16th international congress of histochemistry and cytochemistry

 


Good to know

Insurance

The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Congress.

Language of the Congress

The official language for the ICHC 2020 will be English.

Czech Language

Even though at the majority of the hotels, shops and restaurants English is spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.

Hi = Ahoj (ah-hoy)

Hello = Dobrý den (dob-ree den)

Good evening = Dobrý večer (dobree vecher)

Good night = Dobrou noc (dobrow nots)

How are you? = Jak se máte? (jak se mahte)

I am fine. = Mám se dobře. (mam se dobrzhe)

Thank you = Děkuji (dyekooyi)

Please = Prosím (proseem)

How much is it? = Kolik to stojí? (ko-lik to s-tojee)

Would you like to go for a beer? = Nezajdeme na pivo? (ne-zay-de-me na pivo)

Beer = Pivo (pivo)

One/two/three = Jeden/dva/tři (yeden/d-vah/trzhee)

Program Changes

The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

Climate

September is mild and pleasant during the autumn season in Prague when the temperatures gradually decrease from the high of summer. The average temperatures drop to the comfortable range of 8.9°C (48°F) to 18.9°C (66°F) as the autumn spreads colors over the landscape.

You can check for current weather conditions in Prague at www.weather.com.

Currency and Banking

Czech Crowns are the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible in some restaurants and shops.

You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.

As in every European city, Prague has numerous ATMs which accept most credit and debit cards. Visa, MasterCard and American Express, are widely accepted in shops and restaurants.

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug. More information here.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city center are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday till Sunday. Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.

Important telephone numbers

112: General Emergency for Europe

150: Fire

155: Ambulance

156: Prague Police

158: Police