38th Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie
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What you should know

Seoul Dragon City

SIU 2018 Granted 24 ECMEC® Credits!

The 38th Congress of Société Internationale d’Urologie, Seoul, Korea, 4/10/2018-07/10/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 24 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s 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.

Official Venue

Seoul Dragon City
Cheongpa-ro 20 Gil 95 Yongsan-gu
Seoul, South Korea
04347 

Letter of Invitation

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. 

Airport 

Seoul is served by Incheon International Airport (ICN).

Language

The official language of South Korea is Korean.

Entry Requirements

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.

Badges

You may pick up your badges at Seoul Dragon City starting on Thursday.

Registration Hours
Thursday, October 4: 0700-1700
Friday, October 5: 0700-1730
Saturday, October 6: 0700-1630
Sunday, October 7: 0700-1730

Climate

The average temperature in Seoul in October is 15 degrees Celsius (60ºF), with an average of 7 rainy days.

Currency

The main form of currency is the South Korean Won (₩). For current exchange rates, click here.  The current sales tax rate stands at 10%.  

Electricity

Taxi

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

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.