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ISHA 2021 Information

Banking, Currency and Exchange Rate

Normal bank opening hours are 8:00/09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday. Some banks will have shorter opening hours on a Saturday.

Currency exchanges are located at airports, banks and major hotels, and the currency is the US Dollar of which there are seven different denominations of banknotes: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. The coin series comprises six different denominations: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, and 50¢. We recommend that you check the applicable exchange rate prior to your departure.

Car Parking

The Bellagio is centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip. Self-park and valet parking are available on site. For more information, please click here.

Certificate of Attendance and CME Credit Hours

Please consult the OrthoSummit website for information as it becomes available.

Climate

Las Vegas in winter tends to be mild and dry. The average temperature is 15°C/59°F. However, we recommend checking the forecast before visiting as temperatures can fluctuate to as high as 19°C/66°F and as low as 0°C/32°F.

Convention Centre

ISHA 2021 is being held at the Bellagio, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States. Please visit the hotel website for further information.

Credit Cards

Most hotels, large restaurants and shops will accept international credit cards, the most widely recognized being American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. Automatic teller machines are plentiful and situated throughout the city.

The Bellagio offers Dynamic Currency Conversion (which allows guests to pay for purchases in their local currency or US Dollars) at the Front Desk, VIP Lounge, Pool Operations, and via the Contact Center as well as Casino Marketing. This applies to MasterCard and Visa transactions.

Disclaimer

The International Hip Preservation Society 2021 ASM, including the Conference Organisers, will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the International Hip Preservation Society 2021 ASM and exhibition or related events.

Electricity

In the USA the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in the USA if the standard voltage in your country is between 100 V – 127 V (as in Canada and most South American countries). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 220 – 240 V (as in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa), you need only a power plug adapter.

In the USA the power plugs and sockets are of type A & B. For more information, please click here.

Health

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel. As a developed country, the USA has fewer health risks than many destinations, but, there is still some risk and the CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for all travellers: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. Up-to-date information relating to the ongoing Covid-19 situation can be found on the CDC and WHO websites.

IMPORTANT: All registrants, faculty, administration and exhibitors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to be able to attend the event. Further information can be found here. With regard to travel, we advise that you keep informed of the Covid-19 requirements and restrictions relating to your country of origin, method of travel and vaccination status. The International Hip Preservation Society, including the Conference Organisers, will not accept liability for any inability to travel due to changing requirements and restrictions. Attendees travel to this event at their own risk.

The USA has a high standard of hygiene, doctors and dentists are highly trained and hospitals are well equipped. In the event of illness, hotel staff can arrange a doctor for you.

Industrial Exhibition

The ISHA ASM and OrthoSummit Combined Meeting 2021 will include an industrial exhibition. International companies will display their latest products, services and technical innovations.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.

Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organizing Committee and the ISHA Conference Office accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.

Language

The congress language is English. Simultaneous translation is not provided.

Liability

The Organising Committee, the International Hip Preservation Society and / or the ISHA 2021 ASM Conference Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of ISHA 2021.

People With Special Needs

Every effort is made to ensure people with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your registration form to enable us to make your stay a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Poster Exhibition

All accepted posters are available for viewing electronically during the entire annual scientific meeting on ePoster terminals.

Press

Please contact info@ishaconference.com for more information.

Privacy Statement

Information requested and provided on Conference online forms will be used to administer the Conference including registration, accommodation, scientific program, catering, transport and sponsorship. Data obtained will remain the property of the International Hip Preservation Society and / or the ISHA 2021 ASM Conference Organizers. For more information on our privacy policy, click here.

Social Media

Receive up to date information on lectures, discussions, posters and other related topics! Follow “ISHA2021” on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and join the conversation using #ISHA2021.

Tipping

Gratuities/Tips are commonplace in the USA. Suggested amounts are as follows:

  • Taxis $1
  • Bellhops $2 per bag, up to $12
  • Housekeeping $1 per day
  • Restaurants/bars 15-20% of the bill. If the service is poor, tip a little lower; leaving no tip at all is considered poor etiquette.
  • Buffets $1-2 per person

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy:

The Event Organizers reserve the right to cancel any activities relating to the ISHA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting if there are insufficient registrations.  Also, at any time, without notice and without giving reasons, the Event Organizers may cancel or postpone the Event, change the venue or any published timetables, activities, presenters or particulars without being liable for any loss, damage or expense incurred or suffered by any person.

Travel and Accommodation:

The Event Organizers are not themselves carriers or hoteliers, nor do we own hotels or coaches.  The coach journeys and hotel accommodation herein are provided by reputable carriers and hoteliers on their own conditions.  It is important to note, therefore, that all bookings with the Event Organizers are subject to terms, conditions and limitations of liability imposed by hoteliers and all other service providers whose services we utilize. Some of these service providers limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay, and loss or damage to baggage.

Our Responsibility: 

The Event Organizers cannot accept any liability of whatever nature for acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise of those coach operators, hoteliers, and other persons providing services in connection with the ISHA 2021 ASM pursuant to a contract between themselves and yourself (which may be evidenced in writing by the issue of a ticket, voucher, coupon or the like) and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control.

The Event Organizers do not accept any liability in contract or in tort (actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part. These include, but are not limited to, war; civil disturbance; fire; floods; unusually severe weather; acts of God; acts of government or any authorities; accidents involving, or failure of, machinery or equipment, or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even though such action may be settled by acceding to the demands of a labour group).  Please note that prices quoted are subject to change without notice.

The Event Organizers:

References to “the Event Organizers” in the above Event Information and Conditions mean any members of The Board or staff of ISHA – The Hip Preservation Society – Local Hosts and agents appointed by ISHA, as well as Orthopaedic Summit and its agents.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Visas

A visa or ESTA will be required for travel into the United States. Please remember to check the requirements and deadlines for your country. More information can be found here.

WIFI

The Bellagio guestrooms are equipped with wireless internet. The Business Service Center offers mini office suites with computers and Internet access.

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