Important Information


Registration is required for all trainees and it is open only for EPNS members. If you are not a member, please email for more information.
All registrations should be sent online or in written form to the Course Secretariat.

One-course registration fee (285 EUR) includes*:

  • 2-days scientific program, printouts and course materials
  • 1 evening social program
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks and 2 dinners
  • 3 nights (23-26 March, 2015 / 25-28 March, 2015) accommodation in double room**

Two-course registration fee (500 EUR) includes*:

  • 4-days scientific program, printouts and course materials
  • 2 evening social programs
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 coffee breaks and 3 dinners
  • 5 nights (23-28 March, 2015) accommodation in double room**

*Registration fees include all taxes (VAT and City tax).
** Single supplement 20 EUR, Hotel check-in from 14.00, check-out until 11.00.

Upon receipt of the registration and payment, each participant will receive a confirmation from the Course Secretariat by email. If the confirmation has not been received after 1 week of the application, please do not hesitate to contact Course Secretariat via email at Payments sent after 15 March, 2015 may not be confirmed in written form. In this case, please bring the proof of payment with you to the registration desk.
Any modification requests should be sent to Course Secretariat. Once modified on-site, the actual final cost of the stay and the extras should be paid directly at the hotel reception upon departure.

Cancellation terms and conditions

All the cancellations and changes must be sent to the Course Secretariat (CongressLine Ltd.) in written form. All refunds will be processed after the EPNS2015. Please send your exact bank account details in the written cancellation.

  • 100% refund (minus 50 EUR administrative fee) in case of cancellation received before 22 February, 2015.
  • No refund in case of cancellation received after 22 February, 2015.



Participants will have light buffet dinner on site at Rubin Hotel on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Two coffee breaks and 3-course lunch will be served daily on course days.
Please note that dinner at the hotel is served
between 18.30 and 21.30.


Evening Danube Cruise

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015, 18.30-20.30
Included in registration fee. (Additional tickets available for 50 EUR)

During this evening sightseeing tour on the River Danube, you will enjoy a light dinner served on the boat. The boat travels from Margaret Bridge, past the National Theatre and along the Palace of Arts, a truly unique way to enjoy the glittering sites of illuminated Budapest.
Departure: at 18.00 from Rubin Hotel by bus


Behind the Scenes Tour at Budapest Zoo

Thursday, 26 March, 2015, 19.00-21.30
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
(H-1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 6-12.)
Included in registration fee. (Additional tickets available for 30 EUR)

This evening gives you the opportunity to meet the staff of the world famous Budapest Zoo and see the nightlife of a collection of over 1000 animal species. Exciting behind the scenes tour in small groups will show 3 venues which are closed for public but open for EPNS Course participants.
Departure: at 18:30 from Rubin Hotel by bus


Rubin Wellness & Conference Hotel
H-1118 Budapest, Dayka Gábor utca 3.
GPS: 47.472°;19.0192° See on map

By public transport: Busses No. 53, 88, 139, 150, 239, 258, 258A, 272 has stop sirectly at the hotel (Dayka Gábor utca) with several connections to Metro lines and railway stations.

By shuttle service: Fixed rates (cca. 6200 HUF = 20 EUR, one-way) available at AirportShuttle-Minibus Service (+36 1 296 8555;

By taxi: To avoid any inconvenience, please use the recommended taxi company: City Taxi (+36 1 211 1111, Credit card payment is available in every car of City Taxi. Please note, that all licensed Budapest taxi companies have yellow cars and has same rates for all companies, placed clearly visible on the screens. Airport - Rubin route fares should be around 8000 – 9000 HUF.

By car: Two main motorways (M1 and M7) enters into the city just a few hundred meters from the hotel. Participants coming by car from Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia can easily reach Rubin Hotel after crossing the boundary of Budapest. Parking lots are available at the hotel. Parking fee is not included in the registration fees; it should be paid by participants.


Hungary is part of the Schengen Area of 25 European countries. For non-Schengen EU, USA and Canadian citizens a valid passport is sufficient to enter Hungary. Citizens of other countries should check whether visa is needed for them when entering Hungary (for more information please visit the home page of the ( On request, the Congress Secretariat will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary and note that visa application takes 30-60 days and personal procedure is necessary.
Visa application guide


Central European Summer Time (CEST): UTC+02:00


The Forint (HUF), the official national currency, is convertible. The exchange rates applied in Budapest banks, official exchange offices and hotels may vary. All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance.
Exchange rate: 1 Euro = 309 HUF in December 2014.


Public transport in Budapest is provided by Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK). Budapest has an efficient public transport network. In general the buses, trams and trolleybuses operate between 4:30 AM and 11 PM. All-night bus service operates on the major thoroughfares in the city (night bus timetables are posted at stops and in most metro stations). The three metro lines (1, 2 & 3) intersect at Deák Square in the centre of the town. Metros run at 2-15 minutes intervals from about 4.30 AM to 11.15 PM. There are also five suburban railway lines (HÉV) serving the outskirts of the city. For maps, timetables, ticket and pass information visit


The climate of Budapest is continental. In March usually nice but chilly weather can be expected with a max. temperature of 15-18°C, while the lowest temperature during the night ranging between 5-8°C. Nevertheless some rainy days can be expected.


The registration fees do not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take adequate personal travel insurance.


In general, VISA, EC/MC and American Express credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, cafés, shops and petrol stations.


The opening hours of Budapest stores are generally 10.00-18.00 on weekdays and 10.00-13.00 on Saturday. The big shopping centres are open from 10.00-20.00 from Monday to Saturday and from 10.00-18.00 on Sunday.


The voltage in Hungary is 230V, 50 Hz AC.