As well as the excellent scientific programme, we have an exciting programme of social events for you to enjoy while you are at ICE/ECE 2012. Not only will these allow you to unwind after a day full of stimulating and thought-provoking talks, they will also provide an excellent opportunity to network and make new friends with your endocrine colleagues from around the world. The Programme Organising Committee have worked hard to ensure that we have a range of events to suit everyone and to ensure that you have the opportunity to visit some of the finest sights in Florence. Here we provide a taster of the events on offer but for further information, visit http://www.ice-ece2012.com/social.aspx
The Welcome Reception will take place in the Fortezza da Basso Congress Centre on the first evening of the Congress (Saturday 5 May) directly following the Opening Ceremony at 19:30. Both the International Society of Endocrinology and the European Society of Endocrinology are pleased to invite all delegates to attend. Drinks and light snacks will be available to all along with the opportunity to catch up with your colleagues and take a look at the poster presentations. The Welcome Reception will also see the launch of Endocrine Connections, the new Open Access journal from the European Society of Endocrinology and the Society for Endocrinology. More information on it can be found at: http://www.endocrineconnections.org/
We are delighted to announce that the official Congress dinner will take place at the spectacular Palazzo Corsini in Florence at 20:00 on Sunday 6 May. This is a historic late baroque building which will provide the perfect backdrop for what promises to be an unmissable evening of fine dining and entertainment. Tickets cost €75 to delegates, with reductions available to ESE members (€65) and Fellows/Students/Nurses (€35). All tickets include a three course meal including drinks followed by light entertainment provided by a local band. We can also offer table bookings and private room bookings if required. If you haven’t yet purchased a ticket, please email the Congress secretariat at email@example.com
ICE/ECE 2012 is very proud to be hosting a Congress Concert which will take place in the beautiful Basilica di San Lorenzo at 20:30-21:15 on Monday 7 May. This really is a unique opportunity to attend a private concert in one of the oldest and most historic of Florence’s many churches. The church is situated in the middle of Florence’s main market district and is the burial place of all the main members of the Medici family. The concert will consist of a 48 piece choir who will perform a 45 minute programme for your enjoyment.
Due to the unique nature of this event, tickets are selling fast. So if you would like to attend, please contact us as soon as possible. Tickets are €55 with reduction available to ESE members (€40) and Fellows/Students/Nurses (€25). To purchase, please email the Congress secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the entire social programme, please visit http://www.ice-ece2012.com/social.aspx