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Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology 4th Central European Regional Meeting
organized by the Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology

Eger, April 19-21, 2009


Scientific program Updated: January 19, 2009
Map of the congress Date: October 22, 2008
List of accepted abstracts Date: February 18, 2009

President Zsuzsa Schaff
Secretary Attila Zalatnay
Past President Anna Kádár

Gabriella Arató (Budapest, Hungary)
Angelo P. Dei Tos (Treviso, Italy)
Christopher Fletcher (Boston, USA)
Pancras Hogendoorn (Leiden, The Netherland)
Thomas Krausz (Chicago, USA)
Thomas Mentzel (Friedrichshafen, Germany)
Zsolt Orosz (Budapest, Hungary)
Zoltán Sápi (Budapest, Hungary)
Tamás Tornóczky (Pécs, Hungary)

Congress Secreteriat
K&M Congress Ltd.
H-1028 Budapest, Hidegkúti út 153.
telephone: +36-1-3012000
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website: www.kmcongress.com

Official language
The official language will be English.

Beautiful surroundings, impressive atmosphere, wine growing, city of spas and hospitality of its citizens, this is the town of Eger today. The history of the town goes back to the 11th century. Since then Eger has always played an important role in the history of Hungary. Eger Castle and the delicate minaret remind us of the fight against Turkish rule in the 16th-17th century. Eger has been a significant centre of the church for centuries being an archbishopric since 1804. Wineries cannot go without mention when talking about Eger. One of the bestknown and most prestigious wines produced in the region around the town is the claret, Eger Bull's Blood. In the Valley of the Fair Woman, where the wine cellars and taverns are, visitors are always welcome for wine tasting. Eger became a health resort in the Middle Ages and the spas remained popular throughout the centuries.

Location of the congress
Hotel Eger & Park
Eger, Szálloda út 1-3. H-3300
Hotel Eger & Park is situated in the town centre. The Park Hotel was built in late baroque style at the beginning of the 20th century, while Eger Hotel and the connecting new wing are modern. The complex has been refurbished recently to meet the requirements of the 21st century including a relaxing and pampering wellness centre. The Conference Hall is equipped with all modern facilities.

map of the congress

Important deadlines
Abstract submission December 31, 2008  January 31, 2009
Early registration fee January 31, 2009

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

List of accepted abstracts
Click here to view the list.

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.

Registration fees (including 16.67% VAT)
Before January 31, 2009 After January 31, 2009
IAP members 250 EUR 300 EUR
Non-members 300 EUR 350 EUR
Residents and PhD Students* 150 EUR 200 EUR
Accompanying persons 150 EUR 200 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 April 20 and 21,
- welcome party on April 19,
- dinner on April 20.

Accompanying persons are entitled to the following services:
- admission to the registration area,
- coffee and refreshment during the breaks,
- lunchbox on April 20 and 21,
- welcome party on April 19,
- dinner on April 20.
- city tour on April 21

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 February 28, 2009 80 percent refund of the fees paid;
after February 28, 2009 no refund.
Refund requests must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat in writing on or before February 28, 2009.


Welcome Party
Sunday, April 19, included in the registration fee.
Sightseeing tour in Eger
Sunday, April 19, included in the registration fee of accompanying persons.
The sightseeing walk starts at the impressive building of the Lyceum, built in late Baroque style, housing a diocesan library and the Astronomical Museum with the "Specula" periscope. Landmarks of the tour are the Basilica, the only Classicist building in Eger and the second largest church in Hungary; the Érsekkert, a 22-acre park dating from the era of Bishop Eszterházy which preserves the traditions of French park-building art; the Minaret, the northernmost historical building from the Turkish era in Europe, the County Hall with the uniquely beautiful wrought iron gate by Fazola Henrik and Eger Castle. Departure at 16.00 from the congress venue, length of walk appr. 2 hours.
Excursion to Szilvásvárad
Monday, April 20, price: 25 EUR per person, incl. entrance fee.
Guided tour in English. Szilvásvárad is a little mountain-village with a very long past, situated in wonderful surroundings 25 kilometers north of Eger, on the western side of the Bükk Mountains National Park. The tour includes a ride on the Narrow-gauge Railway up in the Szalajka valley, and a walk downwards visiting the Veil waterfall, Rock spring,open-air museum, a game preserve, the stock farm of trouts and fish lakes. In the village the world-famous Lippizaner stud with more then 400 years long history are bred. Departure by bus from the congress venue at 8.30, return at 12.30.
Congress Dinner
Monday, April 20, included in the registration fee.
Dinner with dance at Hotel EgerPark.

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.


The weather in April is usually mild in Hungary, temperature ranges between 20-24 Celsius. Do not forget to bring along your bathing suit and enjoy the outdoor and indoor pools. 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. Hungary is part of the Schengen area. 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.). Phone and mobile service 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 Eger is accessible by train or bus.
For timetables please visit the websites:
www.bud.hu - Budapest Airport flight infomation

Direct buses from Budapest Stadion Bus Station to Eger departures:
06:25, 07:15, 08:15, 09:15, 10:15, 10:45, 12:15, 12:45, 13:15, 14:15, 14:45,
15:15, 15:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:15, 17:45, 18:15, 18:45, 19:15, 21:00, 22:45
Length of journey: 2:00 - 2:20
For more information please visit:

Direct trains from Budapest Keleti Railway Station to Eger on 18 and 19 April, departures:
05:03, 07:03, 11:03, 13:03, 15:03, 17:03, 19:03
Length of journey: 2:21
For more information please visit:
www.elvira.mav-start.hu - train 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:

Public transportation in Eger
Eger has a very good public bus transportation system. However, the congress venue and the hotels are in the centre of the town and accessible on foot.

On behalf of the conference K&M Congress Ltd. has reserved rooms in Eger. Hotel Eger & Park is the headquarters hotel of the meeting. Other hotels are within walking distance from the venue. For reference please check the map.
You can make your reservation via the congress website or by returning the Registration Form to K&M Congress Ltd. before January 31, 2009. For each room reservation 1 night deposit and credit card guarantee are required. Full payment is required at the congress registration desk. Deposits are not refundable for any cancellation after February 28, 2009.

Hotel Eger & Park*** Hotel Eger & Park*** (www.hotelegerpark.hu)
Eger, Szálloda utca 1-3.
single room  78 EUR per room per night
double room  88 EUR per room per night
Prices include breakfast, taxes, parking and free use of the wellness centre of the hotel.

Hotel Korona*** Hotel Korona*** (www.koronahotel.hu)
Eger, Tündérpart 5.
single room  81 EUR per room per night
double room  98 EUR per room per night
Prices include breakfast, taxes, parking and free use of the wellness centre of the hotel.

Hotel Minaret*** Hotel Minaret*** (www.hotelminaret.hu)
Eger, Knézich K. utca 4.
single room  57 EUR per room per night
double room  72 EUR per room per night
Prices include breakfast and taxes.

Lunch on April 20 and 21 is included in the registration fee.

Congress travel assistance
Unless you book in advance we cannot guarantee the services.

Bus transfers
Budapest - Eger on Sunday, April 19
Departure 1 at 11.30 a.m. (arrival in Eger appr. 13.30 p.m.)
Departure 2 at 16.00 p.m. (arrival in Eger appr. 18.00 p.m.)
Price: 15 EUR per person
Place of departure: 1st Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, VIII, Ülloi út 26.
To reach the Department: from the airport take the airport minibus service (appr. 13 EUR) or
Zona Taxi (appr. 23 EUR) or
from Nyugati Railway Station take the underground M3 or the tram 4-6 to Ferenc körút Station or
from Keleti Railway Station take the underground M2 to Deák tér, change to M3 to Ferenc körút Station.
You can plan your trip to the Depertment here: www.utvonalterv.hu

Eger - Budapest on Tuesday, April 21
Departure 1 at 16.30 p.m. (arrival in Budapest appr. 18.30 p.m.)
Price: 15 EUR per person

Overnight in Budapest on Saturday, April 18 or Tuesday, April 21
Hotel *** 90 EUR per single room per night or 100 EUR per double room per night

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