Certificates

certificates

A Certificate of attendance for the main conference (25-28 August 2019) 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 Registration Desk or by email ([email protected]) 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 Austria Center Vienna

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 (25-28 August 2019).

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 28 August.  Certificates confirming CME credits will be emailed within 2 weeks of the close of the conference.

Currency

currency


€ - Euro
Austria is a member of the European Union and has adopted the euro.

Automated teller machines (ATMs)
You can make cash withdrawals from Bankomat ATMs in Austria at any time of day or night using Austrian or foreign Maestro cards. Other cards are also accepted, including Austrian and foreign MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Diners Club credit cards, as well as Cirrus and Visa Plus cash cards. Please note that charges may apply for withdrawing cash; the charges vary from bank to bank. 

Credit cards
Credit cards are accepted at the vast majority of hotels, restaurants, shops and filling stations. To find out whether your credit card is accepted, please check the logos on display at the entrance to the premises before attempting to make a payment.

Tipping
Tips are normally given in many service industries. It is customary to tip bar and restaurant staff, taxi drivers, hairdressers and filling station attendants. As a rule of thumb between five and ten percent should be given, depending on how satisfied you are with the service.

For current exchange rates visit: www.xe.com

Disabled access

disabled-access

If you require any assistance onsite during the conference please contact [email protected]

Information portal for barrier-free tourism: www.holidaycheck.com (German-only)

Special information and contact details for visitors with restricted mobility can be found at www.wien.info/en/travel-info/accessible-vienna

Electricity

electricity
  • 220 volt AC
  • Plugs and sockets conform to the European norm. Plugs are two-pronged.

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, family emergencies or accident that may preclude your attendance at the conference, or cause you to seek medical advice during your stay in Vienna, Austria.

Smoking

smoking

Smoking is generally not allowed in the usual places, namely schools, workplaces, airports, museums, hospitals, shopping malls, stores, inside public buildings, theatres, cinemas, petrol stations, etc. with some rare exceptions (like dedicated smoking rooms in an office complex).

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

Weather

weather


The weather in Vienna is typical continental - there are characteristic, clearly defined seasons. Hot summers with an occasional day of rain and the cold winters mean that the "right" clothing is essential. The temperature is pleasant in the spring and autumn, but there can be a cool wind to chill the air.

For up-to-date weather forecast, please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/0/2761369

Restaurants

restaurants

Vienna’s restaurants range from the typical Viennese “Beisl” (tavern) to the luxurious gourmet.  They offer the entire spectrum of regional and international delights to please the palate.

Where to eat at the Conference Center:
Café Motto
is located next to the entrance of the Austria Center Vienna  

For a guide to places to eat please visit -


 

Medical Services

medical-services

Doctors:  See the Ärztekammer Wien website for details of where to find general practitioners and specialists: www.praxisplan.at

Hospitals, clinics and emergency services:  Visit the Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund website (German only) for the address of the nearest hospital or intensive care facility.  https://www.wienkav.at/kav/spital.asp

Pharmacies:  Opening hours
•    Monday to Friday: 8.00 - 18.00
•    Saturdays: 8.00 - 12.00
•    Pharmacies take it in turns to open on Sundays and operate a night service
•    24-hour pharmacy hotline – 1455: information on where to find the nearest open pharmacy
•    You can find the pharmacy closest to you on the Apothekerkammer website (German only) https://www.apotheker.or.at/internet/oeak/Apotheken.nsf/webApothekensuche?Readform

The following toll-free numbers can be dialled anywhere in Austria:
•    Fire service: 122
•    Police: 133
•    Ambulance: 144
•    European emergency number: 112
•    Emergency doctor: 141
 

Language

language

German is spoken in Austria, and the most commonly spoken foreign language is English.

The Language at the conference will be English

Time Zone

time-zone

Vienna is in the Central European time zone (GMT/UCT +1).

Central European Summer Time (CEST) applies from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

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