Evidence based data in hand surgery and therapy

XXII. FESSH Congress & XII. EFSHT Congress

21-24 June 2017 | Budapest, Hungary

Detailed Program Schedule

Instructional Course Book

Abstract Volume

FESSH Mobile Application

About


Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues !

Welcome to EuroHand 2017, welcome to Budapest!

In June 2017 Budapest will not only be the center of Europe but also the Capital of hand surgery and hand therapy. An outstanding scientific program including all topics of hand surgery focusing on the available evidence based data will be an excellent opportunity to refresh your knowledge. Planning a never seen large number of free papers will enhance the possibility to hand surgeons of all generations to present their cases, their results and share their experience. Joint sessions with hand therapists can build an even closer relation between surgeons and therapists. Accommodation and catering facilities of all rates will make participation affordable for everyone.

The many years of experience of the organizers guarantees a successful, unique and memorable event.

Needless to say that beside a high level scientific program the well known Hungarian hospitality, gastronomy and cultural life make your presence a must in the capital of Hungary.

Looking forward to seeing you in Budapest,

Zsolt Szabó
Congress Chair

Scientific Committee
Mariusz Bonczar (Chair)
Zsolt Szabó
Maurizio Calcagni
Marc Garcia Elias
Daniel Herren
Balazs Lenkei
Gürsel Leblebicioglu
Grey Giddins
Massimo Ceruso
János Rupnik

Organising Committee
Zsolt Szabó (Chair)
Max Haerle
Daniel Herren
Brigitte van der Heijden
Balázs Lenkei
János Rupnik
Nándor Mátrai
Krisztina Szigedi

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the European Federation for Societies of Hand Therapy and both the organizing and scientific committees of the Xll EFSHT Congress I am honored to welcome you to Budapest, Hungary.

This triennial FESSH-EFSHT combined congress is organized in collaboration with the European Federation for Societies of Hand Surgery and The Hungarian Society of Hand Surgery. The therapists’ program is divided into two parts – a separate therapists’ program and a combined program with FESSH. The therapists’ program consists of keynote lectures, focus sessions and workshops to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and clinical perspectives in several topics. The main theme of the FESSH-EFSHT combined sessions will be Evidence Based hand surgery and hand therapy, where clinically relevant topics will be viewed and discussed from the current evidence point of view.

You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred topics from the concurrent programs, and with the chance of mixing both lectures and workshops, this will provide an interesting and versatile entity for therapists from different backgrounds and work settings. The extended FESSH-EFSHT combined sessions will provide the participants with interesting scientific lectures and the opportunity to deepen the collaboration and understanding between surgeons and therapists.

In addition to the compact scientific program, the social program will allow you to meet and spend time with colleagues and see beautiful Budapest. Budapest offers you a great location to combine the scientific event to culture, history, sights and urban life.

I offer you a warm welcome to the Eurohand 2017 Congress and look forward to seeing you in Budapest!


Saara Raatikainen
President of EFSHT

Scientific Committee
Saara Raatikainen (Chair)
Ton Schreuders
Ruud Selles
Bernadette Ammann
Turid Aasheim
Paul De Buck

Organising Committee
Paul De Buck (Chair)
Gabriela Versuemer (Co-Chair)
Turid Aasheim
Glykeria Gounaropoulou
Karin de Boer
Hans van den Berg
Nikki Burr
Ali Kitis
Saara Raatikainen

Information for presenters


Podium speakers

Timing
In FESSH free paper sessions presentation time is 6 minutes + 2 minutes discussion. In EFSHT free paper sessions presentation time is 8 minutes + 2 minutes discussion. General discussion will be held in one block at the end of the section.
Presentation time in other sessions is as discussed with the session organizer.
Presentation time counter will be displayed during presentations. Please keep the assigned presentation time as there is a tight program schedule.

Projection format
16:9 (panoramic) projection will be used in the lecture halls.

Slides
Please prepare your presentation in MS PowerPoint format (any version is acceptable). All presentations should be uploaded to a server on-site in the slide center. A laptop will be provided at each presentation hall that should be used for presentation. Using your own computer is not allowed.

If your presentation contains videos, make sure to embed them in the presentation file or upload them also during slide check.

Slides must be clear and easy to read from a distance - charts with detailed data are to be avoided.

Slide center

A fully equipped working area will be at the speakers’ disposal during the whole Congress. Please report to this room to upload your presentation not later than 2 hours before your talk. All the presentations will be uploaded by a technician. The file is copied on the main server, on the backup server and immediately in the right room.

Speakers who want to change their presentation material will be able to do so in this area.

As a safety measure, bring with you a second pen drive with a back-up copy of your presentation.

Oral presentation abstracts in free paper sessions only will be published in the abstract book, which is a special edition of JHSE (Journal of Hand Surgery European Volume).

E-poster instructions

Posters will be presented in a digital format. For viewing the e-posters big touchscreens will be provided at the slide-checking area of the congress venue.

As a poster presenter you are kindly asked to prepare and upload a file of your presentation as follows:

  1. Length: one page only,
  2. Maximum size: A1 (594 x 841 mm)
  3. Orientation: portrait
  4. PowerPoint presentation saved as a slide show file (.pps, .ppsx) or PDF files (.pdf) are only accepted - PDF is preferable
  5. Maximum file size: 15 MB (please reduce file size in Powerpoint or Adobe Acrobat before uploading)
  6. Upload your file through a unique link, which is attached to your abstract. This link was emailed to all poster presenters. Please ask for this link if you did not receive this message: casm@asszisztencia.hu
  7. Deadline for e-poster uploads: 4 June 2017

Presenter registration
Presenter of each e-poster should register to the congress in order to be included in the program.

Change of presenter or withdrawal
Please notify our colleague in both case: casm@asszisztencia.hu

Main topic

Evidence based data in hand surgery and therapy



Sub topics

Carpal instabilities
CMC osteo arthritis
Compression neuropathies
Congenital hand
Distal radius
Dupuytren disease
Extensor tendons
Fingertip reconstruction
Flexor tendons
Future in hand surgery
Hand fractures
Injections
Nerves
Outcomes measures
Pain (CRPS)
Scaphoid
Soft tissue reconstruction
Spastic hand
Tetraplegia
Therapist program

Deadlines
  • Extended abstract submission: 11 December 2016 - midnight CET
  • Acceptance notification: 15 February 2017 - extended!
How to submit
  1. Apply for password
    For submitting an abstract, first you must apply for a password. You can do this by clicking the abstract submission button below and selecting "password request" in the upcoming window.
  2. Get password by e-mail
    The system automatically sends you a password by e-mail when you finished previous step. Receiving the password into your mailbox depends on the traffic load of the internet, and it may be a longer delay. Should your password not arrive in 3 hours send a short note to the email below instead of making a double registration.
  3. Log-in to the system
    Please take note of your login name and password which are case sensitive. You need your personal password to submit or edit abstract.
  4. Ask for help
    Should you need help on how to use the abstract system please send a message to casm@asszisztencia.hu.
Abstract submission rules
  • Abstracts must be submitted using the online submission system available through the link provided
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Only plain text is allowed: do not use tables, tabs, listings, any other formatting (bold, colours, etc).
  • You must choose one of the following two types of abstracts:
    • Oral presentation: traditional podium presentation, duration of the talk will be specified after revision by the scientific committee.
    • E-poster presentation: e-poster session will be organized during the congress, posters can be presented on computer stations.
  • All accepted oral abstracts will be published in the Journal of Hand Surgery (JHS) European volume (Attention: posters will not be published in JHS!)
  • Maximum word count of the abstract is 500 words
  • The abstract needs to be structured as follows:
    1. Objective: this section should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
    2. Methods: this section should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study.
    3. Results: this section should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
    4. Conclusions: this section should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralisation.
  • Evidence level must be marked at each abstract. Description of evidence levels are available here.


Submit Your Abstract

Late submission deadline: Sunday midnight - 11 December 2016 - Budapest time

Program


Check Detailed Program Schedule

Instructional Course
The Instructional Course, chaired by Grey Giddins (UK) and Gursel Leblebicioglu (Turkey) is focusing on the availability, importance, usefulness of evidence based data in hand surgery. Covering the most important chapters of hand surgery the organizers will try to help the participants to have an overview of the evidence based data of some of the specific problems of each chapter. General knowledge on medical decision making, the importance of evidence based data and the use of these data in our every day activity will be presented in various ways. Lectures, invited speakers, debates, panel discussions will try to summarize the availability and sometimes the controversial importance of these data. First time in the FESSH congresses history best abstracts will be included in the scientific program like examples of our “every day scientific activity” providing feed back on the way we try to achieve evidence based data and once having them, how we, do we, use them?

The instructional course book will include more than 20 chapters and the best chapters will have the possibility of a live presentation in the plenary hall of the Congress. Some of the most interesting topics will be discussed together with the hand therapists in order to cover the burning questions of the comlex treatment of these topics.

Download the Instructional Course book as a pdf
Social events
OPENING CEREMONY & WELCOME RECEPTION
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 18:00
We will welcome you in Gold Room at Budapest Congress Center. The ceremony will be followed by Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Area at the congress venue.

FESSH PARTY
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 20:00-02:00
The FESSH Party will be held at the Castle Garden.
CME Credits
The Congress received 3+16 CME credit points in its EACCME® for CME accreditation process. For more details click on below picture.
  • Wednesday, 21 June

    10:00-20:00
    On-site Registration

    13:00-16:30
    FESSH Educational Afternoon

    18:00-21:00
    Opening & Welcome Reception
    Exhibition Opening

  • Thursday, 22 June

    8:00-15:30
    Presentations & Exhibition

    16:00-18:00
    FESSH Delegate Assembly

    20:00-23:00
    Presidential dinner (by invitation only)

  • Friday, 23 June

    8:00-18:00
    Presentations & Exhibition

    20:00-01:00
    FESSH Party

  • Saturday, 24 June

    8:00-14:00
    Presentations & Exhibition

    14:00
    Closing

Hotel Accommodation


The organizers agreed on special deals with a selection of hotels, offering special room rates for delegates till the reservation deadline. Room reservation is available directly at the hotels, using the link or booking form provided below. Please check the deadline and conditions of reservation at the hotel booking page as they may be different at the hotels.

Novotel Budapest City - Congress venue

H-1123 Budapest (Buda side), Alkotás u. 63.
write to the hotel
website

Stay in a 4-star comfort on the congress venue. Novotel Budapest City is situated 20 minutes walk from the castle district and 10 minutes from the downtown by public transportation.

Standard single room: 158 EUR/night
Standard double room: 172 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Hilton Budapest

H-1014 Budapest (Buda side), Hess András tér 3.
write to the hotel
website

Hilton Budapest is located in historic Buda Castle District, 20 minutes walk from the congress venue. Access: 23 minutes from the conference venue by bus #16A or tram #17 / 61

Single guest room: 195 EUR/night
Double guest room: 215 EUR/night
Single superior room: 220 EUR/night
Double superior room: 240 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Danubius Hotel Gellért

H-1111 Budapest (Buda side), Szent Gellért tér 1.
write to the hotel
website

The hotel is located in 15 minutes by public transportation from the congress venue. Shares its building with the famous Gellért Spa, one of the city’s most beautiful thermal bath. Excellent business facilities, super food in the brasserie and a charming coffee shop serving traditional pastries. Access: 22 minutes from the conference venue by tram #19 / 47 / 49 / 56A or tram #17 / 61

Single room with shower and inner court view: 65 EUR/night
Single room with bath tube and inner court view: 75 EUR/night
Double room with hill or river view: 120 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Danubius Hotel Flamenco

H-1113 Budapest (Buda side), Tas vezér u. 3-7.
write to the hotel
website

Set in green surroundings by a charming lake, with metro access (M4), only 10 minutes from the heart of the city. 347 rooms, 8 suites with air conditioning, bath, telephone, minibar, TV, radio. Accessible rooms, non-allergene rooms, wireless internet connection available throughout the hotel, safe in most rooms, coffee and tea making facilities in executive rooms. Access: 10 minutes from the conference venue by tram #17 / 61

Single economy room: 89 EUR/night
Double economy room: 99 EUR/night
Single standard room: 99 EUR/night
Double standard room: 109 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Mercure Budapest Buda

H-1013 Budapest (Buda side), Krisztina krt. 41-43.
write to the hotel
website

Centrally-located, 4-star Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda, 5 minute walk through a nice park from the Castle District, 4 metro stations from the city center (Deák tér station), direct access to public transport (Deli pu. station). Easy to reach from M1/M7 motorway. Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda is perfect for a weekend or business travel. Access: 16 minutes from the conference venue by tram #17 / 61

Special early bird rates till 16 April 2017:
Standard single room: 117 EUR/night
Standard double room: 129 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Art O’tel Budapest

H-1011 Budapest (Buda side), Bem rkp. 16-19.
write to the hotel
website

With spectacular views across the Danube towards the Hungarian Parliament, Art’otel Budapest is a jewel in the city’s crown. We’re close to landmark sights such as the historic Buda Castle, the panoramic Chain Bridge, the 15th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Access: 22 minutes from the conference venue by tram #19 / 41 or by bus #8E / 110 / 112

Standard single room: 139 EUR/night
Standard double room: 149 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Intercontinental Budapest

H-1052 Budapest (Pest side), Apáczai Csere János u. 12-14.
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website

InterContinental Budapest is located at one of the most prestigious areas of Hungary’s capital – beside the landmark Chain Bridge along the charming Danube Promenade, both Unesco world heritage sites. With dazzling views over the Royal Palace and the magnificent Budapest riverscape, the hotel boasts one of the city’s most sought-after locations. Discover the art of hospitality in our stylish, modern guest rooms featuring state-of-the-art technology and lifestyle-enhancing amenities. Guests can enjoy sweeping views of Budapest in one of the 402 elegantly appointed rooms and suites. Access: 20 minutes from the conference venue by tram 2 or by bus #8E / 110 / 112

Classic single room: 186 EUR/night
Classic double room: 206 EUR/night
Superior single room: 226 EUR/night
Superior double room: 246 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Mercure Budapest City Center

H-1052 Budapest (Pest side), Váci utca 20.
write to the hotel
website

You will enjoy being in the heart of the historical and business center of Budapest at Mercure Budapest City Center hotel on Váci street. The River Danube, museums, stylish restaurants and famous baths are within an easy reach. We offer free WiFi throughout the hotel and an Internet corner at the bar. It is a straight road from the airport to the hotel and limited onsite parking is possible. Access: 14 minutes from the conference venue by bus #8E / 110 / 112

Special early bird rates till 16 April 2017:
Standard single room: 146 EUR/night
Standard double room: 158 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Roombach Hotel Budapest Center

H-1075 Budapest (Pest side), Rumbach Sebestyén utca 14.
write to the hotel
website

ROOMbach Hotel Budapest Center is located in the district that offers infinitive entertainment and wide selection of cultural and gastronomic excitement, in the neighbourhood of Király utca and Gozsdu udvar. With the dynamism of colours and fresh projective and geometric elements reflected in the architecture, the hotel awaits you with a warm welcome. Our trendy rooms are equipped with air-condition, smart tv and laptop size safe. We offer free WI-FI internet, as well. Access: 18 minutes from the conference venue by bus #8E / 110 / 112

Standard single room: 89 EUR/night
Standard double room: 95 EUR/night

Reservation deadline is expired, you can however write to the hotel to reserve rooms upon availability at actual daily rates.


Exhibition & Sponsoring


Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Exhibitors

Acumed
Allard International
Anatomi Metrix
Arex
Arthrex GmbH
Astrolabe Medical
Biover AG and S&T AG
Chrisofix
Extremity Medical LLC
FzioMed Inc
GE Healthcare SCS
In2Bones
Integra
Karl Storz Gmbh & Co KG.
Keri Medical SA
Medi-X Imaging System
Newclip Technics
Onbone Oy
OrthoScan
OsteoMed LLC
Patterson Medical
Scaffdex
Smith&Nephew
Stryker
Swemac Innovation
Wright

The congress expects to attract more than 1.000 international delegates who are experts and opinion leaders in the field of hand surgery. Delegates cover a wide range of professionals including clinicians, hand surgeons, hand therapists and other hand care professionals.

With more than 1.000 participants expected, the FESSH 2017 Congress is the perfect opportunity for your company to gain broad, international exposure.

The exhibition will be located at the Foyers of Budapest Congress Center close to the sessions, the e-poster area and all catering points.

Early bookings are advised. Orders are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, with Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors taking priority.

A wide variety of products is available: exhibition booths, lunch workshops, satellite symposia, promotional materials, printed items and much more.

Registration information




REGISTRATION FEES

Early fees
before 15 March 2017
Standard fees
15 March - 5 May 2017
Late & Onsite fees
after 5 May 2017
FESSH Members*450 €550 €650 €
Non FESSH Members500 €600 €670 €
EFSHT Members/Therapists**280 €320 €360 €
Residents / Fellows**200 €250 €300 €
Exhibitor's extra staff***200 €200 €250 €

* Participants from FESSH member countries are entitled for FESSH Member registration fee.

** A supporting document should be sent to our Congress Secretariat to confirm that you are eligible for this discounted rate: registration@eurohand2017.com

*** Extra badges for exhibitors’ staff during the congress, available only for exhibiting companies. This fee excludes doctors and the congress documentation. The fee does not entitle to visit scientific sessions. Can not be used as an exhibition only pass.

**** Location of the FESSH Party is Castle Garden Bazaar. Address: Ybl Miklós tér 2-6., H-1013 Budapest, Hungary

The congress fee includes: attendance to all scientific sessions & exhibition, program book, opening ceremony, welcome reception, lunch on Thursday and Friday, coffee breaks and VAT.

Please note: At least one author of each accepted abstract has to pay the registration fee no later than 15 March 2017.



PAYMENT AND INVOICE INFORMATION


Registration fee and FESSH Party must be paid to ASSZISZTENCIA Kft. in advance

Bank transfer

Send one bank draft per registration or per group of registrations. Make the bank draft

Payable to:ASSZISZTENCIA Kft.
Bank:K&H Bank ZRt.
Bank address:Lechner Ödön fasor 9., H-1095 Budapest, Hungary
SWIFT/BIC:OKHBHUHB
IBAN:HU18 1040 1000 5051 5048 5750 1013
Reference:add your name + "FESSH2017"
Banking costs:kindly instruct your bank that all charges are at your expenses

Bank cards

Ordered services may also be paid by VISA, Eurocard and Mastercard online.
American Express cards can not be used for online payment, you can use AMEX card Authorization Form to make traditional mail order payment.

Invoicing

Taxable invoice will be issued on all incoming payments. Invoices will be prepared for the customer name indicated on the registration form. Please note that the Congress Secretariat will not modify the customer name on issued invoices so please take care of the right billing address when you fill in the registration form.

Catering costs

Registration fees include catering (welcome reception and coffee breaks). In line with the Hungarian tax regulations the prices of these catering services should be displayed on the invice separately. Therefore the registration fees will be displayed on invoices in two separate rows: registration fees and catering costs included on the registration fee.

Supplier information for purchase order

Your organization may need to register ASSZISZTENCIA Kft. as a supplier to receive invoices and make payment. Please use below official company details for this process.

Company name:Asszisztencia Kft.
Address:Szent Istvan krt. 7., H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
VAT number:HU10724318
Phone:+3613501854
Bank:K&H Bank ZRt.
Bank address:Lechner Ödön fasor 9., H-1095 Budapest, Hungary
SWIFT/BIC:OKHBHUHB
IBAN:HU18 1040 1000 5051 5048 5750 1013



CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations should be sent in written form to ASSZISZTENCIA Kft.

Cancellation of registration and FESSH Party: If cancellation arrives before 20 May 2017 - 80% refund will be made.
No refund is available after this date, though substitution in person will be accepted.

No show up cases

The organizers take efforts to run a successfull conference. Based on the list of registrants and order status conference services will be provided in sufficient numbers. Please consider that after deadlines some conference materials and meals or hotel rooms cannot be cancelled or resold and therefore no refund is available. However substitution in person is always accepted.

Congress Venue


FESSH Congress venue

Budapest Congress Center

H-1123 Budapest, Jagelló út 1-3.
www.bcc.hu/home

The Budapest Congress Centre provides the largest, most modern congress and meeting facility in Hungary.



EFSHT Congress venue

MOM Cultural Center

H-1124 Budapest, Csörsz u. 18.
www.momkult.hu

400 meters - 5 minutes walk through the park from Budapest Congress Center



Travel




ENTRY VISA INFORMATION


Entry to Hungary

Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area, and applies the Schengen legislation in full. The entry formalities for Hungary vary according to the country of origin. All visitors entering Hungary must possess a valid passport, or a valid picture ID in some cases.

Citizens of the EU/EEA member states and of the following countries may travel to Hungary without a visa:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Entry visas can be obtained at any Hungarian embassy, consulate, and in some cases at border crossing points. Please check the current visa requirements on  Portal of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Visa support letter

In order to facilitate the application of your visa to enter in Schengen Zone, a Visa Support Letter can be provided by the Organizing Secretariat. Issue of this letter is subject to full payment of your registration.



PARTNER AIRLINES

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa

Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to Diplomatic passport holders and other documented employees of the Contracting Partner travelling on privately-funded journeys and their family members or travel companions.

To make a reservation,
1. please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking
2. and enter event code HUZJIKX in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area.

This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.



HOW TO TRAVEL


To Budapest by plane

The closest international airport is located in Budapest, 22 km from the city center. You can choose almost all European airlines for your flight to Liszt Ferenc International Airport Budapest. Budapest has a good connection with major European cities also through discount airways. Flight passengers arrive at Terminal 2A and 2B. For access and flight information please check the  homepage of the airport.


To your hotel from the airport - Airport transfer

You can  rent a car at the airport,  take a taxi to the city centre, use the  shuttle bus service or public transportation. Check  BUD.HU website for further details.


To Budapest by train

There are three railway stations in Budapest: Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station), Keleti pu. (Eastern Railway Station) and Nyugati pu. (Western Railway Station). Trains from other countries arrive at one of the above listed stations. For details check the  timetable of Hungarian Railway Service.

Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station) and Keleti pu. (Eastern Railway Station) are along the red underground line (M2). Nyugati pu. (Western Railway Station) can be reached by the blue underground (M3).


To Budapest by bus (coach)

Buses (coaches) from other countries arrive at Népliget Bus Station, which is along the blue underground line (M3). For details check  Eurolines or  Orangeways


To Budapest by car

Budapest is the central crossing point of each Hungarian motorway. Speed limits are 130 kph on motorways, 110 kph on main roads, 90 kph on other roads and 50 kph in cities. Please make sure you only access toll motorways with valid vignettes! For vignette information check the  Hungarian Motorway Portal for information about the toll and where to buy the motorway fee stickers (see vignette information).


Local transportation in Budapest

Budapest has a very good public transportation system. Several types of tickets or travelcard are at your disposal. Tickets must be bought in advance from ticket offices, tobacconists', news agents' or automatic machines. You can also buy tickets on board of a bus with a supplement. Tickets must be validated on the vehicle. Check the website for local transportation in Budapest at  BKK website



USEFUL INFORMATION


Language

The official language of the country is Hungarian, but English and German are widely spoken.


Currency

The official currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF - Ft). The exchange rate is cca: 1 EUR = 307 HUF. Though Hungary is not a member of the Euro Zone, you may use EUR cash for payment in hotels and some shops, supermarkets and petrol stations. Please see special signs indicating this possibility.


Banking

In Hungary banks are usually open between 8.00 - 16.00 on weekdays, although some close an hour earlier on Fridays. With the exception of some shopping mall bank branches, Hungarian banks are not open on Saturdays. ATM machines and currency exchange machines are available throughout the country. Credit cards - Diners Club, Euro/MasterCard and VISA - can be used to withdraw cash from banks and ATM machines and to pay bills in hotels, restaurants and shops.


Climate

The climate is continental. The weather in is usually hot. The average daytime temperature is 28-30°C. For local weather report check   this page


Time zone

In , clocks are on Greenich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour.


Electric Current

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. Two-pin electric outlets (220 V, 50 Hz) are used.


Telephone

Telephones operate by phone card or coins. Cards are available at post offices and tobacconists's.
Country code for Hungary is +36
International call pre-select code from Hungary: 00
National call pre-select code from Hungary: 06
Area code for Budapest: 1
Emergency direct call numbers: Ambulance 104 | Fire Brigade 105 | Police 107

Tours


Guaranteed sightseeing tours and short excursions

Cityrama Budapest was founded in 1987 as one of the first travel agencies to organise transfers and half- or full day sightseeing programmes in Budapest as well as to the countryside. They offer several options with flexible schedules to spend your free time in Budapest. You can order your tours online or directly at their agent present at the registration desk onsite.

Open CityRama website


POST CONGRESS TOUR to TOKAJ, the famous wine region

Date: 25 June, Sunday
Price: 95 EUR per person
Registration: Cityrama booth at the onsite registration desk
Minimum number of participants: 14

Program:
We start early from Budapest to the famous wine region of Tokaj, Nort-East of Hungary. After an approx. 3,5 hours drive we arrive to a family winery in Tállya. The group is welcomed with traditional Hungarian sausage and bacon, and we taste 6 kinds of wines. The wine tasting is followed by a traditional Hungarian dish for lunch. In the afternoon we visit another winery with its vineyard and cellars, and taste some of their delicious wines as well.
The tour ends in Budapest in the evening hours.
Duration: 12-13 hours.

Contact


ASSZISZTENCIA Kft.

+36 1 350 1854


Registration questions
registration@eurohand2017.com

Abstract and scientific program
casm@asszisztencia.hu

Exhibition
exhibition@eurohand2017.com

General information
info@eurohand2017.com

Szent István krt. 7., H-1055 Budapest, Hungary