General Information

CONGRESS VENUE

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
5 More London Place, Tooley St, London SE1 2BY, United Kingdom
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LANGUAGE

The official language of the 10th Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders is English.

TIME ZONE

London, UK operates Greenwich Mean Time during the congress period.

VISA REQUIREMENT

Visitors must obtain a visa to visit UK unless they are exempt.
The UK is a member of European Union but it has opt-out from Schengen border-free area and operates its own visa policy.
It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa in advance if required.
https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa

INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA PURPOSES

Participants who require a signed and stamped letter are kindly requested to prepare the letter using the online form and send it to pcobanoglu@kenes.com. Please make sure to include your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number.
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.

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

The Conference Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Congress 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 UK, in any emergency call 999 or 112 (from a landline if you can) and ask for ambulance, fire or police when connected.

CLIMATE

London has a mild temperature all year round, rain is frequent during the whole year. The weather continues to get colder in November in London, UK, when autumn is morphing into winter. This month is characterized by falling temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 13°C on November 1st down to 10°C by November 30th.  November can be one of the rainiest times of the year in London—and one of the most overcast. The average daily relative humidity for November is around 77%.

CLOTHING

The dress code for ISAD 2019 is business formal for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

ELECTRICITY

In UK, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

 

CURRENCY & EXCHANGE

The UK’s currency is Pound Sterling (commonly known as pound) and the symbol is £. There are 100 pence (p) to the pound (£). Notes come in denominations of £5£10£20 and £50. Coins come in 1p2p5p10p20p50p£1 and £2.

Changing Money: Foreign currency of all kinds are very rarely accepted but they may be exchanged at the airport, banks, post offices, most hotels or licensed exchange agencies in London. The rates vary from place to place, and banks charge a commission.
 
Credit & Debit Cards: Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in UK, except at some smaller B&Bs, which take cash or cheque only. Other credit cards, including Amex, are not so widely accepted. Most businesses will assume your card is 'Chip and PIN' enabled (using a PIN instead of signing). If it isn’t, you should be able to sign instead, but some places may not accept your card
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Cash Withdrawal: ATMs (usually called 'cash machines' in UK) are common in cities and even small towns. Cash withdrawals from some ATMs may be subject to a small charge, but most are free. If you're not from the UK, your home bank will likely charge you for withdrawing money overseas.