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Host City & Country: Shiraz,Islamic Republic of  Iran
Conference Dates: February 18-20,2015
Venue: Fars Province Branch of the National Library and Archives of Iran
Conference Website: emmj6.sums.ac.ir/en
Official  Conference  Language : The official language of the conference is English.
Sponsor & Co-Sponsors: SUMS,ISC,EMAME,WHO/EMRO,WAME,MET,EASE,Iranian Society of Medical Editors,AAEM,APAME,PAME, Iranian Petroleum Industry Health Organization (PIHO),and Fars Province Branch of the National Library and Archives of Iran
Accommodation: The official conference hotel is Pars International Hotel. Attendees will get a 30% discount on official hotel rates. A single room including breakfast and local taxes will cost 1,460,000 Rials (approximately US$ 45 with current exchange rates at official exchange offices) and 2,360,000 Rials (approximately US$ 72 with current exchange rates at official exchange offices). For those who want to reserve this hotel,please contact Ms.Talei (middle.east.journal@gmail.com). Subsequently,a form will be sent to you which will ask for all the details required for reservation.

Entry Visa to Iran:
Those participants who require visa assistance to Iran should contact
Ms. Bahadori (int-office@sums.ac.ir). Necessary details and required forms will be sent to you and the matter can be followed-up with her.

Travel to Shiraz: There are a number of options to travel to Shiraz directly. Turkish Airlines has daily flights to Shiraz via Istanbul. Qatar Airways and Gulf Air also have 4 flights per week to Shiraz via Doha and Bahrain,respectively. In addition,there are direct flights to Shiraz from Sharjah with Air Arabia three times a week,as well as daily flights to Shiraz from Dubai on Aseman and Mahan Airlines. Iran Air also has 2 flights per week between Dubai and Shiraz. Please check all options with your travel agency before making your final booking.

Weather: Shiraz can be somewhat cold at the time of the congress,average temperatures can range from 1 to 15 degrees centigrade. It is recommended to bring along some warm clothing and an umbrella.

Electricity: Local voltage is 220-240 volts. Power plugs used in Iran are the two-pin plugs.

Social Activities:
For pre- & post-congress tours please directly contact Persiatour Travel Agency,contact person: Ms. Amini Nejad at
persiatourshiraz@gmail.com or contact  Mr. Shahram Heidarian at +98-917-313-1171.

Scientific Program: The scientific program will include plenary lectures,free communications,panel discussions and workshops. Please check the website on a regular basis to be updated on the final program.

Foreign Currency Exchange: The official currency in Iran is the Iranian Rial (10 Rials is equivalent to 1 toman). The most prevalent foreign currencies exchanged in Iran are the US dollar,Euros,UAE dirhams and British pound sterling. Foreign currency can be exchanged at hotels and official foreign exchange offices in the city. Please note that the hotel rates will be less than the official exchange offices throughout the city. An attempt will be made by the organizing committee to arrange for one of the official exchange offices in the city to be present during certain hours of the conference in order to exchange your foreign currency.

Credit Cards: Please note that credit cards are not accepted at hotels and stores in Iran. Therefore,all payments have to be made in cash.