About the Congress



The nearest ATM / cash machines are the Wing Lung Bank ATM near the Registration Desk and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) ATM located at 103 Shopping Arcade, Convention Plaza.

Each participant receives a name badge upon check-in at Registration. This badge should be worn at all times in order to gain entrance into session rooms and other events. You will not be able to access any of the Congress area without the official name badge. If you lost your badge, you can purchase a replacement name badge at the Registration Onsite Desk for HK$100 with a valid receipt.

All exhibitors are required to wear the exhibitor badge at all times in order to access the exhibition area. An exhibitor badge is not entitled to scientific sessions. However, an exception will allow exhibitors to enter their respective company sponsored session. Exhibitor badges can be purchased at Registration for HK$1,170 each.

Your Certificate of Attendance will be available for download after the Congress from the evaluation website starting Monday 4 September 2017. A link will be sent to your Congress registered email address where you can complete an online evaluation before the download.

Cloakroom is located on the concourse level next to Registration. Please do not leave any expensive or valuable items. The Organizers will not be held liable for the loss, damage or theft of valuables and expensive items left in the cloakroom.
Cloakroom Hours
31 August 2017 (Thursday) 12:00 – 19:30
1 September 2017 (Friday) 07:00 – 18:00
2 September 2017 (Saturday) 07:00 – 18:00
3 September 2017 (Sunday) 07:00 – 16:30

The Congress has applied to the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine for CME credits to specialty colleges and the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Nethersole of Nursing for CNE accreditation. Accreditation sign-in is located at level 1 Theatre Foyer.

Coffee and light refreshment will be served to Congress participants during break time in the Exhibition Area from 1 – 3 September 2017. Drinking water is available from water dispensing units located within the Congress premises.

Each fully registered participant is entitled to one congress bag after check-in at Registration.

The local currency is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

Informal dress code for all occasion.

Participants can find or leave information about upcoming meetings and events at the Events & Workshops located at the Exhibition area next to the Theatre Foyer on level 1.

Trade exhibition will be held at the convention foyer, theatre foyer and level 2 mezzanine.
Exhibition Opening Hours
31 August 2017 (Thursday) 17:00 – 19:30
1 September 2017 (Friday) 08:00 – 18:00
2 September 2017 (Saturday) 08:00 – 18:00
3 September 2017 (Sunday) 08:00 – 16:30

The Secretariat Office keeps a first aid kit on commonly used items.

Participants can purchase beverage and food from the food kiosk located at the convention foyer.
Food Kiosk Opening Hours
1 September 2017 (Friday) 07:00 – 18:00
2 September 2017 (Saturday) 07:00 – 18:00
3 September 2017 (Sunday) 07:00 – 16:00

Free Paper Presentation
Duration of free paper presentation is 9 minutes comprising of 7 minutes of presentation and 2 minutes of Q&A. Free paper presentation venues are S226, S227 and S228. Presenters are required to upload their files in the Preview Room at least 3 hours before the start of their session.

Poster Paper
The poster paper should be A0 size (841 mm (width) x 1189 mm (height) or 33.1 in (width) x 46.8 in (height)) with portrait orientation. Two rounds of different posters will be presented.
  Round 1 Round 2
Set up: 1 September, 10:30 - 11:00 2 September, 12:30 - 14:30
Exhibition: 1 September, 11:00 - 2 September, 10:30 2 September, 14:30 - 3 September, 12:30
Presentation: 1 September, 16:00 - 16:30 3 September, 10:30 - 11:00
Removal: 2 September, 10:30 - 11:00 3 September, 12:30 - 14:30

Presenters should be beside their poster during the presentation time. Posters must be promptly removed after the assigned round or will be deemed as unwanted and discarded and no responsibility will be taken by the Secretariat or Organizer.

Winners of the ISIAN award (1st and 2nd Prize) will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 2 September 2017.

Any lost item found will be kept at the Help Desk at Registration.

Lunch can be purchased at the food kiosk located on level 1. Please approach the kiosk for their daily menu.

Download the congress app to explore event program and exhibition at your fingertips. The app allows you to:
  • Browse, search and personalize the entire event program
  • Search and locate exhibitors in the Exhibition Area
  • Access faculty profile, abstract and useful information about the Congress
  • Create and synchronize events with your personal calendar
  • The app is updated daily and allows users to access information offline to avoid roaming costs.
Download from your app store and available in both iOS and Android.

Please respect Congress policy and keep your mobile on silent in all meeting rooms.

Registered participants who are unable to attend the Congress cannot nominate a substitute participant. Name changes are not permitted.

The official language of the Congress is English.

Taking photographs or making any form of electronic recording during the scientific sessions is prohibited. An official photographer will be present for the entire event. Photos can be downloaded from the Congress website www.rhinology2017.org .

By registering to attend the Rhinology World Congress – Hong Kong 2017, you acknowledge and agree that official photographs and recording taken during the Congress may be used for future meeting promotional purposes.

All speakers are invited to use the Preview Room near the Theatre Foyer on level 1 to check and upload their presentation files and materials. Please upload your files at least 3 hours before the start of your session.
Preview Room Service Hours
31 August 2017 (Thursday) 17:00 – 19:30
1 September 2017 (Friday) 08:00 – 18:00
2 September 2017 (Saturday) 08:00 – 18:00
3 September 2017 (Sunday) 08:00 – 15:00

Pre-Congress Workshop Registration (level 2)
31 August 2017 (Thursday) 10:00 – 15:45
Congress Registration (Concourse)
31 August 2017 (Thursday) 12:00 – 19:30
1 September 2017 (Friday) 07:00 – 18:00
2 September 2017 (Saturday) 07:00 – 18:00
3 September 2017 (Sunday) 07:00 – 16:30

Onsite payment will be transacted in Hong Kong Dollars. Payment methods are Visa, MasterCard, EPS and cash.

Onsite Registration Fees
Full Participant HK$6,200 / US$795
Young Specialist / Resident*
*Proof required
HK$5,420 / US$695
Low Income/Lower-middle income countries**
**Passport verification required
HK$4,640 / US$595
Nurse / Allied Health HK$740 / US$95 day rate
HK$1,520 / US$195 full rate
Congress Dinner HK$1,170 / US$150
Visit the Sightseeing Desk at Registration on concourse level for sightseeing tour enquiry.

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the HKCEC.

For questions regarding social events, please come and see us at the Registration on concourse level.

PowerPoint Presentation Format: 16:9
Venue Equipment: Laptop (Windows + MS Office 2013) & Laser Pointer

Prior to Presentation
Check-in at Preview Room 3 hours ahead of your session start time to upload your files. If you are using your own laptop or are combining videos with your presentation slides, you should run a test in the room where your session will take place.
MAC users will need to supply their own VGA adapter for external signal.
Please inform Congress staff at your session venue if you are using your own laptop or MAC.

Airport Express
The nearest airport express station is the Hong Kong Station located in Central.

Buses & Minibuses
Bus routes cover almost all of Hong Kong. Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus and Citybus operate routes that cover Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. New Lantao Bus mainly operates on Lantau Island and Long Win Bus provides services to north Lantau Island and the airport. Final destinations are prominently displayed in English and Chinese on the front of each bus.
Fares are based on distance travelled and exact change is required if paying by cash. Octopus cards are accepted on all buses in Hong Kong.

Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
Hong Kong has an efficient Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system that covers all major districts in the territory, including stops at the boundary with Mainland China (Lo Wu Station and Lok Ma Chau Station).
The MTR consists of 11 rail lines, including Island, South Island, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung, West Rail, East Rail, Ma On Shan, Disneyland Resort and the Airport Express. The MTR also operates a light rail system that runs between Yuen Long and Tuen Mun in the New Territories, plus an inter-city train service to Mainland China.

Minibuses are small buses that carry approximately 16 people. Green minibuses operate along specific routes at fixed prices. Exact change is required if paying by cash and they all accept Octopus cards. Red minibuses operate along routes that are not always fixed and passengers can get on and off anywhere along the route, except where special prohibitions apply. You pay as you alight when travelling on a red minibus and the driver can usually provide change for small notes. Ability to speak Cantonese and some familiarity with Hong Kong will be a bonus when travelling on minibuses.

Taxis in Hong Kong are categorized by three colors, each indicating a geographical area. In addition, there are taxis especially designed for passengers with special needs. All taxis can travel to and from Hong Kong International Airport as well as Hong Kong Disneyland.
Red taxis operate throughout most of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island and on the entire south side of Lantau Island. Green taxis only service the New Territories. Blue taxis only operate on Lantau Island.

International country code for Hong Kong is +852
Congress Secretariat 5303 4659
3505 1408
Congress Official Contractor (Maxibit HK/China) 9092 5053
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Hong Kong International Airport 2181 8888
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The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

September in Hong Kong is generally hot and humid. The typhoon season continues and it is the month with the most tropical cyclones. The average low and high temperatures are 26 °C (79 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F).

Arrangement under Severe Weather
(Black Rainstorm Signal, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 Signal or higher)
Scientific Program
The congress venue remains open for scientific sessions. Changes and adjustments may be made to cater to the severe weather condition. Please refer to the congress app for latest update.

Cadaver Dissection Demonstration Program
The cadaver dissection demonstration will be canceled. Alternate program will be arranged in Theatre 1.

Social Program
Please refer to the congress app for updates.

The free WiFi provided by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is available to all participants, observing a 60 minute usage limit upon registration. The wireless system is of IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standard and the connected device must be compliant. This is an “open” wireless network.
Enable the wireless connection on your device and select HKCEC_Free_WiFi or HKCEC_FREE_5GHz