General Information


Congress venue:
Mena House Oberoi, Cairo.

Date
November17-20, 2008
Work Shops & Other Activity Nov 17 Morning
Opening Ceremony Nov 17 Afternoon
Scientific sessions, Nov 18-20
Gala dinner Nov 20, 21:00 p.m

Climate
Autumn is favorable season in Egypt, although it is chilly by nights, it is sunny most of day time.
Temperature in Cairo “average” 22°- 14° c.
Clothing is informal and casual, sweaters or jackets are needed during the evening.

Visas
Visas are required for most nationalities entering Egypt.
Egyptian embassies and consulates will be notified of the event and asked to expedite visa procedures.

Currency
The official currency is the Egyptian pound (LE.)
The current rate of exchange for the U.S. dollar is approximately 5.46 L.E.
Credit cards are generally accepted by hotels and main shops.

Electric Current
220 AC 50 Cycles, wall plugs are the round two prong type.


Social Activities:
A variety of social activities (conventional and optional) are considered in this congress.


Conventional:
Opening ceremony and welcome reception
Ladies daily trips to ancient, historical and touristic places


LETTER OF INVITATION
The organizing committee will forward a letter of invitation upon request.
This letter is intended to facilitate the participant’s formal uses without any financial obligations from the congress.

Exhibitions
The exhibitions of national and international companies will display orthopaedic instruments, implants, pharmaceutical and medical products.