Practical Information


We trust that the following information (in alphabetical order) will assist you in organizing your registration and stay in Rome.

Accommodation is not included in the registration. We recommend you to book your accommodation through one of the online hotel booking sites (for instance, or

All participants (and accompanying persons during the social events) are kindly requested to wear their badge at all times during the conference.

Bank and Currency
The official currency in Italy is the Euro.
ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are generally accepted.

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance can be picked up at the registration desk on Saturday 14 December.

Clinical case submission
Please click here for more information.

Conference Language
The official conference language will be English.
There will be no simultaneous translation.

This workshop is intended for educational purposes only and aims to offer participants the opportunity to share information. The Organizing Secretariat of this workshop, Virology Education, cannot accept any liability for the scientific content of the sessions or for any claims which may result from the use of information or publications from this workshop.
Virology Education disclaims all liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by individuals attending the workshop.

Invitation letters
An official letter of invitation, designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries can be found to the right of your screen. This letter does not represent a commitment on the part of the organization to provide any financial assistance. The organizing secretariat is unable to provide more extensive invitation letters.

Liability and Insurance
By registering for the conference participants agree that the organizers do not accept responsibility for medical-, travel- or personal insurance. Participants are advised to take out their own insurance policies.

Local Time
Current time zone offset UTC/GMT: +1 hr

Meeting venue
Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter's
Via Aurelia ANtica, 415
00165 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 06 6642 114/115
Fax: +39 06 6642 3604

Organizing Secretariat
Virology Education
Biltstraat 106
3572 BJ Utrecht
P: +31 30 230 7140
F: +31 30 230 7148

Payment and Procedure of online registration
The registration fee of indivfidual participants can be paid only via credit card. Your registration will be processed after receipt of payment. Payment can be processed either on line or by fax authorization. The applicable registration fee for payment (i.e. the amount you need to pay) is determined by the date your credit card information is received at the Secretariat. If payment or credit card information has not been received within 2 weeks of the online registration the registration will be cancelled without further notice.

Photographs, audio and video recording
We do not permit recordings of official meeting sessions either via photograph or other audio/video recording devices. Only the official medical writer appointed by the organization may make recordings.
All presentations will be posted on our website 'previous workshops' as soon as possible after the meeting is finished, provided the speaker has given explicit consent to do so.

Program schedule
A preliminary program can be found on the Program page.


Online registration for the conference will be possible until 1 December 2013. Individuals hoping to register after 1 December 2013, will only be able to do so on site provided that seats are available. For further information, fees and online registration please go to the registration page of this workshop.

Related meetings & events
For the organization of meetings and events with topics related to this workshop we kindly request you to contact the secretariat.

Our program is being made possible by the financial support of the pharmaceutical industry and governmental institutions. Interested parties are kindly requested to contact Alice Posthumus-Plantinga at:

Transportation to the meeting venue
Rome has two airports - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino.
Fiumicino is Rome’s main airport and is is well-connected with the centre during the day by an express train. The "Leonardo express" service departing from Termini railway station takes about 30 minutes to reach the airport without intermediate stops. The cost is 14 euros. For more information: .

A taxi from Fiumicino airport to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes (outside peak hours) and costs approx. €45.

Ciampino is Rome's smaller airport and is mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines. It can be reached by means of different bus lines.
Daily connections between the airport and FS Roma Termini station are guaranteed by the bus services operated by

The busses are parked in dedicated bus bays opposite International Departures. For information about bus time table, routes and fares visit to the web sites of said companies.

Conference Secretariat
Virology Education B.V.
Biltstraat 106
3572 BJ Utrecht
The Netherlands
P: +31 (0)30 230 7140
F: +31 (0)30 230 7148

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