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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.


Registration Fees
  1st period 2nd period 3rd period and on site

Up to April 20th, 2006

From April 21st to June 30th, 2006

July 1st 2006 onwards


280 330 380
Non-member 330 380 430
Student Member* 120 150 200
Student Non-Member* 150 180 210
Accompanying Person 85 200 200

*A certificate of STUDENT status issued by the applicant’s department is required                    all prices in Euros

Cancellation Policy

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

administration fee.

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.

Social Program

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)

General Information

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

By Air

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


By Sea

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

Hotel Reservation

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 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.

Tour Program

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)