Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great honor for Chinese members to invite you to the CORLAS Annual Meeting in Beijing, 2018.
Beijing, as the capital of People’s Republic of China and one of the largest cities in the world, is a city combined history and modernity perfectly. On one hand, it is a historic city with three thousand years, leaving so many historic sites including 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On the other hand, it is a modern city with many extraordinary buildings, such as the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube). During the meeting, we will offer you an opportunity to get in touch with old and modern Beijing.
The meeting will be held in China National Convention Center (CNCC). Three nearby hotels, Intercontinental Beijing Beichen (5-star), China National Convention Center Grand Hotel (4-star) and Ya Ao international Hotel Beijing (4-star), have been chosen as the conference hotels. Both venue and hotels are adjacent to the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Please find the details about the meeting on the website (www.collegium2018.com.cn).
The Scientific program will share the latest progress and current status in the field of otolaryngology world widely. So please do not hesitate to submit your abstracts on the website before 31th March, 2018. We warmly welcome the abstract submissions from all members and guests.
Moreover, journal Acta Oto-Laryngologica will celebrate its 100-year anniversary during the CORLAS annual meeting in 2018. As we known, Acta and CORLAS has had tight connections since the founding of CORLAS in 1926 and the members are cordially invited to submit their contributions to Acta Oto-Laryngologica. Furthermore, the Acta Prize was established within the framework of CORLAS.
Family tour to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Great Wall of Juyongguan and Ming Tombs, will be organized. For the Post Congress tour, we will visit Gubei Water Town and the Mountain Resort. In addition, several optional tours are available including Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Capital Museum, Lama Temple and Hutong tour.
Evenings during meeting are filled with Chinese elements including enjoying Chinese national essence Beijing Opera in Cultural Evening, tasting the world-famous Beijing Roast Duck in Members’ and Accompanying Persons’ Dinner, dining in the noblest and highest standard hotel-Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Gala Dinner, which is an important venue for Chinese leaders conducting foreign affairs and state activities.
In the end, welcome to Beijing attending the CORLAS Annual Meeting, we believe that you will have a wonderful and impressive time. Looking forward to see you in Beijing.
Weining Huang Shiming Yang