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ISCB-LA SOIBIO EMBnet 2018 | Nov 5 – 9, 2018 | Viña del Mar, Chile |  General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION



Links on this page: Conference Location | Registration | Hotel Accommodations | Getting to Vina Del Mar | Personal Consideration Room | Child Attendance Information | Childcare Services 
Guests of Attendees | Alcohol and Smoking


ATTENTION POSTER AUTHORS

When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions 0.95 m (wide) x 1.30 m (high) View a diagram of the poster board in pdf format here.


Conference Location

Universidad Andres Bello - Vina Del Mar

Quillota 980, Viña del Mar, Región de Valparaíso, Chile

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Registration

Conference registration covers the entry to the conference, breaks, welcome reception, and poster receptions.  Tickets to the conference dinner and pre-conference workshops are sold separately.

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Arrival at the Airport

 
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICEChile is a country free of many agriculture pathogens. Therefore, there is a very strict control by the customs (ie. all your belongings will pass through x-ray check points). If you bring any food, wood or beverages that were acquired outside Chile you must declare them in the custom form. If not, you can risk expensive fines and a lot of time wasted at the customs before being able to leave the airport.

S.O.S.

If it happens that you run into serious trouble upon arrival (loss of documents, money, etc), call to the cell phone of the Chair of Conference (Francisco Melo) from a public phone at: 9732 1374 (at any time). In that situation you may need to beg for a coin to someone at the airport to make the call ... (or contact representatives from your airline). However, Chilean people are very charming thus that should not be a problem at all. 
 

Where can I find a money exchange office at the airport?

The airport features several Exchange houses, located on the first and third level of the public Hall, in international departures. In Viña del Mar there are also several Exchange Houses. Also, banks offer this service at a slight higher rate. You will also find many automated cashiers (ATM) on the streets and at the hotels.
 

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Are there means of transportation for arrival or departure airport?

There are no direct buses from Santiago Airport (SCL) to Viña del Mar. However, there are services departing from the airport with arrival at the Pajaritos Metro station, from where buses depart every 10 minutes to Viña del Mar.
The trip, including the transshipments, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

To get to Pajaritos, you must take a bus from the airport to the station (a bus called "Centropuerto").
Once in that station, there are several bus companies with frequent departures to Viña del Mar, whose buses arrive at the Viña del Mar bus terminal.

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Where can you print your poster?

Some options are:
 
  1. Pro Digital Press (www.prodigitales.cl) - Av Marina 1002 - Viña del Mar, TLF. 2269 36 21
    Work delay time: 2 business days maximum
    Price: $ 11,757 CLP
  2. Albatros Printing Press http://www.imprentaalbatros.cl/ - Arlegui 239, local 3-B FONOS 32 2692585/32 2685271
    Price: $ 12,500
  3. Dimacofi (https://www.dimacofi.cl/) - 1 Poniente 123, Viña del Mar TLF. +56 2 25696614
 
 

Currency

The currency in Chile is the Chilean peso (CL). US$ 1 is about CL$ 690. EU$ 1 is about CL$ 780. These conversion rates may fluctuate in the range of 5-10%. All major credit cards are generally accepted (Visa and Mastercard are the most popular). Most of ATMs in Chile are compatible with Maestro and Cirrus (check the logo in the back of your debit or credit card). It may be more convenient to get money in an ATM machine than in currency exchange booths at the airport. There are many ATM machines inside the airport and a couple of machines just after exiting the controlled airport area (you must walk a few meters to the right, after exiting the customs).
 

Time zone

Chile is part of GMT-3
 

Emergency numbers

131 Ambulance, 132 Fireman, 133 Police, 134 Investigation Police (PDI) 227081043
 

Hotel Accommodations

There are many hotels and hostels located near Universidad Andres Bello.  

Click here for a list of hotels

Click here for a list of hostels

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Getting to Vina Del Mar from Santiago International Airport

There are no direct buses from Santiago Airport (SCL) to Viña del Mar. However, there are services departing from the airport with arrival at the Pajaritos Metro station, from where buses depart every 10 minutes to Viña del Mar.
The trip, including the transshipments, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

To get to Pajaritos, you must take a bus from the airport to the station (a bus called "Centropuerto").
Once in that station, there are several bus companies with frequent departures to Viña del Mar, whose buses arrive at the Viña del Mar bus terminal.

The simplest / cheapest route to go from Santiago Airport to Viña del Mar is:

  1. Take a bus from Santiago Airport to "Terminal Pajaritos" or "Terminal Alameda". You should take a TurBus:

    We have services from 05:00 hrs until 00:00 hrs every 10 minutes and additionally night services are made from the Airport to the Alameda Terminal between 00:30 and 04:30 hrs. every 30 minutes.
    Departure from the first level next to door number 5 of the SCL Airport.

    More information is available by clicking here

    Approximately: $ 1,900 CLP (2.8 dollars)

  2. In "Terminal Pajaritos" or "Terminate Alameda", take a bus to Viña del Mar. These leave approximately every 30 minutes (even less) and there are many companies that do the service. The most reliable are:

    TurBus
    PullmanBus
    CondorBus

    Approximately: $ 6,000 CLP (9 dollars).

  3. At the Viña del Mar bus terminal, you can take a taxi, Uber or Cabify to your destination.

    Private Car Transfers are also available.  We advise that you book in advance. Some of the most trusted companies and where you can pay by credit card are:
    http://www.transfer-santiago.cl
    http://www.transferviña.cl


The trip to Viña del Mar should not take more than 2 hours, depending on traffic on the road.

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Personal Consideration Room

A private room is available during the conference for nursing mothers and others with sensitive personal needs. Staff at the registration desk will direct you to the room. Please note that this room is not staffed and contains tables, chairs, and a waste basket.  A restroom is located nearby.

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Child Attendance Information

ISCB, SoIBio, EMBnet conferences are professional events. Children of registered conference attendees are welcome to attend the conference with their parent or guardian, as long as younger children are under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. Parents or guardians may bring children to educational events provided the child does not disrupt the event.

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Childcare Services

We are unfortunately unable to provide childcare services. Attendees are encouraged to contact their hotel concierge to arrange individual or group childcare.  Please check with your hotel well in advance of your arrival date.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent(s) and guardians requesting child care services to screen caregivers and to make a determination as to the appropriateness of the caregiver. ISCB does not screen childcare services and assumes no responsibility or liability with respect to these services.

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Guests of Attendees

ISCB allows guests (defined as a non-scientist family member or non-scientist friend) of registered attendees. If you are a registered delegate who would like a non-scientist family member or friend to see your invited talk or poster presentation, please visit the registration desk to obtain a guest badge. Attendees may opt to purchase a guest pass that includes access to all planned receptions and meal functions of the conference.

Please note: All guest badges must be requested onsite at the registration desk.

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Alcohol and Smoking

Alcohol
Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beer, and soft drinks may be offered during the meeting. Alcoholic beverages will be distributed per the laws and regulations of the country where the event is being held and may only be allowed in specific areas.

Smoking and Use of Tobacco
ISCB conference are
tobacco-free events. Smoking and use of tobacco is permitted only in designated areas outside of the venue. Tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, are not permitted in the conference or at conference events.


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