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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
The 'Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU)' (or) '35th Congress of Société Internationale d’Urologie' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.
The '35th Congress of Société Internationale d’Urologie' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 17 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Accreditation
This educational activity has been approved in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour [maximum 21 points] in Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills.
Melbourne Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia
The average temperature range in Melbourne in October is 10-20 degrees Celsius, with an average of 14 rainy days.
The main form of currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD$).
All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders do not usually need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure unless they have health and/or character concerns.
For the best possible chance of obtaining a visa to travel to Australia to attend an event, you should:
Please allow enough time for visa applications. Refunds will not be given to participants who were unable to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry.
Information on letters of invitation is available here.
The sole purpose of an invitation letter is to facilitate delegates’ visa arrangements and does not imply financial or other support by the organizers. All expenses incurred in relation to the congress are the sole responsibility of the delegate.
The SIU will not contact embassies or consulates on behalf of applicants.
It is the delegate’s responsibility to allow adequate time to make visa arrangements.
The Skybus Super Shuttle service is the main public transport link to the airport, taking approximately 20 minutes to reach Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne central business district.
Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours a day. Journeys are metered and the fare to the city centre is about $60.
Tipping is not customary in Australia, and is at your discretion.
For more information, visit www.visitmelbourne.com