Before You Travel

Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 9th ART Congress, from October 25-26, 2017, in New York, NY, USA.


Congress Venue
The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10019, USA


Arrival from the airport to the Congress venue

Driving from John F. Kennedy Airport
Take Van Wyck Expressway North to Long Island Expressway West to Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Go through tunnel.

Once through tunnel bear right onto 37th Street.

At first traffic light make a right onto 3rd Avenue.

Take 3rd Avenue to 60th Street and make a left onto 60th Street to 5th Avenue.

Cross 5th Avenue bearing left around traffic circle to light.

The Plaza is straight ahead.

Driving from LaGuardia Airport
Take Grand Central Parkway west to Triboro Bridge.

Exit right for Manhattan, pay toll and bear left for FDR Drive South.

Take FDR South to 63rd Street exit.

Turn right onto 63rd Street to 5th Avenue.

Make a left onto 5th Avenue to 60th Street.

Make a right onto 60th Street following traffic circle around to the light.

The Plaza is straight ahead.
Please visit the link here: for further information on how to get to the ART Congress!


Scientific Program
The Opening Session starts at 09:00am on Wednesday, October 25 at The Plaza Hotel. Breakfast & Coffee will be served prior to the Opening Session  8:15am-8:45am.


Registration Desk
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 7:30 AM–6:00 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017: 8:30 AM–5:00 PM


Exhibition Opening Hours
The Exhibition located in the Pulitzer Suite will be open during the following hours:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 10:30 AM–6:00 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017: 10:00 AM–1:30 PM


Congress Kit and Nametag
Nametags are included in your personal congress kit. Please wear your nametag during all sessions and social events.


Breakfast, Coffee Breaks and Lunch
All congress participants are welcome to enjoy breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch which will be served daily.
Please check the Program schedule for additional information regarding break times.


Welcome Reception
The ART Welcome Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM in the Exhibition Area located in the Pulitzer Suite. All registered participants are invited to join us!


Certificate of Attendance
All registered participants will receive an email with a username and password following the congress. Participants will be asked to log-in with their username and password on a special link via the congress website. Once you are logged in, your certificate of attendance will be available for download.


Speakers Presentation
Speakers are requested to visit the technician in the back of the lecture hall no later than one hour prior to the session for which they are scheduled to speak in order to upload their presentation.


Poster Presentations
Posters should be mounted on the boards provided on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM and must be dismantled no later than 5:00PM on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Mounting material will be provided by the Congress Secretariat. Please check your poster number in the Congress Program Book.
Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters to answer questions during the breaks as scheduled in the program.
The Congress Organizer is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time.


Some participants may require a visa in order to enter the USA. Please check with your local Consulate or Embassy.
Please remember that obtaining an entry visa is your own responsibility.


The Congress Secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the ART Congress. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.


Letter of Invitation
For individuals needing a formal letter of invitation from the ART Congress, please find the link here where such a letter may be personalized and downloaded:


Dress Code
Informal for all occasions


The average daytime temperatures in October are around 21°C (71°F) and in the evenings on average 8°C (78°F).


Professional Congress Organizer
CME-Congresses Ltd. is the official Congress Organizer of the ART Congress.
For more information, please visit:

See you in New York!


Tel: +972-35550188
Fax: +972-3-5401566

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