VENUE
The Ein Gedi Kibbutz Resort Hotel, overlooking the Dead Sea, Israel, is the workshop venue.
Website - http://www.inisrael.com/eingedi

LANGUAGE
The workshop will be conducted in English.

REGISTRATION, ACCOMMODATION AND TOURS
Target Conferences Ltd.
PO Box 29041, Tel Aviv 61290, Israel
Tel: +972 3 5175150, Fax: +972 3 5175155, email: embo@targetconf.com
Target Conferences is the official travel agent for the Workshop. In addition to the Workshop Package, a choice of pre and post tours is offered, specifically designed for participants and accomponing persons.

WORKSHOP PACKAGE REGISTRATION
Includes:
Scientific sessions, Book of Abstracts, welcome reception, 4 overnights at Ein Gedi Kibbutz Resort Hotel ( on a shared room basis ) including meals and coffee breaks (commencing with dinner November 16, and ending with breakfast on November 20), and social events as per tentative program. Accompanying persons will be given free access to the Ein Gedi Spa.

Before After
August 1, 2004
Scientist US$ 400 US$ 450
Student/Post Doc fellow* US$ 250 US$ 280
Accompanying Person US$ 400 US$ 450
Supplement for Single
Occupancy
US$ 160 US$ 200

*Graduate Students and Post Doc Fellows are requested to provide an official authorization of their status

Transportation to Ein Gedi from either the hotel in Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International Airport or the Weizmann Institute and return will be provided at a cost of US$ 25 per person each way. Please complete the relevant fields in the Registration Form if you wish to take advantage of this service.

HOW TO BOOK
Kindly complete the Registration/Accommodation Form and return with required payment at your earliest convenience.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT A REGISTRATION FORM

PAYMENT
Payment must be submitted in full together with the Registration Form. Target Conferences accepts cheques and major credit cards and direct bank transfers*. Payment in Israeli currency is subject to VAT (currently 18%). Local participants must pay in Shekels and add VAT to their payment.

* Please ensure that the name/s of the participants and workshop name (EMBO 2004) are clearly stated on the bank transfer. Bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payee and should be paid at source in addition to the registration package fees.

CLIMATE
In November it is usually cool during the day and some degrees cooler at night.
We suggest you bring along comfortable walking shoes as well as a hat, sunglasses, bathing suit, and a jacket for the evening.

VISAS
Some participants may require a visa to enter Israel. We therefore suggest that you contact the Israeli Embassy/Consulate in your country or ask your travel agent for assistance. If you have difficulty obtaining a visa kindly contact the Workshop Secretariat who will make every effort to assist .

FLIGHTS AND TRANSPORTATION
Direct flights exist from most major airports in northern America, Europe, India, China, Thailand and Africa by EL-AL Israel Airlines as well as by other International carriers.

EL-AL Israel Airlines offers discount airfares for participants (and spouses). http://www.elal.co.il
Conditions - 10% discount will apply to all published EL-AL (LY) fares except special offers - N, G & L class. Discount applies to spouse as well. Reservations and ticketing by EL-AL office only
(not via travel agents ).

Please call any EL-AL reservations office and identify yourself as a participant, mentioning the code: G/S21/CSE/17, unless you are coming from within the United States, in which case you need to call 1-800-ELAL-sun and mention the code EMB101. To qualify for this special offer, please submit a copy of your confirmation of registration.

TRANSFERS FROM BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TEL AVIV or WEIZMANN INSTITUTE TO THE DEAD SEA AND RETURN
The Workshop will provide sharing transfers to and from Ein Gedi for all participants who require it at a cost of US$ 25 /person each way. For those arriving on Tuesday, November 16, transfers directly to Ein Gedi will depart from Ben Gurion International Airport at 14:30, 18:00 and 22:00 hours. Transfers to Ein Gedi will also be available from Tel Aviv at 13.00, unless taking the ‘Weizmann Institute Tour’ in which case departure will be from Tel Aviv at 10:00 hours, and from there directly to Ein Gedi, at 15.00. Once the organizers receive the flight details from all participants, they may add or change schedules of transfers as necessary, so please send details at your earliest convenience and at least 2 weeks in advance. Details will be sent to each participant. Departure transfers on November 20th will be arranged on site at the Workshop venue.

LETTER OF INVITATION
Upon request, the Secretariat is willing to send a personal letter of invitation to the applicant to participate in the Workshop. It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

IMPORTANT NOTES
Personal travel, luggage and health insurance is recommended. Please purchase this from your local travel agent.
All tours are booked on the express condition that Target Conferences shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury or accident, to any person or his or her luggage or any other property, for any reason whatsoever.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
Target Conferences Ltd.
PO Box 29041, Tel Aviv 61290 Israel
Tel: + 972 3 5175150, Fax: + 972 3 5175155
e-mail: embo@targetconf.com

CANCELLATION POLICY
Our refund policy is based upon receiving notification as follows:
Postmarked until September 1, 2004 – full refund less US$ 50 handling fee.
Postmarked until October 1, 2004 – 50% refund.
Postmarked after October 1, 2004 – no refund.