The SIU eagerly invites you to Seoul, South Korea for our 38th Congress, taking place from October 4–7!
Join delegates from the worldwide urology community for SIU 2018. Our host city of Seoul is a world leader in commerce, art, education, and research, making it the perfect place to hold our forward-looking and innovative yearly Congress. Make a positive move in your professional development by joining us for this highly-anticipated meeting in a must-see metropolis.
Taking advantage of early registration rates is a savvy move! Act now to register before June 15th and you’ll benefit from up to €100 in savings.
Seoul is served by Incheon International Airport (ICN).
The official language of South Korea is Korean.
Please be sure to check the visa requirements for your country at the nearest Korean consulate, embassy, or website, as these vary from country to country.
Please allow enough time for visa applications. Refunds will not be given to participants who were unable to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry.
You may pick up your badges at Seoul Dragon City starting on Thursday.
Thursday, October 4: 0700-1700
Friday, October 5: 0700-1730
Saturday, October 6: 0700-1630
Sunday, October 7: 0700-1730
The average temperature in Seoul in October is 15 degrees Celsius (60ºF), with an average of 7 rainy days.
The main form of currency is the South Korean Won (₩). For current exchange rates, click here. The current sales tax rate stands at 10%.
Taking a taxi in Korea is very convenient for international visitors, with an increasing number of taxi drivers being able to speak English. Taxis can be found at taxi stands in most busy city areas or hailed on the streets. There are also call taxis that can be requested by phone. However, call taxis start with a higher base fare than the taxis you flag down on the street.
Tipping is not required nor expected in Korea. But most major hotels add a compulsory 10% service charge to bills. This is on top of the 10% VAT. Taxi drivers will appreciate it if you tell them to "keep the change", but this is not expected.
Seoul Dragon City is easily accessible by train from Incheon International airport. Yongsan Station is just 3 minutes away from Dragon City.
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.