XXVI Congress of the American Confederation of Urology (CAU 2002)

Venue: Atlantic- Pacific Convention Center

Location: Panama, Panama,

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2002 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2002
Registration Date: Sep 19, 2002
Early Registration Date: Aug 19, 2002
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Description

The Congress
Is the biennial meeting of specialists in Urology of the Americas, convened with the purpose of analyzing current trends, updating scientific knowledge on the treatment of penis, bladder and prostate cancer, erectile disfunction, andropausia , obstructive uropathy and other topics of interest, as well as to discuss the Urology of the Future. Details on the scientific program can be seen in the enclosed chart.

Venue
The Congress is the biennial meeting of specialists in Urology of the Americas, convened with the purpose of analyzing current trends, updating scientific knowledge on the treatment of penis, bladder and prostate cancer, erectile disfunction, andropausia , obstructive uropathy and other topics of interest, as well as to discuss the Urology of the Future
Located at the crossroads of the Americas, Panama is an ideal meeting venue. Most major international airlines keep convenient itineraries to and from Panama City, the modern capital of the country that hosts one of the great wonders of the world, the Panama Canal and the most important Free Trade Zone and Financial Center in Latin America. Its tropical climate and vegetation, sunny white beaches and much more, offer exciting possibilities for tourism and recreation.

Events will take place in the modern Atlantic-Pacific (ATLAPA) Convention Center in Panama City. Accommodations will be available in nearby world class hotels, at special guaranteed room rates as indicated below.

Sponsoring and Exhibition Opportunities
More than 1500 Urology specialists from nearly 30 countries will attend the Congress, making it an excellent opportunity to promote pharmaceutical products, clinical and surgical instruments and equipment, supplies and services to the medical community. Exhibition space, with or without modular shell booths, are available at the rates indicated in the enclosed brochure and floor plan

There are also very interesting sponsoring options, including privileged exhibit space and brand recognition schemes. For information, please contact us at the address below.

Program

Saturday, September 21
All day Registration and badge claiming
Optional tours
Afternoon Postgraduate Course I
Sunday, September 22
Morning Registration and badge claiming
Optional tours
Postgraduate Course II
Afternoon Postgraduate Course III
Evening Welcoming Cocktail
Monday, September 23
Morning Opening Session
Round table - CAU
Round table - EAU
Noon Lunch break
Afternoon Free papers
Conferences
Postgraduate Course IV
Evening Free
Tuesday, September 24
Morning Round table - CAU
Round table - AUA
Noon Lunch break
Afternoon Free papers
Conferences
Postgraduate Course V
Evening Typical Panamanian Fiesta and show
Wednesday, September 25
Morning Round table - CAU
Round table - SIU
Noon Lunch break
Afternoon Free papers
Conferences
Postgraduate Course VI
Evening Free
Thursday, September 26
Morning Round table - CAU
Round table – CAU – SIUP
Closing and Awards
Noon Closing Lunch
Afternoon Optional tours

Spouses and Family Program

Sunday, September 22
All day Optional tours
Evening Welcoming Cocktail
Monday, September 23
Morning and
afternoon City tour and luncheon
Tuesday, September 24
Morning and
afternoon Panama Canal tour and luncheon
Evening Typical Panamanian Fiesta and show
Wednesday, September 25
Morning and
afternoon Shopping tour and luncheon
Thursday, September 26
All day Optional tours

Venue

Additional Information

Registration Prior to From 20/5 After May 20, 2002 to 19/8/2002 Category Members of CAU, SIUP US$ 250.00 US$ 300.00 US$ 350.00 Members of AUA, EAU, SIU US$ 350.00 US$ 400.00 US$ 450.00 Non member physicians US$ 400.00 US$ 450.00 US$ 500.00 Residents US$ 150.00 US$ 200.00 US$ 250.00 Spouses and family US$ 150.00 US$ 150.00 US$ 150.00 Registrations must be made by mailing the enclosed registration form together with a check in US Dollars drawn on a US bank in favor of Sociedad Panameña de Urologia for the corresponding amount, to: SOCIEDAD PANAMEÑA DE UROLOGÍA P. O. Box 873918, Zone 7 Panama, Republic of Panama Registrations with payment instructions by credit card and charge authorization, can be faxed to the following numbers: (507) 269-5680 o (507) 223-7787 Registrations can also be made though the Internet at: www.spurol.org These registrations must include payment instructions by credit card only All registrations received with the corresponding payment check or credit card charge authorization, will be acknowledged immediately, in writing by mail, fax, or e-mail. Be sure to include your return address. For any other information on registrations, please call the following numbers or contact Jessica Julio at congrexp@congrexpo.com Telephones: (507) 269-7064 or (507) 269-7065 Hotel Accommodations Blocks of rooms are available at the Caesar Park Hotel across the street from the Convention Center and other selected hotels at special guaranteed rates as indicated below. Reservations can only be made through the organizers using the Hotel Reservation section of the enclosed registration form, before August 30, 2002, with a one night deposit or credit card number to guaranty first night occupancy. A courtesy shuttle bus between the hotels and the Convention Center will be available. Hotel Single Double Caesar Park (5*) ** $140.00 $140.00 Marriott (5*) $145.00 $145.00 Bristol (5*) ** $125.00 $125.00 Radisson Royal (5*)** $120.00 $120.00 El Panama (5*) ** $105.00 $105.00 Continental (5*) $100.00 $100.00 Granada (4*) ** $ 70.00 $ 70.00 Costa del Sol (4*) ** $ 60.00 $ 65.00 (Plus 10% tax) ** Including breakfast * Air Travel The Official Carrier, Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Continental Airlines, will offe a 15%r discount on air tickets from cities in the US and Latin America included in their regular itineraries: Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, Guatemala City. San Salvador, San Jose, Santo Domingo, Kingston, Havana, Caracas, Bogota, Barranquilla, Medellin, Cali, Quito. Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. * Local Ground Transportation Courtesy transfers from the airport to the hotel as well as shuttle bus transportation between hotels and the Convention Center will be available to attend the conference sessions and all scheduled social events. * Simultaneous Translation Will be available at all conference sessions in Spanish, English and Portuguese. * Climate and dress suggestions Panama enjoys a pleasant warm tropical climate. Light summer clothing is therefore suggested. Occasional rainfall can be expected in the month of September. * Tourism Attractive pre and post Congress tour packages to beach, island and mountain resorts and eco - tourism will be available. Spouses will enjoy a special tour program and visits to sites of historic and cultural interest. * Currency and Credit Cards The US Dollar is the legal tender in Panama. Most major international credit cards and travelers checks are widely accepted. * Visa requirements Depending on citizenship, a valid passport and tourist card or visa may be required. Please check with your travel agent or the nearest Panamanian Consulate * Insurance Protection All participants will be protected by an insurance policy covering accidental injury, medical care and hospitalization during their stay for the Congress. Optional Tourism If ypou want to take advantage of the trip and enjoy some rest and relaxation, there are exiting one or two nights beach, island or mountain resort tour packages, as well as day-tours for eco-tourism, shopping or visiting nearby attractions, that can be enjoyed immediately before or after the Congress: Guided Tour of the City and the Panama Canal Area (Approximately 6 hours, with a light lunch included) Shopping Trips * Visit to the Colon Free Zone (6 hours, with lunch included) * Los Pueblos shopping Center (4 hours) Ecology Tours * Eco-Canal (4 hours) * Gamboa Rainforest Resort (4 hours, including lunch) Ethnic Tours * El Valle, Indian Market (8 hours, lunch included) * Trip to the Chocoe-Emberá community (8 hours, including a light lunch) * Trip to the Kuna Indians community on the San Blas Islands (Air Transport, one night stay-over) The Panama Canal Partial transit on board a ship (approximately 4 hours) Beaches * Taboga Island (transportation by boat, 6 hours, including lunch) * Contadora Island (Air transportation, two days, one night, all inclusive) * Decameron Resort (ground transportationtwo days, one night, all inclusive) Fishing In the Gulf of Panama (8 hours) In the Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal (4 hours) Diving * In Portobello Bay and at Drake Island (full day trip with lunch included) * In Bocas del Toro (3 days, 2 nights) Golf * In the Panama City (4 hours) * At the Coronado Golf Club (6 hours) Nightlife "La Chiva Parrandera" (a party bus will take you around Panama’s Hot Spots for 4 hours,with drinks included) For more information Concerning the scientific program, please contact us by mail, telephone, fax or E-Mail at the following address: Organizing Committee Attention: Dr. Manuel Guerra Sociedad Panameña de Urología P. O. Box 873918 , Zone 7, Panama , Republic de Panama Telephone: (507) 261-2752 - Fax (507) 261-9057, E.Mail: gmanuel@cwpanama.net Or visit: www.spurol.org Concerning registration, hotel reservations, exhibition space, sponsoring opportunities or optional tour packages, please contact: Congrexpo Internacional Attention: Jessica Julio Telephone (507) 269-5655, Fax (507) 269-5680, E.Mail congrexp@congrexpo.com Or visit: www.congrexpo.com