General Information

Abstracts
Abstract Launch: Mid-October 2019
Abstract Deadline: February 18, 2020
Notification Letters: May 4, 2020
Registration Deadline: May 25, 2020 (for Abstract Presenter)
Accommodation
Please access the Accommodations tab on our website for detailed hotel information.
Please note that the housing reservation system is separate from the congress registration system.
Ancillary Meeting Rooms
Ancillary meeting rooms should be requested by April 3, 2020 and are available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please click here.
ATM/Cash Machines
Global ATMs exclusively for international travelers are readily available for those who need to withdraw cash in Korean won.
To find an ATM near your hotel, click here.
Badges

Participants will receive their name badges when collecting their meeting documents on site. You are required to wear your name badge during all meeting events, including during the Networking Events (if you have purchased tickets). Please note that admission to scientific sessions and the exhibition is restricted to participants wearing their badges.

Please note:

  • Exhibitors will not be admitted to the scientific sessions.
  • There is a charge for the replacement of a lost badge. Information is available on the Registration tab.

Banks & Foreign Exchange Offices
The currency in Korea is the won (₩, KRW). Major banks exchange foreign currency. Credit Cards are accepted at most (but not all) major retailers, so it is helpful to have cash for most transactions. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 09:30 to 16:30 and weekdays 09:00 to 16:00. Currency exchange is also available at the airport.
Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of Attendance will be e-mailed to all attendees after the Congress. Please allow thirty (30) days to receive the certificate of attendance by email.
Childcare
Currently, the TTS 2020 Congress does not provide childcare services.
Cloakroom and Luggage
Information to follow
CME/Accreditation
Information to follow
Conference Capture
Select sessions of TTS 2020 will be recorded and available online to both congress attendees and TTS members. More details will be provided closer to the event.
Congress E-Daily
The TTS 2020 Congress publishes its official daily news online and via email during the meeting, as well as a post-congress issue two weeks following the meeting. The TTS Congress Daily can be accessed via the Congress Mobile App and is also sent via email to all congress registrants and TTS members. It can also be accessed directly online (check back for URL).
Congress Mobile App
Use your mobile device to navigate the TTS 2020 Congress by downloading the free Congress Mobile App (Apple Store or Google Play). It conveniently provides iPhone/iPad, Windows and Android smartphone and tablet users with on-the-go access to the TTS 2020 most important information such as program overviews, speaker and abstract information, general meeting and exhibitor information, venue and city maps and tips.
The TTS 2020 mobile app will be made available six (6) weeks to the congress date.
Credit Cards
Most businesses in Korea widely accept payment by credit cards, including major hotels, department stores and shops. Be sure check the service availability before making any purchases.
Currency
Korea's official monetary unit is the won (₩, KRW)
Dress Code
Business casual attire is requested for all Congress functions and social events.
Electricity

The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes and is same type as that of which are used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries.

If you do not have a travel adapter, you can borrow one from your hotel's front desk. It is available for purchase in duty-free shops or convenience stores at Incheon International Airport.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Korea Travel Hotline: 1330
Available 24/7, you can call and ask assistance for any travel related issues when in Korea. Service is offered in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.

Emergency Calls

  • Police Department: 112
  • Fire Department: 119
  • Medical Emergencies: 1339

How to call Korea
IDD + Country code + Area Code + Tel. number + Country code: 82/ Seoul area code: 2 ** IDD - International Direct Dialing / Exit Code

Exhibition Hours
Sunday, September 13: 17:00–19:00 ** Welcome Reception form 17:30–19:00
Monday, September 14: 09:30–18:30
Tuesday, September 15: 09:30–18:30
Wednesday, September 16: 09:30–13:30
Insurance and Liability
It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for travel, health and accidents before they depart from their countries of residence. TTS as congress organizers cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to private property belonging to the conference participants and accompanying persons.
Italian Pharma Companies & Delegates
Information to follow
Language
The official language of the meeting is English. There is no simultaneous translation service provided.
Lost and Found
Found articles may be brought to the Registration Area.
Lunches and Coffee Breaks
Coffee break and Lunch is provided as part of the registration fee on each of the congress days.
Mobile Telephones
As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, all mobile phones and pagers must be switched off when attending sessions or symposia.
Online Disclosures
As part of the CME accreditation procedures, all speakers are obliged to provide disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. On the first slide of every presentation, these disclosures must be presented. The Speaker Ready Room can assist you with drafting this slide.
Photographer
A professional photographer will cover the various events during the Congress. Photographs will be uploaded after the Congress at www.tts2020.org.
Pocket Program
A pocket program is provided to participants upon registration. It is a handy reference and contains a program-at-a-glance, venue and congress information and map, information about Seoul and other useful tips.
Poster Guidelines
Information to follow
Poster Printing Service
Information to follow
Poster Sessions

Posters will be presented on different days during the Congress and are accessible at the same times as the exhibition opening hours. The official poster sessions will take place as follows:

We ask that poster presenters be present at their poster during the formal Poster Networking on the day your poster is presented on Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 17:15–18:15.

Program Changes
Program changes will be made public via the official TTS 2020 Congress Mobile App and the website.
Restaurants
Seoul’s food does wonders in attracting people to the city. Whatever you have, wherever you are, the food will never fail to satisfy you. From fine dining to casual street food, you will find traditional Korean food, a variety of western cuisine, and fusion cuisine served all throughout the city at restaurants that make you feel like eating at home.
Seoul’s restaurant guide
Smoking
Please note that this is a non-smoking meeting. Smoking is not permitted in the congress venue.
Social Media

TTS 2020 encourages the use of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media platforms at the conference as a way to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review or promote the presented materials, of the Congress in general, provided that:

  • Copyright law is observed
  • Verbatim information is limited to a few quotes
  • The author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately. To get the latest updates throughout the Congress, follow TTS online via the following links: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Congress hashtag #TTS2020
Taxes
The current Korea VAT (Value Added Tax) is 10%. Korea has one of the lowest VAT tax rates in the world, charging a maximum VAT rate of 10%. The VAT is a sales tax that applies to the purchase of most goods and services.
Time Zone
GMT + 9 (Korea Standard Time KST)
Tipping
Tipping in Korea is not common, but the trend seems to be shifting because the country is being exposed to more Western culture. In restaurants, 10% is appropriate.
Local Transit
Seoul has an extensive network of public transportation and taxis. Consistently voted as one of the best in the world for its ease of use, cleanliness, and frequency of service, the Seoul subway system is one of the most efficient ways to travel around the city. Trains run non-stop from approximately 5:30 am until midnight. All subway lines are color coded and stations display signs in Korean, English, and Chinese.
Click here to view Seoul’s interactive subway map.
Venue

The Transplantation Society will hold its 28th International Congress at The COEX Convention & Exhibition Center: a state-of-the-art congress venue that has several hotels in walking distance, allowing participants to maximize their time at the Congress.

The COEX center is located in downtown area of Seoul and is a popular tourist destination and gateway to Korean culture offering guests the chance to connect to both ancient history and modern culture. COEX is situated next to Bongeun Temple and connected directly to the Coex Starfield Mall.

Explore Culture In A World Class Event Venue.
Join Us For An Unforgettable Experience!

Address:
513, Yeoungdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, Korea
Homepage: www.coexcenter.com

Visa
For information regarding your visa, please visit the following website:
Water Stations
Information to follow
Wi-Fi
As a leading nation in information technology, Korea provides one of the best internet connections worldwide. Enjoy the world’s fastest internet speed through Wi-Fi for your convenience during your time in Korea. To find free Wi-Fi hot spots in Seoul, click here.
TTS CONTACT INFORMATION

Director of Meetings and Sponsorship
Kathy Tsandilas, HMCC
Telephone: +1.514.690-2133
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Program, Abstracts and CME
Catherin Parker
Telephone: +1.514.874.1717 ext. 214
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Registration and General Inquiries
Eugenia (Kena) Siu
Telephone: +1.514.874.1717 ext. 203
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TTS Office Information
28th International Congress of The Transplantation Society
c/o The Transplantation Society
505 Blvd. René-Lévesque West, Suite 1401
Montreal, QC, H2Z 1A8, Canada
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Web: www.tts2020.org