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Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology
7th Central European Regional Meeting

Hot issues in molecular pathology
organised by the Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology

Siófok, May 14-16, 2012


Presentations of the congress Date: 06.06.2012
Final program Last update: 11.05.2012
Map of the congress Date: 20.04.2012
Travel itinerary Date: 24.04.2012
Intercongress session Last update: 26.04.2012

The Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology kindly invites you to the 7th Central European Regional Meeting / Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology to be held in Siófok, Hungary, May 14-16, 2012. The event, which is part of the very successful series of meetings about technology transfer in diagnostic pathology, will focus on the hot issues in molecular pathology. The scientific sessions will be followed by an attractive social program.

As a further attraction, the Conference will be followed in the same venue by the 2nd Pannonia Congress of Pathology organized by six Central Eastern European pathology societies from 17th to 19th of May hosted by the Hungarian Society of Pathology offering a comprehensive program of Pathology Week in Hungary (www. kmcongress.com/pw2012.php).

President Zsuzsa Schaff
President Elect Zsolt Orosz
Secretary Attila Zalatnai

Azúr Hotel****
8600 Siófok, Erkel Ferenc utca 2/B

The wonderful Mediterranean style Azúr Hotel is the largest conference and wellness centre on the southern shore of the Lake Balaton. The conference division is uniquely equipped with technology, while the wellness centre ensures the rejuvenation of body and soul. The brand new games centre and the culinary pleasures of the restaurant make the hotel a perfect location for those arriving with families.
Lake Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe. Siófok has always played a leading role in the Southern Transdanubian region - first military and commercial later as a resort. Major hotels were constructed at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries, and the place became a popular spa for artists, actors and the upper-middle class of Budapest.
Today Siófok is an important touristic centre, 'the capital of the Lake Balaton'. The city pampers visitors with flowers, parks, statues and Hungarian hospitality.

Driving directions to Azúr Hotel
Turn off the M7 motorway at the 105 kilometre stone and from there go toward the centre or the sailing boat harbour - going straight at each junction. After you cross the rail tracks, the gate of the hotel is 200 meters from the corner of Vitorlás and Erkel Ferenc streets.


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László Kopper, Budapest, Hungary
András Matolcsy, Budapest, Hungary
Valerie Paradis, Beaujon, France
Helmut Popper, Graz, Austria
Zsuzsa Schaff, Budapest, Hungary
Peter Schirmacher, Heidelberg, Germany
József Tímár, Budapest, Hungary

Chairman: József Tímár
Members: Erzsébet Rásó, Péter Becságh


The official language will be English.

Abstract submission January 31, 2012
Early registration fee February 29, 2012

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Abstracts for poster presentation only must be submitted via the submission form on www.kmcongress.com/iap2012, maximum 1,200 characters of text (excluding name and affiliation).
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2012.
Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. The decision of the Abstract Evaluation Committee will be forwarded to the author by e-mail until 29 February 2012. Presenting authors must register and pay the registration fee.
Format requirements
Title: maximum of 100 characters, do not use capital letters.
Authors: first name(s), initial(s), surname, presenting author underlined.
Affiliations: institute, department, city, country.
Key words: maximum five
Abstract main text should include the following sections:
- Introduction/Background
- Objective/Purpose
- Method
- Results
- Conclusion
All abstracts should be written in English
Abstracts will be published in the Final Program included in the congress bag. Submission implies consent to the publication.
Poster size: max. 90 cm × 120 cm vertical.

Attendance Certificates will be issued by the Congress Secretariat upon registration. The Meeting is submitted for accreditation by EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) and by the Hungarian Medical Chamber.

Final program

The scientific organizers reserve the right to make changes as seems appropriate.

Before February 29, 2012 After February 29, 2012
IAP members 250 EUR 350 EUR
Non-members 300 EUR 400 EUR
Residents 125 EUR 180 EUR
Accompanying persons 125 EUR 180 EUR
(Fees include 21.26% VAT)

The registration fee includes admission to the scientific programs and the exhibition, congress bag with handouts, coffee and refreshment during the breaks, lunches on May 14 and 15, welcome party on May 14, congress dinner on May 15.
Accompanying persons' fee includes coffee and refreshment during the breaks, lunches on May 14 and 15, welcome party on May 14, congress dinner on May 15. and tour on May 15.

Welcome Party (incl. in the registration fee)
Monday, 14 May

Congress Dinner (incl. in the registration fee)
Tuesday, 15 May
Dinner with dance.

Sightseeing Tour for accompanying persons
(incl. in the accompanying persons' registration fee)
Tuesday, 15 May

The organizers prefer registration and payment via the conference website www. kmcongress.com/iap2012.php. 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 May is usually mild in Hungary, temperature ranges between 20-24 Celsius. Do not forget to bring along your umbrella, since showers may occur.

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, Diners, MasterCard, JCB cards are mostly accepted in hotels, restaurants and city stores, but you should ask before ordering a service or purchasing goods.

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 Siófok is accessible by train or bus.

Travel itinerary

For timetables please visit the websites:
www.bud.hu/english - Budapest Airport flight infomation
www.volanbusz.hu/en - bus timetable
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: www.viamichelin.com, www.utvonalterv.hu

On behalf of the conference K&M Congress Ltd. has reserved rooms in Siófok. Hotel Azúr is the headquarters hotel of the meeting. Renegade Sport Hotel is within walking distance from the venue.

You can make your reservation via the congress website or by returning the Registration Form to K&M Congress Ltd. before February 29, 2012. 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 29, 2012.

Azúr Wellness Hotel**** Azúr Wellness Hotel**** (www.azurhotel.hu)
8600 Siófok, Erkel Ferenc u. 2/c
Double room with single occupancy 80 EUR / room / night
Double room 100 EUR / room / night
Premium double room with single occupancy 110 EUR / room / night
Premium double room 135 EUR / room / night

Prices include breakfast, taxes, parking and free use of the wellness centre of the hotel.

SPECIAL OFFER in Azúr Wellness Hotel
Will you take part in the 7th Central European Regional Meeting of the Hungarian Division of IAP "Hot Issues in Molecular Pathology" as well?
If you book the period 14-19 May, you will get 50% reduction from the room rate on 16 May.
If you book 5 nights for the two meetings, you will get the 6th night free.

Renegade Sport Hotel*** Renegade Sport Hotel*** (www.renegadehotel.hu)
8600 Siófok, Petőfi sétány 4.
Single room 55 EUR / room / night
Double room 75 EUR / room / night

Prices include breakfast, taxes, and parking.

Overnight in Budapest
Hotel *** 80 EUR per single room per night or 90 EUR per double room per night

1) online by bank card via secure bank line on www.kmcongress.com/iap2012
2) via bank draft made payable to K&M Congress,
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Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank, Inc., H-1056 Budapest, Váci u. 38.
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In case of cancellation
until 29 February 2012: 80 percent refund of the fees paid;
after 29 February 2012: no refund.
Written refund requests must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat before 29 February 2012.

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