CME (Continuing Medical Education) Credits

Once the Scientific Program has been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made. Traditionally we have CME appropriate for USA and European Physicians.


The official language of the Symposium is English. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for presentation (Oral or Poster).


Ben-Gurion International Airport is located 20 minutes from Tel Aviv. Taxi service (about $50/€30) and a modern airport train (about $4/€3) provide safe, fast and economic transportation into Tel Aviv.

Climate and Clothing

In March temperatures in Tel Aviv range between 15 - 25°C / 60 - 75°F. Rain is possible. Dress may be informal throughout the Symposium.

Pre and Post-Symposium Tours

Pre and Post-Symposium tours in Israel will be arranged for interested participants. Further details will be published under Tourist Information.


The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) commonly known as the Shekel. Approximate currency rates as of March 2013 are as follows:
US $ 1 = NIS 3.8 Euro € 1 = NIS 4.85
There is no restrictions on transfer and use of foreign currencies in Israel.
Most international credit cards are accepted.


Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug.

Value Added Tax Reimbursement (VAT in Israel is 18%)

According to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Law, a foreign tourist is able to benefit from a zero rate of VAT on a vast array of services obtained during a stay in Israel. In addition, a special arrangement exists whereby a tourist may also request a VAT refund on purchases made during a stay.
For more details please visit the official website of the Ministry of Finance, Israeli Department of Customs and VAT.

Local Time

Israel time zone is Standard time zone: UTC / GMT + 2 hours.


The country code for Israel is +972.