General Information

Transportation in Beijing

Weather

Beijing's May is filled with bright reds and vivid greens everywhere. Normally, the weather is very warm with the temperature remaining 10-25°C (50-77°F). There are usually less windy days and few sandstorms during this month. There might be some drizzle but clear and sunny days are in the majority.

Insurance

The registration fee does not include insurance for the participants regarding accidents, sickness or loss of personal property. It is advisable to make your own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance before leaving your countries.

Currency Exchange

In China, only RMB is used. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, banks, most hotels and large shopping centers. The exchange rate is may be different according to the place you choose (e.g. different banks have different rates everyday, and other exchange centers may charge an additional fee). When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change any remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China. Visa, Master, American Express and JCB are accepted in many shopping malls and hotels.


Important Dates

December 2020

Distribute and post the "Call for symposia"

April 2021

Early Bird registration opens

June-August 2021

Start of ISPC discussion of symposia

June 2021

Distribute and post the "Call for Abstracts"

June 2021

Distribute and post the "Call for Travel Grant applications"

August 2021

ISPC Meeting #2

September 30th 2021

Deadline for abstracts of applicants for travel awards

October 30th 2021

Deadline for all others

October-December 2021

Travel Grant Evaluation, Abstract vetting by ISPC

December 2021

Announcement of Travel Awards

January 2022

Inform authors about status of their abstracts

February 28th 2022

Deadline for late breaking abstracts (poster only)

February 2022

Post the complete scientific program on website

May 2022

Our Congress begins!