General Information

Read below for General Information regarding The European Academy of Paediatrics 2013 Congress and MasterCourse.

Congress and MasterCourse Venue
Hilton Lyon

70 Quai Charles De Gaulle
Lyon 69463 France
Tel: +33 478175050
Web: www.lyon.hilton.com
Overlooking the River Rhone and directly connected to the Congress Center, the Hilton Lyon hotel boasts an ideal location just five minutes from top Lyon attractions. Enjoy comfort and convenience at this stylish and sophisticated Lyon hotel. 
 
Language
The official language of the Congress and MasterCourse is English.
CME Accreditation
An application for CME accrediation has been made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net.
Getting There
As the second largest city in France and the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region in the southeast of France, Lyon is easily accessible by air, rail and road.

The nearest airport is Lyon Saint Exupery located 25km from the town center. Reaching the city from the aiport is quick and easy, and you can choose from various options: Tram Express, TGV Train, Shuttle Bus, Taxi.
Local Climate
September in Lyon is one of the most pleasant times of year with average daily temperatures of 23ºC (73ºF)and evening temperatures of around 12ºC (54ºF).
 
Banking and Exchange
The Euro is the official currency of France. ATMs are available in many parts of Lyon – ensure you inform your bank before travelling abroad, and be aware you may be charged for cash withdrawals. It is advisable to exchange some cash before arriving in Lyon. In general banks are open from Monday to Friday from 08:30-17:30 and many banks are closed at lunchtime. Some banks are open Saturday morning and closed on Mondays
 
Visas
All visitors are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required.

For more information please contact your nearest French Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
Letter of Invitation
Official letters of invitation designed to assist with obtaining an entry visa can be downloaded from the Congress website. Please note that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organising Committee or Congress to provide any financial assistance.
Liability and Insurance
The organiser is not able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the conference. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
 
Registration & Accommodation
All participants must submit a completed registration form. Hotel accommodation at special conference rates is available to participants on the congress website. 
Congress Secretariat
Paragon Group
18 Avenue Louis Casai
1209 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 5330 948
Fax: +41 22 5802 953
Email: congress@eapaediatrics.eu