Symposium Venue & Date
The International Symposium "Metabolic Disorders - from Bench to Bedside" will be held in Hotel Sopron from the 28th to the 30th August 2008.
Access to our hotel: If you are arriving from direction of Budapest, after the first roundabout you have to follow the road leading to Vienna and in the second roundabout you have to choose once more the road leading to Vienna. Following this road after 200 meter you can enter our parking place if you turn the left.
Hotel Sopron use the slogan "Window to the town" to emphasize the unsurpassed view over the historical downtown. The hotel is situated only 3-4 minutes from the city-center and only ten minutes walking to the Conference Center.
The conference language is English.
Sopron is located in Western-Hungary, at the foot of the Alps. The symbol of Sopron is the Fire Tower, built on Roman wall ruins. Its present shape was formed after the great fire in 1676. Other famous landmarks are the Town Hall, the Storno and Fabricius Houses. Sopron is also a major wine-producing area and the most typical type of wine in the region is Kékfrankos. The special climate, the nearby Ferto-lake and the charm of the city make Sopron one of the most beautiful and most pleasant resorts in Hungary.
Sopron is located only 70 kms from Vienna Airport (Schwechat) and 220 kms from Budapest.
Optional transfer will be organized from Vienna Airport (Schwechat) or from Budapest Airport (Ferihegy) to Sopron and after the conference to Vienna (to the XXth International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry or to the Airport).
Sopron can be accessed from Vienna Airport (Schwechat) by car or by taxi (about 50 min.). From Budapest Airport (Ferihegy) Sopron can be reached by car on motorway M1 then on motorroads 85 and 84 or by train. Please check www.elvira.hu for train timetables.
If you need official invitation letter please don’t forget that the administration of the invitation letter takes 30 days, so we can handle only those applications that are sent at least 60 days before the conference. In order to send you the invitation letter we need to have the payment of the registration fee and the accomodation (in case of bank transfer please count 2 weeks for the arrival of the money, in case of credit card payment 2-3 weeks for the revision of the bank). Please note that the Hungarian Immigration might demand other documentation like authentication of your institute, Curriculum Vitae, documentation of publications, etc.
Thank you for your kind cooperation on this matter.
Entry visas are not required for citizens of most European countries, the USA and Canada. Citizens of other countries can obtain a visa at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in their country. A valid passport is required. For more information about visas, please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.hu
In consequence of Hungary's continental climate, the end of August can still be considered as summer. The average temperature is 22-28 oC during the day and 15-22 oC at night. The humidity is usually low, but rainy days may be expected.
Currency, exchange, credit cards
The official currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are offered to participants at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks or at the registration desk of the Congress at around the daily rate indicated by the Hungarian National Bank.
American Express, Visa, Diners, Eurocard, Master Card and JCB Card are accepted at the registration desk, in hotels, first class restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logo before ordering a service.
The Organizing Committee can not assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the Conference. Participants are therefore advised to travel with a valid insurance package.
In Hungary, electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries, e.g. the USA, the UK and Japan.