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Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology 2nd Central European Regional Meeting

Haematopathology - Lymphomas
organized by the Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology, under the auspices of the International Academy of Pathology

Pécs, June 21-23, 2007

Attention! Change of Venue!


 Pécs, the fifth largest city of Hungary, lies in the southern part of Transdanubia and is the seat of Baranya County. Mysterious Roman crypts, domed Turkish mosques and a slender minaret, fine Zsolnay porcelain, grand Csontváry paintings, decorative Vasarely patterns, pleasant restaurants and cafés, - this is all Pécs, a 2000 year-old city at the foot of the Mecsek hills with a Mediterranean climate and atmosphere.
 Pécs, called Sopianae in the Roman era, was a significant center of early Christianity. The 'necropolis' consisting of 16 graves is a unique monument complex that was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage in 2000. At the same time Pécs is the city of grapes and good wine. One of the first champagne companies was established here, and wine-making is still a living tradition in the area. The city is also renowned for its rich artistic life and multi-coloured festivals. The settlement of German, Croatian and Serb communities has resulted in an interesting blend of population in the course of the past few centuries. In return, they named the city in their native languages: Fünfkirchen, Pečuh and Pečuj.
 Several universities, research institutions, and significant scientific and professional achievements enhance the reputation of Pécs the world over. Lively students have also found a worthy home among the walls of the city, which is also an industrial base that is always ready to adopt modern technologies.

Officers Of The Hungarian Division Of The IAP
President         Zsuzsa Schaff
Past President  Anna Kádár
Secretary        Attila Zalatnai

Eugenia Haralambieva - Würzburg, Germany
Kristin Henry - London, England
Harry L. Ioachim - New York, USA
Béla Kajtár - Pécs, Hungary
Philip M. Kluin - Groningen, The Netherlands
László Kopper - Budapest, Hungary
László Krenács - Szeged, Hungary
András Matolcsy - Budapest, Hungary
Hans Konrad Müller-Hermelink - Würzburg, Germany
Zoltán Nemes - Debrecen, Hungary
László Pajor - Pécs, Hungary
Lukas Plank - Martin, Slovakia
Thomas Rüdiger - Würzburg, Germany
Károly Szuhai - Leiden, The Netherlands
Erika Tóth - Budapest, Hungary

Local organizing committee
László Pajor - Chairman
Béla Kajtár
Zsuzsanna Kelemen
László Kereskai

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

Official language
The official language will be English.

Scientific Program
scientific program Scientific Program in pdf

Important deadlines
Abstract submission March 15, 2007
Early registration fee March 15, 2007

Location of the congress - Changed!
New Venue:

Hotel Palatinus
H-7621 Pécs, Király u. 5.
This grand art-deco building offers all modern comforts and facilities. The Hotel is situated in the historic inner-city, in the walking street.

Registration fees (including 16.67% VAT)
The registration fees for active participants (IAP members, Non-members and Residents and PhD Students) include:
- admission to the scientific program and the exhibition,
- congress bag,
- program and abstracts,
- walking tour of Pécs on June 20,
- welcome party,
- coffee and refreshment during the breaks,
- lunch on June 21 and 22.
Accompanying persons registration fee includes:
- admission to the registration area,
- welcome party,
- walking tour of Pécs on June 20,
- coffee and refreshment during the breaks,
- excursion to Siklós on June 23,
- lunch on June 21 and 22.

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 April 15, 2007 80 percent refund of the fees paid; after April 15, 2007 no refund.
Refund requests must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat in writing on or before April 15, 2007.

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.

City Tour (incl. in the registration fee) Wednesday, June 20
The sightseeing walk will visit the crypts from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, which have been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list; the Basilica, the Bishop's Palace, the Mosque of Ghazi Kasim and the Minaret.
Departure at 15.00 from the congress venue, end of walk appr. 17.00.
Welcome Party (incl. in the registration fee) Thursday, June 21
Hungarian dinner and wine tasting in Villány, the centre of the historic wine region of Villány-Siklós on the first wine trail in Hungary.
Departure by bus from the Congress Venue at 19.00, return at appr. 23.00.
Congress Dinner (optional) Friday, June 22
4-course dinner with dance at Hotel Patria.
Price: 50 EUR per person
Excursion to Siklós Saturday, June 23
Guided tour in English by bus (incl. in the registration fee for accompanying person).
With 11,000 inhabitants Siklós is the southernmost town of Hungary. The castle, its most significant historic monument, was first mentioned in documents in 1294. Siklós is one of the most intact historic complexes in Hungary, where almost all epochs of the history of architecture: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque can be seen.
Departure by bus from the congress venue at 9.30 am. Length of tour appr. 4 hours.
Price: 30 EUR per person, incl. entrance fee
Weekend in Budapest Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24
Saturday: Transfer to Budapest by bus. 3-hour sightseeing tour. Overnight in ***hotel.
Sunday: City tour, end of program at 12.00
Price: 130 EUR per person in double room, single room surcharge 30 EUR per person

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.

On behalf of the conference K&M Congress Ltd. has reserved rooms in various hotels in Pécs. Hotel Palatinus is the headquarters hotel of the meeting. The two other hotels are within walking distance from the venue. For reference please check the map of the conference.

Reservation can be made via the congress website or by returning the Registration Form to K&M Congress Ltd. before March 15, 2007. For each room reservation 1 night deposit and bank card guarantee are required. Full payment is required at the congress registration desk. Deposits are not refundable for any cancellation after March 31, 2007.

Lunch on June 21 and 22 is included in the registration fee.
A 3-course lunch with a soft drink will be available at 13 EUR on June 23.
Please contact us if you require vegeterian meal.

Congress travel assistance
Unless you book in advance we cannot guarantee the services.
Bus transfers
Budapest - Pécs on Wednesday, June 20
Departure at 12.00 a.m. (arrival in Pécs appr. 15.00 p.m.)
Price: 15 EUR per person
Place of departure: 2nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, IX, Üllői út 93.
To reach the Department: from the airport take the airport minibus service or
from Nyugati Railway Station take the underground M3 to Klinikák Station or
from Keleti Railway Station take the underground M2 to Deák tér, change to M3 to Klinikák Station.
Pécs - Budapest on Saturday, June 23
Departure at 15.00 p.m. (arrival in Budapest appr. 18.00 p.m.)
Price: 15 EUR per person
Overnight in Budapest on Saturday, June 23, in *** hotel
80 EUR per single room per night
90 EUR per double room per night


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.

Shopping hours
The usual shopping hours are 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. On Saturdays shops are open till 1.00 pm only; on Sundays most shops are closed. Shopping centres are open until 9.00 pm both on weekdays and the weekend.

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.

It is usual to give a 10 percent tip in addition to the amount of the bill in restaurants, taxis, hairdressers, beauty parlours.

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.

Travel Hungary lies at the crossroad of the main tourist traffic in Europe.

By air
More than 30 regular and low cost airlines operate flights to and from Budapest. For flight information please visit the website: www.bud.hu. Kurflieger GmbH operates direct flights from Germany to Pécs-Pogány Airport, for details, please check www.kurflieger.de.

By railway
Railway connections to Budapest are excellent to and from all European countries. From Budapest Pécs is accessible by Intercity trains in app. 3 hours. For timetables please visit www.elvira.hu

By road
Highways are good, toll must be paid on M1, M3, M5, M6 and M7. Annual, monthly, four or ten day vignettes (motorway stickers) may be purchased in larger towns and near the motorways at filling stations. The following websites can help you make your route plans: www.viamichelin.com, www.utvonalterv.hu

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

We suggest company taxis with a working taximeter.

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

phone: +36(1) 301-2000
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