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Certificate of Attendance

The Certificate of Attendance will be available on-site. Further details will be published on the ISPAD 2012 website.

Conference Bag

The conference bag, containing the conference material, can be obtained in the registration area at the conference venue.


The Turkish Lira (TRY, symbol Turkish Lira) is the official currency of Turkey. However, all payments connected with the ISPAD 2012 conference will be in Euro. Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Diners/Amex) are accepted as well.


Conference participants are invited to visit the exhibition on ground level of the Istanbul Ltfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC). The exhibition will be open during the following times:

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / 12.00 17.00
  • Thursday, October 11, 2012 / 10.00 17.00
  • Friday, October 12, 2012 / 10.00 17.00
  • Saturday, October 13, 2012 / 10.00 13.30

Final Program & Abstract CD-ROM

The Final Program as well as the Abstract CD-ROM will be available on-site. The Abstract Book will be published as a special supplement to Pediatric Diabetes.

Insurance and Liability

The conference organizer, the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes and the ISPAD Conference Secretariat can not accept liability for personal injury, loss of or damage to belongings of conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Internet Homepage

For up-to-date information regarding the conference (including online registration, accommodation booking and abstract submission), please check

Internet Area

Wi-fi will be available in the exhibition area.

ISPAD Service Point

The Society will have a service point in the registration area where members can ask questions, pay their fees, get missing issues of Pediatric Diabetes, etc. Non-Members are also invited to learn more about ISPAD.


The official conference language is English.

Name Badge

A badge is required for admittance to all official conference sessions and events. Each participant is asked to present the badge in order to gain access to the conference. The name badge must be worn and clearly displayed at all times.

Passport & Visa Requirements

Please check with your nearest embassy / consulate whether you will need a visa to enter Turkey. Make sure to apply for a multiple-entry visa when planning tours or trips to other countries during your stay.

Poster Area / Poster Sessions

The poster area will be located on the first floor. The posters will be present during the entire conference. Poster Sessions with a designated chairman will take place at the times indicated in the program. All poster presenters are asked to post their posters well before this time and to be present during the times of presentation. Material and the exact location of where to attach the posters to the poster walls will be provided.

Smoking Policy

It is forbidden to smoke in any part of the conference venue.

Speakers Center

Invited speakers, chairmen and oral abstract presenters must report to the Speakers Center at least four hours prior to their presentation in order to check and deposit their presentation.

Travel Grants

All delegates submitting an abstract may apply for travel grants during the abstract submission process. Requirements: 40 years of age or less, ISPAD member (all dues paid), first author of an abstract.