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This is the SECOND PART of the HELINA96 message
 
Scientific Tour
A scientific tour will follow the HELINA 96 congress.  Beginning in
theJohannesburg/Pretoria area on Thursday 18 April, it will take
participants to Durban,Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
Participants will be exposed to important aspects of the South African health
care system and key health informatics projects.  The  week end will
be spent in one of our famous game reserves, and there will  opportunities for
sampling some of the many attractions these cities have to offer - a trip down a
mine, visit one the Western Cape's lovely vineyards and explore Cape Town's
exciting Waterfront.  Cost will be R8000 (US$ 2250) for all meals and
accommodation and local  transport (single supplement is R950 (US$ 270 extra).
The cost of economy class seats between Durban -Cape Town - Bloemfontein -
Johannesburg is R1525 (US$ 430).  Excluded will be personal expenses
 (eg. telephone calls, laundry, etc), travel and medical  insurance and gratuities
and accommodation for the 2 nights in Johannesburg.
Participants should ensure that their hotel bookings for the congress are extended
 to include the nights of Wednesday 17 April and Thursday 18 April.
This arrangement will allow you the benefits of the congress rates for the hotels and be more convenient
for you. The last day of the tour, Thursday 25 April, will be a full working  day so participants will
be able to begin their journey home on Friday 26 April.
Participants from abroad may want to book their own flights as prices
are often cheaper for tickets bought out of the country.
If you do want to do this you should book the following flights
 and let us know!
 
 Tuesday 23 April 07H00 Durban - Cape Town flight SA 605
  Thursday 25 April 06H50 Cape Town -  Bloemfontein flight SA 1138
  Friday 26 April 09H10 Bloemfontein - Johannesburg flight SA 1138
  or later flight if  this would be more convenient for onward connections from
  Johannesburg
 
Places are limited and bookings may be difficult so please fax or  email your
intentions right away.   The tour can accommodate a minimum of six (6) and a
maximum of fourteen (14) participants.  Costs are subject to the exchange rate.
Please  contact Dr Michael Power if you want more detail:
 
                    E-mail: [log in to unmask]
                    Fax: (Int. +27 21) 689 1287
                    Tel.: (int. +27 21) 658 5111
 
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Venue
 
The venue for the Autumn School, Conference and Exhibition programme
will be the Eskom Conference and Exhibition Centre, Dale Road, Halfway House,
Gauteng.  Their contact telephone number is (011) 651 6111 and
fax (011) 651 0500.
 
Accommodation
 
Block bookings for accommodation have been made with:
 
1.   Eskom Conference and Exhibition Centre
     Tel.: +27.11.651 6259 Fax: +27.11.651 0050
2.   Boulevard Protea Hotel (30 km from Eskom)
     Tel.: +27.12.326 4806 Fax: +27.12.326 1366
3.   Midrand Protea Hotel (10 minutes drive from Eskom)
     Tel.: +27.11.318 1868 Fax: +27.11.318 2429
4.   Gardens Protea Hotel (30 km from Eskom)
     Tel.: +27.11.643 6611 Fax: +27.11.484 2622
 
Reservation forms were included in the Second announcement.  Please
contact the Conference Secretariat if you require additional copies.
 
Delegates must reserve and confirm their accommodation directly with
the venue of their choice.  Transport will not be provided between hotels and
the Eskom Conference Centre.  Guests  resident at the Eskom Conference Centre
 will not require transport to conference activities.
 
 
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Registration
 
Fees for Autumn School:
Members                - R450.00 / US $130
Non-members         - R550.00 / US $160
Full-time Students  - R350.00 / US $106
 
Conference:
Members                - R700.00 / US $200
Non-members         - R800.00 / US $230
Full-time Students  - R600.00 / US $170
 
Late registration fees are now applicable.
 
 
Sponsorship
 
Enclosed is the official application form for financial support.  If
you require financial support, kindly complete this form and fax back to the
Conference Secretariat before Friday 8 March 1996.
Applications received after this date may not be considered by the committee.
 
Participants are advised to seek sponsorship in their own countries
for support for attending HELINA '96.
Participants in programmes funded by donor agencies, such as WHO, are
encouraged to apply to those agencies.    The Organisers have secured a very
limited amount of sponsorship to assist participants from African
countries other than South Africa to attend  the HELINA'96 Autumn School
 and Conference.  Sponsorship has also been applied for to assist a
limited number of South African health care workers and students to
attend the Autumn School.
 
Participants who have had abstracts accepted for the conference, or who will
serve as session chairpersons, may receive preference for sponsorship.
 
Payment
 
To finalise your registration, cheque payments, made payable to MRC
HELINA '96, should be mailed to: Conference Secretariat, Medical Research
Council,  PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa.
Payment can be made in South  African Rands (R) or US Dollars (US $).
 All registration forms received will be acknowledged by the Conference
 Secretariat.
 
Regrettably, payment of registration fees by credit card is not
possible.  Only bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted.
 
Cancellation
 
Must be made in writing (e-mail, post and fax are all acceptable), to
the HELINA '96 Conference Secretariat.
 A cancellation fee of R100.00 (US $30) will  apply after  15 February 1996.
Registration fees will not be refunded if  cancellation is made after
 1 April 1996.
 
Banking
 
The Conference Secretariat will arrange for a bank representative to
exchange foreign currency during the first tea break on Monday 15 April 1996.
 
Climate
 
Gauteng is known for its somewhat cold mornings and evenings, but lovely
sunny days.
 
Travel Arrangements
 
Delegates are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.  Associated
 Air Travel Bureau (AATB) is the MRC's official travel agent.  They can be
contacted directly for all your travel and accommodation needs.
Their address is:  AATB,  PO Box 3808 Cape Town 8000 South Africa,
for the attention of Ms Susan Brink.  (Telephone: +27  21 21 6430,
fax: +27  21 25 1169 or telex 5-27858.)
 
Courtesy Transport will be arranged between the airport and Eskom
Conference Centre only.  Delegates must forward their flight arrival times to the
Conference Secretariat beforehand to facilitate booking arrangements.
While the Conference Secretariat will make every effort to provide this service,
delegates are advised to arrange their own transport in the event of it being
necessary.  Kindly note that  transport other than that supplied by the
Organising Committee, will be at the expense of the  delegate.  Kindly complete
the enclosed transport form and fax back to the Conference
Secretariat by no later than Friday 5 April 1996.
 
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Social Functions
 
Friday 12 April 1996
Free evening for delegates registered at the Autumn School.
 
Saturday 13 April 1996
Free evening for delegates.  The Organising Committee plans to arrange transport
for sight-seeing . Details will be confirmed in the final programme.
 
Sunday 14 April 1996
A Welcome Reception will be held in the foyer of the Eskom Conference
and Exhibition Centre, from 17h30 - 20h00.   This will be preceded by early
registration from 15h30 - 17h30.
 
Monday 15 April 1996
Free evening for delegates.  The Organising Committee plans to provide one bus
for a tour of the city.  Details will be confirmed in the final programme and book
of abstracts.
 
Tuesday 16 April 1996
Site visits to institutions / organisations at no additional cost.
Details will be confirmed.  Delegates are requested to sign up at Registration,
as numbers will be limited.   The Conference Banquet will be held in the
Umgeni Dining Room from  20h00 - 23h00.
All registered delegates are invited.  Please notify the Conference Secretariat of
accompanying partners so that payment and seating can be arranged  beforehand.
 
Telematics for Health and Disabled & Elderly People
 
The Telematics conference will now take place from 16 to 18 May 1996.
 The venue remains the Eskom Conference and Exhibition Centre.  A provisional
programme framework is available from the HELINA Conference Secretariat.
For more information regarding announcements and registration please contact:
Mr Tim Robinson, Club de Bruxelles, 52 avenue Adolphe Lacombl, - B -
1030, Brussels or Tel: 32.2 743.15.31 and Fax: 32.2.733.50.50.
 
 
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HELINA'96 Hosted by
 
               South African Medical Research Council
               South African Medical Informatics Group (SAMIG),
               South African Department of Health
 
 
Co-sponsored by
 
               The World Health Organisation (WHO)
 
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Contact addresses for further information on:
 
Scientific Programme   Prof Roger Salamon
                       Scientific Programme Committee Chairperson
                       University of Bordeaux 2
                       146 Rue LSo-Saignat
                       33076 Bordeaux cedex
                       France
                       Fax: 0933 5699 13690
                       email: [log in to unmask]
 
                       Ms Lyn Hanmer
                       Medical Research Council
                       PO Box 19070
                       Tygerberg
                       7505 Cape Town South Africa
                       Tel: +27  21 938 0413
                       Fax: +27  21938 0385
                       email: [log in to unmask]
 
 
Organising Committee   Dr Koos Louw (chairperson)
                       Medical Research Council
                       PO Box 19070
                       Tygerberg
                       7505 Cape Town South Africa
                       Tel: +27  21 938 0219
                       Fax: +27  21 938 0201
                       email: [log in to unmask]
 
Conference Secretariat Conference Secretariat
                       Medical Research Council
                       PO Box 19070
                       Tygerberg
                       7505 Cape Town South Africa
                       Tel: +27  21 938 0433/0346
                       Fax: +27  21 938 0395
                       email: [log in to unmask]
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CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Medical Research Council
P O Box 19070
TYGERBERG
7505 Cape Town South Africa
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