The official languages of the congress are English and Chinese. All session and abstract submissions must be submitted and presented in English or Chinese. There will be simultaneous translation during the podium sessions and consecutive translation during the pool sessions.


All foreign attendees need to apply for a Visa (Type F). See the information (well in time) provided by either the Chinese embassy in your country or by an intermediate office (like CIBT). You will need an invitation from the conference organization, which can be provided upon request: mail the request to


Bejing National Aquatic Center

Bejing National Stadium

The Great Wall

The Forbidden City