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IDFET European Study Weekend Athens, Greece, 13-15 October 2017 sponsored by Draycott Nursing and Care and Auriens

Date of Event
Friday 13th October 2017 - Sunday 15th October 2017
Start Time
Hotel Grande Bretagne
1 Vas Georgiou A
Event Details

We are delighted to invite you to the IDF European Study Weekend from 13-15 October 2017 in Athens, Greece. 

We have prepared a Programme document which you can download to help you familiarise yourself with details for each day before starting a booking online.

Athens 2017 Programme

Ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace, bustling Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. Iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museums, lively cafes and al fresco dining. The historic centre is an open-air museum, yet the city’s cultural and social life takes place amid these ancient landmarks, merging past and present.

Where charming old-world elegance marries state-of-the-art facilities, your stay at the 5*Hotel Grande Bretagne in the heart of Athens will be remembered long after your departure. The hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping districts and museums and a 45-minute drive from Athens International Airport. You will want to extend your stay at this hotel just to enjoy the enchanting views of the Acropolis a little bit longer.

The hotel is happy to consider guest requests to extend their stay before and after the conference dates and will charge rooms at the group rate. Please indicate if you would like to extend your stay when booking. Extra nights outside the conference will be settled directly with the hotel on departure.

Athens is well served with flights from the UK, but we recommend that you book your flights as soon as possible to get the best deals. Please refer to the Programme document above.


Friday, 13 October
Delegates arrive throughout the day/transfers from Athens Airport
Registration opens
Evening welcome drinks reception
Optional “dine around” in local restaurants

Saturday, 14 October
Morning educational sessions and lunch
Afternoon offsite activities
Drinks reception
Gala dinner

Sunday, 15 October
Morning educational sessions
Afternoon offsite activities
Delegates depart/transfers back to Athens Airport

We are now requesting applications from members who wish to present a paper at the educational sessions. Talks should be no longer than 10 minutes and 2 minutes will be allowed for Q&A. Please note the deadline for submitting the abstract for consideration by the panel is 1 September 2017. Please indicate if you would like to present a paper when booking. 

Applicants should be under 45 years old and should submit a paper to be presented at the educational sessions. Applicants will be shortlisted and called in for an interview. Please be advised that all doctors who win a bursary are required to stay for the entire weekend. To submit your paper please email IDF Administration at by 1 July 2017.

This year we are working with Image Events, a successful, creative and widely experienced events company who are helping us make this study weekend unforgettable for you.

We encourage everyone to book their Study Weekend online. ONLY CARD PAYMENTS will be accepted for this event. No other form of payment will be accepted. Booking will only be confirmed when card payment has been made and you will receive an email confirmation.

If you need help booking online with your card, please call dedicated telephone number 01372 750609. You can also email Image Events at 

£650 per person (no single supplement)

Our conference package includes two-night accommodation with breakfast, Friday and Saturday drinks receptions, Saturday lunch, Saturday Gala dinner and all sessions. Details and costings of restaurants and tours are published separately.

θα σας δούμε στην Αθήνα (We will see you in Athens!)

We are extremely grateful to our Exclusive Sponsors Draycott Nursing and Care and Auriens.




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Refund Policy for the conference fee (excluding tour arrangements which are non-refundable):

Up to Friday 1st September 2017 80% of package fee is refundable upon cancellation.

We strongly recommend you take out insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations.
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