Spring is always a very busy time for urology. In light of the multiple meetings taking place around the world, the SIU Scientific Programme Committee has agreed to extend the abstract submission deadline and maximize the opportunity for you to share your research and ideas. Your research is valuable, so why not share it with the world at the 38th SIU Congress, taking place in Seoul, South Korea on October 4–7 this year. Your work will be seen by over 2,000 urologists, trainees, nurses, and industry partners, representing over 100 countries.
We are accepting abstracts relating to all fields of urological practice including:
The abstract submission deadline is April 23, 2018, at 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT).
Attention NURSES: Again this year, urology nurses are invited to submit abstracts for the Nursing Symposium, Saturday, October 6. Send your submission by April 23.
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.