General Information

Venue: The conference will take place in Jerusalem at the Ramada Hotel.

Date: December 2-5, 2012

Language: The conference will be conducted in English.

Welcoming Reception: A welcoming reception will be held on Sunday evening, December 2 at 19:00.

Gala Dinner: A festive evening will be held on Monday, December 3 at 19:30. The evening will include entertainment and dinner.

Night Tour: On Tuesday, December 4 there will be a night tour of Jerusalem.

CME: Continuing Medical Education credit will be granted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Exhibition: A commercial exhibition will take place within the framework of the conference. For further information please contact the Secretariat at

Advertising and Sponsorship: Please contact the Secretariat for space in the conference program and/or sponsorship of speakers, sessions and events.

Letters of Invitation: Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal invitation to participate in the conference. It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to help visitors raise funds or obtain a visa and does not represent commitment on the part of the organizers to provide financial support.

Certificate of Participation: Will be supplied to participants upon request.

Tours: See here or contact the Secretariat

For more information on Israel: Please see here

Transportation from Airport: Ben-Gurion International Airport is located 40 minutes from Jerusalem. Airport shared taxis (Nesher) run 24 hours a day and they take you door to door for ~$16. Private taxis are also available and should cost ~$85.

Visas: All visitors to Israel are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest embassy, consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

Currency / Exchange: Israel’s currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). International major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Ben Gurion International Airport.

Climate: The weather in December is cool with possible rain, temperatures ranging from 8-15°C / 45-60°F.

Clothing: Clothing is informal for all occasions. A sweater or jacket is also recommended, as the meeting rooms may be cool.

Important Notes: ISAS International Seminars, and their agents, shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his/her luggage or any other property for any reason whatsoever, for any tourist services provided. Personal travel and health insurance is recommended.