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    Venue and Travel

    The European Conference on Biomedical Optics will be held at:

    Messegelände München - Munich Fairgrounds / International Conference Centre
    81823 München
    Tel. (+49 89) 9 49-2 07 20
    Fax: (+49 89) 9 49-2 07 29

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    Facility/Venue and Services

    Visa Information and Invitation Letters



    SPIE Europe does not have hotel contingents on hold for attendees. We recommend that you either book hotels through a hotel website or use the Munich Fairgrounds booking support.

    See accommodations near the Munich International Conference Centre (ICM).

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    There is a large variety of airlines servicing Munich. The city is also well connected through the German IC-rail network, with hourly services from just about everywhere in Germany. To plan your rail journey, please visit the
    German Railway website.

    Getting around

    Information on local travel from the airport and within Munich.

    For great value car rental, please contact Hertz Car Rentals who have a wide variety of cateogries and prices to suit your budget.

    Download the conditions and reference number.
    Book online car rental

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    LASER 2007 and the World of Photonics Congress, of which the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics are a part, takes place in Hall B and the surrounding conference rooms. The main entrance where you will also find the registration areas for all societies and the exhibition is situated in the "Eingang/Entrance West".

    Internet Services

    Internet Services will be available to all conference attendees in the conference building.


    Coffee Breaks will take place on Sunday from 17.00 - 17.30, and on all other conference days from 10.00 - 10.30 and 16.00 - 16.30. There is no lunch provided, but a number of catering outlets and restaurants are available.

    Luggage and cloakroom

    Luggage storage and cloakroom are available on the lower level of Entrance West. The fee is €1.50 per piece. Alternatively, there are lockers that can be rented for the day at a cost of €1.00.

    Audiovisual Information for Speakers

    The presentation mode is that of a preload mechanism run by the company m-Events in Munich. Authors will be contacted by this company with exact instructions on how to upload their presentations and e-posters. The meeting rooms will contain the relevant equipment to carry out a centralised screening process. Any questions regarding compatibility would need to be directed to m-Events.

    Registration Counter

    The ECBO registration counter and chair check-in desk are located in Eingang/Entrance West.

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    A valid passport is required. Entry clearance requirements are dependent on the citizenship of the applicant. Citizens of many countries (including EU member countries and the USA) do not need a visa to visit Germany for stays of up to 90 days.

    Check the visa requirement list

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    Audio/Video/Digital Recording Policy

    Due to copyright restrictions, no recordings of any kind are permitted without prior written consent of the presenter in any conference session, short course or poster sessions. Consent forms are available at the SPIE Europe Registration Desk and anyone wishing to record must have a written consent form signed and filed for each presenter being recorded. Individuals not complying with this policy will be asked to leave a given session and asked to surrender their film or recording media.


    There is a €35 service charge for processing refunds. A letter requesting the refund should state the registrant's name and to whom the check should be made payable. Requests for preregistration refunds must be received no later than 7 business days prior to the first day of the meeting to be honored.

    Laser Safety Policy

    SPIE supplies tested and safety approved laser pointers for all conference meeting rooms, and for short course rooms if instructors request one. For safety reasons, SPIE requests that presenters use the laser pointers provided in each meeting room.

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