General Information

​​​​​​​Congress Venue

CasaPiedra
Centro de Eventos, Congresos y Exhibiciones
Avda. San José María Escrivá de Balaguer 5600 Vitacura
Santiago, Chile​​
Email: casapiedra​@casapiedra.cl​​

​Transportation

Santiago de Chile has one of the most comprehensive public transport services in the entire continent of South America. So make sure you take full advantage of it! ​

Taxis and Bik​​es

Taxis are very clearly identified. They are usually black cars with yellow roofs, but all have orange number plates: it is only by this indication that you can make sure you are entering a legitimate taxi. ​

Metro

The metro system is also undergoing improvement in Santiago, and is due to be completed in 2014. At the moment, the extensive metro has five lines, carrying over two million passengers on a daily basis. The renovations will lead to the creation of two new lines serving previously unconnected parts of the city. The metro is run by a company called Metro de Santiago. Unfortunately, their website is in Spanish only. However, UrbanRail provides some useful information in English.

Bus

Buses in Santiago are operated by Transantiago. This company is actually responsible for Santiago’s entire public transport system. This means that local bus lines have been integrated, both with main bus lines and with the metro network. The fares are also integrated, so transfers between bus and metro are easy to make on a single ticket.

Although the Transantiago site is only available in Spanish, a map of all of their routes (bus and metro) can be found on their official website.

There are several bus terminals in Santiago. The main one is Terminal Santiago, which provides buses to all destinations in Chile as well as all South American countries, excluding Bolivia. For more local transport within the neighboring areas of Santiago, use Terminal San Borja, Terminal La Cisterna, and Terminal La Paz.

Train

The Central Station – Estación Central – can be easily accessed by bus or subway. TerraSur trains, which are operated by Chile's national railway company, Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE), connect Santiago’s Central Station to Chillán, in the south-central part of the country.

The Metrotrén is a Chilean commuter rail system. Their website is in Spanish only, but the route planner is straightforward to operate in spite of this. Trains connect Santiago de Chile with 13 communes, to San Fernando. Trains are connected with the Metro de Santiago in Alameda station.

Airport

Santiago is located 15 minutes from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. This is Chile’s main airport, and is known to be one of the busiest in the world due to its excessive airport traffic. Buses connect the airport to the city center’s Terminal Pajaritos on a regular basis.

​Badges

On registering you will receive your name badge. You are kindly requested to wear your b​adge during all congress sessions and events.

About Santiago

As a participant in WCN 2015 we recommend you visit the ‘About Santiago​’ page to find out more about this modern vibrant city and all the attractions and excellent facilities it offers.

Language

The official language of The World Congress of Neurology is English.

Cyber Center

A Cyber Centre will be available for participants’ use in the exhibition area during exhibition hourson Sunday to Wednesday.

Climate​

​​The weather in Santiago is similar to the Mediterranean. September in Chile is spring time so we expect very nice and mild sunny days with temperatures within the twenties degrees Celsius. 

Currency 

​The Chilean unit of currency is the peso. Bank notes come in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000 and 20,000 pesos. Coin values are 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 pesos, although one-peso coins are fast disappearing, and even fives and tens are uncommon. Carry small bills with you; it can be difficult to change bills larger than Ch$1000 in rural areas.

​​Visa Requirements

WCN 2014 Participants are requested to consult the Chilean Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required. Participants can email wcn@kenes.com for an invitation letter for visa purposes.

​Liability & Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

CME Accreditation

For more information about CME/CPD Accreditation of this medical event, please click here. ​

Sponsorship and Exhibition

An exhibition will be held concurrently within WCN 2015​. See Sponsorship page for more details regarding support.


Agent For Italian Participants

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00198 ROME
Tel: 0039 06 44249321
Fax: 0039 06 99331533
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