Built on the original Pier B-C on Vancouver‘s Waterfront, the Vancouver Convention Centre first served as the Canada Pavilion for the World‘s Fair Expo in 1986. Since then, it has grown to become recognized as one of the leading convention centers in the world. It is situated in the downtown area of Vancouver, directly at the harbour.
showHow to get there (by Vancouver public transportation)
The Vancouver Convention Center is in the Downtown City Center of Vancouver. It can be reached by several public transportation possibilities:
TransLink provides city transit for tourists and residents seven days a week via buses through its transit system, SkyTrain. With the opening of the Canada Line, travel between the Waterfront Station and Vancouver International Airport has been significantly reduced to 26 minutes per one-way trip. This allows for a more convenient trip for international travellers to and from downtown Vancouver.
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showFinal Programme and Abstracts
The final programme and abstracts will be published on the Internet at CO CONGRESS ONLINE® prior to the congress. This enables each participant to create his/her personal congress programme schedule. CO CONGRESS ONLINE® offers an extensive congress service. Participants will receive a copy of the final programme with the congress material.
The official language of the 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology is English.
showLetter of Invitation
The congress organisers will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to registered delegates requesting an invitation letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the congress to provide any financial support.
Letters of invitation may be requested from the congress office not later than 15 May 2014. The letters will be sent by e-mail or upon request by postal mail. In case an express delivery is needed, the delegate shall order a courier at his / her own expense.
Please email cinp2014[at]cpo-hanser.de for your official letter of invitation.
Most travellers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Canada. Visa regulations for Canada vary according to the country of origin. Please address enquiries about entry requirements to your travel agent or local Canadian consulate. For further information please visit
www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices (Visa Application Center)
The congress fee does not include insurance. All participants are advised to arrange their own insurance. Health and accident insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your country of origin. The organisers will not be responsible for loss of or damage to personal belongings.
Vancouver, British Columbia, has a moderate oceanic climate with summer months that are typically dry. This often results in moderate drought conditions in July and August. From June to August daytime temperatures linger just above 20° Celsius / 70° Fahrenheit. Evenings, e pecially in the surrounding mountains, are a bit cooler.
The Canadian currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).