Badges

Access to all scientific sessions are only possible with your personal badge. Please always wear your badge!

Breakfast

Certificate

Cloakroom

A cloakroom is available during the registration opening hours.

Coffee Breaks

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and are served in the exhibition area. Please refer to the “Program” for the times.

Congress Venue

New York Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
USA
T: +1 212-398-1900

W: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycmq-new-york-marriott-marquis/

Currency

In New York City and throughout the United States, the dollar is the standard currency. Below is one of the many places where you can exchange your currency for American dollars.

AFEX – Associated Foreign Exchange
870 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019; 212-757-9280
805 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022; 646-231-7820

Geography

New York City is composed of five boroughs. While Manhattan and Staten Island are islands, Brooklyn and Queens are geographically part of Long Island, and the Bronx is attached to the US mainland. The islands are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries. Check here for helpful NYC maps and guides.

Electricity

The USA uses two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. The USA operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.

Exhibition

Opening Hours Exhibition (times to be confirmed)

Thursday 30 April 2020
Friday 1 May 2020
Saturday 2 May 2020

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of poster abstracts: xxxx
Deadline for reduced registration fee: xxxxx

Industrial Exhibition

The industrial exhibition is located in immediate vicinity to symposium activities such as lecture hall, poster exhibition and catering areas. Companies are given ample opportunity to display their latest products, services and technical innovations.

Info Centers

You can get discounted attraction passes, guides, maps and brochures pertaining to all there is to see and do in the five boroughs.

Official NYC Information Center at Macy’s Herald Square
151 W. 34th St. (bet. Seventh Ave. and Broadway)
Hours: Mon.–Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–9pm.

Official NYC Information Center–Times Square
At W. 47th St. & Broadway
Hours: 8am–8pm daily.

Official NYC Information Center–City Hall
Southern tip of City Hall Park on the Broadway sidewalk at Park Row
Hours: 9am–6pm daily.

Insurance

The symposium organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to conference participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Invitation Letter

The organizers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual requesting one, once their registration and fee have been received. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants obtaining a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the symposium to provide any financial support. You may request such a letter during the online registration or from alison.davis@orfoundation.org.

International Visitors and Arrivals from Abroad

Visas
Visitors to New York City from outside the United States may need a visa to enter the country. For details, visit the US Department of State website.

Trusted Traveler Programs

Fly through the lines at JFK, LGA and Newark. The Department of Homeland Security has introduced several programs that can help expedite security and customs screenings when traveling to and from the US, including New York City. The programs, customized based on travel needs and designed to enhance passenger experience, are available for US citizens and residents as well as those from certain foreign countries. Visit dhs.gov/tt to learn more about the options and their benefits, and see a chart that compares the features of each.

US Customs and Border Protection

Recent improvements by US Customs and Border Protection have helped decrease wait times to enter the United States for both visitors and citizens coming from abroad. Among these are the Trusted Traveler Programs listed above, as well as self-service kiosks located in the international arrivals terminals at area airports and an app for smartphones and tablets. Discover what to expect when arriving from an international destination by watching “You Have Arrived,” a short instructional video; to learn more about the self-service kiosks and app, watch “Global Entry – The Quickest Way Through the Airport!”.

Language

The official congress language is English. Simultaneous translation will be provided for the following languages: German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin.

Local Laws and Safety

The drinking age in NYC—and throughout the United States—is 21, and smoking is banned in public places throughout the City, including bars, restaurants, subways and taxis, and public parks and beaches. Cigar smoking is permitted at cigar bars. In NYC, those who are 21 or older can purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products.

New York is America’s safest large city, but visitors should still use common sense to protect themselves and their property. Visitors should be aware of their surroundings, and make sure to always use licensed, reputable businesses for any services they need. For example, they should not hail livery cabs (as opposed to taxis) at the airport, and shouldn’t rent bikes from companies that seem suspicious. A hotel concierge should be able to answer questions on this topic, and will be helpful if visitors need more information about neighborhoods in the five boroughs. Another useful resource is 311, the City’s official information hotline. For more information about safety, read our tips for visitors.

Lunch

Lunch on Friday and Saturday is included in the registration fee and is served in the exhibition area. Please refer to the “Program” for the times.

Phone Numbers

Here are some important phone numbers for visitors to NYC to keep handy.

  • Emergencies (police, fire or ambulance): 911
  • NYC government agencies and any questions or requests about city services (non-emergency): 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (639-9675)
  • Directory assistance: 411
  • Printed NYC literature: 800-NYC-VISIT (692-84748) or 212-397-8222

Publication

Selected posters will be published in the International Journal of Posters of Dentistry and Oral Medicine as well as on the event’s and the Oral Reconstruction Foundation’s website.
Full text of regular abstracts will be published 10 days prior to the congress (xxxx) on the congress website.

Registration / Secretariat

Email: alison.davis@orfoundation.org

Opening Hours Secretariat

Thursday 30 April 2020
Friday 1 May 2020
Saturday 2 May 2020

Tax Rates

Prices marked on goods in New York City shops typically don’t include tax. New York City sales tax on most goods and services is 8.875 percent. But there are a few exceptions:

No sales tax on many food items purchased at grocery stores (heated or otherwise prepared foods are an exception), or on prescription drugs. No sales tax on clothing or footwear under $110.

Time Zone

Rotterdam is in the Central European Time Zone (CET). CET is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Tipping & Customs

Many employees in the service industry (hotels, restaurants and transportation) earn a lower minimum wage, as gratuities/tips are expected to supplement their income. Here are some suggested tipping practices for your clients to highlight their appreciation:

  • Hotel doorman: $1 for hailing a cab.
  • Porters and bellhops: $1–$2 per bag.
  • Housekeeping staff: $1–$2 per day of your visit, or as much as $5 per day.
  • Waitstaff and bartenders: 15–20% of total bill.
  • Taxi drivers: 15–20% of total fare.
  • Tips for other service personnel, such as theater ushers, tour guides and coat-check staff, are always appreciated.

Tours and Visitor Passes

The New York CityPASS, New York City Explorer Pass, The New York Pass, The New York Sightseeing Pass and Build Your Own by Smart Destinations are just some of the visitor passes available in New York City. Seeing the City by double-decker bus, boat or helicopter can make for a memorable trip, and there are convenient, affordable ways to visit all of NYC’s major attractions. Find more information here: https://www.nycgo.com/

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Receive up to date information on what is being presented in lectures, discussed about posters and other related topics to the implant dentistry! Follow “ORGS2020” and „Oral Reconstruction Foundation“ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and join the conversation using #ORGS2020.

Visa Requirements

In case you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact us at alison.davis@orfoundation.org. We strongly advise to contact us as early as possible.

Weather

New York City weather can vary from day to day, and even from hour to hour. Generally, spring in New York City brings temperatures ranging from cool to very warm, with light winds and rain.

WiFi and LinkNYC

New York City has free WiFi hotspots available at the LinkNYC kiosks on sidewalks all over town. In addition to supplying free WiFi from up to 150 feet away, they also provide free phone service within the United States and USB ports to recharge smartphones, and you can also use the built-in tablet to access info on city services, maps and directions.

WLAN

Free WLAN is available throughout the congress center.