Dear Participant, 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 4th International Congress on Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (COSTEM), from October 26-29, 2017, in Berlin, Germany.

Congress Venue and Headquarters Hotel
Andel's Hotel Berlin
Landsberger Allee 106
10369 Berlin


Arrival from the airport to the Congress venue:
The Andel’s Hotel is located in the district of Lichtenberg, on the border with Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, 13.5 km from the Tegel (TXL) airport and 21.3 km from the Schönefled airport.
By Taxi:
There are taxi ranks outside each terminal buildings at both airports. 

From Tegel: The journey into the city takes around 20 minutes and costs around 30-35 EUR (journey + luggage).
From Schönefeld: The journey into the city takes around 25 minutes and costs around 35-40 EUR (journey + luggage).


By Public transportation:

  • From Tegel:
    Take the TXL bus and get off at the Beusselstraße stop. Then catch the S-bahn S41 (Ringbahn) to Landsberger Allee.

    (Journey time by bus: approx. 26 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 2.80)

  • From Schönefeld:
    Take S-Bahn S9 towards Blankenburg and get off at the Landsberger Allee stop.
    (Journey time: approx. 30 mins. Fare: EUR 2.80)


You can plan your journey by public transport here.


Registration and Hospitality Desk
The Registration Desk will be located on the ground floor and will operate during the following hours:
Thursday, 26.10.2017 – 17:00-20:00
Friday, 27.10.2017 – 07:30-19:00
Saturday, 28.10.2017 – 08:00-18:30
Sunday, 29.10.2017 – 08:00-12:45


Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the COSTEM Program Book, your personal name badge, etc.  Please remember to wear your name badge to all Congress activities and social events.
Certificate of Attendance
All registered participants will receive a username and password just following the completion of the 4th COSTEM Congress.  Participants will be asked to log-in with their username and password on a special link via the Congress website.  Once logged in, your certificate of attendance will be available for download.


Exhibition Opening Hours
The Exhibition Area will be located on the ground floor and will be open during the following hours: 

Thursday, 26.10.2017 – 18:30-20:00
Friday, 27.10.2017 – 09:30-16:30
Saturday, 28.10.2017 – 09:30-18:30


Welcome Reception  
The COSTEM Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 19:00 in the Exhibition Area 


Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Lunch and Coffee will be served at the Exhibition Area for all Congress participants according to the official Congress breaks as listed in the Timetable


English is the official language of the Congress.


Scientific Program
The Opening Session of the congress starts at 08:30 on Friday, October 27th. 


Poster Walk & Awards Session
We are pleased to announce the COSTEM Best Investigator Awards (for poster presentations) which will be granted to the presenting authors of the top 3 posters presented on-site.


The Poster Walk & Awards Session will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 17:30 to 18:30 in the Poster area located on the 1st floor of the hotel. 
All are invited to join us to network, enjoy drinks and refreshments and discuss the poster presentations. 


Invited Speakers’ Presentations
Speakers are requested to visit the Speakers’ Preview Corner no later than 1 hour prior to the session in which they are scheduled in order to upload their slides for their session. 
Poster Presentations

  • Posters should be mounted from Friday, October 27th before 10:00 and dismantled by the poster presenter no later than 19:00 on Saturday, October 28th (after the end of the Poster Walk Session).

  • Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the coffee breaks as scheduled in the congress program and during the Poster Walk and Awards session scheduled for 17:30 on Saturday, October 28th.

  • The Organizing Committee is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time. 


Congress WiFi 
Free WiFi is available on-site, please use the following information: 
Username: andels/Password: 201710 


Some participants may require a visa in order to enter Germany. Please check with your local Consulate or Embassy. Please remember that obtaining an entry visa is your own responsibility.

Letter of Invitation
For individuals needing a formal letter of invitation from the COSTEM Congress, please find the link here where such a letter may be personalized and downloaded:

Dress Code
Informal for all occasions  

October is a beautiful month in Berlin, with the autumn colors vivid throughout the city.  However, it is recommended to dress warmly!  You can expect an average daily temperature this month of 10°C (about 49°F). At night, the lows start to tease of the coming winter, with temperatures getting all the way down to 6°C (around 43°F).

Safety and Security
Please do not leave any bags or personal belongings unattended at any time, inside or outside the session halls.

Liability and Insurance
The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 4rd International Congress on Controversies in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (COSTEM). Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Professional Congress Organizer
CME-Congresses Ltd. is the official Congress Organizer of the COSTEM Congress.
For more information, please visit: 

See you in Berlin!

Tel: +972-3-5550188

Fax: +972-3-5401566