The Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR) is an international organization of interventional radiologists and individuals in related fields to improve the level of clinical practice and research of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology in the Asia Pacific region.
16 Organizational Members of Interventional Radiology in the Asia Pacific region as of 2017
Since 1993 A General Meeting is held annually at various venue of the Asia Pacific Region and involves representative bodies for interventional radiologists within their territory in the Asia Pacific region.
APSCVIR 2014 – 2016 attendees was average around 1,000-ish Delegates, and 2,000-ish on 2017. APSCVIR 2019 aims to bring together minimum 500 physicians, nurses, radiographers, related paramedical staff and industry in all fields of Radiology and Interventional Radiology to inspire all participants by exposing them to new perspectives in clinical developments in these exciting fields.
ABOUT BALI & VENUE
Bali International Convention Centre
Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) is a world class convention & conference facilities, located in a secluded enclave with access control by private security in the exclusive BTDC complex, and just 10 kilometers from Bali’s international airport.
The 1404 sqm versatile carpeted Nusantara Room provides the perfect sitting for up to 1500 persons in a theatre style setting and 1300 sqm Exhibition Gallery.
Located in same first floor with convenient access to The Westin Resort Nusa Dua – Bali, a tropical coral reefs protect the magnificent beaches of Nusa Dua, creating an idyllic environment for a wide variety of water sports and activities.
Beautifully manicured gardens surrounds the conventions, hotels, shopping gallery, restaurants and bars.
What Makes Bali So Special
Bali, as the ‘Island of the Gods’ there is the combination of the friendly people, the natural attractions, the great variety of things to see and do, the year-round pleasant climate, and the absence of security problems. And then there is Bali’s special ‘magic’, which is difficult to explain. The moment you feel the magic of this island, you are addicted for the rest of your life.
You can expect pleasant day temperature between 20 – 33 degrees Celsius or 68 – 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-around. The clothing recommended for outdoor purpose during this weather is light and thin clothing. Casual dress is acceptable for most situations and occasions but some establishments may require a more formal dress code, i.e. Cultural Fest
Passport & Visa
Any foreign visitors who want to visit Indonesia must have a valid passport at least for another 6 months. The government of Indonesia has changed its visa policy for foreign visitors effective February 1st 2004 by visiting Indonesia without any visa for nationals of following countries and territories: Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hongkong, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Citizens of the above countries will be issued on arrival a stay permit for 30 days free of charge upon presentation of a passport. This stay permit can not be extended or converted into another type of visa. Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility is now available for 21 of countries (please contact the nearest Indonesian Consulate for the visa application and further information), which valid 7-30 days upon arrival by air in few international airports. A 7-days visa costs USD 10 and 30-days visa costs USD 25.
Currency & ATM
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) is the monetary unit in Indonesia. Notes come in denominations of IDR 100.000, IDR 50.000, IDR 20.000, IDR 10.000, IDR 5.000, IDR 2.000. Foreign currency and traveler’s cheques can be converted into Rupiah at authorized money changers or banks, however some banks do not have foreign exchange dealing on Saturdays. The exchange rate is subjected to market fluctuations approximately IDR 15.000. Passports are required when cashing in travelers’ cheques. A nominal commissions may be charged. Many places accept credit card such as Visa and Master however we strongly advice. ATMs are everywhere, which may connects to international banking networks, so you can withdraw cash in Rupiah from your home account. Look for those affiliated with your own ATM network, noted by signage on your card and the compatible ATM.
Electricity & Telephone
Electricity voltage is 220 voltage. There are two mobile phone networks: GSM & Internet Mobile. To make international calls, the access codes is +62 and Bali access code is +361
Most larger hotels and restaurants automatically add government tax and service charge of up to 21 percent to the bill. Tipping is unusual and you are not compelled to tip. However, if you like the service a tip 10-15 percent is appreciated. Carry small change with you as taxi drivers often have none. Airport or hotels porters expect tip per bag depending on the size and weight.
The shoppers among you will find Bali a treasure house of handicrafts and fi ne works or art. Those of you keen on delving into the island’s fascinating culture will have plenty opportunities, as colorful ceremonies and traditional performances occur with the regularity of sunrise.
Reconfirm your airline reservation 24 hours prior to departure. Not all international airlines require confirmation, but check your flight. Indonesian carriers frequently overbook due to peak seasons. Make sure you get the computer print-out from the airline office/travel agent that says you have seat. Seat assignments can not always be arranged in advanced. Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. An international departure tax is required in Rupiah as well as departure tax for domestic destination. Residents pay an additional fiscal tax.