The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society
Young Researcher

Useful Information

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Useful numbers
If you need to contact the emergency services (ambulance, fire brigade, police) whilst in Canada the number to dial is 911. Hospital in Halifax with Emergency Department:

In Halifax major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants. It is a good idea always to ask beforehand though. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment. Be sure to bring your PIN code and a picture ID. Banks are open from 09:30 to 17:00 on weekdays, most banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines throughout the city and the Bureaux de Change are open until 9pm weekdays and during weekends at the Halifax Shopping Centre.

In Canada the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. These are the two thin pin plugs which are different to European and UK plugs.

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended to clear all travel and medical insurance issues prior to coming to Halifax. Neither the Congress Secretariat nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant of the Congress failing to insure.

To check if you will require a Visa to enter Canada please use the link here - to Find out if you need a Visa for Canada. Please make sure that you ask for a visa permit in time. If you need an invitation letter, please contact the Congress Secretariat. 

Official visa information provided by the Canadian Government.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA. See

Press and Embargo Policy
WMS prefer companies not to do any press releases on site at the congress. No press passes are available. The embargo date is the presentation day, e.g. for a late breaking abstract this the last day of the congress. For general presentations that would be the beginning of the scientific programme for the congress (local time).

There will be an official photographer throughout the congress. Photos will be available via the members section of the WMS website after the congress. If you do not wish to be included in any photos please make the organisers and photographer aware via the registration desk.

If you have problems with the registration or questions regarding the Congress, please contact the Congress Secretariat via e-mail

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