19th Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology

Integrative oncology – Leaving no one behind / GENEVA Switzerland 14-16 Nov 2019

DESTINATION

Geneva, Switzerland
SIOG Annual Conference is returning to Geneva, its home, just before SIOG's 20th Anniversary!

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VENUE

CICG - International Conference Centre Geneva

Web:http://www.cicg.ch/en/ 
Address: 17 rue de Varembé, CH - 1202 Geneva

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OFFICIAL AIRLINE

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Official carrier of the SIOG 2019 Conference is SWISS Airlines.

 
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LANGUAGE

The official language of SIOG 2019 Conference is English.


TIME ZONE

Geneva, Switzerland operates Central European Time (CET) during the Conference dates which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).


CLIMATE

The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity.

In autumn (September to November), the daytime temperature range is 8°-15 °C (46°-59° F).

The seasons are clearly distinguishable. In autumn (September to November), the fruit ripens, and the leaves of deciduous trees change colour. The winters were formerly generally cold and snowy, but now freezing temperatures and snow are no longer the rule, especially in the lowlands. Nowadays, many ski resorts could hardly survive without artificial snow.

Depending on the altitude the temperature range may vary. It is highly recommended to visitors to pack a sweater, good walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a compact umbrella and/or a light rain coat.

 
CLOTHING

The dress code for SIOG 2019 Conference is business formal or business casual for all occasions unless stated otherwise. 


CURRENCY & EXCHANGE

The currency of Switzerland is Swiss Franc (commonly known as Franc), usually indicated as CHF which is derived from the Latin name of the country, "Confoederatio Helvetica," with the "F" standing for "franc.". While Switzerland is not part of the European Union and thus is not obliged to convert to the Euro, many prices are nonetheless indicated in euros so that visitors may compare prices.

Currency Converter

The Swiss franc comes in the following denominations:
Available coins
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1, 2, 5 Francs

Available notes
Bank notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 Francs

avaible notes

Changing Money: Merchants may accept euros but are not obliged to do so. Change given back to the client will most likely be in Swiss francs.
You can change money at the following places:

  • any Swiss bank

  • airport

  • main railway stations (western union)

  • major hotels

Swiss banks offer the best exchange rates for your travellers' checks or cash for foreign currencies (only bank notes). Official exchange offices and hotels may charge a fee for their services

Credit & Debit Cards: The safest and easiest form of money are travellers' checks and credit cards. The cards most used are American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

Cash Withdrawal: Many banks in Switzerland have equipped their ATM machines with the CIRRUS or MAESTRO system. Many other Swiss banks offer ATM machines for cash advances with your credit card. It is recommended to have a small amount of cash on hand upon arrival in Switzerland for immediate expenses, i.e. taxies, city transportation etc.


ELECTRICITY

In Switzerland the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type J which can also work for C type plugs

J type

j type

C type


VISA REQUIREMENT

Every traveller must have a valid passport.

The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in Switzerland for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa. Foreign nationals from countries of the American Continent (except Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Colombia and Peru), Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand are exempt from the visa requirement for their short stays less than three months.

All participants of SIOG 2019 Conference are kindly required to check the visa requirement for themselves and apply accordingly.

For information on visa please contact the Swiss Consulate General located nearest you or read more:

Entry
Visa Application Form
Representations of Switzerland


INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA PURPOSES

Participants who require a signed and stamped letter are kindly requested to contact Ms. Lara Volkan, Registration & Accommodation Specialist at lvolkan@kenes.com. Please make sure to provide your full name (as printed in your passport), passport number, issue and expiry dates, and full postal address.

Applications for invitation letters from the Secretariat must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the Conference.

Unfortunately, we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are sent directly to them.


HOW TO GET THERE

Participants of SIOG 2019 Conference can travel to Geneva by plane, train or car.

Please click here to visit the Travel Information section on our website.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE CITY

There is a very practical and well-planned public transportation network in Geneva.

Please click here to visit the Explore Geneva section on our website for further information.

 

FREE WI-FI 

You can stay connected and share your experiences with the free wifi in town, Geneva city offers free wifi access in certain municipal sites including Geneva’s lakefront, Parc de la Grange et parc des Eaux-Vives, Place de Nations, etc...

Please click here to visit the Explore Geneva section on our website for further information.

 

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

The Conference Organising Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the SIOG Board, Organising Committee nor the Conference Organising Secretariat assumes any liability.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


SAFETY & SECURITY

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

As with the rest of the Switzerland, in any emergency please call the below emergency numbers:
Police: 117
Fire: 118
Ambulance: 144
Swiss Rescue: 1414


CONFERENCE ORGANISING SECRETARIAT

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Office: Kenes M+

General Inquiries
Ms. Pinar Akbulut
Project Manager
E-mail: pakbulut@kenes.com
Registration, Accommodation & Travel Inquiries
Ms. Lara Volkan
Registration & Accommodation Specialist
E-mail: lvolkan@kenes.com

 

Scientific Related Inquiries
Ms. Mojca Rodic
Scientific Programme Coordinator
E-mail: mrodic@kenes.com
Sponsorship & Exhibition Inquiries
Mr. Muzaffer Komek
Industry Liaison & Sales Manager
E-mail: mkomek@kenes.com