NuGOweek 2017
28th-31st August 2017
Molecular nutrition – understanding how food influences health.                                                    
Delegate’s UPDATE

This UPDATE will guide you through the information you have to read when attending the NuGOWeek 2017. All information can be found on the website.

Arrival and departure:
NuGOweek 2017 starts on Monday 28th August 2017 at 16:00 with registration The formal opening is at: 18:00hrs  NuGOweek 2017 ends on Thursday 31st August at 11:00hrs.

Venue:
Palace Hotel Sunny Day Resort 9006 Varna Bulgaria.

Route description
Traveling by taxi The easiest way is to take a taxi from the airport to the Palace Hotel, costs 20 Leva (see Currency!) There is only one taxi company at the airport named Triumf (http://triumftaxi.com/).

There is a desk at the exit, where representative from the company can arrange a taxi. It will cost maximum 20 Bulgarian Leva, about 10 Euro, per transfer.

Traveling by public transport

Public transport data can be found at https://www.varnatraffic.com/Station/Index/768 The bus station for hotel Palace and Marina is called Strandzha. Buses that stop at that station are 9, 109, 209, and 409. The last one (409) stops at the airport as well. The ticket cost 1 leva, big luggage (above 10 kg) is also charged with 1 leva.

Currency:
All payments in Bulgaria are received in Leva. Participants can’t use credit/debit card everywhere. The hotel reception changes Euro’s to Leva’s, but the rate is lower than 1.95583, which is the flat rate of the National Bank. Also it is good to use ATM cash machines to take Leva, instead of changing Euro’s at some desks in the city. An ATM machine is available at the arrival hall of Varna airport.

Registration:
Opening hours of the registration/information desk at the Palace Hotel:
Monday 28th August: 16:00-18:15 hrs
Tuesday 29th August: 08:30 – 09:15 hrs
During the whole conference we will be around as well to answer your questions.

Payment of the conference fee:
Please make sure that your payment has gone through. For last minute registrants, please bring a proof of payment with you. Payment on side can be done by credit card or in cash, only if agreed in advanced by the organisers. Visit: [registration and payment] for payment details

Programme:
Visit: [detailed programme]

Meals and refreshments:
* Tea, coffee and beverages will be served during the coffee breaks.
* A welcome reception will be organized on Monday evening 28th August.
* Lunch will be provided on Tuesday 29th,  Wednesday 30th and a lunch to go on Thursday 31st August
* Dinner will be provided on Wednesday 30th August (conference dinner). Please make sure you mark your choice of the main course using the form at: [Registration form social events]

Speakers:
Please hand in your presentation on Monday August 28th during registration. If this is not possible, we will make an appointment for you to hand over your presentation later in the week.

Please keep in mind that we will convert your PowerPoint to PDF, and upload your presentation to the website. If you would like us to use an edited version because of unpublished data or other concerns about publication, please provide us with this before the end of the conference on Thursday morning 31st August. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol during the conference.

Abstracts, Posters and Poster Prize:
The book of abstracts will be made available on line as well.

Posters will be presented in two sessions:
* Poster session 1: Tuesday 29th August from 11:15-13.45hrs
* Poster session 2: Wednesday 30th August from 11:50-13.30hrs

Mounting posters is on Monday 28th August during registration. Authors must be present on the day their poster is being presented. Please stand next to your poster immediately at the start of the poster session. To determine which session your poster will presented, please visit: [Poster Session].

Posters will be evaluated on their scientific content. For this reason, the prize winners for the poster sessions will be announced during the conference dinner on Wednesday 30th August.

Satellite meetings and master class:
The FoodBALL project meeting, master class and General Assembly are closed meetings and participation is by invitation only.

Wireless information:
Wi-Fi is available in the conference venue.

Social activities:
* Excursions will be organised during the afternoon breaks on Tuesday (Archaeological Museum) and Wednesday (Aladzha Monastery).
* Two options for dinner locations on Tuesday evening are given.

Please mark if you would like to attend one of the excursions as well as your favourite dinner location in the form at: [Registration form social events]

Sponsors:
We are grateful for the, financial, support of our [sponsors]
* Amway
* Genes and Nutrition
* Metabolon
* NuGO

Conference website:
http://press.mu-varna.bg/conferences/nugo/nugo-2017/

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