Practical information

DATES AND VENUE

The 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology will take place from May 31st to June 4th, 2016 at the Bordeaux Congress Centre.

Address of the venue :

Avenue Jean-Gabriel Domergue
33300 Bordeaux, France

CONFERENCE OFFICE

Before and after the meeting:


WCVD 8 Secretariat - c/o MCI France
24, rue Chauchat - 75009 Paris - France
E-mail: info@vetdermbordeaux.com
Ph : +33 (0) 1 53 85 82 66 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 53 85 82 83

During the congress, calls will be forwarded to MCI’s local line in Bordeaux.

WELCOME DESK OPENING HOURS :

  • Tuesday May, 31st 2016 From 08:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday June 1st 2016 From 07:30 to 20:00
  • Thursday June 2nd 2016  From 07:30 to 18:00
  • Friday June 3rd, 2016 From 07:30 to 19:00
  • Saturday June 4th, 2016  From 07:30 to 18:00

 

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ACCESS TO THE CONGRESS CENTER - TRAVEL TIPS 

Bordeaux can easily be reached by plane, train or car. It is served by an international airport and a very convenient railway system.

BORDEAUX MERIGNAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Fifth busiest French airport, Bordeaux-Mérignac airport has regular air links with 32 cities. The flights go to and from Paris, other French regions, and European capitals such as Amsterdam and Rome.
Bordeaux Mérignac airport is 12 km from the centre of Bordeaux. 
www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en 

From Bordeaux airport to the Congress Centre :

  •  Shuttle bus from the airport to the Bordeaux train station. From the train station take the tram line C until “Palais des Congrès” station.
  •  Taxi from the airport, it takes about 20 minutes and average cost is 35 € 

FLIGHT CONNECTION IN PARIS - CDG AIRPORT

If you have a flight connection in Paris at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport, please click here to visit the airport page dedicated to transportation and flight connections.

 

 

 

 

 

CDG Airport connection with rail services

The railway station is located between Terminals 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. It is served by the free CDGVAL shuttle train (from Terminals 1 and 3), the Aéroports de Paris N1 bus (which stops at Terminals 2A, 2C, 2D, 2 E and 2F) and the Aéroports de Paris N2 bus (which stops at terminal 2G, 2F).

For further information about access to terminal and rail station, please click here

 

BORDEAUX SAINT-JEAN RAILWAY STATION

Bordeaux Saint-Jean station is the largest in the Aquitaine region with 260 trains a day, including 25 round trips to Paris (3 hours), 5 to Roissy Charles de Gaulle, 6 round trips to Lille, 3 round trips to Strasbourg on a TGV high speed train, as well as 200 TER trains linking the regional capital to all the cities in Aquitaine. 

www.tgv-europe.com


From the Saint-Jean Railway station to the Congress Center :

  •  Tram line C until “Palais des Congrès” station. (Tram Ticket for 1 trip : 1,50 €) 
  •  Taxi from the train station, it takes about 10 minutes and average cost is 17 €

Taxi numbers
Bordeaux Taxi : + 33 (0)5 56 31 61 07
Taxi 33 : + 33 (0)5 56 74 95 06
Taxi Télé : +33 (0)5 56 96 00 34 

Access to the Congress Centre by Car 
A10 Paris-Bordeaux : Bordeaux-Lac/Parc des Expositions exit
Ringroad (Rocade) exits 4, 4A and 4B 
GPS: Latitude 44.8822/ Longitude -0.5671 
Free parking facilities 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

 The official language of the conference is English.

The Peter Ihrke stream of practical dermatology, Basic CE will be simultaneously translated in French and Japanese on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 (Amphitheatre A).
Japanese simultaneous translation will be available on Wednesday June 1st (Bayer and Zoetis symposia) and Saturday June 4 in the morning.
A French Speaking Programme will be held on Saturday June 4.

 


 

CELLULAR PHONES
Participants are kindly requested to turn the mobile phones to silent mode when entering the meeting rooms and in the posters and exhibition areas.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
A certificate of attendance will be provided to all preregistered and on-site delegates. It will be available on the WCVD8 website after the congress. This includes RACE and national organizations’ certificates. 

CLOAKROOM
A cloakroom is located on the ground floor. Please make sure that no personal belongings are left after sessions closing each day. Cloakroom is free of charge.

Opening hours: same as Welcome Desk.

CONFERENCE BAG
A conference bag will be distributed to all registrants at the Welcome Desk.

DISABLED PERSONS ACCESS
A lift for disabled people is available at each level of the Congress Center. Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Conference Staff.

DUPLICATION, RECORDING, PHOTOS
Photography, audio-taping, video-recording, digital taping or any other form of duplication is strictly prohibited in the session rooms and poster area. In the exhibition area, pictures or film are allowed if permitted by the exhibitor.

FIRST AID
For assistance, please contact any of the staff members.

ELECTRICITY 
Electricity used in France is 220 Volts; its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring an adapter and/or transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage.

INSURANCE AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
The AOCMDV – Association pour l’Organisation du Congres Mondial de Dermatologie Veterinaire – and MCI cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of Congress proceedings arising from political, social, health or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control. The congress cancellation conditions shall apply in any case. Registration of a participant entails acceptance of the cancellation conditions. It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health, accident and cancellation insurance before they depart from their countries. The AOCMDV – Association pour l’Organisation du Congres Mondial de Dermatologie Veterinaire and MCI as organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants and accompanying persons either during or as a result of the Congress or during all tours and events.

INTERNET ACCESS
The Congress organizers have made free Wifi access available to the participants.
• Access code: WCVD8
• Password: WCVD

LOST AND FOUND
Lost items should be returned to the Congress Welcome Desk (ground floor). Should you lose anything,please report to this desk for assistance.

SMOKING POLICY
Please note that smoking is prohibited by law within the Congress Centre premises.

SPEAKER PREVIEW ROOM
All speakers and presenters have to go the preview room to deposit their presentation file.

For the smooth running of the congress, speakers are kindly requested to deposit their file the day BEFORE their presentation. Do not wait until the last minute to deposit your files!

Speaker preview room Opening hours:

Tuesday May 31st, 2016 from 14:00 to 18:00
Wednesday June 1st, 2016 from 07:30 to 20:00
Thursday June 2nd, 2016 from 07:30 to 18:00
Friday June 3rd, 2016 from 07:30 to 18:00
Saturday June 4th, 2016 from 07:30 to 17:00

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Please click here to visit the Bordeaux Public transportation network website.

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS IN BORDEAUX

Bordeaux is a gourmet city! The capital of the Aquitaine region benefits from the fact that all the specialities of southwest France are in its back yard: foie gras from the Landes, oysters from Arcachon Bay, strawberries from the Périgord, Bazaz beef, etc. And Bordeaux is also the heart of the largest fine wine producing region in the world! 

Click here to download the list of restaurants in the city center 

Click here to download the list of restaurants in the congress center area

 

TRANSPORTATION
The network of buses, tramway and busway is very comprehensive in Bordeaux.
Visit the site of the public transport company www.infotbc.com/en

TOURIST INFORMATION
For touristic information, please visit www.bordeaux-tourisme.com
Please click here to learn more on Bordeaux and its region and visit the official tourist office website.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
The numbers below that start with 33 may be dialled from abroad or within France if using a non-French network cell phone.

For dialing from a landline within France, drop the 33, but put a 0 before the first number (as an example, see the Bordeaux Taxi number below).

The 4 digit numbers for the Paris airport and Air France may be dialed as such from landlines in France.

Bordeaux Merignac Airport: +33 5 56 34 50 50
Paris Orly Airport: + 33 8 92 56 39 50
Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport: 3950 / + 33 1 70 36 39 50
Air France: 3654/ + 33 8 92 702 654
SNCF (French National Railways): 3635/ +33 8 92 35 35 35
Bordeaux Taxi: + 33 (0)5 56 31 61 07

VISAS AND PASSPORTS
A valid passport is required for non-EU citizens for entry into France and the EU. An identity card is sufficient for citizens of EU Member States (and Switzerland). 

Please consult the French Consulate nearest to you for special details, particularly if you need a visa :
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/getting-a-visa/