INFORMATION

ILAE-IBE Congress Secretariat

7 Priory Office Park, Stillorgan Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin, A94 FN26, Ireland

Tel.: +353 1 2056720   |   Email: aec@epilepsycongress.org

Venue

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

P O Box 895, Entebbe, Uganda

Tel.: +256 414 303000  | imperialhotels@hoteleq.com

Website

 

Certificate of Attendance
Certificates of attendance will be available at the registration counter at the congress.

Language
English is the official language of the congress.

Letters of Invitation
A letter of invitation is available once registration for the congress has been completed. A letter of invitation may be downloaded in the Epilepsy Congress User Account, once the required supporting documentation (photo ID), if applicable, and payment have been received.

If a visa application is refused, we will refund the registration fee in full. Please send a copy of the rejection letter to registration@epilepsycongess.org for refunds to be processed.

Liability and Insurance
The congress organisers will not accept liability for personal injury or loss/damage to property/belongings of participants, before, during or following the congress or their stay for the congress. It is therefore recommended that participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.

WiFi
Complimentary WiFi is available in the congress venue, for the duration of the congress, for registered delegates only.

Please note that information on the Scientific ProgrammeRegistration and Abstracts may be found on separate pages on this website.

ABOUT UGANDA

Uganda – “The Pearl of Africa”.

With a tapestry of landscapes, fascinating wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one small country. It is home to Africa’s tallest mountain range, the source of the Nile, and the continent’s largest lake. Situated at the geographical heart of the African continent, Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot, as evidenced by the existence of 30-plus different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handicrafts.

Visit Tourism Uganda for more information on Uganda.

CLIMATE

Uganda experiences a temperate climate even though the majority of the country is within the Tropics, with temperatures between 25 and 29°C for the majority of the year (April – November).

COMMUNICATIONS

The international calling code for Uganda is +256.

Internet access is widely available in Uganda, and most hotels, apartments and hostels offer free WiFi or wired internet access.

WiFi is available at the congress venue for registered delegates.

CURRENCY, CREDIT CARDS AND EXCHANGING MONEY

The currency of Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX).

It is advisable to get some local currency for a stay in Uganda. Currency exchange shops and banks offer the best exchange rates.

ATMs are abundant and US dollars are widely accepted, although at a less preferential rate than at a bank or currency exchange. Euro and pound sterling are also accepted in many places. As there are high fees charged for processing credit cards, most businesses prefer to be paid in cash.

ELECTRICITY

The electricity supply in Uganda is 240V/50Hz.

Electrical sockets take standard British-style 3-pin plugs:

Visitors from other regions should bring adaptors.

LANGUAGE

Uganda is a multilingual country, with English the official language.

The official language of the congress is English.

TIME ZONE

Uganda lies in the EAT time zone (UTC+3).

Please click here to view the current local time in Uganda.

VISA & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Visitors to Uganda must have a valid visa in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities. Uganda visas can now be obtained online at: visas.immigration.go.ug. Further information on the requirements and process is available at this link also.

All travellers to the Republic of Uganda must have a valid Yellow Fever Immunisation card.

The charges for a visa start from US$ 50.

It is the responsibility of each congress participant to arrange his/her own visa to enter Uganda.