General Information

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

For physicians attending the 14th IDSS the ACCME provides CME.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians.

The 14th IDSS has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AMA has determined that all physicians participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CME Attendance Certificates will be available upon request at the Registration Desk on the last day of the meeting after submission evaluation form

Symposium Venue

 Tel Aviv David Intercontinental Convention Center


Sunday-Wednesday, October 28-31, 2018


The official language of the Symposium is English


A commercial and professional exhibition will be take place during Sunday-Wednesday,October 28-31, 2018

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance may be obtained from the Registration Desk

Liability and Insurance

The symposium organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to symposium participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the symposium


Ben-Gurion International Airport is located 20 minutes from Tel Aviv. Taxi service (about $50/€30) and a modern airport train (about $4/€3) provide safe, fast and economic transportation into Tel Aviv

Climate and Clothing

In October temperatures in Tel Aviv range between 20 – 27°C / 68 – 80°F. Rain is possible. Dress may be informal throughout the Symposium

Pre and Post-Symposium Tours

Pre and Post-Symposium tours in Israel will be arranged for interested participants. Further details will be published under Tours


The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) commonly known as the Shekel. Approximate currency rates as of June 2017 are as follows:
US $ 1 = NIS 3.53 Euro € 1 = NIS 3.95
There is no restrictions on transfer and use of foreign currencies in Israel.
Most international credit cards are accepted


Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug

Value Added Tax Reimbursement (VAT in Israel is 17%)

According to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Law, a foreign tourist is able to benefit from a zero rate of VAT on a vast array of services obtained during a stay in Israel. In addition, a special arrangement exists whereby a tourist may also request a VAT refund on purchases made during a stay.

For more details please visit the official website of the Ministry of Finance, Israeli Department of Customs and VAT

Local Time

Israel time zone is Standard time zone: UTC / GMT + 2 hours


The country code for Israel is +972