International Collaborations | 8 - 11 November, 2009 / Cernobbio, Como, Italy

General Information

Transportation from Milan Airports to Cernobbio

Shuttle - A shuttle service will be arranged to transport Congress Delegates to the local hotels in Como and Cernobbio. Please inform the registration bureau of your travelling dates and hours before Wednesday October 28th, 2009

Public Transit - It is possible to take a combination of train and bus to arrive in Como and Cernobbio from Malpensa, Bergamo and Linate airport in Milan.

See details on the following documents:

Transportation from Congress Hotels to Villa Erba

Shuttle - A shuttle service will be provided to Delegates from Congress Hotels to the Congress Venue Villa Erba in the morning and retour in the evening. Please see a detailed schedule on the following document:

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or “bureaux de change”. ATMs are widespread. Traveller cheques can be exchanged with ease. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than “bureaux de change”.

Currency Rates (January 2009):

$1.00 USD = $0.75 Euro
$1.00 CDN = $0.62 Euro
100 Japanese Yen = $0.84 Euro

Convert your currency to Euros.

Italy has a value added tax (VAT) that is charged on assets and services in Italy as well as on imports into Italy. Italian VAT is usually 20% of the purchased product.

Service is normally included in restaurant or bar bills in Italy. Additionally, in most restaurants the so-called  "coperto" (cover charge), which can range from 1 to 3 euros, is automatically added to the check. Rounding up to the nearest whole euro and maybe adding 1 or 2 euro to your bill is an appropriate amount and follows the generally accepted tipping practices of Italy.

Official Travel Agency
Forbes Travel International Ltd. has been appointed as the official Travel Agent for the 3rd Intrenational Cancer Control Congress. For assistance booking your travel with the Official Airline Network and/or Car Rental Company, please contact:

Forbes Travel International Ltd.
Toll Free in North America +1 800 983 2299
Phone +1 604 689 0461

Contact: Cathy Wood
Direct Phone +1 604 639 8807
OR Contact: Lisa Knotts
Direct Phone: +1 604 630 4803


Official Airline Network

Please click here to complete an online survey regarding your travel bookings.

Star Alliance



The Star Alliance™ Members Airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress.

To obtain the Star Alliance™ Conventions Plus discounts, please call the reservation office of a participating Star Alliance Member Airline and quote the following Convention Code LH32S09.

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event are automatically granted a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

Discounts are offered on published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance.

For more information, please visit:

The participating airlines for this event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS International Air Lines, Scandinavian Airlines, Spanair, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, bmi.


Official Car Rental Company

Avis has been appointed as the Official Car Rental Company for the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress. To make a car rental reservation please visit the AVIS website or contact Forbes Travel.

Letter of Invitation for Visa Policy
An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a Visa and authorization to attend the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress will be issued ONLY after the Registration Form and full payment have been received.

Passport & Visa
Every visitor to Italy must have a valid passport and a visa if required. A visa is not required for citizens of the EU, USA, Canada and most major countries. Please contact your local Italian embassy or Consulate for further information.

Participants coming from EU nations and citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, do not need visas to enter Italy. Most NON-EU citizens (and participants from other countries) will need a visa and, somethimes, either a declaration or a permit of stay to formalize their visit in Italy. As visa regulations are continuously evolving, we strongly recommend you to consult the official website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for updated and detailed information for foreigners regarding entrance visas for Italy and permits of stay. Information is offered in English and other languages. The application for a visa must be done at the Italian Consulate or Embassy in your country of origin or where you have permanent residence, at least 3 months prior the Conference. If living in another country, you may find the Italian Consulate or Embassy willing to let you apply for a visa from there, but this is entirely up to the Consulate to decide.

Official Letters of Invitation
Official letters of invitation, designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries, will be sent upon request after registration is complete, and upon receipt of the appropriate registration payment from the delegate. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Scientific Committee or Conference to provide any financial assistance. All expenses incurred in with relation to the Conference are the sole responsibility of the delegate. Delegates requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa to attend the Conference, should email quoting their full name and mailing address, with Registration ID Number. Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the delegate to take care of his/her visa requirements. Delegates who do require an entry visa must allow adequate time for the application procedure. You should allow approximately 12 weeks prior to the Congress, although this process may take longer in some countries.

Travel and Health Insurance
It is strongly recommended that participants take out insurance to cover loss incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage to or loss of personal effects. The organizers of the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress will not be responsible for any medical costs incurred by delegates. The organizing committee will not accept liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to Congress delegates, either during or as a result of the Congress or during any tours.

Official Congress Language
The official language of the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress is English.

Internet Café
An Internet Café will be located in the Exhibit Hall. Use of computers will be available to the 3rd International Cancer Control delegates at no cost.