General Information

LANGUAGE
The official language of the Congress will be English.

ABSTRACTS
Abstracts of free contributions, covering the field of Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Molecular Biology and Laboratory Medicine in the broader sense can be submitted.
Preference for Poster or Oral presentation should be indicated at the time of submission since a poster sessions as well as oral presentations of scientific contributions from participants will be arranged.
Abstracts can only be submitted via the Internet. Deadline for Abstracts submission is 31stMay 2017.
2017 Further information on how to submit abstracts will be published on our website.

EXHIBITION
A major exhibition of the latest technical equipment for laboratory medicine will be arranged during the Congress. It will be located in dedicated areas of the Congress Center.

ACCOMMODATION
Hotels in South Africa are of a very high standard, including well known international brands such as Hilton, Marriot, Holiday Inn Express and Red Carnation. Special congress rates have been secured for all participants and can be booked online via our website. Details will follow.

OFFICIAL CARRIER
We are pleased to inform you that Emirates Airline has proudly been selected as the partner airline for the IFCC-WorldLab Durban 2017. Emirates has excellent connections to all of the six continents via Dubai with more than 150 current destinations worldwide - and we are expanding our route network all the time.
Use your Promotion Code to get special fares on Emira- tes delegates.
Promotion code: EVE6WLD
Travel Validity: 15 October - 04 November 2017 Book your travel at http://www.emirates.com/WorldLabDurban2017 and enter the above promotion code when you book.

Terms and conditions
* Outbound and inbound travel must be within the validity period
* Destinations: Offer valid ONLY from and to gateway cities in which Emirates operates direct flights.
* Discount applicable: 10% off on the prevailing lowest online fare on Business Class and on Economy Class return fares. First Class no discount is applicable.
* Offer valid ONLY for return travel to Emirates gateway cities to Durban and not from Durban
* Offer extends to companions travelling with attendees.
* The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or special offer.
* Regular charges applies for any modification and changes as per the fare rule and conditions.
* The promotion code should be displayed on a secured website which is accessed by the delegates


CONGRESS LOGO
The logo of Worldlab 2017 captures the geographical and cultural splendour of Durban, the second largest city in South Africa and the largest municipality on the Indian ocean side of the African continent.

The central feature is the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium, a purpose‐built venue for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the first time the tournament was staged in Africa. The stadium resembles a futuristic spacecraft. The warmth of the Indian ocean and the spectacular beaches of Durban are reflected in the waves and surfboard. Durban is in the Zulu kingdom province of KwaZulu‐Natal and the Zulu warrior depicts the immense historical and cultural contribution of the Zulu nation, the largest ethnic group in the country, to this province and South Africa.