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Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology 3rd Central European Regional Meeting

Breast Pathology
organized by the Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology

Visegrád, May 14-16, 2008

Visegrád is one of the gems of the Danube Bend to the north of Budapest.
Archeological findings provide evidence that the settlement has been inhabited since ancient times and that its importance first grew under the Roman Empire. Later it became a residence of princes, known as Visegrád.
In the 14th century Visegrád developed rapidly. During the reign of the renaissance King Matthias extravagant construction started. The palace complex evolved, enriched with late-Gothic elements.
With the arrival of steamboat traffic on the Danube in the early 19th century, a new chapter opened in the history of Visegrád.
Today the Danube Bend is an outstanding holiday resort and recreation area where the mountains, the river, and the flat lands meet. The buildings of the former Visegrád fortress are museums, while the excavated and reconstructed parts of the former Royal Palace host castle games during the summer.
Visegrád is further linked to the so called 'Visegrád Four' or V4, which is the alliance of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The Group was formed in Visegrád on February 15, 1991, with the aim to intensify mutual co-operation and friendship between the four states.
We hope to attract participants to our training program not just from Central European countries, but also from all over the world.


Information update (pdf format)
Textbook discount (pdf format)
Preliminary Scientific program (pdf format)
Map of the congress (jpg format)
Photos of the congress - NEW MENU! - 10.06.2008

High Patron
Ágnes Horváth, Minister for Health of the Republic of Hungary

Miklós Kásler, General Director, National Institute of Oncology

Officers Of The Hungarian Division Of The IAP
President Zsuzsa Schaff Secretary Attila Zalatnay
Past President Anna Kádár Treasurer Gabriella Arató

Jean-Pierre Bellocq - (France) Marius Nap - (The Netherlands)
Simonetta Bianchi - (Italy) Edit Oláh - (Hungary)
Werner Boecker - (Germany) Wlodzimierz Olszewski - (Poland)
Catherine Chinyama - (UK) Zsolt Orosz - (Hungary)
Gábor Cserni - (Hungary) Lukas Plank - (Slovakia)
Thomas Decker - (Germany) Péter Pogány - (Hungary)
Vincenzo Eusebi - (Italy) Lajos Pusztai - (USA)
Daniel Faverly - (Belgium) Fritz Rank - (Denmark)
Balázs Járay - (Hungary) Angelika Reiner - (Austria)
Jocelyne Jacquemier - (France) Anna Sapino - (Italy)
Endre Kálmán - (Hungary) Peter Simpson - (Australia)
Thomas Krausz - (USA) Alena Skalova - (Czech Republic)
Tibor Krenács - (Hungary) Zoltan Szallasi - (USA)
Janina Kulka - (Hungary) Tibor Tot - (Sweden)
Andrew Lee - (UK) József Tóth - (Hungary)
Szilvia Mádai - (Hungary) Nóra Udvarhelyi - (Hungary)
Béla Molnár - (Hungary) László Vass - (Hungary)
Clive Wells - (UK)

Local organizing committee
Chairperson Janina Kulka Members Gábor Cserni
Endre Kálmán
Nóra Udvarhelyi

Congress Secreteriat
K&M Congress Ltd.
H-1064 Budapest, Podmaniczky u. 75.
telephone: +36-1-3012000
telefax: +36-1-3012001
e-mail: send a message
website: www.kmcongress.com

Official language
The official language will be English.

Important deadlines
Abstract submission January 31, 2008 Extended until February 15, 2008.
Early registration fee February 29, 2008

Location of the congress
Hotel Silvanus****
H-2025 Visegrád, Fekete-hegy
On the hillside above Visegrád, the hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Danube Bend, with an undisturbed natural environment, quiet surroundings and excellent conference and wellness services.

Preliminary Scientific Program
The organizers reserve the right to make changes as seems appropriate.
scientific program Preliminary Scientific Program in pdf

Registration fees (including 16.67% VAT)
Before February 29, 2008 After February 29, 2008
IAP members 250 EUR 300 EUR
Non-members 300 EUR 350 EUR
Residents and PhD Students* 125 EUR 150 EUR
Accompanying persons 125 EUR 150 EUR

*requires certification from the applicant's institution

Active participants (IAP members, Non-members and Residents and PhD students) are entitled to the following services:
- admission to the scientific program and the exhibition,
- congress bag,
- program and abstracts,
- coffee and refreshment during the breaks,
- lunchbox on May 15 and 16,
- welcome party on May 14,
- dinner on May 15.

Accompanying persons are entitled to the following services:
- admission to the registration area,
- coffee and refreshment during the breaks,
- lunchbox on May 15 and 16,
- welcome party on May 14,
- dinner on May 15,
- sightseeing in Esztergom on May 15,

Procedure of payment
(bank charges must be paid by the Registrant)
1) online by bank card via a secure bank connection
2) via bank draft made payable to K&M Congress,
account no: IBAN HU90-1030-0002-5120-0040-2630-4885
Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank, Inc., H-1056 Budapest, Váci u. 38.
Swift code: MKKBHUHB

Cancellation and refund
In case of cancellation
before March 31, 2008 80 percent refund of the fees paid;
after March 31, 2008 no refund.
Refund requests must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat in writing on or before March 31, 2008.

Attendance certificate and CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits
Attendance Certificates will be issued by the Congress Secretariat upon registration.
The Meeting will be credited by the Hungarian Medical Association.


Welcome Party Wednesday, May 14, included in the registration fee. Buffet dinner in Hotel Silvanus at 20:00 pm.
Sightseeing Tour by bus to the Ister-Granum Euroregion and Esztergom
Thursday, May 15, included in the accompanying persons' registration fee. Departure from Hotel Silvanus at 10:00 am. Duration appr. 4 hours. The Ister-Granum Euroregion is situated on the Hungarian-Slovakian border. Through thousands of years, nature gave unmatched features to this land. Over a third of the region is a natural preservation area. Throughout the region hot thermal waters spring in spas. The territory of the Ister-Granum Euroregion has been inhabited since ancient times. It was the heart of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom. Saint Stephen (Szent István), the founder of the state, was born, raised, christened and married in Esztergom. The monumental Esztergom Basilica, built between 1822 and 1869 is the largest church in Hungary. In the upstairs rooms, visitors can admire the masterpieces of the Cathedral Treasury, goldsmith and textile collections. The Primate Palace houses the Christian Museum. It exhibits collections of medieval Hungarian tablature and sculpture, baroque paintings, handicraft and tapestry.
Dinner in Nagyvillám Hunters' Inn
Thursday, May 15, included in the accompanying persons' registration fee. Hungarian dinner with gipsy music in the nearby Nagyvillám Hunters' Inn at 20:00 pm
Farewell Dinner
Friday, May 16, price: 25 EUR per person Buffet dinner in Hotel Silvanus at 20:00 pm.
Full-day Excursion to the Danube Bend
Saturday, May 17 price: 60 EUR per person
Departure from Hotel Silvanus at 10:00 am.
Duration appr. 8 hours, lunch included.
The Danube Bend is an excursion into Hungary's history. The tour along the 'Blue Danube' starts in Visegrád, stops in Esztergom and Szentendre.
Visegrád: visit to the 750 year-old Royal Residence.
Esztergom, the centre of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. Visit to the largest cathedral of Hungary and a glimpse across the river to Slovakia.
The artist's village of Szentendre is a small baroque settlement, in a beautiful natural environment. Visit to the Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum and the Confectionery Museum.
Overnight in Budapest
Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, Price: 120 EUR per person in single room, 75 EUR per person in double room.

The organizers prefer registration and payment via the conference website. Those without internet access are requested to send the completed Registration Form to the Conference Secretariat. The applicable fee(s) must accompany the Registration.

Hotel and travel
On behalf of the conference K&M Congress Ltd. has reserved hotel rooms in Visegrád. Hotel Silvanus is the headquarters hotel of the meeting. Hotel Honti can be reached by bus from the venue. For reference please check the map.

Reservation can be made via the congress website or by returning the Registration Form to K&M Congress Ltd. preferably before February 29, 2008. For each room reservation 1 night deposit and bank card guarantee are required. Reservations will be made on a 'first come - first serve' basis. Full payment is required at the congress registration desk. Deposits are not refundable for any cancellation after March 31, 2008.


The weather in June is usually mild in Hungary, temperature ranges between 20-24 C. However, cooler nights and showers may occur.

Dress is informal at all occasions.

Entry visa is not required for the citizens of the European countries, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan and USA. Citizens of other countries should apply for visa at a Hungarian diplomatic mission or consular post in the country of their permanent or habitual residence. Citizens of the EU member states, as well as those of Croatia and Switzerland may travel to Hungary with an identity card.

Currency, exchange, bank cards
The official currency is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are available at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks. ATMs are available throughout the country. American Express, Visa, Diner, Eurocard, MasterCard, JCB cards are mostly accepted in hotels, restaurants and city stores, but you should ask before ordering a service, or buy.

The Organizing Committee does not assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the conference. Participants are therefore advised to carry the proper travel and health insurance.

Electricity supply and phone
In Hungary electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz like in most European countries. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries (e.g. USA, UK, Japan etc.). Phoning and mobile servicing background is according to European standards.

By public transportation: Hungary lies at the crossroad of the main tourist traffic in Europe. More than 30 regular and low cost airlines operate flights to and from Budapest. From Budapest Visegrád is accessible by bus or boat.
For timetables please visit the websites:
www.bud.hu - Budapest Airport flight infomation
www.volanbusz.hu - bus timetable
www.mahartpassnave.hu - riverboat and hydrofoil timetable

By car: Toll must be paid on motorways M1, M3, M5, M6 and M7. Annual, monthly, four- or ten-day vignettes are available. The following websites can help you make your route plans:

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your information requests or questions:

phone: +36(1) 301-2000
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