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General Information

Learn about various local customs, information and travel tips below:


The ISTH SSC 2014 abstracts are available on USB sticks which will be distributed upon registration. Abstracts will also be available as an online supplement (only) to JTH. The ISTH SSC 2014 Abstracts USB Stick is supported by Novo Nordisk.


A help desk for participants who have booked their accommodation in advance via the PEC meetings company is located in the registration area. The staff at this counter will also help you to find and book rooms, if required.

ATM/Cash Machines

ATMs are widespread.

Banks & Foreign Exchange Offices

Only major banks exchange foreign currency. Credit Cards and Travelers checks are widely accepted. Travelers checks should be issued in US dollars for maximum convenience. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.

Car Parking

The closest parking to the venue is the Wisconsin Center District parking. The entrance is located on 500 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be included in the conference bags.

Charging Stations

Mobile charging stations are provided throughout the conference venue for attendees to charge their mobile devices. The ISTH SSC 2014 charging stations are supported by Biogen Idec


Milwaukee has a humid continental climate. Summers are usually very warm and humid. The average temperature in June is 75.3 degrees F (24.1 degrees C) for a high and 57.1 degrees F (13.9 degrees C) for a low.


Information about CME for SSC 2014 can be found online here.

Coffee Breaks

Complimentary coffee and tea will be served in the exhibition hall located in Ballroom A – C on the street level. Coffee breaks are scheduled daily from June 23 – 26, 2014. Please refer to the program details for timings.

Conference Capture

Educational and Plenary lectures of ISTH SSC 2014 will be captured and be available online for meeting attendees and ISTH members in the weeks after the meeting. The ISTH SSC 2014 Conference Capture is supported by Novo Nordisk.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in the majority of hotels, restaurants and shops.


The US dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents.

Cyber Cafe

Located in the exhibition hall, it will be for the exclusive use of meeting attendees.

Delegate Bags

You will receive your delegate bag at the registration area. Please note that no replacements for lost bags are available.


120 volts, 60 Hz. Plus are mainly the two, flat-pin type, although three-pin plugs are also widely used. Appliances without dual voltage capabilities will require an adapter, which can be purchased in most major departure airports.

Embargo Policy

Information about the Embargo Policy for SSC 2014 can be found online here.

Emergency Phone Numbers

911 for all emergencies (police, fire, medical). Callers will then be placed through to the appropriate emergency service. Calls are free from pay phones.

Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout the conference venue for the convenience of our attendees. The ISTH SSC 2014 hand sanitizer stations are supported by Biogen Idec

Industry Exhibition

The SSC 2014 Industry Exhibition is located in Ballroom A-C on the ground level.

Exhibition hours:
Monday, June 23, 2014 09.00 – 20.00
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 09.30 – 18.00
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09.00 – 16.30

Insurance and Liability

It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for travel, health and accidents before they depart from their countries of residence. ISTH and MCI as organizers cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the conference participants and accompanying persons.

ISTH Secretariat

The ISTH Secretariat is located in Room 103C (Level 1) of the Conference Center. It is open during the same hours as the Registration Desks (see “Registration Desk” for opening hours).


The official language of the meeting is English. There is no simultaneous translation service provided.


Complimentary lunch boxes will be served in the Exhibition Area on the street level as well as in front of the lunch time symposia rooms. Please refer to the program details for timings. Delegates will receive lunch vouchers for each day.

Mobile App

Use your mobile device to navigate the ISTH SSC 2014 meeting. Download the mobile app from your respective app store! The ISTH SSC 2014 mobile app is supported by Bayer HealthCare.

Mobile Telephones

As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, all mobile phones and pagers must be switched off when attending sessions or symposia.

Name Badges

Participants will receive their name badges when collecting their meeting documents on site. You are required to wear your name badge during all meeting events, including the SSC 60th Birthday at Discovery World (if you have chosen it during your registration process). Please note that admission to scientific sessions and the exhibition is restricted to participants wearing their badges.

Photo Policy

We kindly ask that attendees DO NOT photograph, tape record, film, or use a cellphone to capture images of presentations at any time during the meeting as well as on the poster and exhibit floors.

Poster Session

Posters are presented during the entire duration of the meeting and are accessible at the same times as the exhibition opening hours. The official poster session and reception will take place on Monday, June 23, 2014, from 18.15-20.00. The Poster area is located in the Wisconsin Center Ballroom A–C. Poster Session ends on Wednesday, June 25 at 17.30 at which time all posters need to be removed.

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located on the ground floor, in front of the main entrance of the exhibition area.

Opening Hours:
Sunday, June 22, 2014: 12.00 – 18.00
Monday, June 23, 2014: 07.30 – 18.00
Tuesday, June 24, 2014: 07.30 – 18.00
Wednesday, June 25, 2014: 07.30 – 18.00
Thursday, June 26, 2014: 07.30 – 13.00


Milwaukee offers a variety of restaurants including those with various worldly influences. Please visit: for more information.


Please note that this is a non-smoking meeting. Smoking is neither permitted in or outside the meeting halls nor in the exhibition area.

Social Program

The 60th Annual SSC Anniversary Celebration is a ticketed event and will take place on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 19.00. It will take place at the beautiful Discovery World, a science and technology center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 500 N. Harbor Drive. Bus departures are organized from the Hilton and Hyatt hotels from 18.45 in continuous loops. The last departure from Discovery World is at 23.15. More information online here.

Speaker Ready Room

Speakers are asked to upload their formatted presentations (PowerPoint presentations) at the Speaker Ready Room at least 2 hours before their session or the day before for an early morning presentation. All conference rooms feature state-of-the-art technical equipment. Audiovisual material will be available for your presentation:

Room 103 B (Level 1)
Opening Hours:
Sunday, June 22, 2014: 12.00 – 18.00
Monday, June 23, 2014: 07.30 – 18.00
Tuesday, June 24, 2014: 07.30 – 18.00
Wednesday, June 25, 2014: 07.30 – 18.00
Thursday, June 26, 2014: 07.30 – 13.00


Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -6 hours
Daylight Savings Time: +1 hour
Milwaukee is on CST (Central Standard Time)


A 15% tip is expected by taxi drivers, bartenders, hairdressers and waiters, but don't tip in fast-food or self-service restaurants. In expensive restaurants or for large parties tip 20% of the bill. It is normal to tip staff in hotels. Most services are customarily tipped if the service is good.


No transportation is provided during the conference since the conference venue is very centrally located and all official hotels are within walking distance. More information on transportation can be found online here.

Wireless Internet

WiFi will be provided through-out the official 2014 SSC meeting space. Information on log-in and passwords will be available at the registration desk.

Key Dates

March 28, 2014
Early Registration Deadline

June 19, 2014
Pre-Registration Deadline

June 23-26, 2014
SSC 2014

Fun Fact:

Three of Milwaukee's parks, including Lake Park, were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead--the legendary landscape architect and genius behind New York's Central Park.