Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference

Advanced Prostate Cancer
Consensus Conference: APCCC 2019

29-31 August 2019, Basel/Switzerland

Information A-Z


An ATM is located outside the Congress Centre to the left of the main entrance.


Access to the sessions will only be possible with your personal badge, which you will be able to print in the entrance area. Please wear your badge at all times!

Basel Card

Each guest staying in a hotel in Basel, receives a Mobility Ticket upon check-in. This allows free use of the public transportation system in the city of Basel and its environs (zones 10, 11, 13 and 15, incl. the way to and from the Airport). The ticket is valid for max. 30 days. On the day of arrival, the reservation confirmation from the hotel guarantees a free transfer by public transport from the train station or the EuroAirport. So please don’t forget to print your hotel confirmation and to take it with you on the tram or bus!

Certificates of Attendance

You will receive an email from Congrex in the beginning of September 2019 with an evaluation form and at the end you will receive the certificate of attendance.

If you experience any problems, please contact

City of Basel

Basel is an inspiration: located at the Swiss–German–French border, it is a welcoming, active, and enterprising city of open-minded citizens, who excel in business and the arts. Thanks to its manageable size and excellent public transport, it is quick and easy to get around the city.

Conference Venue – Congress Center Basel (CCB)

The Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference will take place at the Congress Center Basel which is one of the most modern congress centers in Switzerland. Equipped with the latest technology, it provides an excellent atmosphere for conferences and exhibitions. The Congress Center is located directly alongside Messe Basel in the heart of the city. The historic Old Town, the shopping areas and the many museums and parks can be reached comfortably by foot or by public transport.

Congress Center Basel
Messeplatz 21
4058 Basel / Schweiz


All official prices are indicated in Swiss Francs (CHF) which is the official currency in Switzerland. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.


The electrical current in Switzerland is 230 Volts AC, 50 Hz (continental European standard). Sockets take the standard, round-pinned European plugs. There is limited compatibility with other continental European plugs: the standard continental hexagonal plugs with two round pins (Euroconnectors, pin distance 19 mm [3/4 inch], pin diameter 4.0 mm [1/6 inch]) found on many electrical travel products may be used without any problems. Please do not forget to bring an adapter since German, French, and Austrian plugs with thick pins (diameter 4.8 mm [1/5 inch]) as well as Italian plugs with three thin pins in a row are not compatible with Swiss wall outlets, despite the equal distance of the two main pins on German, French, and Austrian plugs.


The conference organiser cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.


The congress languages are English and German, however, all presentations will be held in English. The official language of Basel is Swiss-German. French and English are widely spoken.

Lunch and coffee

A lunch will be served in Foyer on the second level on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A permanent coffee break is available in in Foyer.


Basel offers both a wide range of international restaurants (Italian, Chinese, Japanese, French, etc.) and typical Swiss cuisine, such as Roesti, Fondue and Raclette.

People usually have lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 and dinner between 18:00 and 20:00.

Registration office (on-site)

Pre-Registration: Wednesday, 28 August 17:00 - 19:00

Thursday, 29 August 2019 08:00 – 17:30
Friday, 30 August 2019 07:30 – 17:30
Saturday, 31 August 2019 08:15 – 13:00


Shops in Basel are usually open Monday through Friday from 09:00 – 18:30, Saturday from 09:00 – 17:00. Several larger department stores are open until 20:00.

Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC) in Room Nairobi 

The SSC is located close to the hall. All speakers are kindly requested to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at the SSC at least 45 minutes before the start of the session.


Service is almost always included in hotel and restaurant bills. A further tip of a few coins is appropriate
(Restaurants 5 – 10%).

Transport in Basel

The Congress Center Basel (Tram stop Exhibition Square) is easily accessible from all railway stations.

  • From the SBB/SNCF railway station, take tram no. 1 or no. 2 directly to the Exhibition Square (Messeplatz)
  • From the Badischer Bahnhof, take tram no. 1, no. 2 or no. 6
  • From Basel downtown take trams No. 6 or 14

Time Zone

In winter Central European Time (CET) applies in Switzerland, in summer period, summer time applies (CET + 1).

Visa Requirements

In case you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact the Congress Secretariat (APCCC[at] We strongly advise to contact the Congress Secretariat as early as possible.

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