General Information

VENUE
The 1st Congress of Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists & the 20th Congress of the Greek Orthodontic Society and the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece will take place at the Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA), 3rd Septemvriou str., Aristotle University Campus, in Thessaloniki, Greece.

CONGRESS DATES
The 1st Congress of Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists & the 20th Congress of the Greek Orthodontic Society and the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017. The pre-congress courses will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES DURING THE CONGRESS
Official language during the congress will be English.

CONGRESS MATERIAL
Participants who register at the 1st Congress of Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists & the 20th Congress of the Greek Orthodontic Society and the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece will receive from the secretariat of the conference a bag with printed material and an identification badge, including a summarized congress program. The detailed program will be available for download in PDF format form in the Congress Website (coming soon). All participants are required to wear their name badges during all congress activities.

EXHIBITION
A commercial exhibition of orthodontic materials, products and equipment will take place during the congress.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) HOURS
For the attendance of either of the Pre-Congress Courses the participants will receive 5 CME hours, while for the attendance at the main Congress they will receive 10 CME hours

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the conference, when they will be asked to also complete the 1st Congress of Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists & the 20 Congress of the Greek Orthodontic Society and the Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece evaluation form.

PHOTOGRAPHY-FILMING-RECORDINGS
During the conference there will be official photo coverage and filming of the conference.
Photographing, filming and recording of lectures and poster presentations is not allowed.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service will be offered from City Hotel, Electra Palace, Makedonia Palace and Mediterranean Palace hotels to KE.D.E.A. and return (see timetable here).

GALA DINNER
The Gala Dinner will take place in Mediterranean Palace Hotel, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 20:00-23:00. Participation fee for the Congress participants or accompanying members is 60€ per person (Limited seat number). (More information here).

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION
President’s Reception will take place in the Congress Venue, on Friday, December 1, 2017, after the Opening Ceremony, at 20:00-21:30. Light dinner and drinks will be served. Participation for the Congress participants is free, while accompanying members can also participate with an extra fee of 20€ per person.

TOUR PROGRAM
Vergina – Bus tour, Sunday, December 3, 2017
Visit at the Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai-Vergina, Pella.

The Organizing Committee of the Congress is planning for the Congress delegates and accompanying persons a visit by bus to the archaeological site of Vergina, which is the ancient burial site of the kings of Macedonia, including the tomb of Philip II, for Sunday December 3, 2017. The bus will depart at 09:00 from the front entrance of the Congress Venue, the KE.D.E.A. building, and will arrive back point after the tour will be completed at the same at 16:00. More information about the tour here.