International Convention Center Haifa
Kdoshei Jassy St 2, Haifa, Israel
February, 25-26, 2019
The official language of the Congress is English. All abstract submissions and presentations are to be conducted in English.
A commercial and professional exhibition will take place during the conference, parallel to the conference hours.
Climate and Clothing
The average temperature in Haifa in February is mild at 14 °C (57.2 °F). The weather in February is marginally dry with rain now and again.
Clothing is informal for all occasions.
IST (Israel Standard Time) UTC/GMT +2 hours.
The country code for Israel is +972.
Electrical equipment in Israel is 220 volt A.C., single phase, 50 cycles. Some appliances may require a plug adapter that can be purchased locally.
Banking and Exchange
The Israeli monetary system is Shekel. Foreign currency may be changed at banks, airports, and very often at major hotels (generally at a less convenient rate). All major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
All visitors entering Israel must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date they will leave Israel. Visitors are allowed to remain in Israel for up to 3 months from the date of their arrival. Please check to see if your country of origin belongs to the Visa Waiver Program which entitles citizens of certain countries to enter Israel without having to arrange a visa ahead of time. To see the list of countries click here.
Visitors from countries that are not members of the Visa Waiver Program must make a request for an entry permit/visa from the Israeli consulate in their country or region before they arrive to Israel.
For more information please contact your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the course.
Letter of Invitation
The letter of Invitation is meant to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support. Please turn to the Congress secretariat to receive the letter of invitation.