking spots. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.

Pharmacy

There are several pharmacies in a walking distance around the conference venue. Perhaps the closest one is only 350m away which makes it reachable by walking within 5 minutes.

LIFE Pharmacy - Life Home HealthCare (DHCC)
Web: www.life-me.com
Address: Build # 27, Ground Floor, Block D, Ibn Sina Building - Dubai – UAE
Telephone: (+971) 04-3624802

Other three pharmacies within the walking distance are available.

Posters

Poster Area will be located on the Ground Floor. All posters will be displayed for the entire duration of the conference. The allocated times for poster sessions are:

Thursday, 6 September, 13:00-13:30
Friday, 7 September, 13:30-14:00

Poster authors / presenters are expected to be present by their posters during the poster session to present their work and answer any questions from the audience.

For more information please see the poster presentation guidelines.

Presentations – Slide Preview Room

You are kindly asked to submit your presentation at least 90 minutes before the session starts to an assistant in the room, where your presentation will take place, who will upload it to a computer. Then you can control your own slideshow using the remote control. If any problems occur, there will be assisting staff in each lecture room.
The presentations must be delivered to the rooms during coffee and lunch breaks or in the morning before the programme starts, specifically:

Thursday, 6 September: 8:00-9:00, 10:00-10:30, 12:00-13:30, 15:00-15:30.
Friday, 7 September: 8:00-9:00, 10:30-11:00, 12:30-14:00, 15:30-16:00
Saturday, 8 September: 8:00-9:00, 10:00-10:30

Programme Changes

The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

 

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Registration Opening Hours

Thursday, September 6     8:00 - 18:30
Friday, September 7    8:00 - 17:30
Sunday, September 8    8:00 - 14:00

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located on the Ground floor of The Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre.

Registration Entitlements

Registration fees includes

Admission to all scientific sessions
Coffee breaks during main conferences days
Welcome reception admission
Lunch

Please note the Abstract Book (USB) and printed Final Programme booklet are not included in the registration fee. Both above-mentioned items were subject of charge available for purchase during online registration process. It is not possible to purchase these items on-site. Downloadable versions are available at the conference website.

Restaurants – Cuisine

The traditional food of the Emirates has always been rice, fish, and meat. The people of the United Arab Emirates have adopted most of their foods from other West and South Asian countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India and Oman. Seafood has been the mainstay of the Emirati diet for centuries. Meat and rice are other staple foods; lamb and mutton are the more favoured meats, than goat and beef. Popular beverages are coffee and tea, which can be complemented with cardamom, saffron, or mint to give them a distinct flavour. Fast food has become very popular among young people, to the extent that campaigns are underway to highlight the dangers of fast food excesses. Alcohol is allowed to be served only in hotel restaurants and bars. All nightclubs are permitted to sell alcohol. Specific supermarkets may sell alcohol, but these products are sold in separate sections. Note that although alcohol may be consumed, it is illegal to be intoxicated in public or drive a motor vehicle with any trace of alcohol in the blood.

Vegetarians and other dietary requirements:
There is a wide selection of vegetarians and vegan restaurants in Dubai. For more information, please search the web.

 

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Safety

Dubai is one of the safest places in the world, ranked in the top 20 safest cities by Aon Hewitt, with low crime rates, a stable government and a department of Dubai Police dedicated entirely to visitors.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, the UAE as a whole is ranked second globally (out of 141 countries) for safety and security.

Furthermore, the Social Progress Index, produced as part of an initiative launched by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council, ranked the UAE as number one among 132 nations for the lowest level of violent crime and the homicide rate.

Social Events

For more information about Social Events held during the conferences please click here.

Shopping

Most businesses are open from 8am to 6pm, Saturday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday being official holidays for all government departments. Embassies, consulates and government offices operate from 7.30 to 14.30, Sunday to Thursday.

Smoking Policy

It is not permitted to smoke in taxis, malls, restaurants, public transport and metro. It is still permitted to smoke in some places indoors.

 

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Taxi

Dubai also has an extensive taxi system, by far the most frequently used means of public transport within the Emirate. There are both government-operated and private cab companies. The Dubai Transport Corporations operates cream-coloured taxis, with different colour tops representing different franchising companies operating under RTA regulations.

Some of the private cab companies are Cars Taxi, National Taxi, Cititaxi and Metro Taxi.

Please, be careful about overcharging. A trip from the Airport to the university area should cost about 60-70 Dirhams (USD 15-20). Take in mind that the airport taxis have an airport surcharge, but it is not high and will be included in the fare.

The limousines (usually Lexus) taxis are more expensive than the RTA Metered taxis. They are also controlled by the RTA and are supposed to use a meter but are well known for bargaining their prices and overcharging. There is a staff trying to get taxis for people on the airport, however, the tourists are usually appointed the overcharging cabs. We advise to kindly reject and ask for the local RTA metered taxis instead. The RTA taxis are all beige in colour with different coloured roofs – these are the safest, reliable and the cheapest option.

One of the taxi options that might be more suitable for women customers are the „pink top“ taxis which are for ladies only and have women drivers.

Time Difference

No changes, UTC +4 hours all of the period.

Tipping

Tipping practices are similar to most other parts of the world. Most restaurants include a 10% service charge, but tipping in general is at the customer’s discretion.

Transportation in Dubai

Public transport in Dubai is mainly served by Taxis, Buses and Metro.

Dubai also has an extensive taxi system, by far the most frequently used means of public transport within the Emirate. There are both government-operated and private cab companies. The Dubai Transport Corporations operates cream-coloured taxis, with different colour tops representing different franchising companies operating under RTA regulations. Some of the private cab companies are Cars Taxi, National Taxi, Cititaxi and Metro Taxi. The meter generally begins as Dhs. 12.00 when a requesting a cab from the call centre, and 5.00 Dhs. when taking a taxi on the road and is generally charged by distance at 1.5 Dhs./km. The minimum fare charge though is 12.00 AED.
Dubai has a very large bus system run by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) . The bus system has 193 routes on weekdays and transports over 30 million people weekly. The Public Transport bus system is large and advanced.

The Dubai Metro currently operates two lines.

For more information about your route, please visit the public transport system portal.

 

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VAT

Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced in the UAE on 1 January 2018. The rate of VAT is 5 per cent.

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