UPDATE WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION
10 October 2022
Dear colleagues and dear friends
A month today IACD 2022 will be just a memory that our minuscule Association strives to ensure, remains long in your thoughts. You will leave infinitely more knowledgeable, with the added feelgood factor that comes from rubbing shoulders with colleagues of the highest academic repute from so many different countries, and the remarkable camaraderie that is a hallmark of IACD meetings small and large. The legendary Mediterranean hospitality will do the rest!
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November can be sunny ….or rainy but there are on average at least 6 hours of sunshine daily with an average temperature of 20C. Everybody will feel mat home!
The academic programme is ready apart from the inevitable few changes that will always occur late in the day. This is included later together with the current Faculty list. One suggestion, which will probably be taken up, has been to include the History session (probably 4 presentations) on the Friday, giving attendees a well-earned free half day on the Saturday to see something of Malta.
Let us know where you will be staying so that Conference transport from hotels to/from the meeting and to/from social occasions can be coordinated in the best possible way. Please note that at this time, the hotels will not hold any rooms further so if not already reserved, Expediting your bookings via the website for the Corinthia Palace (Michelin-starred restaurant), Westin Dragonara, and Hilton Malta hotels is advisable. These will be the pick-up locations for Conference transportation. All Congress-booked accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis. Registered persons may use the Conference transport free of charge even if booked at other hotels.
The Conference Dinner at The Villa, Corinthia Palace Hotel, Balzan.
Together with the opening Ceremony, our smart occasions. Dinner invitations are complimentary to registered speakers and to their guests provided he/she is registered as an accompanying person. Registrants and Unregistered guests are charged €90 pp. Kindly include the name of your guest(s) on your registration form.
The Registration form requests information about your details, flight and accommodation, dietary requests, and payments you have made. Please fill it in and return it to us.
Our staff will assist you in arranging your airport/hotel/airport journeys if required. This will also help in planning the free Saturday morning for you.
IMPORTANT RE. PAYMENT
Registration is moving smoothly except for more than our fair share of hitches with the pay online platform, especially but not exclusively with PayPal. At present, some colleagues who messaged that they were using the website for a bank transfer may be unaware that their payment has not yet been credited to the Conference Bank Account at the APS Bank in Malta.
So, we very kindly ask those who have already paid via the website or directly to the bank account, to send THE PROOF OF PAYMENT document received from their bank on effecting payment, to the Treasurer Dr George Depasquale on [email protected], and copied to me at [email protected] at your earliest convenience.
If not yet registered for whatever reason, we will greatly appreciate your doing so as soon as possible. At this time, given the above situation with the payment platform, we recommend direct bank transfer as follows:
Registration fee schedule
||Other HC Prof
|Until 7 Oct *
|After 7 Oct **
Kindly use a bank transfer to the account below
Acct number 36184510025
Acct holder Maltese Association of Dermatology & Venereology (MADV)
IBAN MT94APSB7701 30000000 36184510025
Address APS Bank plc., Tower Street, B’Kara, BKR 4012, Malta
Swift Code APSBMTMT.
This applies ONLY TO YOUR REGISTRATION FEE AND THE DINNER OPTION as the hotel links at the website function independently and are fully operative at this site. After a successful payment transaction, kindly send the Proof of Payment document to the Conference Secretariat as advised above i.e. to the Treasurer Dr George Depasquale at [email protected], and copied to me at [email protected] at your earliest convenience.
This information is replicated further in this site for those who may skim through and have missed this section.
Many thanks for your much-appreciated cooperation and we look forward to hosting you in November.
The IACD 2022 in Malta Organising Committee