General Information

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

For physicians attending the 13th IDSS the ACCME provides CME.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians.

The 13th IDSS has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AMA has determined that all physicians participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm.

CME Attendance Certificates will be available upon request at the Registration Desk on the last day of the meeting after submission evaluation form.

Symposium Venue

David InterContinental Hotel & Convention Center
12 Koifman Street, Tel Aviv
Tel: + 972 3 7951111

Dates
Sunday-Wednesday, March 6-9, 2016

Language
The official language of the Symposium is English

Exhibition
A commercial and professional exhibition will be take place during Tuesday-Wednesday, March 8-9, 2016

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance may be obtained from the Registration Desk.

Liability and Insurance
The symposium organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to symposium participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the symposium.

Travel

Ben-Gurion International Airport is located 20 minutes from Tel Aviv. Taxi service (about $50/€30) and a modern airport train (about $4/€3) provide safe, fast and economic transportation into Tel Aviv.

Climate and Clothing
In March temperatures in Tel Aviv range between 15 – 25°C / 60 – 75°F. Rain is possible. Dress may be informal throughout the Symposium.

Pre and Post-Symposium Tours
Pre and Post-Symposium tours in Israel will be arranged for interested participants. Further details will be published under Tours.

Currency
The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) commonly known as the Shekel. Approximate currency rates as of March 2015 are as follows:
US $ 1 = NIS 4.04 Euro € 1 = NIS 4.28
There is no restrictions on transfer and use of foreign currencies in Israel.
Most international credit cards are accepted.

Electricity
Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug.

Value Added Tax Reimbursement (VAT in Israel is 18%)
According to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Law, a foreign tourist is able to benefit from a zero rate of VAT on a vast array of services obtained during a stay in Israel. In addition, a special arrangement exists whereby a tourist may also request a VAT refund on purchases made during a stay.

For more details please visit the official website of the Ministry of Finance, Israeli Department of Customs and VAT.

Local Time
Israel time zone is Standard time zone: UTC / GMT + 2 hours.

Telephones
The country code for Israel is +972.