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VENUE AND HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

hyattThe Hyatt Regency Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada is the venue and headquarters hotel of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CARDIOLOGY, ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2015, 20th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE.

Hyatt Regency
1 Discovery Square, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada

Toll Free: +1 800 233 1234
Tel: +1 604 683 1234; Fax: +1 604 689 3707
Reservation Fax: + 1 604 6394829


We encourage all attendees to arrive in Vancouver on Friday, July 24, 2015.
The Scientific Program will run from 08:00 on Saturday, July 25 to 14:30 on Monday, July 27.

Registration will be open from 16:00 - 18:00 on Friday, July 24th and will be followed by a Get Together Reception from 18:00 - 19:30.

 

CME
The scientific program of the International Academy of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions 2015, 20th World Congress on Heart Disease has been approved by the American Medical Association for 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


LANGUAGE
The official language of the Congress is English.


CLIMATE
The average July temperature in Vancouver is warm and comfortable, mostly sunny during the day, with the possibility of clouds and rain approx: 23ºC / 74ºF. A light jacket for the evening is suggested as temperatures may cool down. Clothing is informal for all occasions.


VISA
Participants may require a visa to enter Canada. We suggest that you contact the Canadian Embassy/Consulate in your country or ask your travel agent for assistance.


REGISTRATION FEES

Registration Categories Early bird
up until

Apr. 20, 2015

Advance
from
April 21 -
July 15, 2015

Standard / On Site
after
July 15, 2015
Participant US$ 545 US$ 660 US$ 690
Nurse, Technician, Trainee *
Student **
US$ 445 US$ 560 US$ 590
Farewell Dinner (optional) US$ 110 US$ 110 US$ 110
Get-Together Reception cost for Accompanying Person(s) US$ 50 US$ 50 US$ 50

* Letter of verification required
** Valid student card required

Fees for PARTICIPANTS include: participation in all scientific sessions, Congress kit, Program and Invitation to Get-Together Reception.


PAYMENT
Payment for registration fees may be made directly via our website: CardiologyOnline.com, by credit card, i.e. Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, by cheque payable to the 20th World Congress on Heart Disease, or by bank transfer to the 20th World Congress on Heart Disease. For further information regarding a bank transfer, please contact the Secretariat.

Please note that Registration fees are not transferable.


CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation received up until May 14, 2015 full refund less $100 administrative fee
Cancellation received from May 15 – June 14, 2015, 50% refund of registration fee paid
Cancellation received from June 15 – June 30, 2015, 25% refund of registration fee paid
From July 1, 2015, no refund available.


INSURANCE
The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants, students and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions 2015, 20th World Congress on Heart Disease. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

 

ABSTRACTS
Participants interested in presenting oral communications and/or poster presentations are invited to submit their abstract(s) directly via the congress website for consideration by the Scientific Committee. Please see Abstract Guidelines page and Abstract Form for online submission.

Abstracts sent by mail or fax will not be processed by the Secretariat and will not be forwarded to the Scientific Committee for review.  In case of genuine difficulties, please contact the Congress Secretariat: klimedco@ucla.edu.  Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. If submitting an amended abstract, please indicate that it is a replacement abstract. Each presenting author may submit up to two abstracts for oral presentation and two abstracts for poster presentation.

Symbols, tables, graphs or pictures cannot be submitted via the website.  Abstracts containing symbols, tables, graphs or pictures must be e-mailed as a Word document attachment to the Congress Secretariat: klimedco@ucla.edu. Include the presenting author's full contact details as well as the category under which your abstract should be reviewed.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO: APRIL 15, 2015

 

PROCESSING OF ABSTRACTS

All abstracts will be reviewed by at least seven members of the Scientific Committee. An abstract may be accepted for oral presentation, as a poster, or may be rejected.

You will receive confirmation from the Secretariat that your abstract has been received, indicating the abstract number, which it has been allocated. Please refer to this number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.

The Scientific Committee will assess all submitted abstracts, and information regarding acceptance and scheduling will then be sent to authors. Authors whose abstracts are accepted agree to give the International Academy of Cardiology permission to publish his/her abstract(s), without compensation, in the JOURNAL OF HEART DISEASE, on its website www.CardiologyOnline.com, and in the supplement issue of the journal CARDIOLOGY.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to pay Registration fees no later than June 22, 2015 in order to present their study at the Congress.

Presenters will be limited to no more than four (4) presentations at this Congress.

Abstracts must be presented by one of the co-authors of the study.

 

PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACTS

Accepted abstracts of participants who have paid the Congress registration fees no later than June 22, 2015, will be published in a special online only supplement issue of the journal CARDIOLOGY. The journal CARDIOLOGY is published by S. Karger AG Medical and Scientific Publishers, Basel, Switzerland (www.karger.com) and the supplement issue will appear in CARDIOLOGY. Permission has been granted for Congress participants to print copies of the supplement and there is also free online access to this supplement issue.

Accepted abstracts will also be published on this website just prior to the commencement of the Congress.

This publication will be registered at bibliographic services such as PubMed/Medline, Current Contents/Life Science, Journal Citation Reports/Science, EMBASE and Chemical Abstracts.


EXHIBITION
An exhibition is planned to take place during the Congress. For further information, please contact:

The Organizing Committee
20th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE
PO Box 17659
Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
Tel: +1 310 657 8777; Fax: +1 310 659 4781
E-mail: klimedco@ucla.edu
Website: www.CardiologyOnline.com


SATELLITE SYMPOSIA AND SPONSORSHIP
For further information, please contact:

The Organizing Committee
20th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE
PO Box 17659
Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
Tel: +1 310 657 8777
Fax: +1 310 659 4781
E-mail: klimedco@ucla.edu


CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require additional information or assistance. All correspondence should be addressed to:

20th WORLD CONGRESS ON HEART DISEASE
PO Box 17659
Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
Tel: +1 310 657 8777
Fax: +1 310 659 4781
E-mail: klimedco@ucla.edu
Website: www.CardiologyOnline.com



 


News

Download Scientific Program (pdf)

Reduced Registration Deadline:
April 20, 2015

Abstract Deadline extended to:
April 15, 2015

Cut off date for Special Accommodation Rate for Registered Participants (if group block still available):
June 30, 2015

 

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