64th ICP CONFERECE
10 - 13 July 2006
Welcome to the 2006 64th Convention of the International Council of Psychologists and to Kos Island, an
ideal venue to hold the Convention!
The purpose of this Convention is to bring together psychologist from different countries, and provide an
opportunity to learn about the latest ideas and research conducted by the scholars around the world. I hope
you will be encouraged to make a contribution in the form of a symposium, workshop, paper or poster so
that you can share your expertise with your colleagues. We invite you to share personal and professional
perspectives, to expand your horizons, and to make international friends.
Here we hope to offer a platform of discussion and development in order to promote the aims of the ICP.
This year’s theme addresses all the major issues focusing on international psychology, research and practice
for the future. The contribution of the Kos Conference is to present a sampling of new interdisciplinary
research, focusing on conceptual and empirical findings. Throughout the program, emphasis will be placed
on the international collaboration among psychologists. In addition to the scientific activities, the Conference
will offer its participants an exciting opportunity to spend a few days in the Hippocrates Island.
I look forward to seeing you in Kos!
Anna Laura Comunian, President Elect ICP
Click link for Online Registration Form
Registration Fee includes:
* Full access to All Congress Scientific Sessions
* Congress Bag
* Book of Program/Abstracts and all printed material
* Four light lunch breaks
* Six Coffee breaks
* Admittance to the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
The Registration Fee for Accompanying Persons includes:
* Admittance to the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
* Half Day Cultural city tour
* Special Prices for Organized Tours and Excursions.
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Up to April 20th, 2006
|From April 21st to June 30th, 2006||
July 1st 2006 onwards
*A certificate of STUDENT status issued by the applicant’s department is required all prices in Euros
Written notification is required for all cancellations and changes to your itinerary. A copy of the registration
and accommodation form should be attached to the letter of notification and sent to ERASMUS
CONFERENCES TOURS & TRAVEL S.A. Registration fees and deposits will be refunded after charging an
Cancellations received up to April 30th, 2005 50% Cancellation fee
Cancellations received after May 1st, 2005 will be at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
NOTE: All Refunds will be made 1-2 months after the Congress. Bank charges will be deducted from the amount due.
All Congress fees are calculated in Euro. Participants from countries where currency restrictions prevent
them from sending registration fees in advance are asked to inform the Congress Organising Bureau to avoid
being charged the late registration fee.
OPENING CEREMONY AND WELCOME RECEPTION: Sunday, July 9 20.00 hrs. The Opening Ceremony
and the Welcome Reception will be held at the Kos International Convention Centre “AEGLE HALL”
FAREWELL PARTY: Wednesday 12 at 21.00 hrs. A Greek night with food an dance close to the sea! (Cost per
person 60 euro not included in the registration fee)
Dates: Sunday, July 9 - Thursday, July 13, 2006.
Venue: The Kos International Convention Centre (KICC), located along one of the azure Aegean coastlines
of Kos Island in Greece, the birthplace of Hippocrates - the Father of Medicine - since its opening in 1998, has
quickly emerged as a world class venue. It is the largest autonomous purpose-built multi-functional Convention
Centre in Greece offering the latest in meeting technology.
Language: The official language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided, but this should not
deter you from registering, as English is not the native language of many of the participants. There will be a
restricted number of presentations in French or Greek.
All prices in Euros
Weather: Weather in July is usually sunny and warm. The Convention Center and hotels are fully airconditioned.
Clothing: Informal, light clothing. A bathing suit and a hat is a must!
Electricity: 220 volts.
Currency: Greece is one of the European countries that uses EUROS.
Currency exchange: Foreign currency may be exchanged and travellers’ cheques or Eurocheques may be
cashed at the airport banks or at any other bank available in Greece. Banks are open for the public Monday to
Friday 08:00-14:00 hrs. Cashdispensers in the town accept most international credit cards. No personal cheques
will be cashed by any bank or hotel. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants. It is
common to pay in cash at the traditional Greek tavernas.
Visa: Visas are not required for participants from the USA and most European countries. If in doubt, please
contact your travel agent or the Greek Embassy.
Travel & Local Information
Kos Island in the past and today
The island of Kos, a crossroad of civilizations, prides itself and its multicultural history, and beauty formed
throughout the centuries. Conquerors and visitors, nations from Europe and Asia, have put their stamp on
each and every rock of this place. Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates (460 - 370 B.C.), the father of modern
medicine. The Tree under which he used to teach still stands in the centre of the Town, being the oldest in
Europe and one of the oldest worldwide.
The Asklepieion, the first school of medicine and Hospital built in the 5th century BC lies 3,5 km north-west
of the ancient city and stands on the slopes of a low hill surrounded by cypress trees. It is until today that the
Hippocratic Oath is heard every summer at the temple of Asclepieion, spoken in ancient Greek.
Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Italians have passed through the island and formed the mosaic
of modern Kos. Archaelogical monuments reaching back to more than 3000 years, can be found all over the
island. Numerous castles, ancient temples, old theatres and the Ancient Market remain throughout the
centuries witnesses of the glory and fame Kos has known. Voices from another era are still heard in the
landscapes of Kos.
How to get there
Kos International Airport “Hippocrates” is the fourth largest airport in Greece right after the new airport of
Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos”, “Macedonia” in Thessaloniki and “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Crete. Direct charter
flights land on Kos from all major European cities. There are three daily flights from Athens by Olympic
Airways, two daily flights from Athens by Aegean Airways and one daily flight from Thessaloniki by Olympic
Numerous daily connections with all the Dodecanesian islands. Approximate duration of travel: one to two
hours. Daily connections to the port of Piraeus by HighSpeed Boats.
Accommodation will be available at Kypriotis Village Hotel – Congress Hotel and at Niriides Hotel
Please complete the appropriate section of the Registration and Accommodation Form in block capitals,
ticking the appropriate boxes. The hotel reservation cannot be confirmed until the Registration and
Accommodation Form has been received including a 50% deposit, specification of the type of room preferred,
and the dates required. Participants are asked to indicate their preference of hotel in numerical order. The
deposit should correspond to the price for the hotel of the registrant’s first choice. Registration and
Accommodation Forms can be found at http://www.erasmus.gr/web/pages.asp?lang=2&page=2421 and
will be published in the December issue of the IP. It is advisable to book as early as possible to ensure
reservation of the preferred hotel.
Cancellation and refund for Hotels and Tours
Written notification is required for all cancellations and changes. A copy of the accommodation and tour
booking form should be attached to the letter of notification and sent to ERASMUS CONFERENCES TOURS
& TRAVEL SA. Refunds will be made as follows according to the postmark on the notice of cancellation:those
post-marked up to: April 30th, 2005 will receive a 50% refund. Those post-marked on or after 1 May will
receive no refund. Refunds will be made within two months after the conference. Bank charges and exchange
rate differences will be deducted.
An extensive Tour Programme is offered to participants. It is designed to satisfy a variety of interests, with
cruises to the Greek islands and Mediterranean ports, as well as coach tours to famous archaeological sites. A
complete list of these tours, including a description of the most important sites is given below. All tours
require a minimum of 20 participants.
Kos Island - Tours
1. Cultural City Tour (3 to 5 hours):
Pick up from the hotel to the town. Visit to the Plane tree of Hippocrates and the Castle of the Knights. Walk
in town along the Ancient and New Agora, visit to the Archaeological Museum. Coffee or refreshment in
Eleftherias Square. By bus to Asklepieion for a guided visit. Return to the town, walk in the Old Town and
lunch in side-by-side restaurants-taverns of Diagoras Square (optionally) or drive to the mountain village of
Zia, walk in the settlement and lunch in one panoramic restaurant of Zia (optionally) and return to the hotel.
Cost: 46 Euros per person (guiding and entrance fees included without lunch), 54 Euros per person (guiding
and entrance fees included with lunch).
2. Island tour at Limionas ( 5-9 hours):
Pick-up from the hotel with professional guides. Drive to Asklepieion for nearly an hour visit, then to the
picturesque of Zia (mountain Dikaios). Walk in the settlement, coffee in panoramic cafes. Drive through the
villages Pyli and Kardamena to Kefalos. Photo stop in Kefalos and lunch or dinner in the panoramic Limionas
Restaurant of the Idyllic Limionas Bay(optionally). Return via Antimachia and Mastichari back to the hotel.
Cost: 48 Euros per person( including guiding, coffee or refreshment and entry Asklepieion, without lunch),
58 Euros per person( including guiding, coffee or refreshment and entry Asklepieion, with lunch).
3.Tour in Bodrum (Turkey) (5-9 hours):
Pick up from the hotel to the harbour of Kos, passport control and within 25 minutes (by hydrofoil)
disembarkation in Bodrum. Optional program in ashore: Photo stop at the panoramic location of the Windmills,
visit to Mausoleum(optional entry) and the Ancient Theatre with coffee or refreshment at an elegant shopping
center. Lunch in cozy taverns of Bodrum(optionally). Optional visit to the Castle and promenade at the
harbour of Bodrum until departure to Kos at about 16.00 (arrival in Kos and to the hotel at ca 17.00). The
passport is necessary!
Cost: 59 Euros per person(including pick up on Kos, boat trip, guided tour in Bodrum, without lunch), 72
Euros per person(including pick up on Kos, boat trip, guided tour in Bodrum, with lunch).
4. Small cruise (Kalymnos-Plati-Pserimos)
Departure at about 09:30 from the harbour of Kos onboard a beautiful wooden sailing boat(hour boat trip to
Kalymnos takes about 90 minutes). Arrival in the picturesque town of Kalymnos, Pothia, walk at the harbour,
visit to a sponge factory, demonstration of manufacture of sponges. Sail by same boat to a sandy beach of Plati
for swimming and barbecue with an ouzo onboard. Later sail to Pserimos beach for relax and return to Kos
at about 17:30.
Cost: 48 Euros per person (including guiding and barbecue)