Certificates

certificates

A Certificate of attendance for the main conference (26-29 August 2018) and at pre-conference workshops ONLY will be provided.  These will be emailed to delegates via Worldspan within 2 weeks of the close of the conference.

If you have specific certificate requirements, please request this onsite at the AMEE Exhibition Stand or by email (amee@dundee.ac.uk) and your request will be actioned after the conference.  Please note that it may not be possible to meet some requests.

Children

children

Registered participants may take children into all conference sessions except workshops if it is not possible to make alternative arrangements for their care. Children must be accompanied at all times, and participants are kindly asked to take them out of sessions if they become disruptive.

Children should not be left unaccompanied at any time at the Congress Centre Basel.

The student taskforce are unable to supervise any children during the conference. Participants are requested to arrange their own childcare.

CME

Credits are being requested from the UK Royal Colleges for full attendance at the main conference (26-29 August 2018).

A register of attendance will be available to those who wish to claim for their attendance at the main conference registration desk for signing at coffee break Wednesday 29 August.  Certificates confirming CME credits will be emailed within 2 weeks of the close of the conference.

Currency

currency

CHF - Swiss Franc

The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc, usually indicated as CHF.  Many prices in shops and restaurants are nonetheless indicated in euros so that visitors may compare prices.

Credit cards are widely accepted and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) or cash machines can be found throughout the city. There is an ATM located outside the Congress Centre t the left of the main entrance.

For current exchange rates visit: www.xe.com

Electricity

electricity

The voltage in Switzerland, as in most of Europe, is 230V/50 Hz.
Switzerland uses type C (2-pin) and Type J (3-pin) plugs. (Type C 2-pin plugs also fit J sockets.)

Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs. The standard continental type plug with two round pins, applied for many electrical travel products, may be used without problemd. Adaptors are available in most hotels.

Insurance

insurance

It is strongly recommended that you take out insurance to cover any potential loss of registration fees, travel and accommodation costs that might result from any medical condition or accident that may preclude your attendance at the conference, or cause you to seek medical advice during your stay in Switzerland.

Smoking

smoking

Since 1 May 2010, smoking has been forbidden in Switzerland in enclosed areas when they are open to the public or serve as a workplace for more than one person. Hence it is forbidden to smoke in restaurants, public buildings and offices. Smoking is also forbidden on public transport.

All conference locations being used by AMEE will be strictly no smoking.

Weather

weather

The climate in Basel in August is mild and known to be rather changeable, so be prepared. The daytime temperature range is 18 to 28 °C (65° - 82° F).

For up-to-date weather forecast, please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2661604

Restaurants

In the Basel and surrounding areas you can find more than 1000 restaurants.  Many restaurants are closed on sundays. Check first! Reservations are recommended in some places, especially during a conference.

What does a meal cost in Switzerland?  Usually, the most affordable way to eat at lunchtime is to order the "menu of the day". This usually consists of a starter (soup or salad) and a main course. In the evenings there are partially defined menus, which are slightly cheaper than if you select freely from the menu. An "à la carte" main course costs between 20 and 50 francs. If you are after something more affordable, try snack bars or restaurants located in department stores (e.g. Migros, Coop, Manor).

For a guide to places to eat in Basel please visit - www.basel-restaurants.ch

restaurants
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