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On behalf of the World Stroke Organization and the Indian Stroke Association, we warmly welcome you to the 10th World Stroke Congress (WSC) in Hyderabad, October 26-29, 2016.

The history of India can be traced back to the Indus Valley civilization (2500 BC). India has a rich cultural heritage and diversity in language, dress, religious places, flora and fauna and varied delicious cuisines. India is an agricultural country but has made a rapid growth over the last few decades in industries, information technology and in the field of science. Hyderabad, the conference venue, is the meeting point of the central and southern part of India. It was ruled by the Mughals and the Nizams and the architectural beauty is seen in Charminar, Golkonda fort, Falaknuma and Chowmahalla palaces.

Stroke is a major cause of disability and death in India. A large proportion of stroke occurs in young people. The stroke care infrastructure is developed mainly in private hospitals but the vast majority of public hospitals are ill-equipped to treat stroke patients. The treatment expenses are borne by the patients and relatives and hence there is a huge economic burden on the family. The neighbouring countries in south Asia also face a similar problem of a huge burden of stroke with a poor infrastructure to tackle the situation.

The Congress will provide a cutting edge educational and scientific experience, focussing on the latest developments in acute management, rehabilitation and long term care. There will be a particular emphasis on the issues related to stroke care in the South Asian region.

Please join us at the 10th World Stroke Congress in 2016 in Hyderabad, and join the World Stroke Organization and Indian Stroke Association in our mission to reduce the global and regional burden of stroke. We look forward to meeting you in Hyderabad.

WSC 2016 Congress Venue

Hyderabad International Convention Centre

Novotel & HICC Complex (Near Hitec City)
Hyderabad – 500 081
India
Telephone: + 91 (40) 6616 3000; + 91 (40) 6682 4422
Fax: + 91 (40) 6613 4322
Website: http://www.hicc.com/index.html

Language

The official language of the WSC 2016 Congress is English

Airport Information

The Hyderabad International Convention Centre is approximately a 35-minute drive from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

For transportation from the airport, we suggest arranging in advance directly with your hotel.

CME Accreditation/Europe wide Accreditation

This congress will apply with its full and complete program for Continuing Medical Education (CME) within the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Institute of the UEMS.

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Updated information regarding CME accreditation will be available on the Congress website.

Visas

All visitors to India require a valid VISA before entering the country. Tourists wishing to visit India are normally granted short-term tourist visas, effective from the date of issue. Tourist visas are non-extendible and non-convertible. The Embassies of India, High Commissions of India, and the Consulate Generals of India, will be happy to help you get a Visa to India.

More information will be available shortly.​

Currency

The Indian Rupee is the national currency (INR). International Credit Cards are widely accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops, particularly American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa; MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted. Exchange offices and ATM machines are available throughout Hyderabad. For exchange rates: www.xe.com .

Electrical Current

The electrical supply in India is 220 Volts.

Time

India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

Climate

The month of October is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 30°C throughout the month.

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the Secretariat of the 10th World Stroke Congress will e-mail a personal invitation to participants.
This invitation is meant only to help visitors to raise travel funds or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.
Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee or Congress to provide any financial as​sistance. If you require an original letter, it is recommended that you send your request well in advance to account for administration time for processing the request and delivery by post. Requests can be made via e-mail to invitation@kenes.com

Liability and Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participant.
Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Safety and Security

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.