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History of the “Heuriger”

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“Heuriger” is one of the most special and typical Viennese and Austrian institutions. You can find these places in all Austrian wine growing regions, but nowhere else in the world! It dates back to Empress Maria Theresia and Emperor Joseph II who released a decree for wine producers in the year 1784, that they may sell their wine and snacks in their gardens to people walking by. But they were only allowed to offer their own products and nothing else and only for some weeks in the year. This decree is still valid today! In former days the people from the city used to leave the city on Sundays walking, riding or going by coach through the Viennese woods having a nice picnic outside, or they visited the wine growers for a glass of wine. Since the decree has been issued, these places quickly became very popular as it was a source of good food and wine at low prices and nice places to sit in, either in rustic cellars or shady gardens, or directly in the vineyards. As it was a place for „everybody“ it raised more and more to a social and cultural meeting place, where it was easy to get acquainted with others, to have some nice talks and to listen to traditional music. And nothing has changed until today! “Heuriger” is the Viennese expression for the wine of the latest harvest and at the same time it is the name for the places where it is served. “Let’s go to the Heuriger” is the invitation that stands at the beginning of a sociable afternoon or evening full of fun with music and wine adding to the enjoyment of the merry group. The various Heurigen districts are actually located within Vienna’s city limits, but mostly have village character.

Dinner Location

The place we chose to celebrate a typical Austrian Dinner is a marvellous building dating back to the siege of the Turks in the year 1683! In 1970 new owners bought this historical house, rebuilt and revitalized it and gave it a new life! Not only guests from all over the world but also Viennese people appreciate the wonderful wines from their own winery as well as the famous “Heurigenbuffet”, offering various kinds of typical cold and warm Heurigen-dishes. In summer one can sit in the marvellous garden amidst the vineyards of Neustift.

Please register for attending this exceptional event by completing the appropriate section on the “Registration Form”

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Participants and accompanying persons are requested to register in advance by filling in the on-line registration form or downloading the PDF Registration Form. If you prefer the latter, please complete the appropriate section of the Reservation Form and send or fax it to the address mentioned on the top of the form. In order to avoid double charges, please submit your registration ONCE. If you register as Student, please send the completed and signed proof-of-status form to Congress Partner GmbH / MCI.



before Nov 30, 2008 



Dec 01, 2008 to
Feb 28, 2009 



from Mar 01, 2009 

Participant € 550 € 595 € 665
Student € 130 € 160 € 190
Day Ticket € 250 € 250 € 250
Accompanying Person(s) € 85 € 85 € 85

Registration Fee for Delegates covers

  • Admission to Scientific Sessions and Satellite Symposia
  • Collection of Abstracts (either on hard copy or CD-ROM)
  • Congress bag with Congress Documents
  • Tea and Coffee Breaks- Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
  • Admission to Exhibition

Registration Fee for Accompanying Persons covers

  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
  • Admission to Exhibition

The late fee will apply for any registration received after February 28, 2009. Deadline for pre-registration is May 01, 2009. Should payment/registration be received thereafter, you will receive your confirmation documents at the congress office on site. Registration on site is possible during the entire congress within the opening hours of the registration counters. Registration and services booked can only be confirmed after receipt of full prepayment or valid credit card details.

Name badge

All delegates and accompanying persons will receive a name badge upon registration. For identification purposes, badges must be worn for all congress activities. Admission to the Congress will not be allowed without badge identification.


When appropriate fees have been received, a confirmation/invoice will be sent to participants. This authentification should be presented at the Registration Desk in Vienna.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation of participation before March 12, 2009 registration fees will be refunded deducting a handling fee of 32 Euro per person. Cancellations received after March 12, 2009 cannot be refunded. Name changes will be charged with 20 Euro per registration. Should you have any special requests for the processing of your invoice, kindly let us know when returning your registration form. For the rewriting of invoices 20 Euro will be charged.

Method of Payment

Payment should be made in Euros:

  • By credit cards (American Express, Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa)
  • On site payments can also be realised in cash.
Deadline for Registration at Reduced Fee February 28, 2009
Deadline for Pre-Registration May 1, 2009
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General Information

Unique sponsoring possibilities have been elaborated to present your company at the joint meeting. About 1.200 participants are expected to attend an outstanding scientific programme. The related exhibition provides a unique opportunity to establish direct links to scientists and operators working in the fields of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Congress Partner GmbH/ MCI has compiled a list of sponsoring suggestions, from which you can easily choose those appropriate for your company or combine various options. Please feel free to contact us for any further information or individual sponsorship ideas. We are looking forward to receiving your order forms.

Organization and Contact

For all questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship please contact:

Congress Partner GmbH / MCI
Wilhelminenstraße 80-82
1160 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 – 1 406 22 35
Fax: + 43 – 1 406 31 28

Birgit Rauchfuss
Tim Schmidt-Lange

Hotel Accommodation:

For group reservations (from 10 rooms) please feel free to contact our housing office via hotels(at)

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