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20th International Leprosy Congress
Manila, Philippines
11-13 September 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

 

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with a population of 105 million, most of which are devout Roman Catholics.

 

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines with a population of 1.8 million. It is the center of culture, economy, education and government in the country. The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area which includes the City of Manila, Quezon City, Makati Central Business District, and other big cities.  Metro Manila exerts a significant impact in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, both locally and internationally. Its economic power makes the region the country's premier center for commerce and finance.

 

“Tagalog” or “Filipino” is the local dialect.  However, Filipinos also understand and speak English

 

 

 

 

CLIMATE

Climate in the Philippines is tropical. There are 2 main seasons − the dry and the wet season. September is generally a rainy season and temperature is around 24 to 34 °C (75 to 93 °F).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURENCY

The local currency is Philippine Peso. Current US dollar exchange is at Php 51 but is quite volatile depending on various economic factors. Money exchange centers can be found at the airport, hotels and shopping centers. ATM cards like Visa, Master, American Express, Diners Club are accepted in many department stores, restaurants and hotels.

 

 

 

ELECTRICITY

In the Philippines, the power sockets are of type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. A travel adaptor may be necessary.

 

 

AIRPORT

Metro Manila is the primary gateway to the Philippines. From overseas, most visitors arrive by plane through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which consists of 2 international terminals as well as 2 domestic passenger terminals.

 

 

TRANSPORT

Mode of transport is through rent-a car, grab service or taxi. Grab service is available via mobile app which offers a fixed-rate. Taxi can be hired outside the airport by queues. White taxi is the free- roaming taxi, yellow taxi is the airport- registered taxi which exclusively shuttles to and from the airport. However, unless there is an airport shuttle provided by your hotel, for safety and convenience, "rent-a-car" service with accommodation counters located before the exit point of the airport is highly recommended. Airport taxi normally requires long queue outside the airport.

 

Usual fare from the airport to most of Metro Manila areas is around $10 but depending on seating capacity, could reach $35 (2-3seater) to $ 55 (5-7 eater) for “rent-a car” services depending on the traffic. In general, rent-a car, grab and yellow taxi in that order of preference are safe. Just provide the name and address of your hotel/ congress venue and the driver will get you there. Most drivers can speak & understand basic English.

 

 

 

CONGRESS VENUE  
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)

CCP Complex, Vicente Sotto Street, Pasay, Metro Manila Congress Secretariat

 

Inquiries about registration, conference kits, tours, etc. will be addressed by the congress secretariat.  Participants may pick up their conference kits, badges, program, meal coupons at the registration counter.

 

 

 

CONGRESS ACTIVITIES  
10 Sept           Workshops/ Symposia (invitational)

11-13 Sept     Main Congress

 

 

 

REGISTRATION (Distribution of Conference Kits)  
Date/ Day                          Reg. Time           Venue

10 Sept. Tuesday             10:00 – 19:00      Registration Counter, PICC

11 Sept. Wednesday         8:00 – 17:00      Registration/ Reception Hall, PICC

 

 

 

MEDICAL TEAM  
There will be a stand-by medical emergency team during the congress.

Manila is home to some of the country’s top medical specialists and sub-specialists.  Big hospitals are just a few kilometers away from the congress venue. All hospital staff can speak and understand English.

 

 

 

SECURITY
There will be a stand-by team to secure the delegates and the congress venue.

 

 

 

NAME BADGE (Congress Id); MEAL COUPONS
Wearing of name badge is mandatory to gain access to meeting rooms and social functions.

Meal coupons (lunch on 11-13 Sept and farewell dinner on 13 Sept) will be distributed together with the badges.

 

 

 

OPENING, CLOSING, FAREWELL DINNER
EVENT                            DATE                    TIME                 VENUE

Opening Ceremony     11 September      8:30-10:00       Reception Hall (GF), PICC

Closing Ceremony       13 September     16:00-16:25      Reception Hall (GF), PICC

Farewell Dinner           13 September      18:00-20:30     Reception Hall (GF), PICC

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE (USD)

 

Category                            On or before 31 May 2019        01 June - 31 July 2019         01 August - 31 August 2019

 

FOREIGN PARTICIPANT     $525                                              $575                                       $625

LOCAL PARTICIPANT         $150                                               $175                                       $200


Note: Registration fee covers attendance to plenary & parallel sessions, exhibits, congress kit, program and book of abstracts (soft copy).


Venue and meals shall be shouldered by the Department of Health.

 



CONGRESS BOOTHS/STANDS

Reservations for congress booths or stands  are now available. Interested parties may contact congress secretariat at ilc2019@yahoo.com

 

 

 

FUNCTION ROOMS FOR PRE-CONGRESS MEETINGS

Room reservations for pre-congress meetings, contact:

Congress venue ( PICC) : Shery C.Vivero-Almario; ( 632) 7894789 ext 7038; scvivero@picc.gov.ph

Century Park Hotel: Luvil Villa; (63) 9176332501; (632) 5288888; sales6@centurypark.com.ph

 

Note: Please use the code " Leprosy Congress" for special rates

 


LANGUAGE

ENGLISH is the official language of the Congress.

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER
20th ILC Organizing Committee is not held liable for injuries/ losses of whatever nature incurred by congress delegates and/ or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/ or their personal belongings.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSONS:

 

Secretariat 1
Email: ilc2019@yahoo.com

 

For VISA DOCUMENTS only:

Secretariat 2
visa_20thilc@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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Date/ Day                          Reg. Time           Venue

10 Sept. Tuesday             10:00 – 19:00      Registration Counter, PICC

11 Sept. Wednesday         8:00 – 17:00      Registration/ Reception Hall, PICC

 

MEDICAL TEAM  
There will be a stand-by medical emergency team during the congress.

Manila is home to some of the country’s top medical specialists and sub-specialists.  Big hospitals are just a few kilometers away from the congress venue. All hospital staff can speak and understand English.

 

SECURITY
There will be a stand-by team to secure the delegates and the congress venue.

 

NAME BADGE (Congress Id); MEAL COUPONS
Wearing of name badge is mandatory to gain access to meeting rooms and social functions.

Meal coupons (lunch on 11-13 Sept and farewell dinner on 13 Sept) will be distributed together with the badges.

 

OPENING, CLOSING, FAREWELL DINNER
EVENT                            DATE                    TIME                 VENUE

Opening Ceremony     11 September      8:30-10:00       Reception Hall (GF), PICC

Closing Ceremony       13 September     16:00-16:25      Reception Hall (GF), PICC

Farewell Dinner           13 September      18:00-20:30     Reception Hall (GF), PICC

 

REGISTRATION FEE (USD)

 

Category                            On or before 31 May 2019        01 June - 31 July 2019         01 August - 31 August 2019

 

FOREIGN PARTICIPANT     $525                                              $575                                       $625

LOCAL PARTICIPANT         $150                                               $175                                       $200


Note: Registration fee covers attendance to plenary & parallel sessions, exhibits, congress kit, program and book of abstracts (soft copy).


Venue and meals shall be shouldered by the Department of Health.

 



CONGRESS BOOTHS/STANDS

Reservations for congress booths or stands  are now available. Interested parties may contact congress secretariat at ilc2019@yahoo.com

 

FUNCTION ROOMS FOR PRE-CONGRESS MEETINGS

Room reservations for pre-congress meetings, contact:

Congress venue ( PICC) : Shery C.Vivero-Almario; ( 632) 7894789 ext 7038; scvivero@picc.gov.ph

Century Park Hotel: Luvil Villa; (63) 9176332501; (632) 5288888; sales6@centurypark.com.ph

 

Note: Please use the code " Leprosy Congress" for special rates

 


LANGUAGE

ENGLISH is the official language of the Congress.

 

DISCLAIMER
20th ILC Organizing Committee is not held liable for injuries/ losses of whatever nature incurred by congress delegates and/ or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/ or their personal belongings.

 

CONTACT PERSONS

 

Secretariat 1
Email: ilc2019@yahoo.com

 

For VISA DOCUMENTS only:

Secretariat 2
visa_20thilc@yahoo.com

 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

 

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with a population of 105 million, most of which are devout Roman Catholics.

 

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines with a population of 1.8 million. It is the center of culture, economy, education and government in the country. The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area which includes the City of Manila, Quezon City, Makati Central Business District, and other big cities.  Metro Manila exerts a significant impact in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, both locally and internationally. Its economic power makes the region the country's premier center for commerce and finance.

 

“Tagalog” or “Filipino” is the local dialect.  However, Filipinos also understand and speak English.

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATE

Climate in the Philippines is tropical. There are 2 main seasons − the dry and the wet season. September is generally a rainy season and temperature is around 24 to 34 °C (75 to 93 °F).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURENCY

The local currency is Philippine Peso. Current US dollar exchange is at Php 51 but is quite volatile depending on various economic factors. Money exchange centers can be found at the airport, hotels and shopping centers. ATM cards like Visa, Master, American Express, Diners Club are accepted in many department stores, restaurants and hotels.

 

 

 

ELECTRICITY

In the Philippines, the power sockets are of type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. A travel adaptor may be necessary.

 

 

AIRPORT

Metro Manila is the primary gateway to the Philippines. From overseas, most visitors arrive by plane through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which consists of 2 international terminals as well as 2 domestic passenger terminals.

 

 

TRANSPORT

Mode of transport is through rent-a car, grab service or taxi. Grab service is available via mobile app which offers a fixed-rate. Taxi can be hired outside the airport by queues. White taxi is the free- roaming taxi, yellow taxi is the airport- registered taxi which exclusively shuttles to and from the airport. However, unless there is an airport shuttle provided by your hotel, for safety and convenience, "rent-a-car" service with accommodation counters located before the exit point of the airport is highly recommended. Airport taxi normally requires long queue outside the airport.

 

Usual fare from the airport to most of Metro Manila areas is around $10 but depending on seating capacity, could reach $35 (2-3seater) to $ 55 (5-7 eater) for “rent-a car” services depending on the traffic. In general, rent-a car, grab and yellow taxi in that order of preference are safe. Just provide the name and address of your hotel/ congress venue and the driver will get you there. Most drivers can speak & understand basic English.

 

 

 

 

CONGRESS VENUE  
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)

CCP Complex, Vicente Sotto Street, Pasay, Metro Manila Congress Secretariat

 

Inquiries about registration, conference kits, tours, etc. will be addressed by the congress secretariat.  Participants may pick up their conference kits, badges, program, meal coupons at the registration counter.

 

 

 

 

CONGRESS ACTIVITIES  
10 September

Workshops/Symposia (invitational)

 

11-13 September
Main Congress

 

 

 

REGISTRATION (Distribution of Conference Kits)  
10 September, Tuesday

10:00 - 19:00

Registration Counter, PICC

 

11 September, Wednesday

8:00 - 17:00

Registration/Reception Hall, PICC

 

 

 

MEDICAL TEAM  
There will be a stand-by medical emergency team during the congress.

Manila is home to some of the country’s top medical specialists and sub-specialists.  Big hospitals are just a few kilometers away from the congress venue. All hospital staff can speak and understand English.

 

 

 

SECURITY 
There will be a stand-by team to secure the delegates and the congress venue.

 

 

 

 

NAME BADGE (Congress ID); MEAL COUPONS
Wearing of name badge is mandatory to gain access to meeting rooms and social functions.

Meal coupons (lunch on 11-13 Sept and farewell dinner on 13 Sept) will be distributed together with the badges.

 

 

 

 

OPENING, CLOSING, FAREWELL DINNER 
Opening Ceremony
11 September

8:30 - 10:00

Reception Hall (GF), PICC

 

Closing Ceremony

13 September

16:00 - 16:25

Reception Hall (GF), PICC

 

Farewell Dinner

13 September

18:00 - 20:30

Reception Hall (GF), PICC

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE (USD)

 

 

CATEGORY: FOREIGN PARTICIPANT

On or before 31 May 2019
$525

01 June- 31 July
$575

01 Aug-31 Aug
$625

 

CATEGORY: LOCAL PARTICIPANT   
On or before 31 May 2019
  $150

01 June- 31 July
$175

01 Aug-31 Aug
$200
Note: Registration fee covers attendance to plenary & parallel sessions, exhibits, congress kit, program and book of abstracts (soft copy).

 

Venue and meals shall be shouldered by the Department of Health.

 

 

 

CONGRESS BOOTHS/STANDS

Reservations for congress booths or stands  are now available. Interested parties may contact congress secretariat at ilc2019@yahoo.com

 

 

 

FUNCTION ROOMS FOR PRE-CONGRESS MEETINGS

Room reservations for pre-congress meetings, contact:

Congress venue ( PICC) : Shery C.Vivero-Almario; ( 632) 7894789 ext 7038; scvivero@picc.gov.ph

Century Park Hotel: Luvil Villa; (63) 9176332501; (632) 5288888; sales6@centurypark.com.ph

 

Note: Please use the code " Leprosy Congress" for special rates

 

 

 

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH is the official language of the Congress.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER 
20th ILC Organizing Committee is not held liable for injuries/ losses of whatever nature incurred by congress delegates and/ or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/ or their personal belongings.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSONS:

 

Secretariat 1
Email: ilc2019@yahoo.com

 

For VISA DOCUMENTS only:


Secretariat 2
visa_20thilc@yahoo.com