General Info

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General Info

Abstract Submission
Submission is open 1 March – 1 April 2015

Online Programme
Scientific and Educational Programme information is subject to change.

Meeting Venue
Palais des Congrès
301 Saint-Antoine West (Entrance opposite the Westin Hotel)
Montreal
QC
H2Z 1H2
www.congresmtl.com

Headquarters Hotel
Westin Montreal
270 St. Antoine Ouest
Montreal
Quebec
H2Y 0A3
Canada
Tel: 514-380-3333
www.westinmontreal.com

The Intercontinental Montreal is also attached to the meeting venue.

Accessibility
Ranked top convention city in North America, Montreal is definitely worth visiting. An international destination of choice, Montreal is easily accessed by land, water and air. Downtown is a mere 20 minutes from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which handles some 600 flights daily. Public transit is not only affordable, it’s also a great way to get around the city. Quick, safe and clean, the metro connects downtown to major tourism attractions, as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations.

Public Transport
Greyhound (842-2281; www.greyhound.com) Operates long-distance routes to Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and the USA.
Limocar (450-681-3111; www.limocar.com) A good connection to Mont-Tremblant from Montréal.
Moose Travel (287-1220; www.moosenetwork.com) Operates a circuit where you jump on and jump off, with pickup points in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa and Toronto. It also has links to Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentians.
Orléans Express (888-999-3977; www.orleansexpress.com) Makes the three-hour run between Montréal and Québec City.
Station Centrale d'Autobus (842-2281; 505 boul de Maisonneuve Est; Berri-UQAM) The main terminal for bus links to Canadian and US destinations. Allow about 45 minutes before departure to buy a ticket; most advance tickets don't guarantee a seat, so arrive early to line up at the counter.
Voyageur (800-661-8747) covers the Montréal-Québec City route as well as Montréal-Ottawa. For more info, access them through www.greyhound.ca).

Please visit Aeroports de Montreal for more on public transport

Language
The official language of the Meeting is English.

Climate
The average temperature in October in Montreal is 9ºC (48ºF) varying between 4ºC (39ºF) and 14ºC (57ºF). Temperatures rarely dip below zero, but it is best to bring a warm jacket. There is also a likelihood of rain.

Currency
The Canadian Dollar is the official national currency of Montreal. All major credit cards are accepted.

About the ICS
ICS is a charity and multidisciplinary membership society for medical professionals concerned with treating incontinence. ICS aims to provide a forum for scientific discoveries and educational opportunities, as well as giving members the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the world. ICS strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders by advancing basic and clinical science through education, research, and advocacy; via our committees, education courses, the annual meeting, and much more.

Clothing
During the entire International Continence Society Meeting, attire will be casual and informal.

Visas
Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit or transit Canada; please use this link to verify if you do. If you require a visa, please follow these guidelines when applying.

NEW MEASURE when applying for a visa
A list of countries and territories from which the citizens will have to give their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when they apply for a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit, and the date on which that measure became effective can be found here.

We advise that you allow plenty of time for your passport to be returned to you from the consulate in case of delays in processing.

Letter of Invitation
Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the Meeting should send an e-mail to ics@kenes.com. Please make sure to e-mail your passport number and your full address. Please note that the invitation letter cannot be regarded as a commitment regarding scheduling or financial support from the Meeting Secretariat.

Conference Travel Awards
The ICS Conference Travel Awards are designed to help meet the ICS charitable objectives by assisting members from three key groups who are likely to lack resources to travel and attend the annual meetings.
• Members from less economically developed countries
• Members from allied health and non-medical professions
• Members in training
The ICS normally offers up to 10 Conference Travel Awards. In order to apply and to find out more information please visit the ICS website by clicking here.

Abstract Awards
The ICS Scientific Committee honours the highest scoring abstracts every year. There are five prizes awards, three based directly on the abstract content and two based on the presentation of the abstract at the annual meeting. To learn more about the abstract awards available click here.

CME Accreditation
The ICS Annual Meeting and associated Workshops will be submitted for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

Liability and Insurance
The International Continence Society Meeting Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Personal Insurance
We recommend that all ICS 2015 participants take out personal travel and health insurance for the trip.

Registration and Accommodation
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Yulia Rijinsky
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 913
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
E-mail: yrijinsky@kenes.com

Sponsorship and Exhibition
A professional exhibition will be held within the framework of the Annual Meeting. Details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition

ICS 2015 Annual Meeting Secretariat
Kenes International
Rue François-Versonnex 7
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
E-mail: ics@kenes.com

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