A welcome Letter from the Local Organising Committee
Taipei is honored to host the ninth symposium of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias (SRCA) on May 16-19, 2018. We are glad that you are able to join us in this beautiful city.
The annual symposia of the SRCA have become one of the definitive meetings on the cerebellum, addressing all aspects of cerebellar research, from fundamental basic science to disorders of the cerebellum. The 2018 meeting in Taipei strives to maintain this tradition of excellence.
In addition to a great cerebellar symposium, the meeting offers a chance to visit Taipei and Taiwan. Taiwan is the “hidden gem” of Asia, and Taipei offers an exciting range of cultural, historic and culinary treasures. For example, The National Palace Museum is a must-see attraction. It is a vast art gallery built around a permanent collection of ancient Chinese artifacts, housing treasures and relics from centuries of Imperial China. Taipei is home to hundreds of Buddhist and Daoist temples, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Taipei is a diner's paradise, with the smell of great food emanating from every street corner. The food is unparalleled with many wonderful restaurants featuring Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, and Western cuisine with excellent service and reasonable prices. From international to local dishes, the offerings will please visitors from all over the world. Also, Taipei is known for its many night markets, the most famous of which is the Shilin Night Market and Ximending has been a famous area for shopping and entertainment since the 1930s.
We hope that you enjoy the symposium and your stay in Taipei and come back to visit us again in the future.
Bing-Wen Soong (National Yang-Ming University, Taipei)
Chiung-Mei Chen (Chang-Gung University, Taipei)
Chin-San Liu (Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua)
Ming-Tsan Su (National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei)
Yi-Chung Lee (Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei)
Guey-Jen Lee-Chen (National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei)
Yi-Juang Echo Chern (Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Rou-Shayn Jeffrey Chen (Chang-Gung University, Taipei)
Conference Venue –NTUH (National Taiwan University Hospital) International Convention Center
Locating in the Zhong Zheng district where professionals and intellectuals gather, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) International Convention Center is a precious stone that shines on the historical campus of NTUH amid all other governmental buildings in its surroundings.
NTUH, with its high-end medical services and prestigious research legacy, has always been one of the best among its peers in research and education. In order to cultivate an international atmosphere for students and ensure the quality services, NTUH entrusted a private company to run the convention center. NTUH welcomes clients from all professional fields
No. 2, Xuzhou Road, Zhongzheng District 100, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Official Website: www.nthcc.com.tw/en/index.htm
MRT (Mass Rapid Transit)
A. The red line (Danshui / Beitou): get off at NTU Hospital Station, Exit 2
B. The blue line: get off at Shandao Temple Station, Exit 2
A. MRT Shandao Temple Station: 0-South / 15 / 22 / 202 / 212 / 212 (Direct) / 220 / 232 / 232 (Sub-route) / 257 / 262 / 265 / 299 / 605 / 671
B. Chenggong High School (Jinan-Linsen South Road Intersection): 265 / 297 / 671
C. Kainan High School of Commerce and Industry "(near Xuzhou Road): 0-South / 15 / 22 / 208 / 295 / 297 / 671
D. NTUH Hospital Station: 22, 15, 615,227,648, 648Green, 37, 208, 208 Direct,Zhongshan Line, Pinglin-Taipei, Wulai-Taipei
E. Renai-Linsen Intersection (Linsen South Road): 295 / 297 / 15 / 22 / 671
F. Renai-Linsen Intersection (Renai Road): 245/261/37/249/270/263/621/651/630
Registration and Hotels
Taiwan is situated at the heart of Asia Pacific. Taiwan is easily accessible by plane, making it a perfect travel destination. Taiwan is proud of its high-quality human resources, successful development of capital- and technology-intensive industrial sectors. With beautiful and unparalleled natural scenery, convenient transportation and world-class cuisine, Taiwan guarantees visitors an enjoyable visit.
Taiwan enjoys a subtropical climate, with warm weather all year round. May is the ideal time of the year to visit, as the weather is pleasant and warm with average temperatures ranging from 26 °C (79 °F) to 34 °C (93 °F). Comfortably warm during the day; a long-sleeve blouse/sheet is sufficient. In the early morning and evening, a light sweater may be needed. Adding an umbrella to your suitcase is recommended.
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 13 hours ahead of New York.
The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, airports and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.
TThe electrical current is 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt outlets. Visitors are urged to bring along adapters.
Tipping and Taxes
Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan.
Tipping is not mandatory in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service charge to the bill.
A Brief History of Taipei
The city is situated in a basin in northern Taiwan that had been inhabited by aboriginal people, until settlers from China moved into the area about 300 years ago. Eastern Taipei was largely underpopulated until the nineteen-seventies, when the city began developing this area into a financial and commercial district. Here, the contemporary face of Taipei shines through, with its glass and steel skyscrapers, wide boulevards and one of the world’s tallest buildings, Taipei 101.
Taipei is proud of her dozens of world-class performance venues featuring outstanding theater and concerts. The city also offers a wide variety of entertainment including shopping malls, nightclubs, live-music bars, quality hotels, and exotic restaurants.
Taipei is renowned for its traditional culture. The National Palace Museum, which houses treasures and relics from centuries of Imperial China, is a must-see attraction. Taipei is home to hundreds of Buddhist and Daoist temples, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many visitors to Taipei enjoy food and shopping at Taipei’s famous sprawling night markets.
Taipei is a diner's paradise, with the smell of great food emanating from every street corner. The food is unparalleled with many wonderful restaurants featuring Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, and Western cuisine with excellent service and reasonable prices. From international to local dishes, the offerings will please visitors from all over the world
Provided by Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)
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