Climate
Austria’s climate is generally moderate and mild and average summer temperatures range from 20 to 25 Celsius. You can check the weather here.

CME Credits
EAACI 2016 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) in cooperation with the European Board of Accreditation in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EBAACI) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The Congress has been designated for 27 hours of European external CME credits (ECMECs).

Your badge will be scanned at the entrance of each session for CME accreditation. After the Congress, you will receive a link and detailed information to download your Certificate of CME.

Currency
The local currency is the Euro (EUR).

Dress Code
The dress code will be informal throughout the Congress.

EAACI Membership
EAACI gives its members priority status at EAACI Congresses, Focused Meetings and all other EAACI events and activities. Members receive a discount of 25% on the registration fee. Junior members are entitled to register for the Congress for an even lower fee. EAACI offers free Junior membership to individuals up to 35 years of age (with online access to the journals Allergy and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology). In addition, EAACI also offers a 50% reduction of membership fees to members from countries with a GNP of less than USD 10,000 per capita, with all membership benefits. As an EAACI member you will be kept informed of the latest research and developments through our official journals Allergy, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Clinical Translational Allergy (electronic version). These journals contain editorials, reviews, original articles, educational series and EAACI Position Papers. A wealth of resources, such as webcasts and slide kits hand outs, is also available in the Members Area of the website. Experience and be part of the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care! For more information and to apply for membership, visit: www.eaaci.org.

Exhibition
The EAACI Congress 2016 in Vienna will include an exhibition that will be open from 09:00 – 17:30 on 12 – 14 June. For more information regarding the exhibition and other sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Congress website or contact eaaci2016exhibition@eaaci.org

Language
The official language of the Congress is English.

Local Time
The time zone in Vienna is Central European Time (CET).

Transportation
Vienna International Airport, Wien-Schwechat, is located just outside the city of Vienna, a few kilometers southeast of the Schwechat suburb.

By car
GPS: 1020 Vienna, Austellungsstrasse or Trabrennstrasse
From the South take the motorway Südautobahn A2 – Südosttangente A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. From the East, take the motorway Ostautobahn A4 / Südosttangente A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum. From the West take the motorway Westautobahn A1 – at the Steinhäusl junction take Außenringautobahn A21 – then, at the Vösendorf / Südosttangente junction take the A23 direction Praha/Brno – exit at Handelskai/Messezentrum and from the North follow the motorway Donauuferautobahn A22 – exit at Reichsbrücke direction Zentrum – after the bridge, turn left at the first traffic light into Vorgartenstraße and drive to the junction to Ausstellungsstraße.

By Airport Train – CAT
The CAT takes just 16 minutes nonstop to get to central Vienna from the airport and vice versa. The City Airport Train operates daily from 05.36 to 23.36. The City Air Terminal is just 10 minutes from St. Stephan’s Cathedral at Wien Mitte station, which can be reached easily by tram, underground, bus or taxi. Visit http: www.cityairporttrain.com to make your reservation.

Regional Buses
Vienna Airport Lines (Postbus) connects Vienna Airport with the main Vienna transport hubs. The 3 Vienna Airport Lines serve all of Vienna’s underground railway lines and also Wien West and Wien Meidling railway stations. Buses to the city centre (Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz) run 24 hours a day; journey time is 20 minutes. See the airport map to locate the departure points at the airport.

Taxi
Taxi stands are located outside the arrival terminals. It takes around 20 minutes to the city centre.

Public Transport within Vienna to Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center
You can reach Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center using metro line U2 from Karlsplatz direction Seestadt, exit at the station Messe/Prater; bus lines 11A from Heiligenstadt and line 80b from Kaiserebersdorf direction Seestadt, stop Messe/Prater; tramway line D direction Südbahnhof to Schottentor and tramway line 5 direction Praterstern to Praterstern, change there to U2 metro line. The station Messe/Prater is just a short walk from Reed Messe.

Visa
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Austria.
If you need a letter of invitation, contact eaaci2016registration@eaaci.org after your registration fee is settled.
Please apply for a visa within a reasonable time prior to making your bookings.