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Venue

Congress Palace of the Algarve, NAU Salgados, Albufeira, Portugal.

Language

The official language of the FRM2023 is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available in whole working area in the venue.

Visa Requirements

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Portuguese Representant for official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that may apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

Official Letter of Invitation

Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organising Committee or FRM2023 to provide any financial assistance.
For an invitation letter, please contact enquiries@fensrm2023algarve.pt

Insurance and Liability

The Conference organiser shall not be held liable for personal injury or any loss or damage to the belongings of conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Telephone Code

To call Algarve from abroad please dial the appropriate international code, e.g. 00, then dial the area code for Portugal 351. Mobile phone numbers carry the prefix 9 and prefixes 2.  

To call a foreign country from Algarve, please dial the international code 00, then the country area code, the city area code (if applicable) and, finally, the telephone number of the subscriber.

Useful Telephone numbers

European emergency services: 112 (without any extra code).

Health Line 24: 808 24 24 24 with a similar cost of a local call.

The Health Line 24 ensures triage, counselling, and referral in situations of illness. For clinical contact, available 24 hours a day, every day. For administrative (non-clinical) contact, from 8 am to 10 pm, every day.

Currency

The Portuguese currency is the Euro. Credit cards (Visa, Eurocard, MasterCard) are accepted in most shops, and ATMs (ATM or MultiBanco) are widely available across Algarve. You can use Visa, Visa Electron, Plus, MasterCard, Eurocard, Maestro and Cirrus branded cards to withdraw money from an ATM. Portugal ATMs require 4-digit pin codes.

Electricity

As in most regions of continental Europe, the electricity voltage in Algarve is 220 V. Electrical outlets are standard European.

Time Zone

The time zone in Algarve is UTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time, GMT). Please note at the event date Portugal will be in the time zone UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time), so that mornings have one hour less daylight, and evenings one hour more.

Climate

The average temperature maximum temperature in Algarve in May about 23°C (73.4°F) and the minimum temperature is 15°C (59°F). You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day.

Dress Code

Participants are advised to wear business casual for all Forum functions and programmes.

Guest Attendance Policy

All event activities are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event scientific areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Food and Beverage

Within the scope of FRM 2023 we want to provide you the best experience. We know that food is a fundamental part of the experience and, for that reason, we have a lunch pack at your disposal, which will allow you to guarantee, in advance, all meals during the congress. This pack will allow you to avoid queues and long waiting times to eat.

Additionally, a Gala Dinner will be served, where all participants will have the opportunity to socialise and experience the best gastronomic experience at the Algarve.

Lunch Pack (includes 3 lunches during the event) – 100€
Gala Dinner – 50€ (limited to 700 persons)

FRM2023 Secretariat

Please do not hesitate to contact Secretariat if you require any additional information or assistance. Please address all correspondence to:

AD-ABC, Universidade do Algarve
Edf 2, 3 piso, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro
Telef.: 289 244 476 National landline call
E-mail: enquiries@fensrm2023algarve.pt