A – Z Information

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Abstracts

Summaries of all oral / poster presentations are available in the printed Programme book that you will receive during registration.

Accommodation

Should you need any help with accommodation please contact our staff at the Registration desk.

Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague handles flights from within Europe and from overseas. It is located 30 – 45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There are good connections between the airport and the city centre by public transport – buses and taxis.
Airport information – nonstop phone line
Tel.: +420 220 111 888 AFTN: LKPRYDYX
SITA: PRGCZ7X, PRVCZ7X
www.prg.aero
An airport shuttle service from your hotel to the airport can be ordered on the website
www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk
or on phone 800 870 888.

For more information about how to get into the conference venue click here.

Arrival by Public Transport

Prague has a sophisticated underground, tram and bus transportation system. During peak hours trains run every 1 or 2 minutes and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. For more information about Prague public transportation visit www.dpp.cz.
Each delegate gets a free Public Transport Pass valid on all means of public transport 10 – 15 September, 2017.
Very usefull – in combination with your free ICUD transport ticket you can travel where ever you want around Prague using metro, tram, bus, train, furnicular or nice little ferries.
www.dpp.cz/en/mobile-apps

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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

Komercni banka cash point is located right between the entrances No. 5 and 6.
Ceska sporitelna cash point is located right next to the underground station Vysehrad entrance.
Komercni banka
Address: 5. kvetna 65, 140 00 Praha 4
Prague Congress centre Availability 24 hours
Wheelchair access
Ceska sporitelna
Address: Na Pankráci 127, 140 00 Praha 4
Vysehrad underground station
Availability 24 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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

City of Prague

For more information please visit following pages:
www.praguewelcome.cz
www.czechtourism.com
www.praha.eu
www.prague.cz
www.prague-czechrepublic.com
www.lonelyplanet.com/czech-republic/prague

Climate

Prague is a city with a mild continental climate. The average temperature in September varies around 20 °C. Umbrellas maybe useful, however the month of September is usually more on the sunny side.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom is located on the first floor next to the registration, the service is provided free of charge to all registered participants.

Conference Language

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

Culture – What to do when in Prague?

There are a lot of concerts, exhibitions and other shows around Prague. It is hard to choose, but at this portal you can find all in one.
https://goout.net/en/prague
or look at our recommendations on cultural tips here.

Currency/Exchange

The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (CZK). Its circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and coins of the following value: 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 crowns.
Exchange offices are located all around the city centre (exchange offices, banks, post offices).
Always check the terms and conditions in exchange offices. Never exchange money at the street.

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Disclaimer

The ICUD Conference Organisers have taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the Congress, including accommodation and technical visits. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither CSCB neither the ICUD Conference Organiser 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 ICUD 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 ICUD 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

Poliklinika Budejovicka is located at the station Budejovicka – 3 underground stations from the station Vysehrad (the location of the venue).
MEDICON a. s. – Poliklinika Budejovicka
Antala Staska 1670/80, 140 46 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 261 006 111, fax: +420 261 006 210
E-mail: info@mediconas.cz
www.mediconas.cz

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Emergency Call

General emergency 112
Police 158
Fire Department 150
Medical Service 155

Exhibitors

Exhibition is located on the 2nd floor. Exhibition opening hours are listed below:

Sunday, September 10 18:30 – 20:30
Monday, September 11
8:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, September 12
8:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, September 13
8:00 – 14:00
Thursday, September 14
8:00 – 18:00
Friday, September 15
8:00 – 14:00

Electricity

The electricity used in Czech Republic is 220 Volts / 50 Hz (type E French 2-pin electrical adapter plug and electrical outlet identified by two round pins spaced 19 mm apart with a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. Type E outlet will also accept Type C plugs and Type E plugs will also work in Type F outlets. A transformer is necessary for your electrical and electronic equipment if using different voltage (ie USA, Canada).

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Food and Beverages

Coffee-breaks (included in the registration fees) will be served in 2nd floor foyer adjacent to Forum Hall in the exhibition area. Lunches (included in the registration fees) will be served in 1st floor foyer and ZOOM restaurant (marked as lunch area in the venue floor plan). Please make sure to present your lunch voucher each day when entering the area. Participants without lunch vouchers will not be allowed inside.

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GSM Operators

There are 3 major GSM Operators in the Czech Republic: Telefonica O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile.

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Information Desk

The registration staff will be happy to help you with questions you may have with regards to the conference 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 conference participants, accompanying persons either during or as a result of the conference 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. Network name: ICUD 2017 with no password. Please note the number of concurrent connections is limited.

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Lost & Found

A lost and found service is available at the information desk at the registration. Please hand in all found items and ask for lost items at the Information Desk. Lost or stolen credit cards: call one of the following services to take care of it:
Visa +420 800 142 121
American Express +420 850 882 028
Master Card/Eurocard +420 800 142 494

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Maps

You have many online map providers today – Google Maps, HERE etc. But in Czech Republic we use mostly MAPY.CZ and its mobile app. You can easily download OFFLINE MAP of Czech Republic including all necessary touristic information. So, you can enjoy a nice touristic trek in Giant Mountains (or in Prague) without being lost and being online.

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

Information regarding Mobile App for ICUD 2017 available here.

The ICUD 2017 App will bring the conference to your smart phone or tablet. You will get instant access to the full scientific programme, altest news before, during and after the conference. Interactions will be facilitated by the App, allowing you to send messages to other participants. All registered participants received an invitation to download the application, should you not received it, please visit our website.

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Parking

Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space available. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.

Pharmacy

The nearest pharmacy is located in the shopping centre Arkady Pankrac – 2 underground stations from the Vysehrad station (venue location).
Shopping Centre Arkady Pankrac – 1st floor
Na Pankráci 86, 140 00 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 225 111 211
www.lekarnapankrac.cz
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00 – 21:00

Posters

All posters are to be presented in respective sessions and rooms. For more information about Poster Sessions please check our online programme application.

Presentations – Slide Preview Room

Please hand in your presentations to the technician in the Meeting Room 2.2. Please make sure to hand in your presentation at least 2 hours prior to the start of your assigned session. Our staff in the room will be happy to assist you.

Proceedings

All participants will receive electronic Proceedings on USB stick while registering on-site as a part of the registration package.

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

Sunday, September 10 15:00 – 20:00
Monday, September 11 8:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, September 12 8:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, September 13 8:00 – 14:00
Thursday, September 14 8:00 – 18:00
Friday, September 15 8:00 – 14:00

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located on the 1st floor of the Prague Congress Centre. Tel.: +420 261 177 000.

Registration Entitlements:

Registration fees includes:

Participation in the scientific programme of the conference
Free lunches and coffee-breaks
Participation in the Ice-Breaker cocktail, Gala dinner and Technical Tour*
Printed Programme book with abstracts summary overviews
Electronic proceedings
Free Wi-Fi service in conference premises
Conference bag
* Some technical tours may be subject to an additional moderate fee.

One Day Registration Fee Includes:

Participation in the scientific programme of the conference
Free lunches and coffee-breaks
Printed Programme book with abstracts summary overviews
Electronic proceedings
Free Wi-Fi service in conference premises
Conference bag

Accompanying Person fee includes:

Free lunches and coffee-breaks
Participation in the Icebreaker cocktail and Gala dinner
One day guided tour – Karlstejn castle and glass factory
Half day guided tour – Grand tour of Prague

Restaurants – Czech Cuisine

Czech cuisine is typical of Middle European gastronomy, yet clearly reflects a number of Czech elements – e.g. bread or fruit dumplings, various kinds of soups, sauces, numerous potato dishes, cakes and a wide range of festive dishes. In general, Czech gastronomy means roasted pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, plum dumplings and bilberry cakes … and, of course, Czech drinks – primarily beer and first-rate wines from South Moravia, not to mention “Slivovice”, a clear Czech plum brandy and “Becherovka” a delicious herbal elixir with legendary aphrodisiac qualities. People usually have lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 and sit down for dinner between 18:00 and 21:00. However, it is possible to dine throughout the whole day and every visitor’s needs can be met.

How to find a good restaurant in Prague – Grand Restaurant

Czech culinary portal. Most of comments are in Czech, but at least you can find English description, rating and price level.
www.grandrestaurant.cz/home
Check also with Google, Tripadvisor or Foursquare.

Breweries

Beer is part of our culture. We have many breweries around Prague and Czech Republic today. Usefull app with all breweries and their ratings. From micro to mega is
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.novosvetsky.pivovary&hl=en
https://itunes.apple.com/cz/app/pivovary-cz-sk/id512989681?mt=8

Vegetarians and other dietary requirements:

There is a wide selection of vegetarians and vegan restaurants in Prague, check: www.happycow.net/europe/czech_republic/prague/
Main allergens in the meals must be stated in the menu.

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Safety

Prague is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Statistics show that when compared to other major European cities the rate of crime is much lower in Prague. A night walk around the city is relatively safe but, of course, like in all other big cities we recommend handling your personal belongings with utmost care.

Social Events

For more information about Social Events, Guided Tours and Technical Tours held during the conference please click here.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 – 20:00, Monday through Sunday.

Smoking Policy

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the venue. Since April 2017 smoking is prohibited in all restaurants, bars, pubs, public buildings and bus/train stops.

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Taxi

There are hundreds of stories about taxi drivers in Prague and tourist rip-off. Simple rule to minimize the risk is – never ever stop taxi on street, always call taxi provider or use one of many mobile apps to order your taxi.

Uber works in Prague properly.
www.uber.com/en-CZ/ride
Liftago is a great Czech app. You can use it to hire taxi from different companies. Save and comfortable.
www.liftago.com
Some other relevant taxi providers are e.g.
AAA (+ 420 14 014), City taxi (+420 257 257 257)
or Speed cars (+420 224 234 234).
Boarding charge: approximately 40 CZK.
Journeys within the city: approximately 28 CZK / 1 kilometre. Do not board the taxi without finding out if there is a fixed rate.

Time Difference

The Czech Republic is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT +1). After the last Sunday in March the time in Czech Republic is shifted back by 1 hour to CET and this remains until the end of September.

Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, suggested level is around 10 %.

Transportation in Prague

Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. is the main public transport operator in the Czech Republic. Almost two thousand metro trains, trams and buses are dispatched every day in Prague and the surrounding region. Tickets must be bought before starting your journey.

Metro/Underground

The Metro operates daily from 05:00 to 24:00. We recommend that you use this kind of transport as the fastest and cheapest way of moving around the city. The Metro networks consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated colours:
A - green colour, B - yellow colour, C - red colour – with transfer possible at Muzeum station (line A and C), Mustek station (line A and B), Florenc station (line B and C).

Tram and Bus

Trams and buses operate 24 hours a day.
Night trams from 00:30 – 4:30 (numbers 51 – 58) with traffic intervals of 30 minutes.
Night buses from 00:30 – 4:30 (numbers 501 – 514).
Bus schedules are located at individual stops.
Website: www.dpp.cz
Fares: www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/
Transport around Prague: www.dpp.cz/en/transport-around-prague/

Bike Sharing Prague

We do not have city system for bike renting. So, we have Rekola community service. Install this app. www.rekola.cz/en and look for pink bikes on street. Pay and bike.

Trains

Czech Railways (Ceske drahy)

Would you like to go to Karlstejn, Kutna Hora, Brno or Vienna? Check with CD timetable. CD provides good service, and are mostly on time. Click here to read more.

Regiojet

Is an other option that provides both options – coaches and trains, excellent on board service, good prices. Best connection to Cesky Krumlov and many other Czech cities.
www.regiojet.com/en

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VAT

Czech legislation requires that all confrence costs includes the Czech VAT (21 % or 15 %). In case the VAT rate changes, the change will automatically apply to the service ordered.

Venue

Click here for more information about venue.

Prague Congress Centre
5 kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
www.kcp.cz

  • Click here to view the ICUD 2017 conference photo gallery.

  • The ICUD 2017 is unfortunately over. We would like to thank you for creating such a beautiful conference environment.