FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Attire: Dress code is informal.
Currency, bank cards: The official currency is Pound Sterling. There are ATMs on campus of the University of Kent and card readers are wide-spread in shops, restaurants, pubs and bars.
Electricity: Electricity is supplied at 230V, 50Hz, but adapters will be needed for attendees from abroad since plugs and sockets in the United Kingdom adhere to type G (three pin plug).
Insurance: The Organising Committee or the European Society for Muscle Research do not assume responsibility for injuries of persons or losses of personal belongings during the conference. Participants are therefore advised to ensure proper travel and health insurance policies are in place.
Internet access: Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the conference venue.
Language: Official language at the conference is English.
Posters: Poster boards will be portrait and maximally accommodate A0.
Trains: Buying train tickets on the spot at peak time can cost a fortune. To save money on train tickets in the UK, book them well in advance (weeks!) and ideally also for a specified train connection (try to avoid peak times). You can buy the tickets online e.g. here www.lner.co.uk and then collect them with the credit card you used from ticket machines at the station you specified for pickup (does not even have to be the station of departure).
Visas: With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union only on the 31st of October 2019, Europeans can still travel without any visa. For other countries, please check with your own authorities before travel. The organisers are happy to supply invitation letters for registered attendees to support a visa application.
Weather: This is England. It does rain occasionally. However, Kent is considered the sunny corner of the United Kingdom and even has wine-growing areas, so let’s be optimistic!
Where do I go? The conference itself will take place in Sibson Building on the University of Kent campus. Those who have booked on campus accommodation will stay at Turing College on the University of Kent campus.