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What-to-Know

DRESS
Dress for the Conference is business casual.

EVENTS
The WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC) 2016 invites delegates to participate in the following special events. Events have been created to give delegates the opportunity to network.

WISC OPENING CEREMONY*
6 December 2016
18:00 – 19:30
Ussishkin Auditorium, Main Level, ICC Jerusalem
*Conference Badge Required

Join fellow delegates, faculty and the WAO Leadership in the Ussishkin Auditorium at the ICC Jerusalem for the Opening Ceremony to launch the Conference.

WISC 2016 WELCOME RECEPTION*
6 December 2016
19:30 – 21:00
Agam Foyer, ICC Jerusalem
*Conference Badge Required

EVENT TICKETS FOR GUESTS
If you would like to bring a guest to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, please visit the WISC 2016 Registration site to purchase tickets: www.worldallergy.org/wisc2016/registration.

EXHIBIT HALL
A commercial exhibition will take place during the Conference on the following dates and times*
6 December 2016: 14:30 - 21:00
7 December 2016: 10:30 - 17:00
8 December 2016: 10:30 – 15:30
*Times are subject to change

GUESTS AND CHILDREN
Guests and children will not be allowed to attend any portion of the Scientific Program or Exhibition of WISC 2016.

INSURANCE/LIABILITIES AND DISCLAIMER
WAO will not be held liable for personal injuries or for loss of or damage to property incurred by participants or guests at WISC 2016, including those participating in tours and related events. Participants and guests are encouraged to purchase insurance to cover loss incurred in the event of cancellation, medical expenses or damage to or loss of personal effects when traveling.

WAO cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of WISC 2016 proceedings arising from natural, political, social or economic events or other unforeseen incidents beyond its control. Registration of a participant implies acceptance of this condition.

The materials presented at this continuing medical education activity are made available for educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather are intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty that may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

LANGUAGE
The official language of the Conference is English. All sessions will be conducted in English.

NO SMOKING POLICY
Smoking is not permitted during any meeting activity or event.

PHOTOGRAPHY
By registering to attend WISC 2016, you acknowledge and agree that official photographs taken during the Conference may be used for future WAO meeting promotional purposes and may be shared in the Conference Photo Gallery and post event news updates. Please contact the WAO Secretariat if you have any concerns with this policy. Personal photography is allowed, but please refrain from flash photography during the sessions.

RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS
Shabbat, or Saturday, is the Jewish holy day of the week. Shabbat starts on Friday afternoon/evening and ends on Saturday evening. All public offices in Israel are closed on Shabbat, as are most private businesses such as stores. In most cities, public transportation (trains and buses) does not operate. In mainly secular cities, like Tel Aviv, a lot of the restaurants and cafes are open but throughout the country many restaurants are closed. It is recommended to check in advance if you are planning on visiting a specific location. Radio and TV broadcasts operate as usual.

SOCIAL MEDIA
WAO’s social media allows you to interact and stay connected with WAO and other attendees before, during and after the meeting.
Use the hashtag #WISC2016 for your comments, questions, photos or to see what everyone else is talking about.
Twitter: @worldallergy
Facebook: facebook.com/worldallergyorg
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/world-allergy-organization
Instagram: @worldallergyorg

VENUE

The WISC 2016 will take place at The Jerusalem International Convention Centre (ICC) located at the entrance of Jerusalem. It has hosted a variety of events from conferences and business meetings, exhibitions, shows, cultured events, product launches and banquets.

The ICC has easy access to the Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion International Airport and the surrounding areas. The ICC is near an abundance of attractions, historical sites, and entertainment and cultural venues.

ICC Jerusalem - International Convention Center
PO 6001 Jerusalem 9106001
Tel: +972.2.655.8558
Web: www.iccjer.co.il