The XXXVI ISCEV Symposium and 3rd Teaching Course in 1998 was in Bohemia. The venue was Charles University - Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové at the time of the celebrations for 65Oth anniversary of the foundation of the University.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
we are happy to meet all of you at the 36th ISCEV Symposium. It is a great pleasure for us that ISCEV has come, for the first time, to our country, and we are pleased that you have accepted our invitation to the Symposium at the Charles University - Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Královè.
We have tried to prepare this Symposium, in keeping with the traditions of ISCEV meetings, as a balanced combination of scientific sessions, electrophysiological equipment exhibition and a social program. This is described in detail on the following pages. The enclosures to this Program Book (included in your participant package) can help you during your stay in Hradec Králové and in Prague and provide some interesting information about places which you will visit.
Since many of you are visiting the Czech Republic for the first time, we will try to introduce you some of the positive characteristics of our country and we hope that you will find this as a pleasant feature of this Symposium. In many activities of the Symposium we use the enthusiastic help of our relatives and colleagues instead of the services of anonymous professional agencies not only to keep costs - and registration fees - down, but also to provide the cordial family atmosphere which is so typical of ISCEV meetings. Please be tolerant if you do not find these efforts fully successful and accept them in the spirit in which they are offered.
On behalf of all organizers, we wish you a satisfying scientific contribution to the 36th ISCEV Symposium and a pleasant experience in Bohemia.
Miroslav and Zuzana Kuba's
Weather in Hradec Králové
There is rainy and rather cold at a moment (about 15 deg of Celsius). We hope very much in improvement - weather forecast gives this chance.
Frantisek Vit, David Gayer, Jana Szanyi, Iva Hanusov
SYMPOSIUM SECRETARIAT ISCEV 98 Organising Committee
Charles University - Faculty of Medicine
500 01 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
+420-49-5816191 Miroslav Kuba
+420-49-5816487 Lucie Machov
+420-49-5532478 Zuzana Kubov
Prof. Henkes is one of the founders of the ISCEV (previously ISCERG) and
the former President of the Society. He took part in the mentioned
pre-ISCERG Meeting in Luhacovice in 1959.
Jaroslav Peregrin Professor of Physiology
Jaromir Sverak Professor of Ophthalmology
Students of the founder of electroretinography in Czechoslovakia Prof. Vansek, pioneers of the electrophysiology of vision in our country. They are the fathers of the neuro-ophthalmological research and co-operation between Depts. of Physiology and Ophthalmology in Hradec Králové, authors of numerous publications concerning ERG and VEPs. Prof. Peregrin was the initiator of motion related VEPs experiments in our lab in 1987.
Technical facilities: Dual slide projection, Computer data projection (IBM PC and Macintosh). If you plan to use computer data projection, please contact Jan Kremlacek to discuss technical details.
Poster session will be held on Sunday, June 14 at 3.00 p.m. in the building of "NovÈ Adalbertinum" (New Adalbertinum - third floor) in the "VelkÈ nmest" (Old town square) - see the city map No.3. As already formerly announced to authors, poster space of 0.95 m (width) times 1.5 m (height) on white boards will be available. Adhesive labels will be provided for posters installation which starts one hour before the Poster Session. Discussion to odd number posters will be between 3.00 and 4.00 p.m., discussion to even number posters will follow between 4.00 and 5.00 p.m. In the end of the Poster Session a general discussion can continue during a party (a buffet dinner will be served) where also accompanying persons will take part (after their arrival from a trip). Posters should be removed immediately after the Poster Party between 6.30 - 7.00 p.m.
Clinical Cases Session
This session will be held in the same lecture hall as the oral presentations with identical technical facilities. This session is a good opportunity for brief presentation of interesting cases and application of visual electrophysiology. Maximum presentation time is five minutes. Those who would like to present a case report, should indicate it in the registration form. The title may also be communicated directly to Michael Marmor (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Session Chairman.
Publication of Presentations
Manuscripts can be published in Documenta Ophthalmologica, subject to the usual review process. They should be prepared according to the instructions to Authors provided in the Journal, and sent directly to the editor, Prof. J.Vernon Odom (Dept. of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University Health Sci. Center, P.O. Box 9193, USA) within one month after Symposium.
A technical exhibition will be organised in foyers of the Faculty. Companies interested in exhibiting or advertising should contact the Organising Secretariat.
This course will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, prior to the ISCEV Symposium. It provides a didactic introduction to the fundamental principles of all the major electrophysiological tests, and also an intensive "hands on" workshop in which participants can personally work with commercial instrumentation. For detailed information see the separate Course brochure.
Method of Payment
All fees must be paid in US dollars (except for Czech participants who may pay an equivalent amount in CZK). Payments by Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard are preferable. Also bank transfers (see the bank account in the Registration form) are possible, but these must be free of bank charges for ISCEV. Registration fees must accompany the registration form.
Saturday, June 13: 1.00 - 6.30 p.m.
Registration desk opens in the foyer of hotel »ernigov, all other registered participants will get their Symposium packages in Reception of their hotels Sunday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 17: 8.30 - 12.30 a.m.
Registration desk will be opened at the place of ISCEV Course, Oral sessions and Exhibition - building of the Faculty of Medicine, ("lÈkarsk fakulta UK") äimkova Street 870
Participants who have not paid the registration fee yet will get their Symposium package only after a payment (Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, in cash) at the above places.
In case you need any help, please, contact Mrs. Lucie Machov at the registration desk. Organizing staff is recognizable by the orange color of their badges.
In Hradec Králové we have taken a block booking of hotel rooms, at special rates, from June 11 (because of pre-ISCEV Course) through to June 17. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION with the hotel of your choice by, at latest, 28 February 1998. After that the rooms are lost. Please print request form (or you can use e-mail possibiliy where it is available) and send the accommodation request directly to the chosen hotel, except for the Botel Cechie, in which instance, send it to the symposium secretariat. When all our allocation of rooms in a hotel is taken we will post a "No vacancy" sign on the web site by the name of the hotel in question. Please check this before making your booking.
Although the prices look low, be assured that all the accommodations are of good international standard. Low prices (compared with Prague) is one of advantages of having the symposium in our town. Hotels do not ask for a deposit payment in advance (with exception of the hotel Central in Prague); please do not misuse this advantage!! All prices are approximate and are per room (not person!). They include breakfast(s) with the exception of the Botel Cechie.
Hotel Cernigov - we recommend as first choice
This is situated in Riegrovo square (1499), which is in the center of the town, conveniently close to the railway station and with the best public transportation services to the symposium venues.
- Web page: http://www.cernigov.cz
(all rooms with shower, WC, telephone, TV/sat., ev. minibar)
single room, first class USD 45/night
double room, first class USD 53/night
apartement USD 80/night
single room, econ. class (+ extra bed) USD 32/night
double room, econ. class (+ extra bed) USD 40/night
Reservation by Fax: +420-49-32998 or
Reservation code "ISCEV 98"
Hotel Alessandria (SNP street 733 - in a newer suburb of the town)
Web page: http://www.hk.anet.cz/alessandria
single room with shower USD 31/night
double room with bath USD 46/night
Reservation by Fax: +420-49-42874 or e-mail: email@example.com
Reservation Code "ISCEV 98"
This is something completely different! A very new botel (opened in 1997), made from a boat constructed for the last leader of East Germany (Erich Honecker), who did not use it very much due to circumstances beyond his control. It is moored on the River Elbe within close walking distance of the symposium site. The place for younger participants! The rooms are rather small (it is a boat, after all!), but all have shower, WC, TV. The price (per room) does not include breakfast, but this is available for around USD 3.-.
double room on the lower deck USD 25/night
double room (larger) on the upper deck USD 38/night
Reservation via organisers - Mrs. Lucie Machov
Renaissance Prague Hotel (V Celnici 7, Prague 1)
double room USD 185/night (single occupancy USD 20 less)
Junior Suite USD 328/night
Reservation by Fax: +420-2-21822333
Reservation Code "ISCEV 98"
Hotel Adria (Wenceslas square 26, Prague 1)
double room USD 165/night
Reservation by Fax: +420-2-21081201
Reservation Code "ISCEV 98"
Hotel Meteor Plaza (Hybernsk 6, Prague 1)
single room USD 125/night
double room USD 140/night
Reservation by Fax: +420-2-24213005
Reservation Code "ISCEV 98"
Hotel Axa (Na Porc 40, Prague 1)
single room USD 75/night
Reservation by Fax: +420-2-2322172
Reservation Code "ISCEV 98"
Hotel Central (Rybn 8, Prague 1 - closest to the Carolinum!!)
double room USD 90/night
Reservation by Fax: +420-2-2328404
Reservation Code "ISCEV 98"
The closest international airport is Prague international airport (about 15 km from the center of Prague).
There will be several "ISCEV buses" to meet and transport Symposium and Course participants. These will take you directly from the airport to your hotel in Hradec Králové.
Departures of ISCEV buses (from the parking place in front of the
airport arrival hall):
June 11 (Thursday) - 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
June 12 (Friday) - 4.00 p.m.
June 13 (Saturday) - 11.00 a.m., 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
If you are not able to use our bus service from the airport (because you are arriving at a different time, for example), then the best way to reach Hradec Králové is to order, through us (Fax or E-mail to Lucie Machov), a private hire car (not taxi) with a driver who will wait at your specified arrival time with a notice bearing your name. This will cost a maximum of 2,200.-CZK (about USD 69). This is less than you can pay to go by Prague taxi from the airport to the Prague bus station!!
You can rent a car at the Prague airport but it is expensive, about double what you would pay in the USA. Also, please bear in mind that your journey back from Hradec Králové to Prague is provided in the symposium.
You can also take a train from the Prague main railway station
(HLAVNI NADRAZI) or a bus from the Prague bus station FLORENC.
If you do not want to undergo an adventure with Prague taxi drivers
(we believe that their charging of foreign visitors is already known throughout the world),
there is the following municipal transport from the airport to the railway station and bus station in Prague.
You can take bus No 119 (its stop is in front of the airport and you either need to buy a ticket already in the airport hall or to have Czech coins to buy a ticket for 12,-CZK in a automatic machine at the bus stop) that takes you to the station of underground (METRO) line A called "Dejvicka" (last stop of the bus No. 119). Take this line up to the crossing with line C (the crossing is called "Muzeum") and change to line C in direction "Florenc". The first stop in this direction is "HLAVNI NADRAZI" (Main railway station) and the second one is bus station FLORENC. When you get off on the station FLORENC, take the first turn right (designated "AutobusovÈ ndraz - odjezdy autobusu") and you will come directly to the bus-station platforms. At this bus station you have to go to the platform No.14 from which
maximum buses are going to Hradec Králové (in working days in about 30 minutes intervals up to about 7.15 p.m.)
Departures of direct trains from "HLAVNI NADRAZI": 7.18 a.m., 12.19, 3.19 p.m., 4.23 p.m., 6.42 p.m. and 8.49 p.m.
It takes about 1.50 hour both by a train or bus to Hradec Králové. The railway and bus station in Hradec Králové is right in the center of the town, opposite to the Hotel Cernigov.
If you come by car to Hradec Králové, it will be possible to park at the hotels and the Faculty building.
Dear vegetarian colleagues,
for your convenience, we would like to ask you to register at the registration desk as soon as possible so that a needed number of vegetarian meals could be prepared for you. You will get a special "vegetarian identity card" (otherwise your envious colleagues could take your meals when they will see it).
The historical and cultural centre of East Bohemia, Hradec Králové
was founded in 1225 as a royal town.
It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Labe (Elbe) and Orlice (Eagle). Nowadays, it is a university town of about 100,000 inhabitants.
Hradec Králové is approx. 100 km east of Prague; easily accessible by bus, car or rail. (See a map)
We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this Symposium: